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Peterborough learners have most penalty points

Learner drivers in Peterborough are most dangerous, according to a new report. Hippo Leasing put in a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA and discovered learners in the PE postcode are the most likely to have penalty points on … Continue reading

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Changes to licence requirements for alternatively-fuelled vans

The Department for Transport has announced that drivers who hold a category B driving licence can operate alternatively fuelled vans (AFVs) up to 4.25 tonnes, provided they complete a minimum of five hours additional relevant training. The new law comes … Continue reading

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New site for Isle of Tiree test centre

The location of the Isle of Tiree test centre has changed. Testing will start at the new site on Saturday 11 May and bookings can now be made at the new site. The address of the new theory test site … Continue reading

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#MeToo and the driving instructor industry

DVSA recently published a blog from NWG Network on the importance of safeguarding training to ensure both learner drivers and instructors are protected from abuse. Click here to read the full blog If you are interested in safeguarding training, click … Continue reading

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Poll of UK’s worst driving habits reveals worrying behaviour behind the wheel

Nearly a quarter of millennials say they are so addicted to social media that they have checked their Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook accounts while driving. Privilege Car Insurance conducted a survey of 2,000 motorists to find British motorists’ worst … Continue reading

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Corsa top car for young drivers

The Vauxhall Corsa is the most popular car among young drivers, followed by the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, according to new research. Comparison site MoneySupermarket analysed four million insurance enquiries from 17- to 20-year-olds between April 1 2018 and … Continue reading

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Motorists blame poor roads for wrong-lane incidents

According to new research, Britain’s deteriorating roads mean many drivers are risking their own and others’ lives as they veer out of their lane to avoid potholes. A recent poll of drivers found that around 75% of those who had … Continue reading

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Lighting unlit roads see rise in motorway casualties

An initiative, which aims to save energy by switching of lighting on motorways, has seen the number of people killed or seriously injured on these roads almost double. Since 2010, Highways England have turned off road lighting on sections of … Continue reading

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Serious misconduct complaints against instructors increase

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

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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