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Police crackdown on MOT dodgers

MOT testing station

More than 68,000 motorists have been caught driving without an MOT since stricter guidelines were introduced, new research has revealed. The MOT test changed in May 2018, with tighter rules around emissions and safety as well as higher fines for drivers caught with an unroadworthy vehicle. A freedom of information …

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Don’t leave dogs in cars during the heatwave

Dog in a hot car - GEM Motoring Assist

As temperatures soar, road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has some timely advice for dog owners. GEM’s Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes ill or dies, the owner is likely to face a …

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Motorists urged to buckle up

Seatbelt - GEM Motoring Assist

All drivers are being urged to ensure that they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call from road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation by police forces. Wearing a seatbelt is not only a legal requirement …

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Rise of the dashcam drivers

Halo dashcam from the Road Angel Group

One in five motorists are now relying on dashcam technology to protect themselves and to monitor other road users, it has emerged. A survey conducted by webuyanycar.com found that more than 60% cent have recorded a road traffic accident, dangerous driving, a car related crime or anti-social behaviour from pedestrians. …

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Five car repairs that could save you a fortune

Worn tyres

Minor faults on your car are annoying, but they can’t be ignored, warns leasing provider UK Carline. However, as tempting as it might be to avoid getting it fixed, it could end up costing you a lot more money in fines, not to mention potential points on your licence, if …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Millions still flouting mobile phone driving law

​Nine million people are refusing to quit using their mobile phones while driving, claims new RAC research. A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite the fact that penalties for the offence doubled on March 1, 2017. In September …

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Dealing with road rage – top tips

Road rage

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re confronted with an angry motorist? It can happen anywhere and anytime, and sometimes through no fault of your own. We’ve teamed up with Richard Gladman of IAM RoadSmart (Institute of Advanced Motorists) for advice on how to avoid becoming a road …

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Bad Drivers Are Getting Off Light

Most sensible motorists were delighted when the government brought into law measures to stop lane-hoggers, tailgaters and under-takers. These careless, thoughtless drivers could be fined £100 on the spot and cop for three penalty points to boot. The fact that we still see it happening on a daily basis because …

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