News and Updates from CVSL

Special Offer – Citroen C1 Hatchback 3 door VTR 1.0

Welcome to today’s special offer blog from CVSL. Bringing you the best car leasing and contract hire deals you will find online.

Today’s featured offer is the highly sought-after C1 Hatchback VTR – an elegant and economic three-door hatch from Citroen.

The back-to-basics model is incredibly cheap to run and capable of carrying four people comfortably, making the C1 an ideal first car for young motorists or a perfect second car for families.

See below for a promotional video which displays the comfortableness of the stylish city car.

The Citroen C1 Hatchback 3 door VTR 1.0 is available from JUST £99.00 per month (excluding VAT) from CVSL on a four year contract hire deal.

Call CVSL today on 0800 085 4256 and find out more about their superb Citroen cars for lease.


Employees feel under pressure to answer hands-free phones

A growing number of employees are saying that their employer is not actively encouraging the safe and legal use of mobile phones while driving for work. Some astounding results were found after the AA did recent survey on 7,000 people

More than one in 20 (7%) Employees are feeling  under more  pressure to answer their hand-held work mobile when driving for work or commuting. 2% of employees even said they have been explicitly told they are expected to return emails, texts and calls when they are driving for work or commuting.

Even though people are often under considerable pressure to be available to their work at all times. They must realise that driving is the most dangerous task the majority of employees undertake while at work so feeling that you have to respond to calls, texts and emails when you are driving is an unnecessary risk.

Besides the dangers posed to the individual taking and receiving calls, texts or emails while driving, companies have a duty of care to employees they also run the risk of facing charges of corporate manslaughter in the worst case scenario.

Employers have a statutory duty of care and, besides the risk to their employees, they are putting themselves at risk of liability and criminal charges in the event of a crash if the company’s actions, or lack of them, is deemed to have contributed to the incident. This is a growing problem and should not be neglected.


Don't Forget To Renew Your Photocard Driving Licence

Avoid the £1000 fine for expired licence

There are over two million motorists in the UK who are currently driving with an out of date driving licence. Most drivers believe that their new style licence is for life but the licence actually expires after a set period and has to be renewed, in fact photocard licences must be renewed every ten years. This is a problem we are coming up against every week here at CVSL when we ask for clients photocard driving licences.

We recommend you dig out your licence out and do a quick check this  can even help you avoid a £ 1000 fine. There are a few dates printed on the photocard, but the one you are looking for it the photo expiry date printed on section 4b on the front of the card.  If you find it is out of date then you need to renew it, the process is the same as if you were replacing a lost or stolen licence, you can either apply online, providing you've a had a new digital passport issued in the last five years (it'll use the same photo as on your passport), by post or in person at selected post offices

Check name and address

When checking that date on your licence also check that you have the correct address on it. It is free to change your address and you still risk the £ 1000 fine if it has not been updated. It has been reported that over 2.6 million motorists have not updated their driving licence with their current address and 3% of married women had an out-of-date name on their licence, which can also incur a £ 1,000 fine.

The first batch of ten year photo licences was issued in July 1998 so if you received your licence that year your licence will most certainly be out of date.

The DVLA state that drivers are allowed to continue driving if they have failed to renew before the expiry date but they ‘could’ be charged with ‘failing to surrender their licence’ which is an offence carrying the  £ 1000 fine.  The Association of British Insurers and the Department of Transport said that insurance cover was not affected if drivers failed to update their photocard. It's also worth noting the DVLA advises any driver travelling abroad to carry a photocard licence, rather than the older all-paper version, whilst this isn't obligatory, it may make your journey easier where required.