SHOULD the UK come away with a No Deal Brexit, car makers will need to double-up on their safety and emissions tests to export and sell in EU countries. The government has set out new no-deal guidelines for the industry, which voiced their concerns to Prime Minister Theresa May this week at a motors summit in Birmingham. Currently, car manufacturers follow standards set out by the European Community Whole Vehicle Type-Approval (ECWVTA). Cars exported within the EU also need a European Community (EC) type-approval issued by individual countries. If there is a No Deal Brexit, the UK's type-approvals will no longer be valid for car sales in the EU. The same goes for cars imported from EU countries into the UK, despite their aligned requirements. Existing EC-approved cars would need to be converted into UK ones in order continue selling cars in Britain. Every vehicle will be affected by the no-deal scenario, as well as tractors and all types of non-road going engines. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about UK-made cars won’t meet EU standards in a No Deal Brexit, warns doom-mongers
Motoring by Press Association 12/09/2018, 4:18 pm Updated: 13/09/2018, 1:10 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A woman is believed to have become the first pedestrian to die after being hit by an electric bike in the UK. The hit and run occurred on August 28 when Sakine Cihan, 56, of Dalston, east London, was attempting to cross a road in the area, the Metropolitan Police said. She died later in hospital. Cycling UK said it was not aware of any previous UK pedestrian fatalities involving a collision with a so-called e-bike. The charity insisted the bikes did not pose “any greater risk” than conventional versions. Under UK law, the electric assistance on e-bikes must cut out at 15.5mph. Scotland Yard said the male cyclist involved in the crash on Kingsland High Street, Dalston, initially stopped after falling off his bike, but quickly fled the scene. He was riding a Specialized branded e-bike, which was … [Read more...] about Woman first pedestrian to die after being hit by electric bike in UK
A LEADING multinational law firm is expanding into Northern Ireland, creating 125 new jobs. Fieldfisher is adding to its international office network through a new base in Belfast, which will house services including document negotiation and legal support. The company will create the 125 legal and business support jobs over the next three years and the staff will be housed within an office in Channel Wharf on the Old Channel Road in the city. The new roles will have an average wage in the mid £20,000 range and will generate over £3.6 million in annual salaries for the local economy. Fieldfisher is the latest international law firm to set up a base in the north, adding to the likes of heavyweights Baker McKenzie, Pinsent Masons and Allen & Overy. It is the fastest growing large UK law firm for the last two years and current holder of Law Firm of the Year from The British Legal Awards and The Legal Business Awards. Fieldfisher managing partner, Michael Chissick said the … [Read more...] about Multinational law firm Fieldfisher sets up Belfast office, creating 125 jobs
BRITISH motorists planning on driving abroad need to be aware of dash cam laws across Europe which could land them in hot water. The recording devices are banned in some countries on the continent, putting drivers at risk of hefty fines and even jail time. While it's perfectly legal to film public roads in the UK, dash cams are explicitly illegal in Austria, where authorities can fine users £9,000 (€10,000) - and as much as £22,000 (€25,000) for repeat offenders. In-car cameras are also banned in Luxembourg, where anyone found to have filmed a public area can face prison time. Portugal has also outlawed dash cams, making it illegal to own or use one. And a number of EU countries allow drivers to film the road, but impose restrictions when it comes to sharing and using footage. Locations where dash cams are prohibited or restricted Austria: Banned entirely. Carry fines of up to £22,000 for repeat offenders Portugal: Banned entirely Luxembourg: Legal to own, … [Read more...] about How your dash cam could land you a £9,000 fine or even see you jailed abroad – and the UK laws on recording the road
DRINK driving is to blame for a shocking number of deaths and serious injuries on British roads every year. Here's all the information you need about UK laws and when the first ever roadside breath test in the UK was carried out... What is the drink-driving limit in the UK? The drink drive limit differs in the UK depending on if you are in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland. Government guidelines state that the limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. In Scotland the limits are 50 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 22 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 67 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. With just 10mg per 100ml of blood you are 37 per cent more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident than when sober. What can … [Read more...] about What is the UK drink driving limit, how many alcohol units can you legally drink before getting behind the wheel and when was the first roadside breath test?