Local authorities pay out for pothole damage

Local authorities pay out for pothole damage

  Councils and local authorities in England, Scotland, and Wales have paid out millions to drivers over damage caused by potholes in recent years. A report has highlighted the significant costs for local authorities with more than 37,000 drivers claiming compensation over a 3-year period. While the success rate is only 25%, it still represents ... Read More
 
The lights are on but nobody’s home

The lights are on but nobody’s home

Keeping the roads safe for everyone is a pretty important job. When someone is speeding, driving erratically, driving without insurance, or simply doesn’t realise that their brake lights are out, it’s up to the police to intervene. And that’s exactly what they did in California, in a routine stop. Except there was nobody in the ... Read More
 
Fleet vehicle running costs up 12% year-on-year

Fleet vehicle running costs up 12% year-on-year

The price per mile of running a fleet vehicle has risen by 12% year-on-year. Recent data from a fleet industry index revealed that the year-on-year cost per mile of running vans, haulage, and courier vehicles has risen yet again. The combination of the global semiconductor crisis, rising fuel prices, Brexit, driver shortages, and the pandemic ... Read More
 
The streets are paved with… nappies?

The streets are paved with… nappies?

  The old saying goes that the streets are paved with gold, which means there’s an opportunity to be had… But what if they’re paved with nappies? Joking aside, one hundred thousand nappies have helped to pave a road in Wales. Yep, they’ve been recycled and melted into the road mix thanks to an innovative ... Read More
 
Back to the Future… again?

Back to the Future… again?

  When I think about the most iconic cars, my mind instantly turns to Hollywood. Instantly, I think of James Bond’s classic Aston Martin DB5, Starsky and Hutch’s Ford Gran Torino, and Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari California Spyder. But there’s one that stands out above all others – Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC 12. And while there ... Read More
 
New Mobile Phone Driving Laws Introduced

New Mobile Phone Driving Laws Introduced

New laws have come into force that makes it illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving under almost any circumstances. The rules became law on Friday 25th March, and drivers will now be breaking the law if they use a handheld mobile phone while driving for any reason – including taking videos and photos, playing ... Read More
 
We’re not in Kansas anymore…

We’re not in Kansas anymore…

We have our fair share of adverse weather conditions here in the UK… Whether it’s rain, snow, ice, wind, or storms, we all know that you need to take an extra level of care when you’re driving in severe conditions. But we perhaps avoid the more extreme end of the scale when it comes to ... Read More