UK Councils are to be stripped of a “secret weapon” in new Government legislation. So-called “Spy Cars” which catch unsuspecting drivers parking illegally using CCTV are to be banned.
The story was covered in a new report by The Guardian:
Nearly 9 in 10 motorists believe the government's new tailgating and middle-land hogging laws are having "no effect whatsoever" on the country's roads, according to a recent survey by Be Wiser Insurance.
The government has announced new plans to increase fines for some motoring offences. Shockingly this includes a massive maximum fine of £10,000 for speeding on the UK’s motorways.
A BBC news report gives the details of the increases:
A recent survey from Kwik Fit has revealed the top 10 most irritating driving habits according to UK motorists. Perhaps not surprisingly, almost half of respondents said that using your mobile phone whilst driving was the most irritating driving habit.
The watchdog company Which? has highlighted certain issues with the “full-empty fuel policy” that many car hire companies offer, in a survey of holidaymakers.
The Daily Mail covers the report:
In April more than 600,000 drivers across Europe were caught either directly by police forces or by cameras.
A report by TISPOL, an international agency committed to making Europe’s roads safer, has the following details:
A recent report by leading sat nav company TomTom has revealed that taking shortcuts through rat-runs has a more detrimental effect on your journey’s time than sitting in traffic jams.
Mum and dad’s taxi service accounts for around 30 miles per week according to figures from a survey by Goodyear. This mileage is often used by parents to talk to their children, undistracted by their usual concerns.
The findings were reported by Yahoo Cars:
The Certificate in Insurance CII Qualification can take up to a year to obtain. Working in conjunction with the Chartered Insurance Institute, Wiser Academy has created an intensive course that enables candidates to become qualified in just 12 days.
Nearly a third of UK drivers worry about driving on the right while abroad, and around a quarter would prefer their partner to do all the driving a recent news report by the Daily Mirror has revealed.
The news report offers some tops tips to help cope with driving on the right: