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Category Archives: Legislation

New Penalties in Place for Drivers using a Phone

From the 1st March, motorists caught using their mobile phone while driving will receive tougher penalties than ever before. The Department for Transport recently announced that drivers will face an on the spot 6 points on their license and £200 fine for … Continue reading

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New Child & Baby Seat Laws – What You Should Know

Today the laws revolving around child and baby car seats in the UK changed. Going forward, parents will need to now ensure that any newly purchased car seats adhere to the new rules. However, any seat bought before the 1st … Continue reading

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Paper Driving License To End

Following in the footsteps of the paper tax disc, which was put out to pasture in October 2014, it has been announced this week that the paper counterpart of the UK driving license will receive a golden handshake in June 2015. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Road Tax Changes: What You Need to Know

It is just under one month until the new tax disc rules are launched – which will see the end of the paper discs in car windscreens. From the 1st of October the Driving Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) is … Continue reading

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Lane Hogging Fines in Force

Last week plans to punish drivers in Britain found to be hogging lanes with on-the-spot police fines came into force. Now, Police Officers are able to penalise motorists hogging the middle lane with a £100 fine and three points on … Continue reading

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British Holidaymakers: The Rules of the Road You Need To Know in Netherlands

The Netherlands is another popular destination for those in the UK planning a trip to Europe’s mainland. Many will also choose to take their car due to the relative ease – there are multiple ports throughout the country which offer … Continue reading

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British Holidaymakers: The Rules of the Road You Need To Know in Germany

Germany can be a very popular destination for UK holidaymakers. Despite being a bit further away than some other countries, many people still choose to travel by car. Another option is to fly to Germany and then rent a car … Continue reading

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British Holidaymakers: The Rules of the Road in France

France is a popular holiday destination for many British people. Many of whom choose to take their car due to the relative ease – there are multiple ports throughout the country which offer ferry crossings into France as well as … Continue reading

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Enforcement of Tyre Labelling Handled by National Measurement Office

This week it has been announced that The National Measurement Office (NMO) is the Governing body set to enforce the recent EU Tyre Labeling Legislation changes. The laws came into force on the 1st of November 2012. However it was … Continue reading

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New laws open UK roads to 16-year-old drivers

New legislation introduced by the European Union means 16-year olds can now drive four-wheeled quadricycles in the UK. The new ruling, which introduced changes to category P in the UK driving license — the section which covers 50cc mopeds — … Continue reading

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