Driving and COVID-19

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Some of your questions answered about driving and using your car during this coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Important – the following does not constitute health advice, and official advice from the Government about travel and transport can change at any time. For the latest information and advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak always check official sources including GOV.UK and NHS.UK.

If you are self-isolating, always follow the official guidance at GOV.UK.
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Why Dashcams are becoming more and more essential

In recent times it seems that there are more and more discourteous drivers on our roads and inadvertently we may all be guilty of thinking about our own journey and experience more than someone else’s at some point in our driving experience. What was once just the odd bit of hand waving and shouting has now gone a lot further and people are finding themselves exposed to all sorts of serious and potentially life threatening incidents. Continue reading “Why Dashcams are becoming more and more essential”

No Vehicle Insurance for Phone Offenders

Using mobile phone while driving

Car insurers are refusing to cover motorists caught using a mobile phone at the wheel – even first-time offenders.

The AA conducted a survey of eight insurers and discovered that half wouldn’t even quote for a driver awarded three points for the CU80 offence, while the other half would impose a premium hike of nearly 20 per cent.

Auto Express has found that some insurers will increase policy prices for offenders even more. A spokesman for Adrian Flux told us: “Rises would vary from insurer to insurer, but could be anywhere from 15 per cent to 50 per cent or even a refusal.”

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Drivers fined for flashing headlights at oncoming cars to warn them of police speed trap

  • Tickets have already been issued for motorists who ‘misuse’ their headlights

  • Critics say the money-making exercise would erode public support for police

For years, drivers who pass a police speed trap have flashed their headlights at oncoming cars to warn them to slow down.

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Call for 20mph speed limit in built-up areas

Maximum Speed 20 MPH Sign

A coalition of charities including Brake, Sustrans and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England are launching a GO 20 campaign on Monday.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “Everyone should be able to walk and cycle in their community without fear or threat: it’s a basic right, and GO 20 is about defending that. The 2012 Games helped us all realise the importance of being able to live active lifestyles. Critical to this is making our streets and communities safe places we can use and enjoy.”

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