Monthly Archives: December 2017

DVSA survey: Improving motorcycle and vocational trainer booking and test slot availability

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Last year, DVSA ran two workshops in Nottingham and Cardington to see what changes could be made to improve the motorcycle and vocational trainer booking service. DVSA wanted to increase the availability of tests, by reducing the number of tests … Continue reading

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DVSA release report on motorcycle training consultation held earlier this year

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Last year, between 30 December 2016 and the 17 February 2017, the DVSA held a consultation on proposals to improve the way that motorcycle training works in Great Britain. After receiving over 2,200 responses to the consultation, the DVSA have … Continue reading

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Mitcham driving test centre: temporary relocation

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Mitcham driving test centre will be temporarily closed for Module 2 bike tests due to roadworks on Beddington Lane. Module 1 bike tests will not be affected and will continue as normal. The last day of testing for Module 2 … Continue reading

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40% of UK motorists concerned about Brexit’s impact on car prices

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A new survey by Servicing Stop has found that almost 40% of UK motorists have expressed concerns over Brexit and the effect it may have on the cost of production. Over a third more said that they were most concerned … Continue reading

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EVs could save company car drivers £7,400 over three years, says Go Ultra Low

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A study by Go Ultra Low has shown that company car drivers could save £7,376 over three years by switching to a 100% electric car. The figure was calculated by comparing average electric and diesel models and included a benefit-in-kind … Continue reading

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67% of UK motorists want the English/Welsh drink-drive limit reduced

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Almost seven in 10 (67%) UK motorists want the English/Welsh drink-drive limit reduced, after the Government’s deliberation over drink-driving. Despite calls from experts to lower the drink- drive limit, the Government believes better enforcement of the current limit – as … Continue reading

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Thieves are targeting motorists defrosting their cars

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Motorists have been warned of opportunistic thieves who could steal their vehicles left running to defrost. With the winter months in full swing, motoring experts and police across the country have highlighted the increased risk of theft while vehicles are … Continue reading

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UK car sales fall for eighth month in a row, with diesel down 30%

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UK sales of new cars fell for an eighth consecutive month in November as economic uncertainty and a sharp fall in demand for diesel cars weighed on demand. The figures collated by industry trade group the Society of Motor Manufactures … Continue reading

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Tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel undermined by lack of enforcement

News from Brake Wednesday, 13 December 2017 news@brake.org.uk Enforcement of new, tougher laws on illegal mobile phone use at the wheel stalled just one month after their introduction, according to figures obtained by Brake, the road safety charity. From 1 … Continue reading

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Festive drinkers warned of risks as rural areas top breath-test charge table

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A recent study by the Press Association has found that more motorists are charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, show that Lincolnshire prosecutes the most per head of population. Also in … Continue reading

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