Motorists across the UK are warned to be on the lookout for a bogus email requesting verification of details held on the DVLA Swansea database. The email, purporting to be from the DVLA, informs motorists that refusal to supply the required information will result in drivers having to retake their test.
Are they finally seeing some sense? It may seem like a drop in the ocean, but the government have taken a u-turn on their decision to impose a 3p fuel duty increase in August of this year. The proposed price hike has now been delayed until 2013, which should bide some time for those fleet owners and van insurance customers struggling to make ends meet.
The Energy Saving Trust has once again announced its annual ‘Fleet Heroes’, and for the second time in three years, Ford has received a prestigious award for the innovation it has contributed to the industry, helping to lower fuel bills and reduce car and fleet van emissions.
For the first time in 2012 the van retail market has shown its first sign of market recovery, with van sales numbers for the month of May having increased significantly when compared to figures for the same month in 2011.
The FairFuelUK campaign which has fought to stop planned fuel duty increases and lower the price of fuel has been recognised for its tireless work at the 2012 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards. The campaign, which has the backing of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA) and VansA2Z, came out on top of strong competition to win the Public affairs trophy.
As the claim culture in the UK shows no sign of abating, car and van manufacturers have been urged to consider the feasibility of fitting autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems to their vehicles in a bid to cut the number of personal injury compensation claims, which are currently driving up the cost of motor insurance for UK customers.
125,000 people across Europe will feel a whole burning in their pocket following a week-long enforcement campaign against drivers and passengers neglecting to wear their seatbelts.
A recent motorway safety report produced by the Road Safety Foundation supports the view that England’s motorways are unfit for an 80mph speed limit.