Potential smoking ban in cars with children in 2015

Image of cigaretteSecond hand smoke has been a huge talking point especially when young children are involved. There are around 10 million adults smoking in Great Britain and two-thirds of smokers start before the age of 18 however this is their own choice. There are 40% of children being exposed to second hand smoke and 2 million are exposed to it on a regular basis. With these worrying statistics changes should have already been made. We have previously spoken about the Government introducing harsher speeding fines and now we will talk about another law that could make a huge difference. (more…)

Success for Volvo Trucks and their Apprenticeship Programme

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Here at QuoteSearcher we are very happy to hear of Volvo Trucks’ success as they recently visited The Skills Show where they generated a huge amount of interest in their Volvo Trucks Apprenticeship Programme. The first Volvo truck was built back in 1928 with sales of the trucks beginning just over 40 years ago in the UK. Now, as the second largest producer of heavy trucks in the world Volvo has a reliable reputation which is why so many young people are looking to take part in their apprenticeships. (more…)

Maaxi: The New Taxi App for London Taxis

Image of AppsUber is currently one of the most famous yet controversial taxi Apps in the world, as in numerous countries taxi drivers have staged protests against the use of this new technology. Taxi drivers claim that this App is illegal as it allows private hire taxis to run meters which is against the UK’s and various other countries’ legislation. Furthermore, some taxi drivers argue that drivers who use this App do not have the required licences or taxi insurance, meaning they are potentially a danger to passengers. (more…)

The Rise of the Christmas Taxi Driver

Image of taxis at night in LondonChristmas is a busy time of year for most people, which is why taxi drivers often see the amount of fares they take on each shift increasing considerably. However, Christmas is also a very expensive time for most people, which is why some try to take up taxi driving over the festive period in order to make additional income. Christmas taxi drivers are therefore both loved and despised, as even though they help tackle the influx in passengers looking for rides they can also cause issues in the industry. This is why in this week’s blog QuoteSearcher investigates the rise of the Christmas taxi driver: (more…)

Road Safety Week 2014 – Look out for each other!

Road Safety week bannerSet up in 1997 the Road Safety Week bought to you by Brake the road safety charity was bought about to raise awareness of road safety and teach people how they can be safer on the roads. Every year the road charity Brake organises the event in November and offers marketing and PR benefits to any sponsors of the campaign. Brake uses corporate sponsorships to fund the event and promote awareness through the use of PR and marketing. As a motor trader it’s important that you advise motorists on the changes they can make to save lives, so here are some tips from QuoteSearcher

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Connecting your Smart Phone to your Car Stereo

Image of Ipod in CarThese days almost everyone owns some sort of smart phone or mp3 which they use to listen to their favourite songs, however it’s not always easy plugging this type of technology into your car stereo. Older cars generally don’t have USB or Aux inputs that connect smartphones or mp3s to stereos, which can be very frustrating when you are fed up of the repetitive songs on the radio! As always though, new technologies have been invented to remedy this issue. We have previously spoken about Apple inventing a device to stop drivers texting and here is another one of their fantastic ideas… (more…)