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Strict clean air zones to spread across the country
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Strict clean air zones to spread across the country

Strict clean air zones to spread across the country Image: BirminghamLive/ Birmingham City Council and used for editorial purposes only Birmingham is the latest UK city to announce that it is creating a clean air zone in the city centre to reduce pollution levels. The city council revealed the plans at the end of June […]

Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan
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Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan

Changing the city centre Currently, there are said to be some 300,000 HGVs on UK roads alongside over 4,000,000 vans. Being major contributors to the air pollution, this is causing big problems in major cities. This number is ever-growing as the demand for delivery services rises in-line with the soaring popularity of online shopping. The […]

Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.
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Telematics data can provide a “very effective” means of encouraging behaviour change among drivers to improve fleet safety.

Dr Dorn suggested that fleets should use both training and ongoing telematics data to encourage long-term behaviour changes So said Dr Lisa Dorn, associate professor of driver behaviour at Cranfield University, at last week’s ACFO spring seminar in Birmingham. Held to explore the changing face of vehicle management, the seminar saw Dr Dorn tell seminar […]

MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018
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MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018

The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt. Published 20 March 2018 Last updated 20 May 2018 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency MOT testing sign The way that the MOT test […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remove distracting roadside billboards
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Remove distracting roadside billboards

Roadside advertising billboards are posing an unacceptable risk to driver safety and should be removed to cut down on distraction. Roadside advertising billboards could pose an unacceptable risk So says driver training and education provider Drive Smarter as it points out that for such billboards to work effectively, they need to distract drivers – putting […]

Call for change in the law over driver eye care requirements
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If you’ve ever driven around a corner on a dark night and been momentarily blinded by an oncoming car with its lights on full beam, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of around 29 million others! A recent survey has found that some 48% of drivers – around 29 million of us – report […]