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Signal your intentions or get a hefty fine

The Highway Code is clear on the matter - if you fail to indicate for a pedestrian, and it ends up with someone being hurt, you can be prosecuted,
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Duty of care warning over untested foreign drivers

Companies need to be aware that reciprocal arrangements could leave them exposed under duty of care regulations, after figures show that rising numbers of foreign motorists are using a legal loophole to get a British licence without taking a driving test in the UK.
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Don’t go over your hours

Skipping breaks and exceeding time limits could see van drivers hit with a fine of up to £300.
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Warning over the cost of CAZ penalty charges

As new emission zones start up, single van operator’s costs could double to £2,500 and, for a small fleet of 5 vans and 1 truck, triple in size to £56,000 over a 12-month period.
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Keep an eye out for penalty points

Drivers could notch up sufficient penalty points for possible disqualification on just a single smart motorway journey if they are not continually aware and do not observe speed limits.
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Clean air zone challenges

Call for a vehicle appropriate ULEV standard, which is agreed nationally before Local Authorities implement any ultra-low emission requirements.
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Six ways to get a hefty fine

LeaseVan.co.uk has highlighted the potential costs of failing to observe motoring laws and pointed out that penalties can range from a £2,500 maximum fine for speeding to a £20 on-the-spot ticket for leaving a vehicle’s engine running
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Can I park my van at home?

Vans parked outside houses for the night are a common sight - but there are a few things you should be aware if you want to park your van at home
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Are you prepared for London’s ULEZ – because it’s coming next year

ON April 08, 2019, be prepared if you drive your van into London. Be prepared for the start of the Ultra Low Emission Zone...
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London Mayor announces van scrappage scheme for ULEZ

GREAT news for London-based trades ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone introduction (April, 2019): there's a new scrappage scheme for older, more polluting...
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How will London ULEZ affect van drivers?

IT'S not far away now - and we're not talking Christmas. But the London ULEZ which starts in April 2019.How will this affect van...
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Electric vans to require an MOT

A loophole that meant electric vans did not require an MOT has now been closed. It means that all electric van registered before March 01, 2015, will now be required to undergo the three-yearly MOT test.
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The law and van speed limits

DIFFERENT laws apply to car and van speed limits.Van speed limits are lower than cars on both single- and dual carriageway roads. This applies...
New sentencing guidelines for serious driving offences

New sentencing guidelines for dangerous and careless driving offences

NEW sentencing guidelines to allow courts to impose much stiffer sentences for those found guilty of dangerous driving will be heading for parliament soon.Following...
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Alphabet rolls out time-saving new online tyre service portal for drivers

IF YOU have your lease van through leasing company Alphabet then tyre changes should be less tiresome in future with a new online Tyre...
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