If your vehicle is due for an MOT on or after March 30th 2020, the MOT date will b extended by 6 months. Different rules apply for lorries, buses and trailers. For further information, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.
LNER has announced new restrictions to its rail services. The company has closed its telephone lines and so there will be delays in replying to enquiries. For further details of all of the changes, please see our ‘Topical News’ page.
The UK will officially leave the European Union (EU) at 11pm on January 31st 2020. So what what will change? In the immediate term, not much. The UK now enters the transition phase and, up until December 31st 2020, they will be no changes with regard to passports, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and driving licences. What may well change is the cost of roaming charges for mobile phones. For further details, please follow this link.
Some simple advice from petrolprices.com about what things to have in the car, in case they’re needed.
They also provide the results of a recent study which reports that 4 drivers a minute are caught exceeding the speed limit. In one county alone, there was a reported increase of 416% in a seven year period. Click here for more information, including how counties differ in their punishment of offenders.
What will happen to the European Health Insurance Card after Brexit? Will travellers need their own travel insurance? To find out, go to our ‘Alerts’ page for further information.
Thefts from keyless cars has increased by 30% in the past four years. Some insurance companies will not cover this type of theft, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Basically, thieves can hack the signal from your key and use it to open your car door and drive away.
So you need to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your car. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.
According to a new law to protect cyclists, the driver needs to leave a minimum distance from a cyclist when overtaking or travelling alongside the bike or they could receive a fine. This would be £100 and three points on the licence for being too close to a bike on the road. For further details, please follow this link to our ‘Alerts’ page.
‘One Big Day provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry free motoring with mobility. There is a huge range of cars, adaptations, wheelchair accessible vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display. Test dnriving is also available’.
One Big Day Sat 11 August 2018 9am – 4pm Admission: Free
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.
Public Event www.motability.co.uk
The report ‘Buses in Crisis’, produced by the Campaign for Better Transport, highlights the effects of the huge reduction in funding for buses in England and Wales. On average funding has decreased by 46% resulting in 3347 buses being reduced, altered or withdrawn, leading to an increased risk of loneliness and isolation for some members of the public.
To read more, please view our ‘Reports’ page.