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DVSA customer contact centre temporary closure

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Due to building works, the DVSA customer support centre at Ellipse Building in Swansea will temporarily close from 1pm on Friday 5 July. The Swansea customer support centre deals with things like: MOT Testing and booking Operators Licence queries Intelligence … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover accelerates electrification

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Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich. Prof Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The future of mobility is electric and, … Continue reading

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Road funding “not fit for purpose”

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A report by MPs has described funding for the road network as “not fit for purpose”. The Transport Committee report claims funding is inadequate and not allocated efficiently or effectively. It says that local government revenue funding has fallen by … Continue reading

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Idling drivers face tougher penalties

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Drivers that leave their engines running while parked could face tougher penalties. Transport secretary Chris Grayling announced a public consultation, looking at increasing fines for idling drivers. Vehicle idling is a major factor in poor air quality, particularly in areas … Continue reading

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Latest driver and rider testing and instructor stats released

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Women have a higher pass rate in the theory test, while men have a higher rate of success in the practical test, according to the latest Department for Transport driver and rider testing and instructor statistics. The latest figures show … Continue reading

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UK car manufacturing declines for 12th month in a row

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British car production fell for the 12th month in a row in May, as output dropped 15.5%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 21,239 fewer units were manufactured, with demand both at … Continue reading

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Calls for motorway speed limit increase

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There have been calls for the motorway speed limit to be raised, after the Department for Transport revealed that a change in lorry speed limits could have helped improve road safety. A report shows that allowing heavy goods vehicles over … Continue reading

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Motor fraudsters adopt ‘hide and crash’ tactic

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Motor fraudsters have adopted a dangerous new tactic to trap unsuspecting drivers in ‘crash-for-cash’ scams. Dubbed ‘hide and crash’, the latest method involves a fraudster hiding in a driver’s blind-spot before quickly moving in front to slam on the brakes. … Continue reading

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Older tyre ban to help road safety

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New laws banning older tyres on large vehicles to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses. If supported, the new rules … Continue reading

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Coventry best for motorbike owners

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New research from Brightside Insurance suggests Coventry is the best place to live if you’re a motorbike owner. Data collated included vehicle theft, hours stuck in traffic, rainfall, motorbike test pass rates, speed limits, petrol prices, frequency of accidents and … Continue reading

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