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Graduated Driving Licences
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Graduated Driving Licences

Are Graduated Licences Closer than we think? Following an intervention by the Prime Minister in response to a parliamentary question, the topic of a Graduated Driving Licence system (GDL) is back under discussion. It would seem that Parliament is likely to keep a close eye on the introduction and implementation of GDL in Northern Ireland. […]

Breakdowns
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Breakdowns

DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY THE OFFICIAL HIGHWAY CODE Breakdowns The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about breakdowns. Rule 274 If your vehicle breaks down, think first of all other road users and:   get your vehicle off the road if possible warn other traffic by […]

Charlotte Watts
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Advertisement feature from AA DriveTech: Any colour you like but it's still grey

Advertisement feature from AA DriveTech: Any colour you like but it’s still grey   Failing to manage the safety of those employees who drive their own vehicles for work purposes – the so-called ‘grey fleet’ – could be an accident waiting to happen. It’s perhaps understandable to imagine that employees who occasionally drive their own […]

Companies risk huge penalties for drivers who cause accidents whilst on the phone
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Companies risk huge penalties for drivers who cause accidents whilst on the phone

What happens in the United States usually reaches the UK, and with companies being sued for the “distracted driving” of their employees, it won’t be long before blanket bans for the use of mobile phones will be a feature of many UK driving policies. That is the warning from Jonathan Mosley, director of sales and […]

Analysis: inadequate eye tests put drivers’ lives at risk
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Analysis: inadequate eye tests put drivers’ lives at risk

Campaigners are calling for a change in the law after research suggested more than half (54%) of fleet managers fear some employees may be driving when their eyesight is not good enough to do so. The only legal eyesight requirement for driving in the UK is that driving test candidates must be able to read […]

One in eight drivers 'nod off' at the wheel
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One in eight drivers 'nod off' at the wheel

It only takes seconds of sleep behind the wheel to cause a fatal crash, but research released by Brake and Cambridge Weight Plan reveals one in eight drivers has ‘head-nodded’ at the wheel in the past year. Head-nodding occurs when someone nods off to between two and 30 seconds, often without realising that they have […]

Introduction to Fleet Driver Training
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Evaluating the Risks
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