Disabled Motoring UK – April 2018

DVSA's Digital Strategy

DVSA’s Digital Strategy

Friday, April 27th, 2018

The DVSA has published its plans to increase its use of digital technology for the benefit of drivers and industry professionals alike over the coming years from, 2018 to 2022.

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New Car Sales Continue to Fall

New Car Sales Continue to Fall

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) the UK’s new car sales dropped by 16% in March.

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Illegal Use of Bus Lanes is Rife

Illegal Use of Bus Lanes is Rife

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

More than one million fines are issued to drivers in the UK every year for driving in bus lanes at times when it is not permitted.

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Flying Experience Could Improve For Disabled Passengers

Flying Experience Could Improve For Disabled Passengers

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The government is looking at ways of improving air travel for disabled passengers after the issue of customer dissatisfaction was brought to their attention by Frank Gardner of the BBC whose wheelchair was misplaced by the ground staff at Heathrow Airport.

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Motability One Big Days

Motability One Big Days

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

DMUK will be attending all of the Motability One Big Days this year so when the event comes to your area be sure to visit our stand. The dates for this year’s One Big Days are as follows:

  • Motability Big Event Northern Ireland: 1st-2nd June at the Eikon Exhibition Centre
  • Motability Big Event Birmingham: 6th-7th July at the NEC
  • Motability One Big Day Exeter: 28th July
  • Motability One Big Day Harrogate: 11th August
  • Motability One Big Day Peterborough: 8th September

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Insurance Firms Make Millions from Add-ons

Insurance Firms Make Millions from Add-ons

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Four of Britain’s largest car insurance companies collectively made £806 million last year by selling insurance add-ons to their customers.

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Danger as Modern Headlights Blind Drivers

Danger as Modern Headlights Blind Drivers

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The headlights on many modern cars are so bright that they are blinding drivers for up to five seconds. This means that if their vehicle was travelling at 60mph they would have covered 150 yards without being in full control.

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Cyclists to be Faster than Motorists Within 10 Years

Cyclists to be Faster than Motorists Within 10 Years

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

According to statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) vehicle traffic in the UK’s urban areas will be travelling at a slower speed than the average bicycle in less than 10 years time.

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