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November worst month for car accidents

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The UK had 122,635 recorded accidents in 2018 – that’s around 336 a day. New research from Holts Auto also found: Most road accidents happen in November20% of all road accidents are serious or fatalBirmingham is the city where most … Continue reading

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Wednesdays in April have highest driving test pass rates

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DVSA results have shown April has the highest male and female practical driving test pass rates between 2018 and 2019. The team at Bill Plant Driving School analysed data from the DVSA which discovered that Pitlochry Driving Test Centre in … Continue reading

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Charge your EV for free at Tesco

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New charging points have been installed at 100 Tesco supermarkets. Hundreds of electric vehicle owners can enjoy free charging while they shop as a result of a tie-up between supermarket Tesco, Pod Point, and Volkswagen. New 7kW points EV charging … Continue reading

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Nearly 37,000 ways to drive, claims Hyundai

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Hyundai has revealed that there are 36,750 different ways to drive. The company partnered with Dr. Mark Hadley from the University of Warwick and driving expert Gary Lamb in creating The Drive Different Test, to showcase how alternatively fuelled vehicles … Continue reading

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Demand for automatic cars has doubled

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Significantly more used car buyers are searching for automatic cars rather than manual, new figures reveal. The proportion of searches for automatics on AA Cars has risen from 9.9% in 2014 to 18.6% this year. An AA Populus survey of … Continue reading

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Say NO #Learner Abuse

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A group of ADIs has set up a Say NO #Learner Abuse campaign and they’re looking for support from others in the industry. The group explained their campaign: “Every day, thousands of driving instructors go to work in order to … Continue reading

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Slight decrease in road tax evasion

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The government is still losing millions as a result of road tax evasion, despite a drop in the number of drivers failing to pay. Since road tax went paperless, the rate of tax evasion has risen from around 0.6% in … Continue reading

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UK’s penalty point hotspots revealed

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The UK regions which issued the most penalty points in 2018 have been revealed. Avon & Somerset, Kent and West Yorkshire are among the areas that issued the most penalties for different driving offences last year Of the police forces … Continue reading

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Speed awareness courses reduce re-offending rates

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Speed awareness courses slightly reduce the likelihood of re-offending, according to new research by Kwik Fit. A study of more than 2,000 British adults found that more than half of all people caught speeding (54%) go on to reoffend. That … Continue reading

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One in 10 drivers has had an accident driving at night

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Around one in 10 British motorists has had an accident at night, according to a new survey from Green Flag. The study found that 9% of drivers admit to having been involved in a road traffic accident after dark. That … Continue reading

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