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Tougher Penalties for Mobile Phone Use Whilst Driving

Motorists using handheld mobile phones when driving could be set to receive greater penalties and larger fines according to new plans recently set out by the Department for Transport. As part of the planned crackdown of mobile phone use in… Continue reading →

Roadside drug tests launching in 2015

It was announced this week that roadside drugs tests are to be rolled out throughout England and Wales in 2015, as authorities try to crack down on driving under the influence of drugs. This follows on from new technology, dubbed… Continue reading →

4 Measures To Reduce Car Crime Risk

As a general rule of thumb, the number of car crimes taking place in the UK is on the decline – in April of this year it was reported by the Guardian that there had been a 10% fall in car crimes… Continue reading →

BMW X5 is the UK’s “Most Frequently Stolen Vehicle”

For the fifth year in a row, the BMW X5 has claimed Tracker’s rather ominous title of “most stolen vehicle” in the UK. The latest figures from Tracker – who, last year, found and returned around £8.5 million worth of… Continue reading →

106 Year Ban for Russian Driver

Recently a motorist in the remote mountain city Perm received a 106 year driving ban after being caught drink driving. In the past Russia took a zero-tolerance stance to drink-driving, however this ended in June 2013. Today they have a… Continue reading →

Tyre neglect not welcomed by courts

Alarming new figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice reveal that on average, more than 170 motorists were convicted every week in 2012 for driving on defective tyres at magistrates’ courts in England and Wales. In total, 10,228 car owners… Continue reading →

Manchester Tops UK Car Crime Charts

One half of Manchester may have been rejoicing at topping the Premier League last season, however, the whole city will not like seeing their name at the top of the recently released Car Crime League. In honestjohn.co.uk’s Car Crime Census… Continue reading →

Flaming Vehicle and No Front Tyres… Yep, That’ll Get You Arrested

A man was spotted at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning in New Jersey driving a box truck on fire and missing both of the vehicle’s front tyres. Unsurprisingly the man now faces multiple criminal charges. A local newspaper, Asbury Park… Continue reading →

A Thousand Tyre Flats Later, Here I Am

That title was supposed to be a play on Take That’s ‘A Million Love Songs’, but it’s not really worked… so let’s move on. The inspiration behind that failed attempt at humour came from a news story from the other… Continue reading →

Pirelli Tyres Stolen at Knifepoint

A lorry driver was held hostage in his cab at knifepoint in the early hours of Monday morning as thieves stole over £100,000 worth of tyres from his lorry. The incident occurred near the Dartford Crossing in Kent. The driver… Continue reading →

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