Category: Motor Insurance Policies

Crouch End police car crash wrecks florist shop

A police armed response car on an emergency call swerved off the road and smashed into a florist shop causing thousands of pounds in damage.
Witnesses said the police car which was supposedly “full of weapons and guns” careered off the road into an Audi, which caused both cars to end up inside the Crouch End shop. Although the damage to the Audi wasn’t too severe, even in these situations you need to make sure you have a valid motor insurance policy on your vehicle.
If the […]

Surround a Town operation nets hundreds of wayward drivers

The combined efforts of Essex Police Force, Trading Standards Officers and officials from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) put the drivers of Clacton- on –Sea under scrutiny this week and unfortunately not everyone passed!
Operation Surround a Town came to Clacton on Wednesday as part of Essex County Council’s long running No Excuse campaign directed at errant motorists. The campaign’s aim is to let motorists know that offences like driving without a seatbelt, speaking on a hand held device and speeding can all impact […]

Mistakes at the fuel pumps are leaving drivers out of pocket

Research has shown that drivers in the United Kingdom are spending in excess of £150 million on repairs each year after they put the wrong fuel in their cars. The in-depth research found that the total equates to a driver mistakenly putting in either petrol or diesel once every 105 seconds.
The mistakes result in more than 300,000 vehicles a year needing to be repaired because of such errors. The research was carried out by Halfords and they estimate that using the wrong kind of fuel […]

Roundabout to get a long overdue revamp

An infamous roundabout in Chester which is dubbed the ‘hamburger roundabout’ has been slammed by motorists as a death trap and has also been classed as not fit for purpose by Chester City MP Stephen Mosley. It is to finally get a much-needed revamp.
The local authority has just announced remedial works will start next week to improve the junction which links the A55 slip road with the A41 Ring Road and the A5115 into the city. Contractors A E Yates will carry out a number […]

Motorists with Diabetes to get an Easier to Understand Application Form

The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have released new guidelines that will make it much easier for any driver who uses insulin to treat diabetes to understand the new rules that were recently brought in to comply with a new European directive.
The DVLA has spent a lot of time working with Diabetes UK, the leading charity for those with the condition, to make sure that the information is both clear and easy to understand. The decision to make the changes came after Diabetes UK […]

Residents Unhappy with Council Parking Decision

Residents of a small village are demanding the removal of double yellow lines from their main thoroughfare because of the increase in speeding cars since the council made the controversial decision. Residents pleaded with Warwickshire County Council earlier this year not to go ahead with the scheme and handed them a petition signed by 500 people. However, they went ahead and painted the double yellow lines.
Residents’ group RAPID (Residents’ Action: Parking in Dunchurch) have been campaigning against double yellow lines in Daventry Road for years […]