Monthly Archives: June 2019

Latest driver and rider testing and instructor stats released

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Women have a higher pass rate in the theory test, while men have a higher rate of success in the practical test, according to the latest Department for Transport driver and rider testing and instructor statistics. The latest figures show … Continue reading

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UK car manufacturing declines for 12th month in a row

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British car production fell for the 12th month in a row in May, as output dropped 15.5%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 21,239 fewer units were manufactured, with demand both at … Continue reading

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Calls for motorway speed limit increase

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There have been calls for the motorway speed limit to be raised, after the Department for Transport revealed that a change in lorry speed limits could have helped improve road safety. A report shows that allowing heavy goods vehicles over … Continue reading

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Motor fraudsters adopt ‘hide and crash’ tactic

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Motor fraudsters have adopted a dangerous new tactic to trap unsuspecting drivers in ‘crash-for-cash’ scams. Dubbed ‘hide and crash’, the latest method involves a fraudster hiding in a driver’s blind-spot before quickly moving in front to slam on the brakes. … Continue reading

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Thousands of kids march for safer roads

News from Brake news@brake.co.uk Wednesday 26 June 2019   More than 63,000 kids will take to their streets today (Wednesday 26 June) to raise awareness of the need for safer journeys as 45 children are killed or injured every day … Continue reading

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Older tyre ban to help road safety

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New laws banning older tyres on large vehicles to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses. If supported, the new rules … Continue reading

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Coventry best for motorbike owners

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New research from Brightside Insurance suggests Coventry is the best place to live if you’re a motorbike owner. Data collated included vehicle theft, hours stuck in traffic, rainfall, motorbike test pass rates, speed limits, petrol prices, frequency of accidents and … Continue reading

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Leeds and Birmingham delay clean air zones

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Leeds and Birmingham are to delay the introduction of their planned clean air zones. In a joint statement, the two city councils said the zones were being “significantly postponed” because of a government delay in producing the digital systems required … Continue reading

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Parental encouragement key for autistic learner drivers

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Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritise independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a new study. These findings were compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and … Continue reading

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Derby teenagers to debate road safety with MP

A group of secondary school pupils will debate road safety with their MP today (Thursday 20 June) as figures reveal a child is killed or injured on the city’s roads every week.   The four boys from Murray Park Community … Continue reading

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