Monthly Archives: October 2017

Theresa May urged to change law to protect young people from ‘predatory driving instructors’

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A Conservative MP has told Theresa May that driving instructors should be banned from having a sexual relationship with their students in the same that teachers are. Richard Graham stated that he feared young drivers might be at risk “of … Continue reading

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T-charge: London’s new anti-pollution measure

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles must from now on pay a daily charge up to £21.50 to drive in to central London. People driving older, more polluting petrol and diesel vehicles will be liable for the £10 T-charge, on … Continue reading

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Police set to earn £54 million from speed awareness courses

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Police forces are being accused of using motorists as ‘cash cows’ after their fees for speed awareness courses jumped by more than 25 per cent. The amount received by a constabulary for each person it sends on a course rose … Continue reading

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Brake comments as Government announces winners of funding to upgrade testing infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology

News from Brake Thursday, 19 October 2017 news@brake.org.uk Brake, the road safety charity, has welcomed the announcement today regarding continued testing of technologies relating to the development of autonomous vehicles and their promised potential benefits for safety and the environment. … Continue reading

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The DIA Driver and Rider Training Awards are back for 2017

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The DIA National Conference is back for 2017 – as are its popular Driver and Rider Training Awards. Combining a celebration of ADI achievement with a day ram packed with insights into the future of driver and rider training, top flight speakers and your … Continue reading

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RAC backs call for a drop in the drink-drive limit

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The RAC is calling on the Government to reduce the legal blood-alcohol limit in England and Wales after a majority of drivers back a change in the law. While the 80mg (milligrams) of alcohol per 100ml (millilitres) of blood limit … Continue reading

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Oxford aims to become first UK city to ban gas and diesel vehicles

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The Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council intend to deal with the “illegally-high levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide” in the city, in the most direct of ways. There is now a proposition of creating a zero emission zone in … Continue reading

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Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

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Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric car. The dismissals were a result of a company-wide annual review, Tesla said in an … Continue reading

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Drivers who kill to face life prison sentences in changes to the law

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Motorists who kill victims while using mobile phones, drink-driving or speeding could be jailed for the life under new laws. The Government will introduce tougher penalties for reckless drivers after thousands of people backed stronger punishments during a public consultation. … Continue reading

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Government to dedicate £1bn boost for electric cars as part of climate change plan

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In a bid to tackle pollution levels, the UK will spend £1 billion to encourage the uptake of electric and other ultra-low-emission vehicles. The financial injection was announced as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), which will support … Continue reading

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