PDL Become CGON Registered Installers
PDL MOT & Repairs are proud to announce that we are now CGON Registered Installers. CGON produce emission reduction technology for cars and other vehicles. Utilising this technology with their pure and powerful hydrogen solution we are able to reduce emissions effectively, allowing diesel cars to pass the new more stringent MOT tests.
Increased Number of Uninsured drivers having a damaging Effect
Recent figures indicate an increased rate of accidental claims against illegitimate road users which further emphasises the destructive effect of uninsured driving.
In the past 12 months, MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau) reported about 10% rise in compensation claims by those who have fallen victims to uninsured driving. This will go down as the first recorded increase in ten years.
UK Speeding Fines Increase
Fines for the most serious speeding offences have now risen in order to better reflect the gravity with which the courts view them.
Previously the minimum penalty you could expect to receive for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence, but from April 24, 2017, magistrates in England and Wales are being directed to apply a Band C speeding fine for the most serious offenders.
Road Tax Losers: Who Gains And Who Loses
The cost of travelling around in a car as from April 2017 will become exorbitant or unduly high for a lot of car users. Various models of cars we are looking to buy will all get new VED tax rules and will see the tax on them go as high as 25% over three years duration as part of the new wide range tax regime. Under this system, road tax popularly known as VED or vehicle excise duty will be based on list prices and vehicle emissions as the new tax rates are now based on running a zero emission car and increasing its advantages after costing the government to lose millions of pounds from its revenue.
Mobile Phone Fine Doubled
In the last month the UK law has ben updated for fines and points relating to mobile phone use whilst at the wheel. Many drivers are going to face harsher punishments if now caught using a non hands free device while driving. With 22 fatalities and almost 100 serious injuries in a single year throughout the country, texting while driving has become a serious issue in the UK. As of the 1st of March, new drivers using their phones behind the wheel could lose their licenses. Calling, texting, or simply using any application on a mobile device will result in an immediate fine of £200 with six points on the record for any driver, regardless of age.