Edmund King

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Name: Edmund King
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

21,000 new drivers banned over insurance

Driving without insurance is the number one reason for drivers being banned in their first two years of motoring, www.autoexpress.co.uk reported on Sunday.More than 40,000 new drivers have been banned over the past four years, Auto Express has discovered. ... [Published Nigeria Punch - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Phone giant backs our bid to stop drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel

O2 has pledged its support following horrific crashes caused by people using their mobile phones when drivingBritain's largest mobile phone operator is backing the Sunday Mirror’s battle to stop drivers using phones at the wheel.O2, which has more than ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Government now considering increasing limit on dual carriageways

The DfT is considering increasing the speed limit to 80mph on some dual carriageways, as well as motorways.A formal consultation on allowing motorists to drive at 80mph on motorways is due to be launched early in 2012, but the DfT’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’ ... [Published Road Safety GB - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

October fuel price update - dramatic change in supermarket pricing leaves rural areas isolated

"Bargain-priced"A reduction of 0.75p a litre for petrol and diesel came in the days following Sainsbury’s decision (29 September) to join Asda at the bargain-priced end of pump prices, charging less than 125p a litre for petrol. The remaining fall in ... [Published AA - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Death reduction rate stalls

|Author: John MahoneyThe Government isn't doing enough to curb the number of people dying on UK roads, claims road safety body Brake after official figures confirm a third consecutive year of only a small reduction in deaths.Last year, 1713 people were ... [Published Business Car - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Drivers benefit as cost of fuel drops

The cost of the price of petrol is set to fall again after three of Britain's biggest supermarkets stepped up their price war. Sainsbury's and rival Asda cut the price of diesel by up to 2p a litre and unleaded petrol by a penny yesterday, while Britain's ... [Published Shropshire Star - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 2 reports

Supermarket price war driving down fuel costs

Motorists are to see a further fall in the cost of filling up after three of the UK's major supermarkets stepped up their forecourt price war.Sainsbury's and rival Asda will cut the price of diesel by up to 2p a litre and unleaded petrol by a penny from ... [Published AOL UK - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Reality check: will 'Crossrail for bikes' bring gridlock to central London?

What is planned?The cycle superhighway will be made up of two routes , one going three miles north-south from King’s Cross to Elephant and Castle and the other travelling 18 miles east-west from Barking to Acton – making the biggest continuous, substantially ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Slow down to avoid twilight dazzle

The AA is urging drivers to slow down particularly at sunrise and sunset as AA research reveals that drivers and other road users blinded by the glare of the sun have contributed on average to 28 road deaths a year since 2010.Dazzle remains a stubborn ... [Published The Exeter Daily - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Beware of the glare on the M4 - AA says 28 die every year because...

DRIVERS are being warned the M4 in Wales could be lethal in October - because of the low sun.The sun rises in the east and sets in the west at just the same time as the morning and evening rush hours this month.According to driving organisation, the AA, ... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 6 reports

Vehicle tax change brings down DVLA website

Stefan Rousseau/PA WIREThousands of motorists have been unable to buy vehicle tax, after a deluge of visitors to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) homepage brought the website to its knees.Yesterday saw a switch from paper based tax discs ... [Published AOL UK - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 12 reports

New Tax Discs Result In "double Money"

01/10/2014The government could receive extra revenue from motorists in the new car tax system, the AA has advised.The old paper car tax disc will become obsolete from today, and the AA (Automobile Association), a British motoring association, has found ... [Published FinancialAdvice.co.uk - Oct 01 2014]

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King said: "we need to understand what has caused this to happen, although a slight increase"
AA president Edmund King said: "the main reasons for the drop in prices are global supply and demand, plus supermarket discounting in the uk. to put it crudely we are swimming in oil."
Mr King said: "as always it's a roller coaster for drivers. we should see some further reductions in prices at the pumps as long as the markets don't turn quickly and fuel retailers grab extra profit."

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21,000 new drivers banned over insurance [Published Nigeria Punch - 12 hours ago]
Shock as 21,000 new drivers are banned for not ... [Published AutoExpress - Oct 19 2014]
Phone giant backs our bid to stop drivers using... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Oct 18 2014]
Government now considering increasing limit on ... [Published Road Safety GB - Oct 17 2014]
October fuel price update - dramatic change in ... [Published AA - Oct 17 2014]
Death reduction rate stalls [Published Business Car - Oct 16 2014]
Claims four pence a litre drop is yet to be pas... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 16 2014]
Drivers benefit as cost of fuel drops [Published Shropshire Star - Oct 15 2014]
Supermarket price war driving down fuel costs [Published AOL UK - Oct 14 2014]
Why motorists owe EVERYTHING to cyclists [Published Motoring-UK - Oct 13 2014]
Fuel costs fall in forecourt war [Published BT.com - Oct 13 2014]
Rural roads dangers target of new safety campaign [Published Wheels Within Wales - Oct 12 2014]
Reality check: will 'Crossrail for bikes' bring... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 10 2014]
Cyclists don't need number plates, and there is... [Published The Independent - Oct 09 2014]
Petrol price war sees costs fall to a four-year... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 09 2014]
60% of fatalities occur on country roads, warns... [Published FleetWorld - Oct 09 2014]
Foreign drivers dodge £2.3m in speeding fines [Published Wales Online - Oct 08 2014]
AA warns drivers of dangers of twilight dazzle [Published FleetWorld - Oct 06 2014]
The end of the paper tax disc - AA members to b... [Published Finchannel.com - Oct 04 2014]
Slow down to avoid twilight dazzle [Published The Exeter Daily - Oct 04 2014]
Beware of the glare on the M4 - AA says 28 die ... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Oct 03 2014]
News: Sun’s glare causes 28 road deaths a year [Published Sunday Times Driving - Oct 03 2014]
Drivers warned of dangers of the dazzling autum... [Published UK Net Guide - Oct 03 2014]
The end of the paper tax disc - AA members to b... [Published AA - Oct 03 2014]
Vehicle tax change brings down DVLA website [Published AOL UK - Oct 02 2014]
DVLA pockets £3.3m from drivers in tax disc quirk [Published Telegraph - Oct 02 2014]
New online car tax system experiences teething ... [Published Recombu Mobile Phones - Oct 02 2014]
DVLA website grinds to halt as worried motorist... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 02 2014]
DVLA website grinds to halt as worried motorist... [Published Daily Record - Oct 02 2014]
Car tax disc meltdown! Website crashes on first... [Published Daily Star - Oct 02 2014]
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AUDIO: AA: Speeding fine rise 'unnecessary' [Published BBC News Video - UK - Jun 10 2014]
Edmund King, president of the AA, discusses new proposals to increase maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales. ...
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