Drivers expecting to pay to drive on roads in future

According to a recent survey carried out by the RAC around fifty per cent of motorists believe that in the next twenty five years they will be expected to pay tolls if they choose to drive in certain places such as large cities. Furthermore, fifty per cent also believed that they would have to pay to drive on motorways in the future; however the surprising thing about this report is that many are actually open to the idea as it will give them more […]

Local councils accused of encouraging motorist fines

In a shocking report today it has been claimed that numerous local councils across the UK have been encouraging traffic wardens to fine motorists in order to attain their targets and make more money for their constituencies. According to Adam Shaw, who investigated the matter for the Panorama programme, councils are looking for new ways to help traffic wardens issue more fixed penalty notices including the use of CCTV footage.

Police arrest hundreds of people across the UK for drink driving

Last week we published a news story discussing how police across the UK are currently cracking down on drink driving which they claim is worse during the summer months where people enjoy alcohol more frequently during the day time. Police officers have set up check points throughout the country in order to catch those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel, and so far hundreds of people have been caught.

Male drivers more stubborn than female

It’s a well-known stereotype that men are more stubborn than women, especially when they are behind the wheel of a car. There are countless jokes about men refusing to ask for directions even when they are lost, however there is actually a more serious side to this joke, especially as recent reports have shown that men’s stubbornness could lead to them being more dangerous on the road. Driving safety body the AA has recently offered two thousand free lessons to help those that […]

Ford Recalls 465,000 Vehicles

Ford have had to issue a global recall of 465,000 cars due to a leaky fuel tank which is causing concerns over the risk of fires breaking out after there were 600 complaints. The vehicles that are affected are: Explorer, Fusion, Police Utility, Taurus, Flex, MKS, MKZ, MKT, Police Interceptor and Lincoln that were manufactured in 2013. Unfortunately for those who hold a motor insurance policy for one of these vehicles, Ford have also announced that they actually won’t have enough parts to replace all […]

Police start nationwide drink-driving campaign

The other day we discussed how police in Lancaster have said that during the summer months more people are likely to drive over the limit, and so they have created a number of checkpoints around the county in order to crack down on drink and drug drivers. Now, police across the UK have followed suit and have announced that they too are launching summer campaigns using a £740,000 fund provided by the government.

Motorists face fines under new driving legislation

It’s something that most motorists have witnessed when on the motorway: drivers that hog the middle lane or tailgate. While most people just find this an annoyance the fact of the matter is that it is also extremely dangerous and cause traffic as well as accidents, which is why the government have announced new legislation that means careless drivers can be issued with a £100 fine and three points on their licence on the spot.

Motorists win appeals over private parking fines

Parking can sometimes be extremely difficult for motorists, especially in cities where there is generally a lack of space and even car parks have small parking bays. Here at MotorQuoteDirect we have had a number of our customers claim on their motor insurance due to damaging their car while parking in a tight spot; however this is not the only danger when it comes to finding somewhere to leave your car.

Police begin crackdown on summer drink driving

Christmas is one of the busiest times for police, mainly as they are aware that some people will try to bend the rules and drink more than they should before getting behind the wheel. However, according to police reports, during the summer month’s drivers are also more likely to drive over the limit, especially young people or those that drink during the warm summer days. According to police, many don’t realise that even one drink can put you over the legal driving limit, […]

Unexpected Payments for Diesel Owners

Over the last few years cars that are fueled by diesel have become more and more popular as a result of better fuel economy. This not only benefits the amount of times the owner needs to fuel up but also the environment. However any of these savings that are made in the short term, are being over shadowed by what can sometimes be a four digit repair bill.