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Emotions increase crash risk

Emotions increase crash risk when driving US researchers have found. Drivers who get behind the wheel when they are observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated, have their chances of being involved in a crash increased nearly tenfold, claim researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Distracting activities Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|News, Road Safety|0 Comments

Driving test delays apology from the DVSA

In a recent blog post the DVSA have apologised for the increase in driving test delays. The DVSA have given three reasons as to why the driving test waiting times have increased: the economic recovery – more people are taking driving lessons again more examiners have been retiring there has been a surge in people [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Driving licence counterpart ends

Today the driving licence counterpart ends As of today the driving licence counterpart ends, this is the paper part of the licence that accompanies the photocard. The driving licence counterpart has now been replaced by an online service. The counterpart was used to show details such as the category of vehicles that you are allowed [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Drug-Driving Law Changes

Drug-Driving - new law starts today New drug-driving laws have started today that, for the first time, allow people to be prosecuted for driving under the influence of drugs across England and Wales if they exceed new legal limits. The levels set for the drugs, which include cannabis, heroin and cocaine, mean there is essentially [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|News|2 Comments

UK Road Casualties 2014 – an increase for the year

UK Road Casualties 2014 In the 12 month period to September 2014 the number of road deaths, those killed or seriously injured, as well as casualties of all severities all rose compared with the same period in 2013. This is according to figures that were released today by the Department for Transport (DfT). The report [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|News, Road Safety|0 Comments

CGI Hazard Perception Clips

As of today we now have CGI hazard perception clips rather than the filmed clips that were being used. The reason for this change is that the DVSA says while the filmed clips were still relevant "the image quality wasn’t as clear or defined as modern technology allows". The new clips will still show the [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|News, Road Safety, Theory Test, Videos|0 Comments

Hazard Perception Test Wins Awards

The Hazard Perception Test wins awards and has taken the top prize at this year's Prince Michael International Road Safety awards. Reducing collisions Research has shown that the Hazard Perception Test could account for as much as an 11% reduction in collisions on our roads. This reduction has helped to improve road safety and is [...]

By | December 10th, 2014|News, Road Safety|0 Comments

Tax Disc Changes

What the tax disc changes means for you As of today with the new tax disc changes you will no longer need to display the paper tax disc on your car. If you have a paper tax disc with some months left to run you can now take it off your windscreen and throw it [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|News|0 Comments