Monthly Archives: February 2017

DIA becomes first Association to offer income protection in membership

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The Driving Instructors Association (DIA) has become the first Association to offer income protection in their latest membership scheme, DIA Plus. The DIA is currently the largest membership association for driver and rider trainers in the UK. This follows a … Continue reading

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Bin lorry crash driver admits reckless driving charge

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The driver of the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people in 2014 has admitted culpable and reckless driving in a separate incident. Harry Clarke, 60, had his licence withdrawn for medical reasons in the months following the … Continue reading

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UK drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

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The UK’s roads are among the most gridlocked in the world, claims new study. The UK was the second most congested country in the world, behind China, with 11 of the 100 most gridlocked cities, according to traffic analysts TomTom. … Continue reading

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<div>London introduces new £10 'T-charge' to cut vehicle pollution</div>

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London to introduce new emissions charge in the City starting 23 October. Sadiq Khan confirmed his plans for a £10 emissions subcharge, or T-charge, on older polluting vehicles in the city centre. The London mayor said: “It’s staggering that we … Continue reading

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Pavement lights installed in Holland for smartphone-obsessed pedestrians

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A town in Holland is trialling special pavement lights designed to help smartphone users cross the road safely. The town has installed “traffic lights” on the ground to let pedestrians know if it is safe to cross. Built by Dutch … Continue reading

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<div>Failing to indicate clearly 'most inconsiderate road habit'</div>

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Not indicating clearly has been named the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to a survey by RAC. A total of 2,144 drivers were asked to relay their pet peeves about those they share the road with, ranking … Continue reading

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Castle Point MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake 16 February 2017 news@brake.org.uk Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point, has been named as Parliamentarian of the Month for January, by the road safety charity Brake and Direct Line Group. The award recognises Rebecca’s road safety work in … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing wheelchair users

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It has been announced taxi and minicab drivers could be fined up to £1,000 if they refuse to pick up wheelchair user. This change in law from the Government also includes punishments for taxi and minicab drivers who attempt to … Continue reading

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New figures question whether UK can handle electric car growth

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If the whole of the UK switched to EV motoring it would take an estimated 20 nuclear power stations to run, it has been reported. Published by Transport for London (TfL), the report estimates that if all the capital’s residents … Continue reading

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Charity warns of gridlock Britain

10 February 2017 news@brake.org.uk New provisional figures from the Department for Transport show that motor vehicle traffic has reached a record high. In the year ending December 2016 car traffic increased by 0.7 per cent  to a record high of 249.5 … Continue reading

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