Brexit Begins - with big potential impacts on drivers

Brexit Begins – with big potential impacts on drivers

It’s finally happened; In what Prime Minister Theresa May has described as “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back,” Britain has invoked Article 50 and formally started the “Brexit” process of withdrawing from the European Union. Unsurprisingly, the media is packed with stories about this monumental moment. At PetrolPrices.com, we’ve been more »

Insurance premium caps for young drivers?

This week, parliament has been debating whether young adults should have their car insurance premiums capped at £1200 per year. This follows an e-petition calling for such a cap receiving over 180,000 signatures. It was set up by 19-year-old Rhys Parker from Suffolk, who argued that the costs from insurance companies were making it increasingly difficult more »

March Budget: What it means for UK motorists

This week’s 2017 UK budget delivered very little news to grab the headlines, especially for motorists. As we heard on the BBC News straight after the budget, those used to seeing previous Chancellor George Osborne “pull rabbits out of hats” at these events saw “no rabbits” from Philip Hammond on this occasion. So what news can we report more »

How could next week’s budget affect motorists?

Here at PetrolPrices.com we have looked ahead at what is likely to affect motorists in next weeks budget on March 8th. With record levels of congestion, pollution and cars on the road, there is a sense that something has got to give in the Budget this year. Looking into our crystal ball, we have come more »

How to make money from hiring out your car

Many people in the UK have more than one vehicle, or a car that’s only used on an occasional basis. (Editor’s note: I personally fell into this category for many years whilst living in London, when our family car was only used at the weekend, and sat idle all week.) Now, thanks to the wonders more »

Motorists waste 32 hours a year sitting in traffic

New research by traffic information company Inrix (reported by The Telegraph) has revealed that The UK is the third worst country in Europe for traffic congestion, with motorists spending an average of 32 hours a year sitting in traffic. The only countries in Europe which have worse congestion problems are Russia and Turkey. Over 1000 cities were analysed to find more »

London Mayor Calls for Diesel Scrappage Scheme

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has suggested that the UK government introduce a diesel scrappage scheme in a bid to encourage drivers to give up polluting diesel vehicles for more environmentally-friendly alternatives. It’s a possible move that’s been being discussed for some time, since it became clear that the UK was falling well short of meeting more »

Drivers Waste DAYS Looking for Parking

British drivers know that the nation’s roads are crowded – and that parking is at a serious premium in most towns and cities. However, a report in The Mirror has highlighted just how bad the problem is. It’s based on a study from the British Parking Association, that suggests UK drivers can spend as many as 91 hours more »

Police Clampdown on Mobile Phones at the Wheel

Many people think the distraction of using a mobile phone whilst driving creates as much risk as a motorist being over the drink drive limit. In addition, Prime Minister Theresa May has stated she wishes to make mobile phone use by drivers as “culturally unacceptable” as drinking and driving. Despite this, a third of drivers more »

Will YOU Give up Your Car by 2025?

A fascinating new survey, reported on by The Guardian, suggests that 50% of UK car owners will choose not to own their own vehicle by 2025, preferring instead to use self-driving cars and “robot taxis.” Much as this may sound like the stuff of science fiction, it’s fair to point out that these technologies already exist and are more »

Learner Drivers: Coming Soon to a Motorway Near You?

It’s always been a rather strange anomaly that learner drivers in Britain are not allowed to drive on motorways as part of their driving instruction. However, as soon as a new driver has passed their test, they are free to immediately drive on faster and more hectic roads than they are likely to have experienced more »

Driving Home for Christmas?

“Driving home for Christmas” can sound quite appealing when you hear the seasonal song from the comfort of your own home. However, “top to toe in tailbacks” is the more likely reality for those of you who have to actually do it at the same time as everyone else. Christmas travel delays are as much more »

Britain’s Roads: The Most Jammed in Europe

If you’ve sat in a traffic jam recently on Britain’s roads, you’re not alone. It will come as no surprise to anyone who regularly drives in the UK that our roads are very busy, but the proof is now in that they’re actually the most congested in the whole of the EU. The proof comes more »