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Octavia ‘most durable car’

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The Skoda Octavia is the ‘UK’s most durable car’ according to DVSA statistics uncovered by MotorEasy. There are more 250,000-mile-plus Octavias on the road compared with any other car. Second in the longevity stakes is the Volkswagen Passat with the … Continue reading

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Number of theory test cheats has tripled

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The number of candidates caught cheating on their driving theory test has tripled over the last five years, Auto Express has found. A crackdown by DVSA has seen the number of people investigated for cheating in their driving theory test … Continue reading

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Changes to car finance commission will benefit buyers

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced plans to ban the way in which some car retailers, and other brokers in the motor finance sector, receive commission. Currently, some motor finance brokers receive commission which is linked to the interest … Continue reading

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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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