Author Archives: Tonks Peter

Serious misconduct complaints against instructors increase

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Recent statistics from DVSA reveal a worrying rise in complaints against instructors made by students relating to indecency, sexually inappropriate behaviour or harassment. In 2017/2018, 150 cases of this nature were investigated by DVSA’s Counter-Fraud & Investigations Team. Year to … Continue reading

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Roadworks lifted for Easter weekend

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Highways England has promised to lift over 400 miles of roadworks over the Easter weekend. Around 459 miles of on-going roadworks will be removed between 6:00am on Thursday 18 April and 12:01am on Tuesday 23 April; meaning 99% of England’s … Continue reading

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Police to introduce detectors to spot drivers using phones

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Police plan to use mobile phone detectors to find drivers using their phones behind the wheel. Forces in Hampshire and Thames Valley are rolling out the technology to show when motorists are using their phones. A sign will flash at … Continue reading

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ULEZ launches in central London

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The world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London, in the same area as the congestion charge, in a bid to clamp down on the city’s pollution crisis. Operating 24 hours a day, every … Continue reading

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Take care if you vape and drive

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Police have warned that drivers who vape behind the wheel could be fined thousands of pounds and face losing their licence. Statistics released in February 2018 revealed that over 3 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes, many of them … Continue reading

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Smart motorways to be extended

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England will get another 400 miles of smart motorways by April 2025 under the government’s road strategy, despite increasing concerns over their safety. The system is currently operating on parts of the M1, M4, M6, M25, M42, M60 and M62. … Continue reading

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Driving instructor’s Instagram name stolen by royal couple

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A driving instructor was shocked to discover his Instagram name was taken away and given to Prince Harry and Meghan. Kevin Keiley had used the Instagram handle @sussexroyal because he lives in West Sussex and supports Reading FC, nicknamed the … Continue reading

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Fines for rear view mirror decoration?

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Recent news reports have suggested that hanging items such as air fresheners from your rear-view mirror could land you with a £1,000 fine. What is the truth? The DVSA said: “The DVSA encourages drivers to follow the guidance as laid … Continue reading

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Two thirds of drivers think cyclists are inconsiderate

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A recent study has revealed that two thirds of UK motorists think cyclists are inconsiderate road users. The AA Charitable Trust surveyed nearly 21,000 drivers, 66% of which thought cyclists lacked consideration for others on the road. Despite this, a … Continue reading

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Pavement parking probe

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The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England and consider possible solutions. Parking on pavements can cause problems, particularly for those with visual difficulties, who use mobility aids, or need to navigate … Continue reading

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