Across the country well over a million drivers are chased through the courts for minor parking fines every year. Many are summonsed and didn’t even know they had an infringement because they have moved house or bought a car with an outstanding ticket on it.
With ever spiralling fuel costs, plus car tax, insurance premiums on the rise because of fraud and general tightening of the UK belts it may be no surprise that the country’s motorists are leaving the car at home.
Ever parked your car for a couple of hours then gone back to find the window smashed or even worse than it has gone all together? It’s a horrible situation to be in but apparently it is more likely to happen in some areas of the country than others.
We have all heard of the Crash for Cash scam that has been plaguing the UK’s roads now for a few years. Where unscrupulous drivers cause an accident and then claim for outrageous whip lash injuries, inaccurate car repair bills and exorbitant car hire fees.
Despite the continuing economic downturn drivers in the UK are still out there replacing their cars and many are in fact buying new. However, there appears to be a disparity between the sexes as to how they choose to pay for their new car.
The current driving test has been in the news a bit recently and now another important aspect of driving has come to light. A leading motoring safety organisation has highlighted the need to allow learner drivers access to the country’s motorways.