Category: Car crime

Drivers to be denied a blood test if stopped on suspicion of drink driving

Drivers who are marginally over the drink drive limit when stopped by the police are going to lose the right to demand a blood test after the biggest changes to the drink drive law in over 40 years comes into place.
The Transport Secretary intends to plug the loophole which enables drivers to sober up while the police try and find a doctor or nurse to carry out the blood test. This is just one of a series of far reaching changes unveiled as part of […]

North East now has the lowest road death rate in the United Kingdom

The North East has been revealed as the area in the United Kingdom with the lowest rate of road deaths. The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) says the area is setting the standard for the rest of the United Kingdom after the study showed area had a road death rate of 2.8 in 100,000 residents.
However, it was also pointed out that vehicle ownership is much lower in the North East than anywhere else in the United Kingdom, with the number of drivers getting a motor […]

Deeside win unwanted prize of car crime capital

Drivers in a sleepy village have been shocked to find out they are living in Great Britain’s car crime capital. Industry figures reveal that Aboyne (population 2,180) had the highest rate of vehicle thefts in Britain.
Analysis of over 2 million reports submitted to an insurance firm last year revealed one in every 76 of the cars covered in the AB34 postcode area were stolen last year. Everyone in the village is now worried that their next motor insurance quote will see a big increase in […]

Surgeon is spared driving ban because it saves NHS money

A female surgeon has avoided a driving ban because of the cost to the NHS who would have to arrange for other surgeons to cover her shifts. Dr Catherine Parchment-Smith had reached 12 points on her licence after a string of offences which included using a mobile phone while driving, and speeding.
Her latest points took her over the threshold which triggers an automatic six-month driving ban. However, magistrates in Pontefract showed her leniency after they heard her bosses would have to pay for others to […]

Warning to drivers after cars are stolen while being defrosted

As the first cold snap of the winter hits the United Kingdom, motorists defrosting the car are been warned to not leave the it unattended after thieves have already struck a couple of times and are on the look out for more easy targets.
Police are now are urging all drivers to be extra cautious when removing ice and snow from their cars on winter mornings. Neighbourhood watch inspectors say that drivers will always be tempted to start the car and leave it running while […]

Driverless vehicle damages cars as it careers out of control

A man has been charged by police after a runaway lorry brought chaos to Stonehaven town centre when it rolled down a hill, ricocheting off, and damaging a dozen cars.
Eye witnesses told how the driver was thrown from his cab, and had to run down the street desperately shouting for everyone to get out of the way. People at the scene were amazed that no one had been injured or killed. The truck had been parked up and was making a delivery on Evan Street […]

Drivers urged to activate security devices

Thousands of car drivers are running the risk of having their motor insurance quote invalidated by failing to make vehicle security a priority, according to research carried out. The research found that over half (56%) of the United Kingdom’s drivers have been a victim of car crime, whilst 12% of car owners have had paintwork maliciously damaged, 8% have had their windscreen smashed, and another 8% of have been victims of theft from the car. Three out of five car owners do have an alarm […]