Welsh motorists rank in the middle of UK victims of car crime, according to Direct Line insurance.
Over three years soe 36,831 vehicle crimes were reported to police, under 4% of the share of all crime in Waes and about 12. vehicle crimes per 1,000 people, while London topped the hit list with 321,000 vehicle crimes, almost one-in-ten of all offences and hitting nearly 39 vehicle crimes per 1,000 people.
Rhondda Cynon Taf residents will get a major upgrade to the A4119 starting this week.
The scheme – backed by over £11 million from the UK government’s Levelling Up Fund – will create a dual carriageway along a 1.5km route from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters Roundabout to the Coed-Ely Roundabout and includes a footpath and cycleway to ease congestion on the busy road which has seen several fatalities and serious acidents in recent years.
Cazoo and Cargiant have been found selling undeclared written-off used cars to unsuspecting buyers.
An investigation by Channel 4 discovered some of the country’s most well-known car dealers, including Cazoo and Cargiant, were selling dangerous written-off cars that purported to be clean used cars complete with multi-check reports and were potential risks to their buyers.
A road trip through the environmentally astute Netherlands takes the top spot in Hertz’s research, with a commendable average of 14.62 chargers per mile, putting it streets ahead and well out of range of its closest competitors.
Hertz’s suggested route starts by exploring the canals and cafes of Amsterdam before heading south towards the port city of Rotterdam via The Hague.
Drug driving is potentially becoming an increasing issue for fleets following the pandemic, the Association of Fleet Professionals is warning.
With relatively large numbers of drivers still contracting Covid and others suffering from its long-term effects, there has been a rise in use of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications that can impair performance behind the wheel, explained chair Paul Hollick.
As the cost-of-living rockets, price comparison experts Quotezone.co.uk asked consumers how they really feel about electric versus petrol/diesel and which they found most cost effective.
The new survey reveals that 59.3% of petrol/diesel drivers will only consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle ‘when I absolutely have to’. 26.2% said they would buy ‘within the next 5 years’, 10.3% said they would ‘buy now / as soon as is feasibly possible’ and only 4.3% said they’d buy ‘just before the deadline’ – 2030, when the government plan on banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.