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Surge in drive-off petrol thefts forcing garages to close
Car Insurance
Monday 29th April 2019

New statistics have revealed an increase in the number of motorists driving off without paying for their petrol – costing local stations vast amounts of money.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express,

Police device to automatically detect when drivers are using mobile phones
Car Insurance
Friday 26th April 2019

New roadside equipment that will detect when a motorist is using their mobile phone is set to be rolled out by police to raise awareness of the dangers of using

Smart motorways to double in the UK in bold new road network plan
Car Insurance
Wednesday 24th April 2019

Highways England has announced plans to double the length of smart motorways on UK roads.

Luke John Smith, The Express, reports:

Smart motorways are expected to increase by 400-miles across

£317m traffic reduction scheme makes some journeys longer
Car Insurance
Monday 22nd April 2019

Government-funded schemes intended to reduce congestion at peak times in fact worsened congestion at other points of the day, a new report has found.

Tristan Shale-Hester, Auto Express, reports:


London ultra-low emission zone comes into force
Car Insurance
Friday 19th April 2019

A new congestion charge has been introduced in central London, in an attempt to reduce the number of older and more polluting cars being driven in the capital.

Jon Sharman,

UK roads are the safest in Europe
Car Insurance
Wednesday 17th April 2019

New figures released by the European Commission have revealed that the UK had the fewest road traffic fatalities per one million inhabitants in 2018, the lowest figure in Europe.


Pavement parking ban nears as inquiry opens
Car Insurance
Monday 15th April 2019

The Government is considering a country-wide ban for parking on the pavements, alongside fines of over £100 for motorists who choose to flout these new laws.

Luke John Smith, The

£201m fund for road maintenance and pothole repairs
Car Insurance
Friday 12th April 2019

Central Government has revealed plans to offer a new fund to help local authorities improve road surfaces.

ITV News reports:

More than £200 million will be allocated to English councils

The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem revealed
Car Insurance
Thursday 11th April 2019

New Freedom of Information data obtained by reveals a whopping 905,172 potholes were flagged to councils across the UK in 2017/18, compared to 887,351 the previous year(1).