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Have you been in a “crash for cash” accident?

Not all car crashes are really accidents

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.

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Police breaking into cars: a good idea?

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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.

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Are ‘child bollards’ a good idea?

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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.
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Budget 2009: What’s in store for drivers?

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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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Should the national speed limit be cut to 50mph?

The national speed limit is being vut from 60 to 50 mph

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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Do you have a hands-free kit in your car?

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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?

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