1st PROSECUTION for middle lane hogging
We heard that the first person had been convicted for middle lane hogging in the UK.
Ian Stephens had been fined £940. Does this seem a little harsh? Even though this is very annoying we cannot help but feel that that was rather over the top.
He has also been convicted for driving without due care and attention.
So does the punishment fit the crime? £940 fine? When you could speed past a school at 40mph would you receive this punishment?
Rates vary by up to £200 per hour
Average hourly labour rates for repairs vary by 220 per cent across the country, according to new research.
A person having their car repaired in Twickenham, south-west London will pay an average of £141 per hour, compared with just £44 in Kirkwall, Orkney. That's a difference of £97 per hour when the average rate across Britain is just £84.30.
The highest recorded hourly rate of an individual garage was £240 per hour in West Byfleet, Surrey, with the lowest cost found to be £36 per hour at a garage in Smethwick, Birmingham – a 566 per cent difference.
These figures were published by Auto Express. They and are based on data supplied Warrantywise.
Deputy editor of Auto Express Graham Hope said: “Obviously higher hourly rates in London are to be expected, but the huge difference in average costs across Great Britain shows motorists are not being treated fairly. And a difference of £204 per hour between individual garages is completely unjustifiable.
“Yet again, it shows how key it is for drivers to do their research, make sure they get the best deal and get all rates confirmed before work begins.”
Average labour rates across Great Britain
It is one of the world's most highly regarded manufacturers and its name synonymous with luxury, high-performance sports cars.
But despite Porsche's unique place in the psyche of the motoring industry, a group of mechanics have been left red-faced after misspelling the iconic manufacturer's name.
The owner of a £100,000 Porsche 911 was left stunned to discover the error following what should have been a basic repair job.
A photo of the vehicle revealed it had returned from the mechanic's workshop renamed a
Having taken his vehicle into the mechanics' to have a dent in its bumper fixed, it appeared to have been returned in perfect condition.
The blunder was revealed by Ollie Martin on Twitter.
He wrote: 'A friend in Dubai took his 911 in for a prang repair, this is what Porsche did... BRILLIANT!'
It was quickly retweeted by former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.