Speed camera data ‘must be published in full’

The Association of British Drivers has welcomed the news that camera partnerships will be forced to publish speed camera data but implores the government to insist upon full and accurate data. ABD Chairman Brian Gregory explains: “The ABD have years of experience attempting to get raw data out of elusive partnerships without success. Any data grudgingly released is invariably missing vital information or spun in a misleading...

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Royal Limousine attack was ‘easily prevented’

A chauffeur security company has suggested the recent attacks on the Royal limousine could have been much worse if the convoy was diverted. Protesters in London smashed windows and threw paint at the unarmoured limousine in which Prince Charles and Camilla were travelling in – it was later revealed that bodyguards were seconds from drawing their weapons on the crowd. Jon Goodege from Security Chauffeur College told...

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Jersey chauffeur gets 15 seconds of fame

A Jersey chauffeur company is celebrating its TV debut after being chosen to transport candidates from the BBC’s The Apprentice show. Signature Executive Transport which is less than two years old, was featured in the recent show when the winning team were awarded with a Michelin-starred lunch at the Atlantic Hotel for winning their task. Proprietor Alan Blanchet told thechauffeur.com; “I had great pleasure in looking after the...

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Audi reveals benefit to chauffeur programme

Audi has announced it is to give chauffeurs an extra bonus when choosing an A6, Q7 or A8 model with its exclusive programme. Just weeks before the A8 long-wheelbase hits the UK market, the manufacturer has recognised the importance of continuing to operate when an accident occurs by including fault and non-fault cover.  Vehicles leased under the 2011 Audi Chauffeur Programme will automatically be covered for one year by Greenlight...

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Saab announces upgrades for 9-5

Saab GB is pleased to announce a number of specification upgrades for the new 9-5 Vector SE models with immediate effect. All MY11 Saab 9-5 Vector SE models are now fitted with leather trimmed seats as standard, replacing the previous leather and textile interior trim.  In addition, the 17 inch Blade alloy wheels are replaced with 18 inch Carve alloy wheels, improving the aesthetic appeal of the car.  Prices remain unchanged. Saab GB...

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Skoda celebrates top TV award

Škoda UK is celebrating a Superb ending to 2010 as the brand’s flagship model was named Family Car of the Year by Channel 5’s hit show Fifth Gear. “Right at the beginning of the year, I crowned this the greatest estate ever – and I stand by that even now. The mixture of space, speed, refinement, value, economy, comfort – it’s a beaut,” said Fifth Gear presenter, Jonny Smith. “Honestly, if you’re a dad and you need a car to carry...

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