I’m innocent

Imagine a nasty little notice – a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) – has dropped through your letterbox. It claims your car has driven through a red light. Or bust Basildon’s 30mph speed limit. “But I’ve never been to Basildon… honest, bruv!” Maybe it wasn’t you who jumped the red but as the registered keeper […]

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Personal safety

It’s not just other drivers you need to look out for on the road – you need to take care of your own safety, too. Follow these steps to ensure your personal safety when you’re driving: Always wear a seatbelt Plan your route so you get safely from A to B without needing to stop […]

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What to do if you witness a collision

If you see a collision, the police may ask you to be a witness; they’ll want your name and contact details. Drivers involved in the incident may ask you, too. They may need a witness to make an insurance claim. Make notes of the incident as soon as you can, so you don’t forget the […]

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Flat tyre

In an ideal world, you’d never get a flat tyre… Fat chance! The average car gets a puncture every 38,000 miles. Hopefully your time will come when your motor’s parked just outside your front door or in the garage. Nice and convenient. But if your tyre goes flat when you’re driving along the A12 in […]

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Caught by a speed camera

If you missed the flippin’ great flash in your mirror when the speed camera snapped you, the first you’ll know about being caught out is when the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP, or FPN for Fixed Penalty Notice) or court summons, drops through your letterbox. Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) This will tell you when and […]

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Stopped by the police

The police can pull you over for all sorts of stuff: a light not working, your rust-bucket exhaust dragging on the road, your motor over-crammed with mates. They don’t even have to give you a reason. Don’t panic if you’re pulled over; here’s what to do: You must stop; failing to pull over could cost […]

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