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What can we expect from the Autumn Budget?

What can we expect from the Autumn Budget?

There has been plenty of coverage concerning the so-called ‘death of diesel’ and, whilst this may yet be some way off, it is clear that the trend of using taxation to shape markets and influence buyer behaviour is likely to continue.

New Ultra-Low Emissions Zones

New Ultra-Low Emissions Zones

April 8 2019 will see the start of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), in a move which is likely to increase costs for many commercial vehicle operators and drivers of cars which are four or more years old.

The rise and rise of electric vehicles

The rise and rise of electric vehicles

Research shows that there is also a rapidly growing acceptance that electric vehicles are the only viable solution to achieve emission targets, with many drivers at least considering the possibility of choosing an electric vehicle next time around.

Tougher penalties for speeding offences

Tougher penalties for speeding offences

The last five years has seen the number of speeding offences rise by 44%. So it’s no surprise that the government has decided to get even tougher on drivers who break the limits. Whilst most drivers will readily agree that ‘speed kills’, few of us have a completely...

Speed related safety tips

Speed related safety tips

Excessive, or inappropriate, speed is one of the main factors in thousands of accidents every year. Following these simple rules will help everyone stay safe on the roads. It’s a maximum not a minimum Speed limits are set based on average road conditions and should...

Employers and mobile devices

Employers and mobile devices

Any driver caught using a handheld device when behind the wheel must take responsibility for their actions. However, they may not be the only one at fault. Employers need to remember that it is an offence to cause or permit someone to use a handheld device whilst...

Motorists still flouting new mobile phone laws

Motorists still flouting new mobile phone laws

Despite tough new penalties being introduced for drivers using a handheld mobile phone, it seems that the message is still not getting through to everyone. Recent media reports indicate that hundreds of drivers are caught flouting the law each day. And, whilst it...

Are you easily distracted?

Are you easily distracted?

Recent years have seen a huge amount of publicity about the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving. Whilst recent press reports have highlighted that not everyone is taking the issue seriously, stricter penalties, including fines and penalty points, are...

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