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Issue Date:- 10 November 2008


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IT seems millions of UK motorists are prepared to break the law to avoid speeding penalty points and drivers in the North West are no exception.  With unemployment figures at an 8 year high, recession looming and Christmas just around the corner, the new poll by Autoglass® reveals a growing trend in North West drivers accepting someone else’s penalty points in a bid to earn extra money. 13% of motorists in the North West say they would take on someone’s points for cash and of these, 73% say they are more willing to break the law by taking points for money than they were 12 months ago.

A significant 25% of 17 and 18-year-olds in the North West, who face losing their licence if they accumulate 6 points within a 2 year period, have admitted to already swapping points. The research also reveals men are twice as likely as women to swap their points - only 1 in 10 women would take someone else’s points or try and pay someone off to take theirs but this doubles to 2 in 10 male drivers, with mum and dad being the person most likely to take their son’s points.

The results also confirmed that drivers in the South West and East Anglia are the most dishonest, with 15% of drivers who would consider taking someone else’s points in return for cash, while motorists in Scotland are the least likely to take money for points.

Regions rated by honesty (most honest through to most dishonest):-

1. Scotland
2. North East
3. South East
4. Wales
5. Yorkshire and the Humber
6. West Midlands
7. North West
8. East Midlands
9. London
10. East Anglia
11. South West

Nigel Doggett, managing director of Autoglass® says:- “According to our new poll, 6% of Britain’s 35m licence holders – 2.1m drivers – admit to illegally swapping points with friends and family, providing an interesting snapshot into how point swapping is on the increase. It shows how, in a bid to avoid losing their licence or in the case of younger drivers to lower insurance premiums, some motorists are willing to break the law. This must be bad news for road safety because many motorists who by law should have lost their licence are still driving on the country’s roads and so needs to be taken very seriously.”


NEIL Buchanan presenter of ITV’s Art Attack will launch Our City with over 50 school-children on Thursday, 6 November 2008 at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

Our City is a project to create a digital map for display in the Museum of Liverpool opening 2010.

People from all across the city are invited to get involved by submitting details and images of places that are special to them in Merseyside.

Students from Holly Lodge Girls School and Roscoe Junior School have made 3-D models of their favourite places which will be placed on a topographical base depicting Liverpool’s urban landscape at the launch.  The places they have chosen include their homes and local community buildings which will be photographed and geo-referenced to form part of the digital map.

Local-lad Neil Buchanan grew up in Aintree before going on to find fame creating giant works of art on Art Attack. He is spearheading the project with National Museums Liverpool because of his feelings for the city.  Neil says:- “You often hear it said that the thing that really makes Liverpool is its people.

Well we thought it would be a great idea to interpret that literally and get the people to make Liverpool! 

We want to build a huge map of our fab city and all scousers can get involved - teachers and schools, mums and dads, celebrities and dignitaries and of course the real stars of the show - the kids themselves. Oh yeah, and me!

And the great thing is - you don't have to be a great artist to join in.

I am starting it off by creating a slot cardboard model of my 'special' place in Liverpool - LIPA.

I went to school there when it was the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys.

In fact, it was in the art room there that I was first inspired to create Art Attack - so it really is a special place for me."

Artist Patricia Lee has created a number of Liverpool’s landmarks including the Liver buildings, football grounds, cathedrals, and the new Museum of Liverpool.

Our City is one of a series of community projects that will run over the next 3 years to develop content for the Museum of Liverpool.

Information submitted by the public will be included in the interactive digital map which forms part of a hands-on gallery called History Detectives. 

The map will enable local people to find out about their community and its past.

Visitors can pinpoint and access information about their chosen area including historical maps, images, film and community information. 

A number of people will be able to search the map at once and the information they access will be displayed on a giant wall-projection, acting as a dramatic and exciting backdrop for other visitors.

For information on how to get involved contact Lizzy Rodgers on 0151 478 4439 or visit their website.

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