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Lake District locals plead for tourists to stay away
Driving Safety
Monday 1st June 2020
Cumbria has one of the worst Covid-19 infection rates in England, despite being one of its most sparsely populated counties. Locals feel threatened and believe this is due to visitors flocking to the picturesque lakes after weeks of lockdown measures were partially eased last week.
Drive-in social-distance cinemas are making appearances in many UK cities this summer
Driving Safety
Friday 29th May 2020
For many, summer plans have sadly had to be postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, an innovative idea provides a safe and fun environment for the UK public this summer, in the form of a 1950s-inspired drive-in cinema.
Car dealerships have been given the go ahead to offer click and collect services
Driving Safety
Wednesday 27th May 2020
It has been confirmed by the government that car dealerships can now operate click and collect services, meaning that customers who bought cars ahead of the lockdown, or during it, will now be able to come and collect their vehicle. There is also speculation that car showrooms will be able to reopen at the beginning of June.
The FCA is helping motorists pay their car insurance
Car Insurance
Monday 25th May 2020
New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have been created to help motorists to reduce the impact of temporary financial distress and to ensure that customers continue to have insurance that meets their demands and needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Fuel at its lowest level in four years as the price of oil plummets
Fuel
Friday 22nd May 2020
There has been a lot of speculation recently regarding the price of fuel during the coronavirus pandemic, and research has now shown that fuel has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016.
£2 billion package to help more commuters cycle and walk to work after lockdown
Cycling
Wednesday 20th May 2020
A £250 million boost is being given to support walking and cycling infrastructures for commuters when lockdown is lifted. This will come in the form of pop-up bike lanes, cycle and bus-only streets and wider pavements.
Motorists are confused by coronavirus MOT rules
Driving Safety
Monday 18th May 2020
Recent research has found that motorists are not clear on MOT rules during the coronavirus pandemic. The main point to remember is that motorists need to keep their vehicles in a roadworthy state, to avoid prosecution and costly repairs due to cars being neglected for what may be months.
Department for Transport figures reveal Britain’s most dangerous driving regions
Driving Safety
Friday 15th May 2020
Although 15% of motorists have stopped using their car completely in recent weeks, the roads remain a dangerous place as motorists have been found using quieter roads to speed excessively.
Speeding offenses are eight times higher despite there being fewer vehicles on the roads
Driving Safety
Wednesday 13th May 2020
The Metropolitan Police revealed that motorists are really pushing the speed limits, with a worrying 75% increase in ‘extreme’ speeding since lockdown laws have been enforced.