Road Safety

New MOT checks 0

As of today 20 new checks will be required for all MOT tests. The EU has devised the new tests to bring about the same technical standards in the UK as that throughout Europe. Warning lights can now not be ignored, they have now become part of the MOT. Vehicle’s have become more sophisticated with(…)

Learners tested on the motorway 0

Learner drivers are now allowed to drive on the motorway. Just when you thought the practical tests couldn’t get any harder? From 2012, the driving test will take place on the motorway where the national speed limit is 70 MPH. This means learners will be thrown into the deep end where they could be faced(…)

Unfinished business on UK roads 0

UK road projects are not receiving enough attention for them to be completed effectively, according to the RAC. Unfinished business Currently there are just too many unfinished projects which is quite a worrying prospect. Not only do many drivers across the country have to deal with horrendous traffic daily, a combination of unfinished road projects(…)

Speed Cameras making £3.1 million a year 0

Official statistics released recently show that the top 10 speed cameras in the UK make £3.1 million a year. Everytime someone is typically caught speeding, a £60 fine must be issued along with three points being issued to their license. The statistics were obtained by the The Sun through the Freedom of Information Act 2000.(…)

Why we should have a MOT every year? 0

Servicing Stop fully supports the  campaign to keep the current procedure for vehicles to undergo a MOT test annually. The Managing Director of the company, Oliver Richmond, released a statement on the subject claiming changes to the current system are potentially very dangerous. “Any alterations to the current annual MOT test are frankly unacceptable. Vehicles(…)

Strict dangerous driving laws introduced 0

Convicted dangerous drivers are to receive tougher sentences.Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said a maximum of five years will be handed out in relation to “Causing injury by dangerous driving”. This is an extension of three years, with the current maximum sentence for such an offence being just 2 years. Kenneth Clarke stated that after taking(…)

Tips for passing your driving test 2

Your driving test can be one of the most nerve racking experiences of your life. This article will give you a few tips to help ease your nerves and give you more chance of passing. In order to pass your driving test you can’t make more than 15 minor faults. One serious or dangerous fault(…)

How safe are convertible cars? 0

Convertibles look sportier, faster and more stylish. They are made the most out of during the summer months. When driving with the top down, drivers like the feel of wind blowing through their hair and the glamour that the car can symbolise. For all that fun, you may feel unsafe. Inside a normal car, you(…)

A new road sign on its way? 0

Our previous pothole article discussed how dangerous and how much they cost Britain’s motorists. The accidents caused by potholes are a lot of the time due to unawareness of their presence motorists have said. Concerns have been addressed and a campaign has been launched to raise road signs which warn people of potholes. It is(…)

How to cope with traffic jams? 0

Sitting through a traffic jam can feel like complete agony to many British motorists. The stress caused is typical for drivers every morning when they carry out their normal routines like going to work or going on the school run. Motorists then go through it again when returning home on the same journey. No matter(…)