Blog archives: October 2014

Drink driving limit cut in Scotland

Posted on: 31/10/2014

Drink driving limit cut in Scotland

Scotland is to reduce its drink-driving limit in time for Christmas, with motorists advised not to get behind the wheel if they have drunk any alcohol whatsoever.

The reduction from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood means that drivers could be breaking the law if they have drunk a small glass of wine or single pint of beer. The new limit brings the country into line with Northern Ireland and most of Europe, while the limit in England and Wales remains at 80mg.

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Author: ADMIN
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How to keep your car secure and safe

Posted on: 21/10/2014

How to keep your car secure and safe

Your car is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you ever make. So you need to keep it safe.

It's also likely that you keep valuable stuff in your car. So to avoid becoming a victim of car crime, check out these 5 top tips:

1. Get a car alarm

Although they can’t physically stop a car (or valuables kept inside) from being stolen, a thief will likely think twice before tackling a set of wheels that he or she knows will get everyone’s attention. Most...

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Author: ADMIN
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Overseas drivers escape £2.3m worth of speeding tickets

Posted on: 14/10/2014

Overseas drivers escape £2.3m worth of speeding tickets

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that overseas drivers have escaped 23,295 speeding offences since January 2013 - the equivalent of £2.3 million worth of speeding tickets.

The figures were revealed following a freedom of information request to police authorities, which asked how many overseas motorists had been caught by speed cameras across England and Wales. As foreign vehicles are not registered with the DVLA these speeding offences are not pursued. Click here to read more...

Author: ADMIN
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Is your hands-free technology putting you at danger?

Posted on: 09/10/2014

Is your hands-free technology putting you at danger?

Any hands-free technology that keeps your eyes on the road must be safe, right? Well, not according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Three out of four drivers believe that hands-free technology is safe to use, so you may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This research can serve as guidance to manufacturers who increasingly market hands-free systems...

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Author: ADMIN
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3 questions to check the state of your brakes

Posted on: 02/10/2014

3 questions to check the state of your brakes

The ability to brake is the most important function of your car. That's why it's so important to pay attention to the warning signs: it can mean the difference between life and death. Check out the three questions you should ask to see if your brakes need a service in the blog below.
1. Can you hear a squeak?

One of the warning signs that your brakes need servicing can come from a small indicator in your braking system that emits a high-pitched squeal when your pads need replacing....

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Author: ADMIN
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