Changes to the Theory Test to be introduced

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The driving Theory Test questions are changing to make the test more accessible for everyone, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. The agency have teamed up with the British Dyslexia Association, the British Deaf Association and other … Continue reading

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Simple checks could prevent tyre-related deaths and injuries

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New research has suggested almost three-quarters of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could have been prevented by simple checks. More than 30 people were killed or seriously injured in motorway accidents in 2016 due to illegal or faulty tyres. … Continue reading

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Driving test marking to go digital

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Examiners will trade clipboards for iPads and use a digital tool for marketing, as part of a wider DVSA transformation programme. By the end of 2018, driving examiners will no longer mark tests using pen and paper, but will instead … Continue reading

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Lewes MP wins national road safety award

News from Brake Thursday, 26 April 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, has today been honoured with a parliamentarian road safety award by Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Group.   The award recognises Maria’s efforts … Continue reading

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Brake joins the UN Road Safety Collaboration

News from Brake Wednesday, 25 April 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Brake has been accepted as a member of the UN Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) [1], illustrating the global nature of the charity’s work and its commitment to a vision of a … Continue reading

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Councils call for ‘more support’ from the government as roads continue to worsen

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Councils have asked for additional government funding to provide long-term road maintenance funding, after data from the RAC showed that weather conditions caused the third-highest proportion of pothole-related breakdowns in 12 years this winter. The RAC’s analysis of call outs … Continue reading

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Biofuel use in transport sector predicted to double by 2020

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If targets are met, new Government rules could see renewable fuel use double in the next two years. The Department for Transport (DfT) have announced that new measures will come into force on Sunday, stating that all companies who produce … Continue reading

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Should owners of driverless cars be required to hold a totally new driving licence?

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It has been suggested that a new driving licence system should be considered for owners of driverless cars, following a study conducted by Venturer consortium, amid fears over the safety of the vehicles on the roads. It may not be … Continue reading

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DVLA Digital Services announces new vehicle enquiry service is now live

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DVLA’s online vehicle enquiry service, ‘Check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT’ has now reached live status! Try it out for yourself here. While the service is fully up and running, DVLA Digital Services are continuing to … Continue reading

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DVSA celebrates driver and rider testing services

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Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, released a report, commissioned to showcase the excellent services and support DVSA staff and examiners provide in celebration of their commitment and passion in helping people through a lifetime of safe driving. Find a link … Continue reading

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