Monthly Archives: August 2017

Thousands of UK motorists driving with over 12 points

News from Brake Wednesday 16 August, 2017 news@brake.org.uk    More than 10,000 motorists are driving on the roads despite having 12 or more penalty points on their licence, according to an analysis by BBC News.   Commenting on the new … Continue reading

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Virtual speed bumps used to reduce traffic speeds

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Virtual speed bumps are being used to discourage drivers from speeding on London roads.  The initiative by Transport for London uses tricks of perspective to create the illusion of speed bumps, even though the surface of the road is flat. … Continue reading

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Industry and NGOs call for urgent UK action on vehicle safety standards

News from Brake Monday 14 August, 2017 news@brake.org.uk A coalition of industry groups and NGOs have called on the UK Government to pledge its support for European Commission plans to improve new vehicle safety standards. In a joint letter and … Continue reading

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Green light for driving lessons on motorways

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Learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today.  The law change will be active from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with an … Continue reading

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Brake comments as learner drivers set to have motorway lessons from 2018

News from Brake Sunday 13 August, 2017 news@brake.org.uk Learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced. The changes will come into effect from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with … Continue reading

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DVSA launches campaign to tackle unacceptable rise in assaults on staff

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DVSA are taking tough action against those who physically or verbally assault employees. The agency report more than 300 driving examiners, vehicle testers and roadside enforcement staff suffered physical or verbal abuse while doing their jobs.  This was an increase … Continue reading

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DVSA release detailed information on test changes

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With the changes to the driving test set to take place on 4 December 2017, DVSA has released more details on what your pupils can expect. DVSA has started to train their driving examiners on the changes to the test … Continue reading

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Speed bumps could disappear from our roads as government tries to tackle pollution

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Speed bumps could become a thing of he past if a controversial government plan gets the green light. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said local authorities should consider “improving road layouts and junctions to optimise traffic flow, for example by … Continue reading

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‘Pollution tunnels’ being planned for UK motorways

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UK motorways could be covered in “pollution tunnels” to tackle dangerous levels of toxic fumes. The plans, being considered by Highways England, would see canopies built up around Britain’s busiest roads to spare nearby villages blighted by emissions. Climate studies … Continue reading

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Get your ticket to DIA’s Drivers with Diverse Needs training day

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The DIA have launched their latest training course, dedicated to educating instructors on how to deal with people who have diverse needs and want to learn to drive. The UK’s leading professional body for driver and rider training will be touring the … Continue reading

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