Monthly Archives: August 2019

Demand for Blue Badge spaces grows

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There is an estimated 30 Blue Badge holders for every council-owned disabled parking space. Currently over two million people own a Blue Badge in Great Britain. However, with the scheme now being extended to people with hidden disabilities, Blue Badge … Continue reading

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Increase in drink drive deaths

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The Department for Transport’s latest statistics show that there has been an estimated increase in the number of people killed in crashes where one driver was over the drink drive limit. The DfT reached a final central estimate of 250, … Continue reading

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Brake comments on increase in drink-driving deaths

News from Brake Wednesday 28 August 2019   The Department for Transport has today published statistics on drink drive crashes in Great Britain for 2017 [1]. This shows that there has been an estimated increase in the number of people … Continue reading

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Bournemouth test centre will not reopen

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DVSA has announced the Bournemouth test centre is to permanently close. The Gillam Road centre has been closed since February due to a flooding problem but driving instructors in the area believed it would reopen. However this is not the … Continue reading

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More than 5,000 repeat drink-drive offenders in past four years

News from Brake Thursday 22 August 2019   More than 5,000 drivers have been caught drink-driving on more than one occasion in the past four years, prompting road safety campaigners to call for action to deter repeat offending.   The … Continue reading

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Hayes driving test centre closure

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Hayes driving test centre is closing and relocating to Yeading driving test centre. The last day of testing at the current test centre in Rigby Lane will be 25 October 2019. Yeading driving test centre will be open for testing … Continue reading

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Change of address for DVSA expense claims

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The address to which candidates send their out-of-pocket expense applications has changed. The new address is: DVSA PO Box 349 Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE12 2GN Any applications sent to the old address will not be processed. The address for applications for a … Continue reading

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M1 safety week success

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A week of action to improve safety on the M1 helped to reduce collisions by almost a third. The M1 safety week, which took place between Monday 13 and Sunday 19 May saw 200 dangerous drivers stopped by police and … Continue reading

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Only 2% of illegal instructor complaints resulted in conviction

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Just 2% of complaints made about illegal driving instructors have resulted in a conviction over the last five years. The data, obtained by Hippo Leasing via a freedom of information request to DVSA, reveals 961 complaints about unqualified instructors taking … Continue reading

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Roadworks lifted for bank holiday weekend

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More than 480 miles of roadworks will be lifted or completed on motorways and major A-roads to help people have smoother journeys over the August bank holiday. Highways England will remove the roadworks by early Friday morning (23 August) to … Continue reading

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