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Motor payouts pass £1m per day thanks to 'surge in vehicle thefts'
Wednesday 10th April 2019

Motor insurers are now paying out £1m each day, according to new figures – and a surge in vehicle thefts is partly to blame.

Scott McGee, Insurance Times, reports:

Figures released today by the ABI shows a car theft claim is made every six minutes

Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters
Monday 8th April 2019

Advanced safety features will become compulsory in the basic models of all vehicles sold across Europe, after new measures were approved by the European Commission.

The BBC reports:

Pointless and confusing road signs to be removed
Friday 5th April 2019

New government guidance has asked local councils to remove useless road signs in communities, and for all temporary signs to be given a ‘remove by’ date.

Tristan Shale-Hester & Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Motorists could earn thousands by giving up cars for public transport under new scheme
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

A new government-funded trial has been launched, offering motorists a monetary incentive for choosing public transport rather than their cars.

Toyin Owoseje, The Independent, reports:

Nearly one-in-seven Brits would not admit to denting someone else’s car
Monday 1st April 2019

Figures from a new survey show that almost 15% of drivers would not leave contact details if they hit a parked car.

The Express & Star reports:

Almost one in seven British motorists wouldn’t admit to denting someone else’s car, according to new research.

Clampdown on parking tickets: New rules to protect millions of motorists in full
Friday 29th March 2019

New legislation will see the introduction of an independent appeals service to help drivers challenge unfair parking tickets.

Emma Munbodh, The Mirror, reports:

You can now be fined £100 for blaring loud music while driving
Wednesday 27th March 2019

Motorists who commit anti-social behaviours in Bradford could face a fine of up to £100 under new legislation.

Molly Rose Pike, The Sun, reports:

Drivers can now be fined for blaring music too loudly while on the road in a bizarre new rule change.

Number of elderly drivers banned for medical reasons skyrockets
Monday 25th March 2019

More than 20,000 elderly motorists had their licences revoked by the DVLA on medical grounds last year.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:

Ban cars from idling near schools, says UK public health agency
Friday 22nd March 2019

A UK health organisation has called for cars to be banned from idling outside schools in an attempt to reduce the dangers of air pollution for students.

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian, reports:

A fifth of drivers ignore smart motorway ‘red X’ signs risking £100 fine
Wednesday 20th March 2019

New research has revealed that more than 20% of drivers admit to disregarding the red X on smart motorways.

The RAC reports:

Those who ignore ‘red Xs’ could be endangering lives as well as risking £100 fines and three penalty points.

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