Author Archive | Allan Leith

Is the price of driving lessons an important factor when looking for a good driving instructor?

A busy driving instructor is busy for a reason..they’re good at their job! A fully qualified, experienced, driving instructor is also more likely to cost less overall even if their hourly rate for driving lessons seems a bit higher than the “special offers” and “bargain deals” you find advertised in local newspapers or via flyers […]

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Drivers urged to think biker

A £1.2 million THINK! campaign urging drivers to see the person behind the motorcycle helmet was launched today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning. The TV adverts will show bikers with flashing neon signs attached to their bikes. The signs show the rider’s name and information about them such as ‘shy retiring type’ or ‘new […]

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Bye Bye to driving licence counterpart and Insurance certificate

As a result of the Road Transport Red Tape Challenge the government wide process to get rid of unnecessary, burdensome and overcomplicated regulation – the Department for Transport is: Scrapping the regulation requiring motorists to hold a paper counterpart to their driving licence by 2015 – saving drivers up to £8m. Improving the regulation surrounding […]

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Young drivers insurance survey results go to Transport Select Committee

Research that shows young people are being driven to consider breaking the law in the face of high motor insurance premiums was presented to the Transport Select Committee by the young driver insurance specialists, Young Marmalade, on Tuesday. “Ridiculous”, “diabolical”, “extortionate”, “crippling” ….  these  were some of the hundreds of comments about the cost of […]

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Foreign language driving tests to be banned

According to recent press articles Ministers are to bar people from taking the driving test in a foreign language. The articles state that there are growing fears that tens of thousands of people may have been granted British driving licences despite not being able to read road signs in English. Mike Penning, transport minister, is […]

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