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Online car insurance scams leaving drivers uninsured and facing bans

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How scam adverts for cheap car cover can cost you dear: Rogue brokers lure in drivers with discounts then hand false details to the insurance firmsInsurance crooks lure in motorists with enticing offers such as '70% ...

Drivers are told to stay alert on icy roads

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Drivers are told to stay alert on icy roads amid yellow weather warning as temperatures plummet to -4C ahead of 'thundersnow' that could wreak havoc over freezing weekendForecasters issued a Yellow Weather Warning ye...

Retailers overcharged drivers by £5m PER DAY at the pumps last month

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Motorists received the gift of rip-off fuel prices for Christmas: Retailers overcharged drivers £5MILLION-A-DAY at the pumps in DecemberMotoring group accused retailers of not passing on savings to drivers last month...

Drivers handed 22,000 parking tickets every DAY by private firms

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Drivers handed more than 22,000 parking charges every DAY by private firms - despite car use falling during pandemicMotorists are handed over 22,000 penalties by private parking firms every day  This is despite motor...

Learner drivers to take test if ‘confident’ they can pass’

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Learner drivers urged not to take test unless they are 'confident they can pass' as Covid-fuelled backlog hits half a millionDriver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) warned people not to take test until ready becau...

Amazon comes to a standstill in the UK: Delivery drivers sit idle

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Amazon comes to a standstill in the UK: Delivery drivers sit idle because they can't access their routes and host of other websites are forced offline in a global outage of Amazon Web Server networkAmazon's website a...

Half a million drivers waiting months for new driving licences

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Half a million drivers are waiting more than 10 weeks for new driving licences due to DVLA backlogFigures show 517,881 drivers have been waiting more than 10 weeks for licences Prior to Covid, DVLA said its processin...

Cheeky magpie hops inside car in China and steals driver’s cigarettes

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I'll have Marlboro flight! Moment a cheeky magpie hops inside car and steals driver's cigarettesThe overfriendly magpie in Dalian, China, was filmed playing with the cigarettes The bird first pecked at the carton bef...

Half of drivers to cut spending as a result of sky-high fuel prices

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Almost half of drivers are planning to cut spending as a result of sky-high fuel prices in the run-up to ChristmasSome 46% of motorists polled by the RAC said they will have to reduce spending A third claim they are ...

Bolt reveals plans to allow drivers to set their OWN fares

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Now Bolt reveals plans to allow drivers to set their OWN fares days after Uber announced 10% price increaseBolt will trial giving drivers  ability to set their own fares within a limit set by firm The firm hopes it w...

Homeowner builds bird box to look like a SPEED CAMERA to slow drivers

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Homeowner builds bird box that looks just like a SPEED CAMERA in bid to slow down passing driversMike Wrathmall from Billingham in County Durham was outraged over speeding The 44-year-old said an added bonus was wild...

Drivers reveal why they don’t want to switch to electric cars

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Motorists are unwilling to switch to electric cars as they don't trust the UK to deliver on charging (but 99% think EVs run out more often than they do)Royal Society of Chemistry says drivers don't think there will b...

Shoppers ‘face Christmas chaos’ as Tube drivers vote for strike action

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London commuters and shoppers 'face Christmas chaos' as union eyes festive period for strike action after almost 99 percent of Tube drivers vote for industrial action over pensions and working conditionsMembers of tr...

Drivers paying an extra £2.3m a year by not renewing licences online

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DVLA says British motorists are paying an extra £2.3m a year by not renewing driving licences onlineAlmost a quarter of licence renewal applications are still sent via post each year Renewals by post cost £17 to proc...

Two children are arrested after youths ‘threatened drivers with GUN’

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Two children are arrested after youths - including one as young as SEVEN - 'threatened motorists with FAKE GUN' outside shopping centrePolice caught four boys, including a seven-year-old, allegedly wielding a toy gun...

Delivery drivers given priority in fast food restaurants

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Have delivery services RUINED fast food? KFC and McDonald's diners vent frustration at long waits because Uber Eats and Deliveroo drivers get priority - and brand people who order at home 'lazy'An anonymous man has c...

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