Not all car crashes are really accidents
Drivers are being warned about a rise in ‘crash for cash’ accidents.
Criminals are believed to make £350 million per year from the scams by tricking drivers into crashing into them, then making an insurance claim.
Have you been a victim of one of these scams? Continue reading
Police in Richmond are breaking into drivers’ unlocked cars as part of a new scheme to help reduce crime.
Officers are on the lookout for cars which are unlocked, have open windows or doors left ajar.
A school in Leicester has been the first to receive ‘child bollards’ in a bid to tackle speeding.
The 3ft statues – which have been placed near the edge of the pavement – are supposed to look like real children crossing the road.
Higher car tax, extra fuel duty and a £2,000 new car ‘scrappage’ scheme are expected to feature in the 2009 Budget when it’s announced on April 22 at 12.30pm.
What are you expecting in this year’s Budget? And what would you like to see?
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The national speed limit is being cut from 60 to 50 mph
The national speed limit in Britain is to be cut from 60mph to 50mph according to plans revealed by roads minister Jim Fitzpatrick.
Is this a step in the right direction or another unnecessary restriction on our driving freedom? Continue reading
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Shocking statistics reveal that more than a million accidents have been caused by motorists who’ve used a mobile phone while driving.
It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving and if caught you could face a £60 fine with three penalty points.
Have you used a mobile phone in your car?