Monthly Archives: July 2016

RAC calls for petrol price drop as oil prices fall

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The RAC have urged fuel retailers to “play fair with UK motorists”, after news that falling oil prices are not being passed on to the pumps. At around $43 a barrel, the wholesale oil price is now at its lowest … Continue reading

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It’s never clever to use a smartphone while driving

Friday July 29 2016 news@brake.org.uk Almost half of drivers aged 25-34 use apps while driving (49%) More than half of 25-34 year olds read or write text messages while driving (55%)  Drivers aged 18-35 are most likely to text or … Continue reading

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Almost two-fifths of UK motorists admit to falling asleep at wheel

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A shocking four in ten British drivers admit they have fallen asleep at the wheel, a survey has revealed. In a study of more than 1,000 drivers, vehicle-leasing company OSV Ltd discovered that 38 per cent said they had either … Continue reading

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DVSA instructor search to show grades

The DVSA instructor search ‘Find Your Nearest’ will allow instructors to also publish their grades from this week. From tomorrow changes will be made to allow instructors to also include their Standards Check grade on their listing. The Motoring Services Strategy … Continue reading

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Warnings over mobile game Pokemon Go issued across the country

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As mobile game Pokemon Go continues to see a rise in popularity, it seemed as though it was only a matter of time before news would break out that the game has caused an unfortunate accident. It was reported a … Continue reading

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A550 southbound between B5463 and A540 | Southbound | Barrier/Bridge Repairs

Period : from 22:18 on 25 July 2016 to 05:00 on 26 July 2016. Location : The A550 southbound between the A41 and the junction with the A540 . Status : Currently Active. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. … Continue reading

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A550 northbound between B5463 and A41 | Northbound | Barrier/Bridge Repairs

Period : from 22:20 on 25 July 2016 to 05:00 on 26 July 2016. Location : The A550 northbound between the A540 and the junction with the A41 . Status : Currently Active. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. … Continue reading

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DVLA revenue falls £93m since paper tax disc scrapped

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Since the abolition of the paper tax disc, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have seen their revenue fall by £93m in the last year, figures show. According to information from the DVLA, revenue from vehicle excise duty (VED) … Continue reading

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An update on test waiting times

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At a recent joint meeting of DVSA andNASPthe matter of test waiting times was discussed and an update was given by DVSA on efforts to tackle the issues.a summary of that update and advice on managing issues you may be … Continue reading

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Diesel cars need to be banned in London, thinktank urges

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A think-tank has warned that Diesel vehicles must be banned from London if the UK is to meet its air pollution targets. Labelling the air pollution problem in the capital a “public health crisis,” it is believed that vehicles using … Continue reading

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