Road policing chief calls for penalties for those exceeding speed limits by just 1mph

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West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham has called for the current 10% buffer zone to be scrapped. Bangham also said speed awareness courses are used too widely, as opposed to giving out penalty points and fines to offenders. Current … Continue reading

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Government proposes clamp down on emissions cheating

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The Government has launched a new consultation document outlining its plans to clamp down on carmakers that fit emissions ‘cheat’ devices. If the proposals go ahead car manufacturers could face unlimited fines in the UK if they are found to … Continue reading

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Brake comments on call for zero-tolerance approach to speeding and tougher penalties for those caught

  News from Brake Monday, 31 January 2018 news@brake.org.uk   Chief Constable Anthony Bangham has called for the 10 per cent buffer on speed limits to be scrapped and for an increase in the use of fines and penalty points … Continue reading

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Road safety group calls for overhaul of driver eyesight testing

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Road safety group, GEM Motoring Assist, have said that a more robust system with better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would improve road safety in the UK and cut collisions caused by defective vision. GEM road safety officer, Neil … Continue reading

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Big changes to MOT laws make it more difficult for some cars to pass

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A series of alterations will be made to the annual MOT test from May, it has been announced. The test will group faults into three new categories (Dangerous, Major and Minor), and will alter the requirements made of diesel vehicles. … Continue reading

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Pothole-related breakdowns surge by 11 per cent

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The number of drivers breaking down due to pothole impacts rose by 11 per cent in the final quarter of 2017, new data has revealed. A total of 2,830 breakdowns attended by the RAC in October, November and December last … Continue reading

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Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover ‘hidden disabilities’

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The Department for Transport has revealed plans to extend eligibility for blue badge parking permits in England, to cover people with hidden disabilities such as dementia and autism. Blue badge parking permits give people with disabilities priority access to parking … Continue reading

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More emergency lay-bys to be installed on smart motorways

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The frequency of motorway refuge areas – dedicated lay-bys for broken down vehicles to use on motorways with no hard shoulder – will be increased, it has been announced. Highways England, the Government-owned company responsible for running the country’s motorways … Continue reading

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A great opportunity to join the DIA!

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DIA have just announced they have an opening for an ADI to join their small team in Crawley as Training Assistant. DIA is the UK’s largest professional association for driver and rider trainers, and the leading provider of training events … Continue reading

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DVSA survey: national standards for driving and riding

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The DVSA need your help to improve how easy it is to find and use the national standards for driving and riding. You just need to fill in a short survey – it takes around 5 minutes to do. The … Continue reading

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