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Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

A recent survey of drivers by the UK’s largest specialist vehicle insurance broker Adrian Flux has revealed that 52% of drivers are unaware that they must declare all vehicle modifications. In unwittingly not declaring all modifications, drivers risk not being fully covered in the event of an accident or insurance claim. Many drivers expect insurance …

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Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

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 …

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RAC warns of 'avalanche of wrongly-issued fines' for drivers once councils are given powers to enforce minor traffic offences

RAC warns of ‘avalanche of wrongly-issued fines’ for drivers once councils are given powers to enforce minor traffic offences

Motorists have been made aware of an ‘avalanche of penalty’ charge notices wrongly issued to drivers’ once councils are given powers to enforce minor traffic offences – including stopping in yellow box junctions, making illegal turns and driving in cycle lanes – from June. From May, all councils across England and Wales have the right …

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Zero tolerance rules on phone usage behind the wheel - but what if it's mounted on the windscreen?

Zero tolerance rules on phone usage behind the wheel – but what if it’s mounted on the windscreen?

There’s a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence for drivers caught handling mobiles phones behind the wheel, under new stricter laws ushered in by the Government. From touching the screen to scroll a music playlist, browse the internet, take a photograph or play a mobile game, handling a phone in any way …

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DVLA backlog causes delays in licence processing for a million drivers

DVLA backlog causes delays in licence processing for a million drivers

A huge DVLA backlog resulted in more than a million motorists waiting for their licences to be processed last month. The Commons transport committee published figures which showed 1,1million people who applied by post had still not received their documents last month. Of these, 254,396 applications were older than ten weeks. The data also revealed …

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