A new tax came into effect on 1 April 2010 which could leave those looking to purchase a new van out of pocket.
Recent years have seen an increase in the amount of fraudulent van insurance claims as the numbers of “crash for cash” cases rise. “Crash for cash” is the term used when a criminal causes an accident and makes it look like another driver’s fault.
The Department for Transports’ statistics show that traffic on Britain’s roads has risen by 25% in 15 years. This growing amount of traffic has lead to calls for more road pricing initiatives
Over the past day, the news has been filled with speculation that the price of petrol could reach £1.20 a litre across the UK in the space of a few weeks.
A new Government proposal has outlined plans to make it mandatory for people who drive as part of their job to take a vocational qualification to help improve safety on UK roads.
The UK, usually known for having some of the safest roads in Europe, has seen the recent harsh winter weather take its toll. The safety of British drivers is being compromised by the sudden increase in the number of potholes, which have been caused by the unusually cold winter that the UK has experienced this year.
The rise in the number of uninsured drivers on UK roads has prompted the Motor Insurers’ Bureau to launch its “Stay Insured” campaign.
Time is running out for van owners to take advantage of the government funded scrappage scheme, which is set to run either until Government funding is exhausted, or until the end of March 2010 - whichever comes first.
The UK has been hit by what could soon be officially declared the coldest winter for 31 years, causing mayhem on British roads. With more severe weather warnings announced this week, the amount of van insurance claims made due to the unusually harsh weather are expected to rise.