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Blackberry Disruption Made Roads Safer

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A dramatic fall in traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi last week has been directly linked to the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services claims Dubai Police.

In Dubai, traffic accidents fell 20 per cent from average rates on the days BlackBerry users were unable to use its messaging service. In Abu Dhabi, the number of accidents this week fell 40 per cent and there were no fatal accidents.

On average there is a traffic accident every three minutes in Dubai, while in Abu Dhabi there is a fatal accident every two days. Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the chief of Dubai Police, and Brig Gen Hussein Al Harethi, the director of the Abu Dhabi Police traffic department, linked the drop in accidents to the disruption of BlackBerry services between Tuesday and Thursday.

Email, Messenger and internet functions were unavailable to users in the Middle East, Africa and Europe after a crucial link in the BlackBerry network failed. Full Article

Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) Scheme

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Since 2005 it has been a legal requirement for all vehicles covered by a valid motor insurance policy to be recorded on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) by the policyholder, or their insurer/broker. In an effort to further reduce the number of uninsured drivers on UK roads, the Department for Transport will be introducing the new CIE scheme from Spring 2011. Under the scheme it will now be an offence to be the registered keeper of a vehicle which is uninsured.

Therefore remains the responsibility of the end user to ensure they are registered on the MID. It is normal practice for this service to be undertaken by your insurance company; however it is advisable to check your vehicles at

Imminent Capital Allowance changes and how this will impact on your fleet

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On 1st April 2013 changes to lease rental restriction thresholds will mean that the right choice of vehicle becomes more important than ever for your fleet. Ogilvie Fleet are here to help you make those right choices and give you a simple guide to the imminent changes ahead.

• The Lease Rental Restriction threshold will reduce from 160g/km CO2 to 130g/km CO2.

Judge attacks car insurer's repair costs

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A judge has strongly criticised the way a major motor insurer recovers the costs of repairing vehicles.

Judge Platt says Royal and Sun Alliance has used a subsidiary which inflates charges simply to boost profits. He found the subsidiary increased labour costs without carrying out any work itself and made other charges it could not account for. RSA Insurance said it strongly refutes any suggestion that it has acted inappropriately.

Judge Platt says the hourly rate for the repairs was increased from £36 to £39.50 an hour without explanation. £118 was added for a road test, cleaning and an environmental charge which was not on the original bill. £110 added for taking the car to the garage and back when it was drivable and the owner lived nearby.

Ogilvie Fleet Launches Unique Smart Phone Tax Tool

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Fast-expanding Ogilvie Fleet has further enhanced its sophisticated hi-tech reputation with the launch of a unique mobile company car tax tool.

The smart phone accessible driver benefit-in-kind tax calculator has been specially developed for Ogilvie Fleet - and access is open to everyone not simply existing customers.

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