Monthly Archives: January 2017

Drivers urged to take care on roads after snow storm hits UK

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Drivers have been urged to take care on the roads after snow storms across the UK. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice and have issued advice to all drivers to allow extra time for … Continue reading

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DVSA and NASP publish revised ADI Code of Practice

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A revised version of the ADI Code of Practice has been jointly published by DVSA and the National Associations Strategic Partnership. It has been updated to reflect modern practices in the delivery of driver training and the management of a … Continue reading

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Dunfermline and West Fife MP wins national road safety award

13 January 2016  news@brake.org.uk   Douglas Chapman, MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, has been given the accolade of Parliamentarian of the Month for November, by the road safety charity Brake and Direct Line Group. The award recognises Douglas’ tireless … Continue reading

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The most expensive railway stations to park your car in the UK

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Some of the most expensive train station car parks in the UK have been revealed. Topping the table is Reading station with the highest daily parking charge of 100 commuter towns and cities across the country at £23.70. This is … Continue reading

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Volkswagen to pay $4.3bn fine over Dieselgate

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Volkswagen has agreed to pay a $4.3 billion (3.5bn) fine in the US in a draft settlement with the American authorities over the Dieselgate emissions scandal, it has been reported. It is believed Volkswagen will plead guilty to breaking US … Continue reading

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Petrol and diesel prices rise to highest for 18 months

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Petrol and diesel prices are at their highest average since July 2015, due to the 3p a litre rise in December. The average cost of unleaded petrol hit 117.23p at the end of the month, with diesel reaching 119.63p, according … Continue reading

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Possible changes to driving test

What is everybody’s views on using devices while driving ? removing the turn in the road from driving tests ? (formally 3 point turn) According to recent news using and following directions from a Sat Nav may become part of driving tests, … Continue reading

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DVSA and TSO reach one million downloads across their portfolio of apps

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TSO and DVSA are delighted to announce that they’ve reached one million downloads across all official DVSA apps. The Official DVSA app range includes the Theory Test Kit, Hazard Perception Practice and The Official Highway Code, which all have a … Continue reading

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Driving with a sleep condition more dangerous than drink-driving

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It is more dangerous to drive with an undiagnosed sleep condition compared to drink-driving, the RAC report. Both the RAC and Road Haulage Association (RHA) comment that conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS or OSA) can be a … Continue reading

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NHS hospitals take record £120m in car park charges

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NHS hospitals have made more than £120 million from car parking charges in the last year, reveals reports. Hospital visitors and staff paid out at least £18m in parking fees across the region last year. Patients in England spent five … Continue reading

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