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Using a mobile while driving the car is a severe offence everywhere in the world and the UK is no exception. The UK government has doubled the penalty points for motorists found using mobile phones while they are behind the wheel. While we all know that we seldom break promises made in public, the RAC has created a website called BePhoneSmart.uk which facilitates people to make a public promise of never using handhelds while driving. The website allows motorists to pledge with their friends on Facebook or with their Twitter followers. The site was designed to bring a positive change in people to prevent accidents and save lives on the road. It would also save money as the fine for using the mobile has reached to £200 from the 1st of March. Tougher Mobile phone laws were announced as the Department for Transport discovered that use of mobile was one […]

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Parking fines have become a reason for stress and people do end up paying a lot more than they should. While most of the motorists are unaware of their right to appeal, they keep losing a good deal of money on parking fines. The law allows the drivers to challenge the parking tickets in case they feel they are punished by mistake. The Local Government Ombudsman for England’s report confirms that as the drivers are unaware of this rule, they end up paying extra. The worst part is that councils are not spreading awareness about this appeal process and if ever any motorists question the tickets then they get very little explanation on it. Many a time, a formal challenge to a penalty charge notice (PCN) was not entertained and the motorists were not informed about the appeal process. According to reports by the RAC, the local authorities in England collected […]

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The NHS has been under constant scrutiny, for reasons like lack of beds, staff and huge waiting queues of patients. It was also under lot of pressure for the financial area where it has declared a scarcity and appealed to the government for more funds. This time again, it falls into the breaking news category by announcing a cost cutting strategy that would compel people to pay for some of their medicines. Yes! You heard it right, now you would have to pay for travel vaccines, sun cream and back pain pills that you accessed for free from the NHS. Therefore, travellers should give a good thought for buying travel insurance while planning your next trip. The NHS has decided this plan to ease the pressure of financial burdens that it has been facing since quite a few years now. It cannot help but declare that the patients need to […]

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Increasing fuel costs post Brexit is one of the main reasons that UK motorists are choosing Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFV). The government is also encouraging the use of electric cars to minimise carbon emission and the Spring Budget 2017 pushes drivers to make savings. In these circumstances, choosing AFVs are the best way out for UK drivers as they are cost saving solutions with a strong appeal. According to the statistics given by the insurance provider RAC, the numbers of AFVs registered have increased by 20% in February 2017 when compared to the same time last year. Around 7200 of the 174,564 registered in January this year are AFVs which form 4.2% of the market share. This is a positive sign as the UK would have more environment friendly vehicles which are not only easy to drive but are also beneficial for the general health of the people. In addition, […]

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One of the biggest reasons for accidents is the habit of checking handhelds whilst driving. The RAC statistics suggest that the use of a mobile while driving was the reason behind 2100 accidents in last five years on the UK roads. 47% of people agree that they find it alright to check their handheld devices while still behind the wheels. Such a huge proportion of people are unapologetic of their irresponsible driving behaviour, which calls for some strict action by the lawmakers in order to save people from accidents. Realising the necessity of a ban on the use of mobiles while driving, the Prime Minister herself has compared it with drunk-driving and has pledged to make it socially unacceptable. The government has also changed laws for the use of mobile gadgets while one is behind the wheel. Find here, the new laws designed to ensure that you get rid of […]

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British drivers have already been hit with hike in insurance costs as well as face the threat of a 12% increase in Insurance Premium Tax from June, this year. The Chancellor has continued with the fuel duty freeze but statistics from the reputed insurance provider RAC suggest that motorists are still paying more for fuel when compared to previous years. Although, the prices of petrol and diesel have not seen high alterations in the last month, they are still higher than what the motorists paid last year. RAC statistics suggest that this year the UK motorists pay £10.22 more on petrol and £11.55 more diesel when compared to last year. The North East region drivers pay the least for fuel with an average 121.19p for diesel and 119.34p for petrol. The motorists living in the South East region pay 123p for diesel and 120.94p for petrol. RAC fuel spokesman Simon […]

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