Author Archive | Allan Leith

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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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New standards for driver and rider trainers

A new framework setting out the key competences expected of driving instructors and motorcycle trainers has been published today by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The National Driver/Rider Training Standard™ sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to deliver driver and rider training programmes for cars, light vans and motorcycles, both before and after […]

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Speed camera information now available

Detailed information on specific speed camera sites has been published as part of the Government’s drive to increase transparency So far 75 English local authorities have published some or all of their information showing accident and casualty rates as well as speeds at camera sites before and after the introduction of speed cameras. This will […]

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Changes to the UK Theory Test

From 1st January 2012 the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has announced that they will stop publishing the live multiple choice questions used in Theory Tests. These changes will affect learner drivers & motorcyclists, trainee ADIs & LGV/PCV drivers. Test Revision and Comprehension The DSA will make available a parallel set of theory test questions to […]

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