|A personal injury lawyer has long been able to establish liability against drivers who were using a mobile phone at the time of a collision. Drivers
holding a mobile phone whilst driving could have three penalty points
endorsed on their licence when a Bill to be put before parliament in
twelve to eighteen months becomes law. The fixed penalty fine could
rise to £60 at the same time.
This change in the law has come about as a result of evidence brought forward in civil compensation claims by personal injury lawyer advocates proving that a phone was in use at the time of the accident after perusal of subpoened phone records.
Jaguar to end car production at Coventry (UK). More than 1100 jobs
will be lost when Jaguar ends 50 years of luxury car making in
Coventry. The company announced that production of the XJ saloon
and the XK sports model will switch to Castle Bromwich 15 miles
Jaguar is also pulling out of Formula 1 Motor Racing and Ford is putting
all of it's F1 business up for sale.
Talks are taking place which may lead to the sale
of MG Rover, Britain's leading volume car producer being sold to the
Chinese for £1 billion. This move is unlikely to succeed but could save over 6,000 jobs for those drectly employed.
The cost of taking a driving test will be
increased from 8 December. Fees for the practical part of the test
will rise to £42 for cars, £51 for motorcycles and £80 for lorries and