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Avoid the pitfalls of failing your Driving Test.
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Avoid the pitfalls of failing your Driving Test.

You’re ready to pass when you get things right without prompting, you apply your knowledge of driving theory, you anticipate hazards and you make good decisions. 90% of people who pass their test learn with an Approved Driving Instructor Get these right – 10 most common reasons people don’t pass their test: 1. Observation at […]

Tackling the law-breakers
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Tackling the law-breakers

Legitimate ADIs study and work hard to keep people safe on our roads. Our busy investigation team has an impressive record in prosecuting those who take money for instructing learners illegally. We carry out around 1,200 investigations into identity fraud a year. Accepting payment for taking tests for others can get you up to 5 […]

The staggering number of drivers caught speeding through the Silverlink roadworks
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The staggering number of drivers caught speeding through the Silverlink roadworks

New data has revealed how many drivers have been clocked by the average speed limit cameras With 30mph speed limits and rush-hour congestion, the Silverlink roadworks have been the bane of drivers’ lives. But the temporary traffic measures have created even more misery for more than 9,000 motorists who were caught speeding on the road. […]

Bristol City Council is assessing different options for deploying a clean air zone in the city to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.
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Bristol City Council is assessing different options for deploying a clean air zone in the city to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Bristol is looking at four different options for charging clean air zones as well as the potential for a non-charging zone. The council was one of 27 that were named in Defra’s clean air plans – published last July – and told that they needed to undertake action to consider the best option to achieve […]

Bristol 20mph zones: Four lives a year saved, study finds 13 February 2018
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Bristol 20mph zones: Four lives a year saved, study finds 13 February 2018

Bristol 20mph zones Bristol’s 20mph zones were designed to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and support people to be more active More than four lives a year have been saved since the introduction of 20mph zones across Bristol, research by the University of the West of England (UWE) has found. Average speeds on roads […]

New drivers could be BANNED from driving at night for two years under proposals
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New drivers could be BANNED from driving at night for two years under proposals

The Government is considering launching a ‘Graduate Driving Licence’ for young motorists which could restrict them until they pass a probation period Young motorists could be banned from driving at night for two years after they pass their test under new proposals. The Government is considering a bringing in a ‘Graduated Driving Licence’ which could […]

Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging
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Convicted drink drivers’ cars tracked by police tagging

Some UK police forces are using ‘intelligence markers’ to track vehicles which are being driven by convicted drink drivers to see if they are repeating their unlawful behaviour. This data comes from Freedom of Information requests submitted to 44 police forces by Auto Express and show that not all forces are monitoring vehicles in this […]

Six in 10 larger businesses considering move away from diesel
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Six in 10 larger businesses considering move away from diesel

The demonisation of diesel has led to large businesses debating a move away from the fuel type, according to new research from RAC Business. A survey of 1,000 UK firms found 62% of large businesses, with between 250 and 499 staff, are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms […]

Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.
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Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.

RAC warn petrol price rises look imminent RAC Fuel Watch data reveals the average price of unleaded in December increased for the second month running, rising by half a pence from 120.66p to 121.11p while diesel went up from 123.06p to 123.46p. This compares to the low in early 2016 when both fuels averaged 102p […]

New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs
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New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs

New technology that could automatically detect drivers not complying with ‘Red X’ lane closure signs on smart motorways could go live from the spring. New tech could detect drivers ignoring ‘Red X’ signs According to the Press Association, Highways England has revealed in a document that it is testing roadside cameras that detect when drivers […]