Vehicles

Top tips to increase your van's security

Vans often contain valuable items such as tools and other expensive cargo, a fact of which thieves are very aware. Consequently, each year the insurance industry sees a large increase in van theft claims. Also, the methods used to break into vehicles are becoming more advanced, with keyless thefts in particular showing large increases, putting […]

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September set to break record for MOT failures

This month is set to break the record for MOT failures with the prospect of over two million vehicles failing the annual safety check, according to a new report. It will mean motorists are millions out of pocket for not making the simple checks that could prevent over half of all failed tests. September 2016 […]

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UK Van drivers hit with fines worth £1.7million in last three years for parking in loading bays

Van drivers in the UK have been hit with fines worth £1.7 million in the last three years for incorrectly parking or stopping in a loading bay, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Councils have issued an average of 13,000 parking fines a year since 2015 with figures rising by 10% year-on-year – highlighting […]

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Road users urged to be alert to the early signs of road rage during holiday season

GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to protect themselves by being alert to early signs of road rage. The warning comes as thousands of families take to the road every day at the start or end of a summer holiday. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “Most of us will have some experience of […]

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The Government should consider tougher restrictions on driving while using a mobile phone – says MPs

The Government should consider tougher restrictions on driving while using a mobile phone and stricter enforcement of the law to prevent the ‘entirely avoidable’ tragedy of deaths and serious injuries from related crashes on the roads, MPs said. The Transport Committee has published Road Safety: driving while using a mobile phone, which says the evidence is […]

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