Monthly Archives: November 2017

Vehicle vandalism up across England and Wales

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Vehicle vandalism in England and Wales has jumped by 10 per cent in three years, police data shows. Some 210,000 vehicles suffered criminal damage such as smashed windows, slashed tyres and broken windscreen wipers in 2016, with 191,000 in 2013, … Continue reading

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Speeding offences rise by a third to reach six year high

News from Brake Friday, 24 November 2017 news@brake.org.uk Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that speeding offences reached a six year high in 2016 [1]. There were 2.2 million prosecutions for speed limit offences last year, up from 1.6 … Continue reading

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DIA explain UK driving test changes

The new driving test changes are soon to be implemented with Monday 4 December fast approaching. DIA has produced a video outlining not just the changes being made to the L test but importantly why they are being made. You can use the video to share … Continue reading

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Examiner Industrial Action starts today  – updates and advice

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As reported last week driving examiners will commence industrial action today (with work to rule) and are still committed to striking on 4th and 5th December – as the new driving test launches. Members of the Public and Commercial Service … Continue reading

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Driving test changes: making sure you have everything you need

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Yesterday (Monday 20 November 2017) marked 2 weeks to go until the driving test changes on 4 December 2017. DVSA have released the following… In September, we sent you a copy of a handbook about the changes. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Road collisions responsible for 1 in 5 trauma admissions to hospitals

News from Brake Monday, 20 November 2017 news@brake.org.uk   One in five patients admitted to trauma centres last year were involved in road crashes – the second largest cause of admissions, according to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake … Continue reading

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Provisional statistics show almost 10,000 injured on Scottish roads

News from Brake Monday, 20 November 2017 news@brake.org.uk Provisional statistics show almost 10,000 injured on Scottish roads Almost 10,000 people were injured on roads in Scotland in the 12 months to June, recent figures show [1]. Provisional statistics from the … Continue reading

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Latest update on Part 2 and 3 test changes

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The following has been issued by the DVSA regarding the Part 2 and 3 test changes. We had hoped to reflect the changes to the car driving test in the ADI part 2 (driving ability) test on Monday 4 December … Continue reading

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Driving examiner strike: December 2017

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Some driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service (PCS) union are planning to take strike action on Monday 4 December and Tuesday 5 December 2017. The way the car driving test works is changing on Monday … Continue reading

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DVSA publish risk assessments supporting L test changes

Directly refuting claims by one Examiner’s union that elements of the new driving test could put Examiners at risk, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have today published a letter of reassurance to stakeholders, accompanied by an independent risk assessment report … Continue reading

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