Pavement parking problem

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Millions of UK motorists who park on pavements could be forced to change the way they park. At present it is only illegal to park on a pavement in London, but the government is reviewing the situation and could ban … Continue reading

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Electric vehicle charging network from Tesco and VW

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Volkswagen and Tesco have announced the development of the largest UK retail electric vehicle (EV) charging network, powered by Pod Point. The vehicle manufacturer and supermarket giant will roll out more than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores … Continue reading

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Power and weight limit increase for motorcycle test bikes

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The DVSA is changing the rules for bikes eligible to be used for the category A full motorcycle test. From 31 December 2018: • The minimum engine power requirement for large motorcycles (category A) will increase from 40 Kilowatt (kW) … Continue reading

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Better vision checks needed for drivers

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One in five UK residents haven’t had any vision check since passing their driving test, according to research from Vision Express. Findings from comprehensive eye tests conducted on over 1,000 UK residents have revealed that one in five – which … Continue reading

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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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