Motoring Laws

Most drivers are against road light switch off says Confused.com

A new poll from confused.com has revealed that the midnight switch off of the lights on the roads of the UK, which the government implemented in 2010, pose safety risks to motorists. As we approach the shortest day of the year, the insurance experts at confused.com reveal that 67% of UK drivers oppose the switch […]

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Motoring Laws

Drink driving limit myths exposed by Confused.com

New research from confused.com has revealed that 51% of drivers don’t know the legal alcohol limit. The research also shows that 31% of the drivers were unaware that there are other factors involved such as gender, weight, stress levels, if they have eaten recently and even their age can make the alcohol have different effects […]

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Motoring Laws

New guide to Dog Friendly Camping and Caravan Sites

Dog owners can now choose to take their holidays on camping and caravan sites where their dogs will be as welcome as they are. Dogfriendly – the largest database in the UK of dog friendly venues have released their 2012 edition of the Dog Friendly Camping and Caravan Site book. This new edition boasts over 600 […]

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DVLA

£1000 fine for having out of date photographs on driving licences

More than 1.6m UK drivers could be risking fines of up to £1000 for having out of date photographs on the driving licences.  It is a  DVLA requirement that photos on licences are renewed every 10 years at a cost to the licence holder of £20, but Sainsbury’s car insurance, through a freedom of information […]

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Motoring Laws

M62 speeders caught in large numbers

The West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership is surprised by how many motorists have been caught speeding along the M62 after cameras were put up in an effort to protect workers on the motorway. The motoring organisation released figures near the end of last year that over 11,000 drivers sped past the speed cameras that were […]

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DVLA

Mandatory malfunction Indicator Lamp Test for new MOT

Drivers may get a surprise if they take their vehicles in for an MOT test during the first few weeks of the year as the test now includes a mandatory malfunction Indicator Lamp Test.  The examiner at the MOT station will check all warning lights in a car to see if the ESP, ABS, SRS, […]

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Motoring Laws

3D Laser Mapping for accident investigation

3D Laser Mapping is set to change the way that motorway collisions are investigated now that the Department of Transport has awarded £2.7m in funds to police forces, allowing them to purchase 3D laser scanners. 27 different police forces have been awarded portions of the funds so that they can buy and use the new […]

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