National Highways £300,000 Overpayment From the Public Purse

National Highways’ failure to audit a £440,000 bill from Amey has cost the public over £300,000! The costs arose from a collision; a vehicle struck Higham Road Bridge, Northampton which passes over a railway line.  Emergency attendance was required and the damaged wall needed reinstating to protect road and rail …

Highway Code Update

Promoting a more “mutually respectful and considerate culture of safe and effective road use that benefits all users.” Much of the new rules are common sense and likely conduct practiced by most. Most drivers are in cars – metal boxes that can accelerate quickly and travel at speeds that can …

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 …

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 …