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Business Expansion

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 10:03 PM Comments comments (6)
NEWSFLASH!!!!!
Just to let everyone know our good news and share it with you, We are excited and proud to announce the acquisition of Central Garage (Kiveton) Recovery giving GVS Recovery an extra base and additional resources allowing us to expand out to cover a greater area which now will including Worksop as well as Rotherham Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley.

Potholes: Reporting, Damage Claims and Repairs

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (7)

M1 Maximum Speed Limit Consultation

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:39 AM Comments comments (3)

A consultation on the proposal to introduce a maximum mandatory speed limit as part of the planned upgrade to the M1 in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands has been published today, Monday 6 January.

Press release Yorkshire and the Humber 6 January 2014

'Drink-drive temptation' in summer

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM Comments comments (9)
TWICE AS MANY drivers think there are more temptations to drink-drive in the summer than the winter, according to an AA/Populus survey.
Younger drivers (aged 18 to 24) are more likely than older ones (55-64) to be lured into having summer drinks before getting behind the wheel, the poll revealed.
Regionally, drivers in north-west England were most tempted to drink and drive in the summer, while those in Scotland and Northern Ireland were least likely to do so.
If faced with designated drivers who had had too many, most drivers (68%) would confiscate their keys and call a cab.
This was most likely among those in Northern Ireland (80%). Those in south-west England were the most likely to find another way home and report their friend to the police (8%). In the UK as a whole 6% would take this action.
The poll also found that faced with over-the-limit designated drivers, 2% would say nothing and hope they drove all right.
Females were more likely (74%) than males (65%) to take away the keys if drivers were over the limit. Also, 71% of drivers aged 35-54 were more likely to take away the keys than the youngest drivers (65%) and the oldest drivers (64%).
The poll, of 23,450 drivers, helped launch an additional phase of the Automobile Association's (AA) joint anti-drink driving consumer marketing campaign with drinks company Pernod Ricard UK.
AA president Edmund King said: "We must continue to remind drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. It is crucial that drivers and their friends and family consider the hazards of drinking and driving on all occasions throughout the summer.
"Twice as many people agree that there are more temptations to drink-drive in the summer than in the winter but it is worrying that a significant number of people would still accept a lift with a drink-driver. This is dicing with death as drinking and driving should never be mixed."
Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond said: "Drink-driving is a menace and I want drivers to understand: if you get behind the wheel over the limit this summer, you will lose your licence, get a criminal record, and face a fine - you could even end up in jail.
"Nobody wants to spend their summer in a prison cell so whether you are drinking in the pub or at a friend's barbeque, make sure you do not drink and drive - it could have devastating consequences for you and for others."

Increase in fixed penalty charges

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (6)
In case you missed the item on this week’s news, as from 1st July the fines for not wearing seat belts, using a mobile while driving and other offences have increased significantly. You will all no doubt be pleased to hear the middle lane hoggers can also now be fined for driving without consideration for other road users. HOWEVER be warned this also applies to trucks overtaking others and in doing so due to the slight variation on speed take a long time to compete the manoeuvre, there is already case history of prosecutions on the A14 in Cambridgeshire, no doubt more will follow.

The Origin of the Peugeot Car

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 4:32 AM Comments comments (23)
The Origin of the Peugeot Car
The Peugeot car is a masterpiece in design, with performance unlike any other vehicle on the market today. Whether you own a diesel or petrol fueled Peugeot, there is no doubt you feel blessed and proud to be the owner of this type of vehicle, but did you know it has a rich history you can be proud of as well?

The Peugeot History 
The Peugeot brand is one of the oldest brands on the market for cars today; however, when the business first began, its work had little to do with car parts. The business actually began as a manufacturer or coffee, salt, and pepper grinders in 1842. From there, they began manufacturing steel rods, umbrella frames, and wire wheels.

It wasn’t until 1889 when Armand Peugeot led the company in an effort to begin designing the first Peugeot car. Their first motorised vehicle was designed this year, in collaboration with Leon Serpollet, a steam specialist and was a three-wheeler that was steam-powered. The next year, Armand abandoned the idea of using steam for the Peugeot cars, and designed the petrol-powered Type to quadricycle.

In 1896, the company began making Peugeot parts themselves, designing their own horizontal twin engine, running at 8 horse-power. At this time, Armand Peugeot broke away from the main company, which was still designing and manufacturing other items and created a factory of his own called the Societe Anonyme Des Automobiles Peugeot. This factory was designed specifically to manufacture Peugeot parts and cars, and was located in Adincourt. In 1899, 1200 cars were sold in France total, 300 of which were Peugeots, starting the company down a successful and thrilling path to greatness.

There was a short pause in the manufacturing of Peugeot parts as war raged in Europe in the early 1900s, and the company turned to making military vehicles and arms during this time. Soon after the war ended, however, the company realised that cars Europe were no longer just a luxury, but a necessity, leading them to step up the pace on production. In 1921, Peugeot began mass-producing car parts and cars, the first of which was the 201. This launched Peugeot from a small business to a mass-producing success almost instantly, and the success of the 201 was soon followed by the 301, 401, and 601 between 1932 and 1934. 

After 1934, Peugeot became very interested in mass-producing cabriolets and coupes, as evident by the 401 and 601 models, which features retractable metal roofs. Soon after, in 1958, Peugeot began to sell their vehicles not only in France and Europe, but in the United States as well. They also began working and collaborating with other manufacturers, like Volvo and Renault in order to design and manufacture better car parts for their customers.

It wasn’t until 1962, though, when the coupe-cabriolet tradition really began for the company; during this year, the 404 Cabriolet was born, a car designed by Pininfarina. This iconic vehicle was a forerunner to today’s Peugeot cars, and is still a favourite among collectors.

200 years after the first Peugeot parts were first manufactured, the company is still celebrating the innovation, history, and creativity that launched them to greatness in the car industry. Remember that the next time you climb into your Peugeot; you are sitting behind the wheel of a car Armand Peugeot dreamed of 200 years ago, and are helping the brand make its mark in history.


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