Monthly Archives: September 2016

The kill rate for Women driving on UK’s rural roads is higher than those driving in Europe.

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Women in the UK are ‘more likely to be killed in an accident on a rural road than those living in Europe’ according to a road safety report from MPs. Women have a higher risk of being killed on the … Continue reading

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Young drivers don’t know anything about their car

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A study found that one-in-ten young drivers believed that a ‘chassis’ is a type of French liquor, whereas, another 5% thought it was a type of dance. According to research young drivers are so apprehensive about buying their first car; … Continue reading

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DIA National Conference date announced

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As well running the largest and most diverse range of CPD programmes across the UK and online each year to help driver and rider trainers develop their skills and knowledge, DIA additionally provides a number of interactive and stimulating opportunities … Continue reading

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Six-point penalty for mobile phone use when driving

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Motorists caught using a handheld mobile phone when driving to face six penalty points and a £200 fine from 2017. Under new rules announced by the Government this week, drivers caught using a hand held mobile phone while driving face … Continue reading

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Driving instructors across the country raise funds for Children in Need with The Big Learner Relay

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The third year of the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need, which will take place in November, has been launched. Hampshire driving instructor Louise Walsh is the inspiration behind the two-week event, which features driving instructors and pupils across … Continue reading

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Heywood and Middleton MP wins national road safety award

News from Brakenews@brake.org.uk Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton, has been given the accolade of Parliamentarian of the Month for August, by the road safety charity Brake and Direct Line Group. The award recognises Liz’s involvement in the Justice … Continue reading

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Brake says ditch the car this World Car Free Day

Wednesday 21 Septembernews@brake.org.uk Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging all drivers to try and ditch the car and use alternative forms of transport this World Car Free Day. Every year on 22 September, people from around the world get … Continue reading

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Brake backs European Day Without A Road Death

Tuesday 20 Septembernews@brake.org.uk Brake, the road safety charity, is asking all road users to play their part in the first “European Day Without A Road Death”, otherwise known as Project EDWARD, on Wednesday 21 September. The project is supported by … Continue reading

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Motorists take photos and videos at the wheel, says RAC

The number of motorists illegally using mobile phones while at the wheel is rising, an RAC survey suggests. It says 31% of motorists said they used a handheld phone behind the wheel compared with 8% in 2014. The number of … Continue reading

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Learner drivers will be able to sit theory tests in Colchester again

Learner drivers will now be able to sit their theory tests in Colchester again. A new test centre at Wellington House, on Butt Road, will open its doors on September 29, with online bookings having been available since August. 
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