Monthly Archives: November 2018

Claims for pothole damage double

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The number of compensation claims for pothole damage has reached a five-year high. Figures from damage incurred on motorways and major A-roads show claims have doubled, with 1,089 made in 2017-18 compared to 542 the year before. The amount of … Continue reading

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Member states back lifesaving vehicle tech

News from Brake Thursday 29 November News@brake.org.uk   EU member states, through the European Council, have today given their backing to a new package of mandatory minimum vehicle standards, as proposed by the European Commission [1].   If the package … Continue reading

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Theory Test Service development

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The theory test is a critical part of ensuring that those individuals driving on the road are qualified to do so. DVSA are currently working to develop the theory test. They want to understand what trainers think of the theory … Continue reading

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MPs back fairer private parking charge system

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MPs have backed a bill which would make it easier to appeal unfair fines from private parking companies. The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill would see the creation of a single, independent appeals service for drivers who have been hit … Continue reading

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Surge in keyless car crime

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Keyless crime surged last year as criminals embrace new technology to break into vehicles. The Association for British Insurers (ABI) says insurers paid out a record £271m in theft claims in the first nine months of this year – a … Continue reading

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Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions

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DVSA has announced changes to the hazard perception test for cars, to help improve road safety. DVSA has added 23 new CGI clips into the driving theory test to simulate adverse weather conditions including: SnowWindFog and rain There will also … Continue reading

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Those on two wheels 63 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than car drivers

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Grit news for bad weather

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Highways England has acquired a fleet of new gritters to help combat bad weather and keep the roads moving. More than 190 new gritters will arrive in the UK over the next two years as part of a £30 million … Continue reading

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Learner driver text message trial

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DVSA is working with its Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car test candidates to: Make sure they’re better prepared to take their testEncourage them not to take their test before they’re readyHelp keep them safer once they’ve … Continue reading

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Improving road sharing with cyclists

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The Department for Transport has helped fund a project being led by The Bikeability Trust, who are aiming to help ADIs prepare drivers for sharing the road with cyclists. In the coming months a range of cycle awareness learning resources … Continue reading

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