Traffic calming measures are being used more and more by local authorities to manage traffic and reduce excessive speed. There is little doubt that such measures are important and have an important part to play in managing road safety in any neighbourhood. (more…)
Taking place on the 27th and 28th August 2017, the annual Notting Hill Carnival is not to be missed. A mesmerising affair of sights and sounds, it is a spectacle to behold and the ideal place for people who love to party. For those who don’t want to hit the dancefloor, the floats, impressive costumes and delicious food are enough to entice anyone to take a visit to Notting Hill during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
If you’re heading to France this summer, then there is a new legal regulation that you need to know about. It is one that if you don’t comply, even as a tourist, it could lead to an instant fine of up to £117. The regulation is called Crit’Air vignette, which is essentially is ‘clean air’ windscreen stickers. (more…)
Without a doubt, the most convenient and practical method of transport for Glastonbury festival is with your own car or van. With so much camping equipment and other vital festival necessities in your luggage, a vehicle is far less tiring than lugging your stuff from the train to a coach. Having a van also gives you a place to dry off and keep your belongings safe should a torrential downpour ensure. You never know, it may be the only warm and dry place you find all weekend!
Finally… warmer weather is breaking through after what seems like a winter that lasted a lifetime. The festival season will soon be upon us – a tense time going to battle over tickets for the hottest gigs up and down the country, and after all that hard work – frantically dialling and redialling and holding for what seems like hours, you’re in. Next stop? (more…)
The hot summer months are pretty tough for the average vehicle – rising temperatures and increased mileage for staycations are just two of the reasons why this season should demand just as many vehicle checks as winter.
Winter is a slog for our vehicles. The RAC alone attend 2.5 million broken down vehicles each and every year, while it’s estimated that as many as 900,000 of these will be during the winter months (the RAC also state that 10% of us aren’t completely confident that our cars are going to make through the winter).
The government is introducing new regulations regarding Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in 2017. The method for calculating Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on some types of cars is being changed and the impact of these changes are likely to be considerable.