End of the Road for Tax Discs October 2014

The DVLA has formally announced the date when motorists will no longer have to apply for a tax disc for their vehicle. – October 2014. Cars whose VED runs until September 30th can apply online to tax or SORN their vehicle using the sixteen digit reference number from the licence reminder V11 which will still.. read more →

New Title for ADI’s in the Pipepline

Last Year the Department for Transport announced that the DSA; Driving Standards Agency would merge with VOSA; Vehicle and Operator Services. The new entity is to be known as DVSA. This was announced on the 28th November 2013 by the Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP; DVSA stands for Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. The new.. read more →

Laws across Europe – Holiday Motoring

When you plan to take a motoring holiday to continental Europe, you should make yourself aware of the different laws applied in each country you visit. For example in France, if you are caught exceeding the speed limit by 50km/h and even if it is your first offence you will face a term of imprisonment... read more →

The British Lose their Claim to Politeness!

The German insurance firm Allianz, canvassed a bunch of British motorists who commute to work and found they are in too much of a hurry to drive safely. The German giant insurance company Allianz; claims their results dispel the myth that UK drivers are polite. 33% of those quizzed admitted to speeding, whilst 14% admitted to driving.. read more →

New European Driving Licence

A new European Driving Licence which is being issued EU wide as part of the third EU Driving Licence Directive came into force in the UK on the19th January 2013. This means all new licences applied for; provisional and full will conform to the new rules harmonizing all licences issued across the EU. In theory, in.. read more →

New Restrictions on Foreign Licences

There were some EU drivers who were able to exchange their driving licence for a UK one even though they hadn’t  taken a test of an equal standard to that of the UK. Under new rules foreign drivers must now prove they have passed an appropriate driving test before getting  a British Licence, said the road safety minister, Stephen Hammond... read more →

Driving Insurance

As insurance companies change their premiums for male and female drivers (they are no longer allowed to take into account gender when calculating risk). Young drivers still strive to find lower premiums! Young Marmalade; an insurance company specialising in insuring young and novice drivers has been pioneering telematics technology for it’s young driver scheme. Although statistics show young.. read more →