Finally prices at the pump are matching the falling price of crude oil. Recent weeks have seen supermarket forecourts slashing the cost of petrol - sparking another round of price cuts.
The news was reported by The Edinburgh News:
It is easy to forget that whilst most of us are happily looking forward to the festive season, there are others who are out there planning to ruin it for the unlucky few. There are loads of ways UK drivers can make sure they are not hit by unscrupulous thieves over the holiday period.
From the 5th December the Scottish parliament have passed a law to lower the legal limit to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The rest of the UK will remain at the 80mg limit.
The story was reported in news article in the Guardian:
With winter here it is vital that motorists make sure their car is ready to tackle driving in winter weather. However, a recent survey has revealed that many drivers are simply failing to do anything to safeguard their cars.
The results of the survey were reported by Autoexpress:
The new Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has been hit by a shortage of driving examiners with waiting periods for new drivers increasing to eight weeks at points during 2014.
There are more details in a news report from the Independent:
After a full offensive against motor insurance fraud like Crash for Cash the Government are again stepping in.
In the first revision for 20 years the UK driving test may no longer contain the dreaded three-point turn, as well as other possible revisions like reversing around a corner.
From the 30th November the Dartford crossing will no longer have toll booths. In an effort to reduce congestion the bridge and tunnel will now be paid for in advance by motorists.
Car Buyer website offers a complete guide to the new charges and how to pay:
The judging process was in two stages; a written entry as well as a presentation to a panel of distinguished judges. One thing that may have set us apart from the competition could have been who we sent to present our case.
Michelin claim to have the solution to punctures with their new Selfseal puncture-proof tyre. The new tyre can allegedly drive over three inch spikes unaffected and safely.
The story was covered by the Telegraph: