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 On average funding has decreased by 46% resulting in 3347 buses being reduced, altered or withdrawn, leading to an increased risk of loneliness and isolation for some members of the public.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.
Harrogate Borough Council is consulting about the supply of wheelchair accessible taxis. If you use accessible taxis or work with people who do, please do complete the questionnaire and share with others who may also be interested. The closing date is 10th June.
Click this link Accessible taxi survey to participate in the survey.
Parking permit charges have been frozen for nearly five years, but are due to increase on April 9th 2018. The new charges are, however, amongst the lowest in the country. For further details, visit the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) website.
A timely reminder from the Money Saving Expert …..
3m EHICs expired last year and weren’t renewed – check yours now. It’s free and gets free or discounted medical care if you fall ill in Europe. See how to check and get a free EHIC.
Frosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!
For details on how to prepare your car for winter driving, follow this link. For further advice on how to get weather updates, notification of incidents and other warnings, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.
Was any warning given that the Harrogate Bus Company would be cancelling the through service from Harrogate to Boroughbridge? Buses to Boroughbridge (Bus route 21) now only run from Knaresborough. Also travellers should be aware that buses no longer run every hour, but have been reduced to every 100 minutes. This means that on weekdays there are only 7 buses compared to 12 previously and, at weekends, the number of buses is reduced form 10 to 6.
Boroughbridge is a lovely place to go for a day out, with several delightful country walks. But, be aware, if you miss the the 15.50pm bus back to Knaresborough, you will have a long wait until the next (and last bus) at 18.25pm on weekdays and 17.55pm on Saturdays.