Online Shopping Tips

Tips for Online Shopping

The business of online shopping has been growing non-stop for some twenty five years, and is second nature to many of us. As the type of retailing has grown, with hundreds of millions of pounds being transacted, it has become increasingly targeted by the criminally minded.

For the most part, online shopping is as risky, or not, as shopping on the high street, but there are a few simple checks that take only a few seconds that help make online shopping more secure.

The first, is that when visiting a site, go to it via its Continue reading “Online Shopping Tips”

UK Driving Law & Mobile Phones

Using Mobile Phones Whilst Driving

For private motorists in the UK, if you are caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving, you will receive 3 points on your licence and a fine of up to £1000. For HGV drivers, PSV and professional drivers this fine can rise to £2,500.

The current 3 points penalty doesn’t seem to the DVLA to be enough of a deterrent as too many drivers persist in using there phones behind the wheel, so plans are in progress to increase the punishment from 3 to 6 points, to act as more of a deterrent.

What Constitutes Mobile Phone Use?

To be guilty of an offence, you must be holding the device & using it for telecommunications purposes. This means that if your phone is receiving or sending data you are guilty of the offence. Telecommunications includes voice calls, texts, emails, social media messaging, in fact anything that involved the transmission or receiving of a signal.

In many instances, where it can’t be confirmed that you were using your phone, you can still be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention just for holding the device.

In this regard, holding the phone is no different than eating or drinking (even a soft drink) behind the wheel while you are in charge of the vehicle.

Anything that distracts your attention and ability to remain focused on the road may lead to an undue care and attention charge.

Mobile phones are a menace to road safety and it’s important for drivers not to be distracted by their smartphones.

Websites That Make Money

Websites Can Make Money Online

There is a world of difference between having a website and having a site that makes money.

Sad fact, but 99% of websites never earn a cent, brass rassoo, nothing, zip, nadda, ziltch…… yours doesn’t have to be the same…..

There are only a few essentials required to make a website work Continue reading “Websites That Make Money”