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Don’t Hog The Middle Lane!

Don’t Hog The Middle Lane!

We’ve all experienced it on the motorway. A classic Sunday Driver who takes their pastime of dawdling down country lanes to new heights by inflicting their selfishness and potential dangers on the fastest roads of Britain. It’s probably one of the most infuriating occurrences when a ‘middle lane hogger’ dilly dallies down the middle lane of a motorway…

Speed Cameras Bag £10,000 Every Hour

Speed Cameras Bag £10,000 Every Hour

The government has been accused of ‘milking the motorist’ after it materialised last month that speed cameras are bagging £10,000 for the Treasury every HOUR. Home Office figures show the number of fixed penalty notices handed out for speeding has increased by 100 per cent in ten years and the vast majority were given to drivers caught by…

Saving Lives Or Making Money? – You decide!

Saving Lives Or Making Money? – You decide!

The speed limit on A-roads will be reduced to 50mph in an attempt to cut the number of road deaths by a third. Drivers also face limits of 20mph on residential roads and near schools, in proposals for ten-year safety targets set by the government. This is the first time the government has set a specific target for…

Check your photocard driving licence or risk a £1,000 fine

Check your photocard driving licence or risk a £1,000 fine

So you think a £60 parking ticket is a bit harsh? In that case, you might want to double-check the expiration date on your driving licence photocard before you risk the possibility of a whopping £1,000 fine. These photocards have sparked fury throughout Britain as motorists have left their cards to expire and as a result, endured a…

And you wonder why there are accidents?

And you wonder why there are accidents?

Motorists are being driven to distraction by an incredible 71 signs in just one half-mile stretch of road in Gloucestershire. The warning signs on the A419 inform motorists of the speed limit, directions, place names and 36 “No U-turn” signs. The plethora of signs cost the Highways Agency more than £8,500 and were installed to warn visiting drivers…

Is it a bus, is it a train?

Is it a bus, is it a train?

This year will see a contemporary mode of transport emerge from the depths of melancholy Britain. Idle tracks on branch railway lines will be ripped up and replaced with concrete channels, as a result of plans to attract people out of cars by replacing trains with innovative multi-functional buses. New ‘busways’ will provide a smooth and fast service…

Motorists plunged into darkness as street lights are turned off to save energy

Motorists plunged into darkness as street lights are turned off to save energy

The Highways Agency has revealed that they are turning off the lights on some main roads and motorways to save money and reduce carbon emissions, and amazingly turning a blind eye to warnings from police and scientists that it will seriously affect safety. The Highways Agency said it will turn off lighting on stretches of motorway between 12am…

Insurance & Tax Evaders May Have Met Their Match

Insurance & Tax Evaders May Have Met Their Match

British motorists are collectively paying more than £500 million a year extra on their car insurance – an average of £31 per policy – to cover uninsured drivers. Yet the shocking truth is that the average fine for driving without insurance is a laughable £250, barely twice the level of a fine for parking on a single yellow…

A New Year, The Same Old Resolution

A New Year, The Same Old Resolution

Ladies and gentlemen, three guesses what our New Year’s resolution is this January? Lose weight? Stop biting our fingernails? Spend less money down the pub? Nah! Our New Year’s resolution is to make the major roads in Britain a safer place for motorists by increasing awareness of cross-over solutions. Our mantra hasn’t changed and we’ll keep banging the…

New study claims Concrete Barrier saves lives

New study claims Concrete Barrier saves lives

Last month a landmark study into HGV cross-over incidents by the Transport Research Laboratory discovered that almost a quarter of fatal accidents could have been prevented by the installation of a “very high containment fence or barrier”. The TRL’s study examined 39 fatal HGV cross-over accidents that took place on major roads in Great Britain and discovered that…

Motorists’ safety given the cold-shoulder

Motorists’ safety given the cold-shoulder

Breaking down in your car is the ultimate nightmare for any motorist. In fact breaking down on the motorway is most motorists’ idea of hell. Getting yourself to safety on the hard shoulder, parking your vehicle, and getting help is by no means an easy task. For this reason the government have come under fire by concerned motorists…

Car Tax Confusing? We’re Here To Help!

Car Tax Confusing? We’re Here To Help!

Car tax seems to be one of the most common vagaries of 2008. To help demystify the new annual headache that is Vehicle Excise Duty, we have included a simple table below which helps assist you in working out your tax bill when renewing it in 2008-9. Please note however, if your car was registered before March 2001…

Concrete Barrier Needed Today!

Concrete Barrier Needed Today!

Every month without fail horrendous central reservation cross-over stories are unfolding before our eyes. And all of them involve steel barrier employed as a safeguard between oncoming motorway and dual carriageway traffic. The sad truth is that steel may have once been a great cost effective method to help prevent cross over incidents, but the problem lies within…

Upto 14 Years in Prison – Motoring Laws To Get Tougher

Upto 14 Years in Prison – Motoring Laws To Get Tougher

Motorists who cause fatalities by driving dangerously face up to 14 years in jail under new sentencing guidelines. Those who cause death when distracted by a mobile phone, especially if they drive while reading or writing text messages, should receive up to a seven year term, the Sentencing Guidelines Council said. Prosecutions will be imposed whenever it is…

Petrol prices and blood-pressure on the rise again

Petrol prices and blood-pressure on the rise again

Why are we letting our government get away with charging so much tax on petrol and diesel fuels? Just when we get our heads around accepting the injustice that was £1.00 per litre of petrol, in the last two months we have been viciously assaulted on the forecourt with another £0.20p tax added per litre. Supposedly the government…

Concrete will always win – game, set & match

Concrete will always win – game, set & match

Every year there are some 200 accidents in the UK in which vehicles have breached the central reservation steel barrier. These crossover incidents result in an average fatality rate of 40 deaths per year and according to UK government figures, each fatality has a financial cost in excess of £1 million. This is merely the tip of the…

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