Category Archives: Travel

10 useful things to have in the car

Speeding car driversSome 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.

Keyless car theft on the increase!

Car theft - keyless

 

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.

Don’t get too close or you could be fined

Cyclist overtaking distance

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.

 

An opportunity to try out mobility vehicles

Mobility car‘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

‘Buses in Crisis’ report

Buses in CrisisThe 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 On average funding has decreased by 46% resulting in 3347 buses being reduced, altered or withdrawn, leading to an increased risk of loneliness and isolation for some members of the public.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.

It’s time to prepare for winter driving.

Driving - winter snow on windscreenFrosty 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.