Although the vast majority of UK drivers would probably deny speeding if asked it is clear that many people do driver faster than the limit on many occasions. Bad news is on the horizon, however, with a new government proposal to increase fines by up to 50% for speeding.
While most drivers in the UK own a mobile phone mixing the two activities can be deadly. It has been well documented in previous years how distracting talking on a mobile phone can be whilst driving, and even those using a hands-free set can still be in danger.
Company car drivers are more likely to have received speeding points than other road users, claims a leading vehicle hire firm. On average around one in six drivers of company cars have been caught speeding compared with about one in ten of the rest of the country’s motorists.
It seems that not only are cars at risk of being stolen or broken into while parked, but now a worrying increase in theft when the driver is present is bringing the driving nation to its knees.
With motorists having to pay more and more to keep their cars on the road every potential saving is vital. Recent research has revealed that checking tyres could help ease the financial burden of vehicle owners.
Young male drivers are the worst offenders when it comes to getting behind the wheel without car insurance, it has been claimed. According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), this particular group of uninsured people clock up some 3.7 million hours a month on the UK's roads.
Some new superminis are easy targets for thieves, according to a survey by Which? Despite their green and economic reputation these small cars could cost more in insurance payments due to break-ins.
It is a common belief among motorists of all ages and types that they are good drivers and that it is other people who are at fault. In reality it seems that this may not be quite true according to a recent survey by a leading high street bank.