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London’s Congestion Charge and Low Emissions Zone suspended to help critical workers
Driving Laws
Monday 30th March 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have all witnessed and experienced changes to everyday life. We are all supporting those critical workers keeping the UK running as smoothly as possible during a difficult time. As London is being affected greatly during this time, it has been decided that charging schemes will be out of action to help critical workers get to work and for essential deliveries to take place.
32% of drivers would drive off if they hit another car whilst parking
Parking
Friday 27th March 2020
Nearly a third of UK drivers have admitted that they would drive off if they hit another car whilst parking. This study showed that drivers in London were the most likely to do this and women were more likely to own up than men when it came to their parking mistakes.
Car infotainment systems create worse reaction times than drink and drug driving
Driving Safety
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Tests have shown that reaction times were five times slower for those using infotainment systems in cars than a person drug or drink driving. Shockingly, further tests showed that reaction times when using touch controls rather than voice control were found to be worse than texting while driving.
Will roads be full of electric scooters under proposed plans?
Driving Safety
Monday 23rd March 2020
As part of the new government ‘transport revolution’, plans have been laid out to allow electric scooters on UK roads. Transport booking systems and medical delivery drones have also been mentioned as ways to revolutionise our transport systems. Trials for e-scooters are to begin soon in four major transport zones.
Panic buying could invalidate your car insurance
Car Insurance
Friday 20th March 2020
Panic buying a large amount of groceries and household items could invalidate your car insurance if you fill your car with goods that obstruct your vision or weigh down your vehicle excessively.
Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years
Fuel
Friday 20th March 2020
As part of the plan to get drivers into electric vehicles (EVs) by 2035, more charging points are to be installed UK-wide. Supermarkets are a particularly important place to have these charging points available, as many people will be visiting for a good length of time, providing a good opportunity for charging. For this reason, the number of available charging points is growing.
How will the coronavirus impact travellers?
Travel Insurance
Wednesday 18th March 2020
The coronavirus is an unknown and daunting prospect for everyone across the globe, but even more so for people who are planning to travel.
Young drivers feel the pinch as getting on the road costs over £6,000
Car Insurance
Monday 16th March 2020
On top of the expense of driving lessons, provisional driver insurance and your practical and theory tests, being a young driver is a very costly affair. The combination of sourcing a car and paying for the insurance is very expensive for both the new driver and likely their families.
Motorists rally against dangerous road signs in nationwide campaign
Driving Safety
Friday 6th March 2020
It can be frustrating when road signs are out of date, unclear or damaged, especially if you are relying on them to direct you during a journey. A nationwide campaign has been launched to help with this problem, encouraging road users to report signs that could increase driver stress and even make our roads less safe.