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Job-hunting with a driving offence conviction

A motoring conviction can involve a lengthy driving ban, which not only affects your daily life but can mean job-hunting with a driving offence conviction
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Red alert as ‘grey fleet’ drivers slip past risk assessment radar

THERE'S a red alert as 'grey fleet' drivers slip past risk assessment more stringently applied to company car drivers.And that applies as much to business drivers who have taken a cash-for-car...
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New sentencing guidelines for dangerous and careless driving offences

NEW sentencing guidelines to allow courts to impose much stiffer sentences for those found guilty of dangerous driving will be heading for parliament soon.Following a public consultation the Ministry of Justice...
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New research shows over a fifth of UK businesses don’t have a road safety...

A NEW study from TomTom Telematics has revealed that over a fifth of UK businesses do not have a road safety policy in place. This leaves both the employees and the...
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Should I drive when I’m pregnant?

SHOULD I drive when I'm pregnant? The short answer for company car drivers and business owners is - of course you should!Driving while pregnant is fine; so long as you’re feeling...
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Speeding: High costs of breaking the law

IF you're found guilty of a motoring offence in court the chances are it will be for one of speeding - and that could be through ignorance as much as blatant...
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Protecting your company from vehicle finance debt

 THE MAJORITY of businesses opt for some type of financing deal for their vehicles and while this is a great way to finance a company car, it is essential that you...
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Alphabet rolls out slicker new online tyre service portal for drivers

IF YOU have your lease car through leasing company Alphabet then tyre changes should be slicker with a new online Tyre Replacement Portal rolled out in collaboration with Kwik Fit.In what...
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Correct documentation a priority for drivers travelling in Europe

IT'S not just us saying it - but the UK's largest leasing firm is too: make sure you have the right paperwork before driving off to Europe in your leased car.More...
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One in six firms fail to check grey fleet – private cars used for...

Current health and safety regulations stipulate that organisations need robust policies in place to ensure that every grey fleet car is fit for purpose, has a valid MoT, is insured for...
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New VED rates change: why it pays to move fast for a Fiesta –...

What’s happening?VED rates change for all new cars registered from 01 April 2017 On a fleet of 100 cars that can mean over £1000 a month extra in running costs Cars...
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Mobile phone penalties get tougher with 6-point ban threat

Hand-held mobiles - new driver penalties6 licence penalty points £200 fine No option of remedial training Novice drivers (less than 2 years full licence) will have licence revoked and must retake...
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Many drivers unaware of mobile phone penalty doubling

Full implications of mobile phone penalty doublingLosing your licence could cost you your job and livelihood Penalty points substantially increase insurance costs for several years Employers have a duty of care...
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Road tax revival puts a price on green drive – and premium dreams –...

THERE’S no such thing as a free lunch and the days were numbered for tax-free new car motoring for many, thanks to George Osborne’s 2015 summer budget surprise shake-up of vehicle...
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High price of mobile phone multi-tasking at the wheel

Rising price of using mobile phones at wheel Proposed new penalties include:6 points on your licence, instead of the current three On-the-spot fine doubled from £100 to £200 Further details about...
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Stiffer penalties for hand-held phone use

The penalty for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving increases from the end of February.

Drivers caught using a hand-held mobile will now receive three penalty points and a L60 fixed penalty fine.

The fine could rise to L2500 if taken to court.

The new penalties are part of the Road Safety Bill, which is designed to make roads safer.

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Drug-driving – the penalties: Taking the tablets can put you off the road

WHILE we all know the risks of drinking and driving, how many of us have given a thought to how any medication we might be on could affect our ability to...
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When brain injury threatens your driving livelihood

IF like me you have been driving for more years than you care to remember, you take your time behind the wheel for granted - but a brain injury can change...
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Keep your company car drivers safer

COMPANY car drivers are being urged to take the Brake Pledge to help reduce fatal accidents on the roads of Britain.The road safety charity says that five people are killed every...
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Checking a driving licence

IF someone needs to drive in the course of their work, it is imperative that employers begin by checking a driving licence for the legal entitlement to drive the appropriate vehicles, and for...
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