Author Archives: Greg Simpson

Don’t become the 1 in 3

  

Startling new figures show that up to twelve million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year – the equivalent of one every 2.5 seconds. The RAC Foundation says that this means as many as a third (30%) of Britain’s 40 million drivers now receive a penalty notice annually. The penalty notices are usually one of two types: Fixed… Read more »

How close did you come to breaking the law this summer?

  

You might not have realised it, but you could’ve spent the summer breaking the law. Before the summer holidays began, Police Chiefs reminded drivers that the act of using your smartphone while driving would still carry the same penalty as if you were caught texting. What’s important to note however is that while technically you can still use your phone… Read more »

Bumped in the front or a shunt from the back…Halo has you covered

  

More and more people are realising the benefits of installing dash cams for their vehicle security or in the event of an insurance claim but are you totally covered? Not if you are only looking ahead of you… We know that if you are hit from behind, in the majority of cases, the fault will be the other driver. However,… Read more »

Are you ready for the tech test?

  

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll… Read more »

Drivers beware! New rules in force from today.

  

From today, drivers caught using handheld mobile phones are to face “much tougher penalties”, with fines and points doubling. The new rules mean that drivers who are caught on their mobile will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine. The new measures have been introduced in the wake of a number of high-profile cases and research… Read more »

Changes to the driving test – how to navigate things cheaply and easily

  

You might not have heard about it, but the practical element to a driving test is just about to change dramatically and sat-navs are a big part of it. According to carkeys.co.uk, there are four new additions coming to the practical driving test, which acknowledge new technology and more realistic driving scenarios and manoeuvres, with particular attention being paid to driving… Read more »

Don’t pay the penalty – go hands-free

  

Think you can get away with using your mobile while driving? Think again. This week UK Police announced that they had caught nearly 8,000 drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in a clampdown that lasted one week in November. Some 7,966 drivers were found to be on the phone, leading to more than 7,800 fixed penalty notices and 68… Read more »

You’ve been framed – a dose of the blues and twos

  

Struggling for a Christmas gift idea? How about a dose of instant karma? We were going through this year’s biggest YouTube traffic hits and spotted this one, (warning, contains strong language) where a motorcyclist was riding in the left lane of a two lane road in South Windsor, Connecticut, when the lanes begin to merge. A car suddenly emerged in… Read more »