• MOT failures
    Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

    Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

Warning over risk relating to early MOT failures
Drivers could face fines even with a valid MOT certificate

Drivers risk being fined and prosecuted if their vehicle fails its MOT test, even though they have a current certificate that has not expired.

Many drivers follow the practice of putting their car in for an early MOT to find out if any faults need repairing, in the belief that, even if it fails, they can still use the vehicle until the old test runs …

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    Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

    Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

‘Smart’ car catches out drunken driver following crash
Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

Just how ‘smart’ are modern cars? Smart enough to inadvertently tip off police about a drink driver following a crash, it appears.

The incident happened in Northern Ireland and involved a Ford Fiesta.  After the car was involved in a crash late one Saturday night, the car contacted police to report the incident, using the inbuilt emergency assistance communications feature within.

A Facebook post from the Police Service …

  • london emissions t charge
    New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

    New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

A new £10 per day emissions- based surcharge, called the T-Charge, comes into effect from October 23 2017 within the central London congestion charge zone, aimed at deterring older, more polluting vehicles.

The new T-charge applies to many categories of vehicle, both petrol and diesel, that do not meet the minimum Euro IV emission standards, including cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and HGVs, motorised caravans and horseboxes, breakdown and recovery vehicles, private ambulances, motor hearses, dual …

By |September 4th, 2017|Driving|0 Comments
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    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

Four changes to HMRC’s Advisory Fuel Rates for September

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced four changes to its Advisory Fuel Rates for the next quarter, which take effect from September 1 2017.

Diesel engined cars over 2000cc see their rates fall from 13p to 12p, while LPG cars with similar sized engines see their rates fall from 14p to 13p per mile.

At the same time, the rates for petrol and LPG cars between 1401cc and 2000cc …

By |August 29th, 2017|Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates
  • driving licence new address
    Your Licence – Your Responsibility Your Licence – Your Responsibility

    Your Licence – Your Responsibility

Your Licence – Your Responsibility

Drivers’ Responsible For Updating Driving Licence Details

Moving house is stressful enough, but forgetting to update your driving licence details as a result could prove more stressful still, with fines of up to £1,000 for drivers who forget to advise the DVLA of their new home address.

Updating licence information with details such as a new address can be carried out simply online via the Gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence

It doesn’t cost anything to change your address with the DVLA and you can …

  • taking a company car abroad
    The do’s and don’ts of driving abroad The do’s and don’ts of driving abroad

    The do’s and don’ts of driving abroad

The do’s and don’ts of driving abroad

What to do if you are taking your car or van abroad

For those company drivers thinking of taking their company car or van abroad, or for those thinking of hiring a car while overseas, there are some clear do’s and don’ts if you are to have a safe and, above all, legal trip.

Taking a leased vehicle abroad

Where the vehicle is leased, a Letter of Authority and a Vehicle on Hire certificate (VE103) are required from the leasing company to provide permission to …

By |August 1st, 2017|Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on The do’s and don’ts of driving abroad
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    New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

    New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

New Tougher Speeding Fines Come Into Force

Drivers To Be Hit By Higher Charges For Breaking The Speed Limit

From today, Monday April 24, drivers who flout the speed limit will face much tougher penalties for breaking the law.

Under the new rules, drivers caught for the most serious cases of speeding could be fined one and a half times their weekly take-home pay. So a driver earning £50,000 a year could pay up to £1,500 for travelling at 41mph in a 20mph limit.

 

What do the current rules say?

Currently, …

  • earth day driving
    Tips For Greener Driving Tips For Greener Driving

    Tips For Greener Driving

Tips For Greener Driving

6 Top Fleet Management Tips for Earth Day
Be kind to the planet by conserving fuel and cutting emissions

Nations around the world are celebrating World Earth Day this Saturday with a variety of events to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Every year, more than one billion people across the world mark the event by holding festivals, rallies and outdoor events in nearly 200 countries – often with the support of A-list celebrities and political leaders.

Here at CLM Fleet Management we thought we’d share …

  • crit'air
    New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

    New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

New clean air stickers required for travel to French cities

Crit’Air scheme designed to show the most polluting vehicles

UK drivers planning to go to France in the coming months are going to require new ‘clean air’ stickers or face on-the-spot fines for failing to display them.

Paris, Lyon and Grenoble introduced the new Crit’Air scheme in January to tackle vehicle pollution in their city centres, with another 22 towns and cities said to be planning to follow suit over the next few years.

The scheme requires all vehicles to clearly display an …