Motoring

Speeding Fines

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite has welcomed new speeding fines for excessive speeding. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite said: “Every death or life changing injury which happens as a result of speeding is one too many. These incidents have devastating consequences for the victims and their friends and families, and the community. I am fully supportive of the new fines.”

Is a vehicle taxed and insured?

Now that the tax disc is no more it can be difficult to check if a vehicle is taxed.

Click to check whether a vehicle is taxed via a government site here.

Click to check whether your own vehicle is insured here

Click to check whether someone else's vehicle is insured in the event of an accident here

 

 

Parking Issues

This photograph, taken by Ken Creed, demonstrate how pressure on limited parking spaces can lead to drivers leaving their vehicles in locations which cause danger to others.

 

 

What does the law say

Read this article for information on parking law. 

All about Parking

Vehicle Break-ins

There have been a spate of vehicle break-ins, largely due to vehicles being left unlocked by the owner. The offenders are wandering around and trying the handles to cars. vans etc, and get lucky when a door opens. Don't be a victim it only takes a minute to check you have locked your vehicle.

 

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