Powys is one of the more dangerous places for new drivers, warn Zutobi.
Road accident statistics show there are about 351.1 accidents per 100,000 people, the second highest in the UK but about half the total for Westminster, London which is Britain’s worst accident area.
A £30m scheme on the A55 to improve safety, further protect against flooding and provide a new active travel route is progressing well, Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths said after a visit to the site.
The Aber to Tai’r Meibion scheme will improve safety and resilience along a 2.2km stretch of the carriageway by removing direct accesses off the carriageway as well as removing eight gaps in the central reservation which currently allow slow moving agricultural vehicles to cross the A55 and should be finished by Summer 2022.
The cheapest place for car insurance is Bangor, according analysis for Rivervale Leasing.
It found that premiums there are 41% cheaper than the typical UK insurance price at just £276 for an annual policy, saving £189 on the average while London is dearest at about £827.
The Motor Ombudsman is expecting a significant increase in searches by consumers on its online Garage Finder tool during the coming weeks, as millions of motorists look to secure a booking at an MOT station for their vehicle’s annual test.
According to the latest figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency nearly seven million MOTs are due to expire across England, Scotland and Wales during September and October, which is around 1.3 million more, or a 22% overall rise, compared to what would ordinarily be seen during these two months before the 2020 pandemic when tests were suspended.
Welsh Conservatives have welcomed Government plans to boost hydrogen for power and road transport.
Tens of thousands of jobs, billions of pounds in investment and new export opportunities will be unlocked through the British Government’s plans to create a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in Wales and the UK over the next decade and beyond with 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 – which could replace natural gas in powering around 3 million UK homes each year as well as powering transport and businesses, particularly heavy industry.