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23 10, 2020

The government has announced next steps to close mobile phone use loophole

2020-10-23T15:51:49+01:00October 23rd, 2020|

A consultation has been launched to update the law on using a hand-held device while driving, this means that people using hand-held mobile phones in all circumstances will be breaking the law. It is already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, but not for other actions [...]

14 10, 2020

A missing wing mirror leads to a prison sentence and fine of £5,000

2020-10-14T15:56:46+01:00October 14th, 2020|

It was the missing offside mirror that caused the police to pull an HGV vehicle from a well-known haulier over. After discovering 28 unsecured pallets of alcohol inside the trailer, the driver was further questioned which revealed he had no MOT for his trailer and the Tachograph showed he had breached the driving time limit. [...]

30 09, 2020

12% increase in deaths, Transport for London acknowledges the need for improved safety on London’s roads

2020-10-05T10:13:54+01:00September 30th, 2020|

Newly published figures have shown a shocking increase in deaths since 2018. 125 people were killed on London’s roads last year, up 112 from 2018. The data highlights how vulnerable road users are and the importance of drivers vision. People walking, cycling, and motorcycling made up 83% of all people killed or seriously injured [...]

21 09, 2020

Fleet managers risk penalty points when their employees are convicted of driving offences

2020-09-21T14:23:23+01:00September 21st, 2020|

Licence Bureau is warning fleet managers and others responsible for business fleets that they face the same penalty points as their employees when they are convicted of a driving offence, such as mobile phone use. Responsible parties can incur the same amount of points as the actual vehicle driver to the often unknown and [...]

11 09, 2020

Thieves got away, lorry raid in lay-by – £12,500 worth of cigarettes stolen

2020-09-11T16:18:28+01:00September 11th, 2020|

Over £12,500 worth of cigarettes were stolen after thieves hijacked a lorry owned by Tesco in Wiltshire on July 16th. The criminal gained access to the lorry whilst the driver parked up on a lay-by taking a break but stole the goods after it moved to the depot loading bay. It is thought the criminals [...]

4 09, 2020

87% of drivers do not follow speed limits, statistics show

2020-09-04T16:42:44+01:00September 4th, 2020|

A recent analysis by the Department of Transport has shown that figures on speeding data show that most motorists exceed 20mph speed limits, with the average speed measured at 26mph. 87% of drivers. In 2018, under free-flowing traffic conditions, 46% of cars exceeded the speed limit on motorways compared to 52% on 30mph roads and [...]

26 08, 2020

Non-compliant with the Direct Vision Standard after October? Beware of the insurance risk!

2020-09-01T11:02:44+01:00August 26th, 2020|

Operators are at risk if their vehicles are not compliant with the Direct Vision Standard by October 26th, despite the enforcement deadline having been extended to March 2021. The Direct Vision Standard, which is being introduced with the support of London Councils, is set to reduce danger to all road users by introducing a permit [...]

21 08, 2020

London anti-idling campaign #EnginesOff targets fleets

2020-08-21T15:10:17+01:00August 21st, 2020|

If your vehicles travel in and through London then you should be aware of the new campaign #EnginesOff, which is led by Idling Action. This is to encourage vehicles to switch off their engines whilst stationary, reducing the amount of toxic air within London. The Idling Action Protect has so far seen 30 local [...]

10 08, 2020

ULEZ Expansion – TFL begins preparation for 2021

2020-08-17T14:43:55+01:00August 10th, 2020|

London's Ulez Expansion has come to a step closer with the installation of the first new cameras. The Ultra-Low Emission Zone currently covers the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the new cameras will enable it to expand up to the North and South Circular in October 2021 - spreading the benefits of [...]

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