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Smoking in your Car can stub out £2,000 from its Value
PUBLISHED: 03/10/2017

Industry experts indicate that smoking in your car can have a serious impact on its residual value. 87% wouldn’t buy a used car that has been smoked in Smoke smells, stains and burn marks can reduce a car’s value by up to £2,000 Smoking could knock as much as £9.6bn off used cars sold in the UK A survey run by Carbuyer asked c...

Britain’s Top 20 Modern Day Driving Irritations Revealed
PUBLISHED: 15/08/2017

Using social media whilst driving, taking selfies whilst in traffic and littering feature in Brits top motoring nuisances. New research conducted by Kwik Fit highlights road etiquette and the importance of safely sharing the road Posting selfies behind the wheel, horn happy drivers and litterbugs have been voted by Brits as the top modern d...

Learner Drivers to be allowed on Motorways from 2018
PUBLISHED: 15/08/2017

Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Allowing learner drivers to have lessons on motorways will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. At the moment, you can only have driving lessons on motorways after you’ve passed y...

The Ultimate List of Footballers and their Cars
PUBLISHED: 13/06/2017

Research shows the car footballers own and how many minutes of play it takes to pay for them; results also show a correlation between the type of cars owned and the position footballers play in. Jesus Navas could pay for his Nissan Micra in just 11 minutes of game play Chelsea’s John Terry owns the most expensive car, valued at more than ap...

Would you Rent your Driveway?
PUBLISHED: 18/05/2017

Homeowners in almost 30 towns and cities across the UK made an average of more than £1,000 per year from renting their empty driveway, according to the latest research by online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace.co.uk Unsurprisingly, driveways in London netted the most money, earning their owners on average £2,303 per year. This is up six p...

2017 Driving test changes: Here is what you need to know
PUBLISHED: 28/04/2017

From Monday 4th December 2017, the driving test will change to include the use of a sat nav and will test different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills...

Double penalties for motorists using mobiles comes into force
PUBLISHED: 01/03/2017

Motorists using a phone while driving will receive six points on their licence, a £200 fine and have no option of an awareness course. New drivers face losing their licence if they use their phones at the wheel under tough measures coming into force on (1 March 2017), warned Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Motorists using a phone while driv...

GEM Welcomes Rise in Speeding Fines
PUBLISHED: 03/02/2017

Road safety and breakdown recovery provider GEM Motoring Assist has welcomed the announcement from the Sentencing Council that speeding fines for the most serious offences in England and Wales are to rise by up to 50 per cent. The decision has been made in an attempt to deter motorists from speeding. This means that drivers caught at 101mph or abo...

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