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Driver fined £130 for pulling into bus lane to let ambulance pass

A driver found himself with a £130 fine for pulling into a bus lane to let an ambulance pass. The incident happened in Whipps Cross Road in Walthamstow, East London, with pictures showing James Sheridan-Vigor stopping in the bus lane to let the ambulance pass by. Waltham Forest Council fined him £130 before initially rejecting […]

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Ten medical conditions that could invalidate your car insurance

The DVLA informs drivers to tell them should they suffer from a medical condition that could prevent them from getting behind the wheel. Experts from Quotezone.co.uk have identified 10 conditions that could prevent motorists from legally taking to the road or invalidate their insurance, leaving them unprotected in the case of an accident. Drivers could

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Mixed national standards and poor transparency caused by policing via video

Auto Express has revealed that police forces in England and Wales are issuing Driver Education Courses, Fixed Penalty Notices and Court Summonses to drivers based on video submissions and statements that have never been seen by a trained police officer. Contracted civilian staff typically launch legal proceedings based on camera footage submitted by members of

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Government consults on driver licensing changes

Government consults on driver licensing changes – including allowing Cat B drivers to drive large vans and lorries of up to 7.5 tonnes During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the subsequent HGV driver shortage crisis, the government rapidly put 33 actions in place to address these issues. Eight of these actions came from expanding the HGV driver

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Summer of thunderstorms warning for motorists

Summer of thunderstorms warning for motorists

As weather forecasters predict the country could be in for a summer of thunderstorms, a leading insurance comparison firm warns motorists to check their insurance policies before venturing out. The Met Office says a ‘hotter than normal’ summer will bring outbreaks of torrential downpours, hail and thunderstorms as temperatures cool after heatwaves. A glimpse of

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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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