With figures published by the RAC Insurance confirming a 56% leap in vehicle thefts over four years stolen vehicle recovery business Tracker is warning drivers that the figures could be significantly higher for 2020.
New car production ground to a hold as a result of the global epidemic, causing delays to the supply chain and creating a shortage of spare parts so pent-up demand for both new cars and parts is likely to increase values and boost trade for criminals stealing to fill the gap and pass on cloned models or cut up parts.
More than half of young drivers have used their phone behind the wheel – with many sending texts or checking social media while on the move.
A Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Programme study of 1,000 UK motorists aged 17-24, found 54 per cent admitted they kept an eye on their mobile when driving their car, almost four in 10 (38 per cent) have sent a text message on the road and 27 per cent have made a call without using hands-free.
Comparethemarket.com reports some 58,000 website enquiries about discovering when their MoT test is due as the suspension of testing ends this month.
Nearly all these were also asking how much their car is worth, indicating they are thinking of selling and buying something newer.
Severn Trent has taken a step closer to its electric vehicle ambition, thanks to a comprehensive fleet review by Cenex.
The water and waste company has pledged to have an entire fleet of electric vehicles by 2030 – a move that’s been backed by Cenex, who confirmed replacing its fleet of diesel vehicles will bring a major boost to the environment and the review identified a 52,000 tonne reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and 80,000 kg of NOx when Severn Trent completes the transition to a fleet of low emission vehicles.
Isuzu Truck UK Ltd has selected the RAC as its new full roadside assistance partner and breakdown call centre provider.
The new three-year deal will initially see the RAC provide breakdown assistance to more than 5,500 Isuzu warranty customers and an additional 1,500+ customers with repair and maintenance plans.
Riders have blown over a £1 Million in 24 hrs ordering the new made to measure Superstrata 3D printed lightweight pedal bike.
Weighing the same as two bottles of water, the Terra bike costs around £2,600 while the Ion e-bike begins at £3,700.