Monthly Archives November 2013

Manchester Police Launch Christmas Drink And Drug Driving Clampdown

Manchester Police Launch Christmas Drink And Drug Driving Clampdown

Greater Manchester Police have launched their annual Christmas drink and drug driving clampdown. The launch also marks the start of this year’s police operation which Police say will see officers stopping thousands of motorists to test them for alcohol and drugs. In last year’s festive drink drive campaign police in Greater Manchester say they breathalysed […]

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City Centre Police Target Motorists And Cyclists

City Centre Police Target Motorists And Cyclists

Greater Manchester Police are again cracking down on driving offences such as using mobile phones and ignoring traffic signs. In a three day operation in Manchester city centre, Police issued 22 drivers with fixed penalties. One motorist had his car seized. Police say that 125 cyclists were also fined for a variety of offences. Police focussed […]

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Motorway Driver Pulled Over For Going Too Slowly!

Motorway Driver Pulled Over For Going Too Slowly!

Greater Manchester Motorway Police have just pulled a driver over for driving too SLOWLY. When flashed by Police for doing 30mph, the driver pulled over into the fast lane. He was apparently a confused Portuguese man who thought it was the slow lane. Once the vehicle and police patrol had moved to the hard shoulder, […]

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Half A Million UK Drivers Have Mobile Phone Penalty Points

Half A Million UK Drivers Have Mobile Phone Penalty Points

Recent statistics show that more than half a million UK drivers have penalty points on their licence for using their mobile phone at the wheel. According to a recent survey of Manchester motorists, mobile phone use remains high; for example 50% of 22-25-year-olds admit to phoning or texting while driving. Traffic Police are well aware […]

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SORN Rules Simplified For Untaxed Vehicles

SORN Rules Simplified For Untaxed Vehicles

New legislation passed today means that vehicle keepers will no longer need to renew statutory off-road notifications (SORN)  annually. In future, once you make a SORN declaration, it will have effect indefinitely, until either a new tax disc is obtained or there is a change of keeper. This sensible and practical change by the Department of […]

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