Fleet polices should include guidance on the use of smartwatches and wearables, following changes to the Highway Code. Drivers caught using a hand-held device that can send and receive data whilst driving, including smartphones, sat-navs and tablets can receive an on-the-spot £200 fixed penalty notice and six points on a licence. The changes include the
In 2021, London won the unenviable reputation of being the most congested city in the world. As things stand drivers populating the roads of our capital can expect to waste 148 hours at the wheel on average due to blocked-up traffic jams. Not only does this consume motorists’ precious time, but long vehicle queues don’t
The Government confirm that proposed new vehicle ‘anti-tampering’ regulations won’t ban most traditional motorcycle modifications as originally feared. In a Government consultation document called The Future of Transport Regulatory Review – Modernising Vehicle Standards, the plans first came to light last year. The proposal proved very controversial, as it was worded in a way that
With the DVLA holding a new personalised number plate auction this and next week, motorists are being warned to check with their insurer to see if they are covered for damage to, or theft of, their new registration plates. There isn’t a fee to register new personalised plates nor are they viewed as vehicle
As part of the Government’s new Transport Bill, privately owned e-scooters will be legalised for use on public and cycle lanes in the UK. Baroness Vere, speaking in the House of Lords, said the Government planned “to create a regulatory framework for smaller, lighter, zero-emission vehicles, sometimes known as e-scooters.” She added: “It is our
Drivers are being urged to avoid leaving their beloved pet dogs on their own in cars for any amount of time – regardless of the weather. The experts at LeaseCar.uk and its sister site LeaseElectricCar.co.uk have been exploring the changing internal temperatures of a car with different temperatures outside. And the stark message is dogs
Almost three quarters of fleets (73%) expect their fleet size to stay the same or decrease, according to the 2022 Arval Mobility Observatory Barometer. However, more than one in four respondents (27%) are predicting growth in the number of vehicles they operate during the next three years. The overwhelming reason cited for growth by fleet
Feeling unsure about the state of towing in the UK? In this edition, we outline our new Safe Towing Scheme developed by ourselves and the NTTA to address the issues arising from the elimination of B+E testing. Our CEO, Carly Brookfield, also continues with her discussion on pupil profiling alongside a guide to preparing yourself for new tax return procedures.
The Met Office pollen forecast for England and Wales could give hay fever sufferers more than watery eyes this weekend. Pollen predictions show things could get uncomfortable for sufferers on Friday and into Saturday when the pollen count is forecast to jump to ‘high’, after being classed as ‘medium’ for many regions throughout the week.
Two in five drivers would feel isolated from the outside world if they couldn’t drive anymore, according to research by the AA Driving School* to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on the impact of loneliness and practical steps people can take to address it. The AA Driving