Monthly Archives: December 2016

DVSA announce key consultation on rider training

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At the same time as the government launches a consultation on learners being taught on motorways, the DVSA has also announced a key consultation on rider training. The Modernising Motorcycle Training courses floats a series of proposals aimed at targeting … Continue reading

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DfT launch consultation to allow learner drivers on motorways

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A matter that has often been talked about and consistently lobbied for has now become a reality. The Government has launched a consultation on learners being allowed on motorways. The proposed changes will see competent learner drivers able to have … Continue reading

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After death of paper disc, clamping for unpaid car tax skyrockets

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Clamping for unpaid car tax has almost doubled since the paper tax disc was thrown on the scrapheap, according to the BBC. Through figures released by the Freedom of Information request, the BBC have stated that in the six months … Continue reading

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Tesla to increase prices due to Brexit

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Tesla to increase in price by 5 per cent in the UK thanks to “currency fluctuations,” it has been reported. The cost of an entry-level Tesla Model S 60 will rise by almost £3,000 from 1 January. Sterling’s fall of … Continue reading

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British roads to cope with 28 million trips before Christmas

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Between now and Boxing Day motorists are expected to make over 28 million journeys on major roads, the RAC has estimated. Research by RAC Traffic Watch suggests that Christmas Eve will be the busiest day on the roads with 3.8m … Continue reading

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DVSA update NASP during latest meeting

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The eighth meeting of the National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) took place on the 7 December 2016 at the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) HQ in Nottingham. With DVSA in attendance, the meeting examined all the changes taking place … Continue reading

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Doctors call for ban on diesel engines use in London

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It has been reported that doctors and other health professionals are urging Sadiq Khan to ban diesel vehicles from the capital due to fears over pollution. Doctors Against Diesel claim 9,400 Londoners a year die prematurely from breathing in toxic … Continue reading

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Congratulations to all award winners at the DIA National Conference

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After months of preparation, the time had finally arrived. It was the day of the DIA National Driver and Rider Training Conference 2016. The conference covered a range of topics that are vital talking points within the driver training industry. … Continue reading

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Roadworks to reduce during Christmas break

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Highways England have announced as much as 98% of their road network will be roadwork-free in time for Christmas. The agency stated that it is completing 407 miles and suspending 41 miles of roadworks by 6am on Friday 23 December … Continue reading

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Sober enough to read this?

Charity appeals to drivers: not a drop, not a drag this festive season, as police crackdown starts Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on drivers to stay sober if driving over the Christmas period – not a drop, not … Continue reading

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