Catalytic Converters Thefts Surge

‘the rising prices of precious metals could make you and your car a target for organised crime’. Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/06/catalytic-converter-theft-is-up-by-more-than-100-new-which-research-reveals/ – Which? Data from 25 police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland obtained by consumer organisation Which? reveals incidents of catalytic convertors* thefts surged 104% between 2019 and 2020.  …

01/06/2021 – Pre Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims

31/05/2021 – The personal injury claims process is changing for people who suffer lower value injuries as a result of road traffic accidents (RTAs). Turning on a sixpence, we at CMA have long enjoyed the challenges of addressing portal claims within the prescribed timescales. The new portal for road traffic …

2021 Review of The Highway Code

A consultation document setting out the changes proposed and seeking views on whether the changes will help drivers feel better informed and more confident about driving on high-speed roads. This appears particularly aimed at the introduction of ‘Smart’ ManicWays, sorry …. Motorways. The combined effect of our proposed changes to …

Fuel Funding Fears

As drivers move to electric vehicles and the intention for these to be the only cars sold by 2030, the consumption of tax-heavy fossil fuels will reduce as lower excise licence (‘tax’) costs are associated.  This does not bode well for the Treasury’s £40billion annual income. The Transport Select Committee’s …

Introduction of a National Schedule of Repair Costs for Network Damage (Green Claims)

01/10/2020 a spectacular failure – a little over 3 months after Jim O’Sullivan (CEO) and Tim Reardon (General Counsel) launch their National Schedule Of Repair Costs for network damage (Green Claims)’.  Insurers are blamed but we suspect the Authority’s contractors realised it prevented profiteering and the Authority, beholden to these suppliers, has pulled the …