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Speed zones not effective if they are sign only

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Speed limits of 20mph are only effective in areas with speed humps, new research suggests. Queen’s University Belfast reviewed DfT studies from last year. It found roads which enforce ‘speed zones’ using humps or chicanes as well as signs reduce … Continue reading

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Shift your business up a gear with a new website

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A new website hosting service has been launched to help driving instructors make the most of their online presence. ADIweb, from Kent-based Apptimal Ltd, aims to bring enterprise-class design, hosting and content management within reach of independent ADIs looking to … Continue reading

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16 serious injuries on the roads for each rainy day

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Every rainy day sees an average of 16 serious injuries on UK roads. Analysis of road accident data by car insurance firm Churchill found that, over the past two years, just under 5,000 crashes on wet days have resulted in … Continue reading

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Three in 10 motorists witnessed physical abuse on the roads

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Three in every 10 motorists (30%) say they have personally witnessed some form of physical abuse related to a driving incident in the past 12 months. The RAC’s 2019 survey also found that almost half – the equivalent of around … Continue reading

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Driving examiners to say goodbye to the clipboard and pen

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Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced today. Driving examiners are using tablets to mark the driving test digitally as part of a phased roll … Continue reading

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High numbers of learners harassed on the roads

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New research has found that 77% of UK driving instructors regularly experience abuse and intimidation from other road users when teaching students. The survey of 610 driving instructors by Marmalade also found that: 31% experience abuse and intimidation on a … Continue reading

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MPs investigate road pricing to replace fuel tax

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MPs are to investigate if drivers should be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. Experts believe ministers must think about road pricing as motoring taxes are likely to decline as people stop using conventionally-fuelled vehicles. Road pricing covers a range of … Continue reading

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Driver 2020 launched to novice drivers

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TRL has officially launched novice driver recruitment for Driver2020. Following on from the Driver 2020 ADI launch, it’s now being officially promoted to the public to get a wider pool of recruits. Driver2020 is a research project looking at different … Continue reading

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Birmingham toughest place to pass driving test

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Birmingham is the most difficult place to pass your test in the UK, a new survey has found. Veygo analysed pass rates from every test centre in the UK and found Birmingham (the Pavilion) has the lowest pass rate in … Continue reading

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Digital driving test app in initial stage

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From today a select number of examiners will be carrying out driving tests using the digital app, instead of the paper DL25. DVSA will carry out a small number of driving tests, taking on board any feedback. Once this initial … Continue reading

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