Monthly Archives: November 2016

When it rains it kills – warning to drivers

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When it rains it kills – warning to driversHighways England has launched a warning for drivers to slow down when it’s raining to avoid any serious accidents. Drivers are being urged to slow down when it’s raining after almost 3,000 … Continue reading

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Boys death prompts #TowSafe4Freddie trailer safety campaign

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A trailer safety campaign has been launched following the death of a three-year-old boy. Freddie Hussey suffered fatal head injuries when a two-tonne trailer towed by a Land Rover came loose, mounted a pavement and pinned him against the wall. … Continue reading

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Insurers pay out record high £28.6 million a day whilst Chancellor announces 2% hike in tax

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The average cost of car repairs has gone up by 25% in the last three years, according to figures by the ABI. It has been reported that insurers have paid out £28.6 million a day in claims this year, the … Continue reading

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Safe Driving for Life offering additional help with theory test for people with learning difficulties

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Safe Driving for Life have taken an in-depth look at what the DVSA can do for people who need additional help to learn and sit the driving theory test. DVSA aim to give everyone who’s capable of being a safe … Continue reading

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IMI calls for Government to invest a further £30 million into training to make electric cars affordable

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Earlier this week, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) called for the Government to invest a further £30m into training independent repair and maintenance technicians on specialist hybrid and electric vehicles. The motor industry body believes that this investment … Continue reading

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UK Government given eight months to draw up tougher air pollution plan

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A High Court judge has ordered the UK Government to produce an improved plan by July 2017, which must bring air pollution within legal limits, it has been reported. The government have been given 8 months to develop a revised … Continue reading

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Britain’s roads to get £1.3 billion investment to tackle congestion

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Conservative Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced government plans to invest £1.3 billion on roads ahead of his Autumn Statement. The Chancellor said that the country’s roads will benefit from a £1.3 billion spending package to tackle traffic. Mr Hammond said … Continue reading

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Why December is a great time of year for a conference

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Our annual Driver and Rider training conference is fast approaching. You’ve probably seen a lot of updates on our news feeds including who will be attending the conference and why it is the event of the year to be a … Continue reading

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Take your chance to quiz a driving expert!

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Calling all drivers Ever wanted to put your questions about driver behaviour to the experts? Well now you can. DVSA and TSO are organising a Periscope interview with Associate Professor Lisa Dorn.  Lisa is the author of the acclaimed “Official … Continue reading

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Speeding and distracted drivers revealed as most feared as charity asks everyone to sign the Brake Pledge

Contact: news@brake.org.uk Drivers who are speeding or distracted (for example by a mobile phone) are considered to be the biggest threats on our roads, according to a survey by the road safety charity Brake, Aviva and Specsavers, marking the start … Continue reading

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