Risk of 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles returning to the streets

New research by Kwik Fit has revealed that almost 1.1 million unroadworthy vehicles are set to return to the UK’s streets as the lockdown begins to ease and people increasingly take to their cars. Kwik Fit analysed the latest DVSA MOT data, along with its own statistics.  Taken together they show that an estimated 1,096,000 […]

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Vehicle owners to be granted MOT exemption in battle against coronavirus

The government has announced that vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities. All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a test […]

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More than two million potholes a year could be left unprepared – Says new research by Citroën UK

More than two million potholes a year could be left unrepaired on UK roads, even after the announcement of £500 million extra funding a year from HM Treasury to battle the UK’s pothole crisis, according to new research by Citroën UK. Last year’s 2019 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) report showed councils in England […]

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Don't be a victim – 6 ways to prevent tool theft

Van theft is on the rise in the UK, with vehicles and tools being stolen every 23 minutes. Richard Harvey, Category Director for Plumbing and Heating at Wolseley, explores how plumbing and heating engineers can secure their vehicles and reduce the risk of criminal damage and theft. The #noVANber social media campaign, created by Peter […]

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FOI request reveals that January is the worst month for tool theft

January is the worst month for tool theft in the year, with London suffering more than 16,700 thefts over 12 months – equating to 45 every day, or one every 30 minutes. The official figures, obtained from the Met Police by small business insurer Simply Business under the Freedom of Information Act, show 16,725 tool […]

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