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£20 fine initiative for idle engine running is being adopted by several councils

2018-08-15T14:27:13+00:00August 15th, 2018|

£20 fine initiative for idle engine running is being adopted by several councils In a bid to cut vehicle emissions, several councils are adopting on the spot fines for those who leave their engine running whilst stationary. Councils include Nottinghamshire city, Norwich, Wirral, Reading, Camden and Southwark. The move is in a bid to [...]

What driving instructor insurance do you need if teaching pupils from the age of 14?

2018-08-15T14:31:40+00:00January 16th, 2017|

What driving instructor insurance do you need if teaching pupils from the age of 14? It’s fair to say that many teens can’t wait to learn how to drive. In fact, many dream of being on the open road long before they are actually eligible to take their driving test. If you’re a driving [...]

Suzuki Celerio recalled due to brake failures

2018-08-15T14:32:31+00:00February 9th, 2015|

Suzuki Celerio recalled due to brake failures The new budget Suzuki Celerio model has been recalled from dealers, due to a brake failure issue discovered independently by two car magazines reviewing the new make. The budget 1.0 litre, five-door hatchback was launched just days ago and new buyers have been told not to drive [...]

Driving with the times – latest technology enhances driving test

2018-08-15T14:32:56+00:00December 23rd, 2014|

Driving with the times – latest technology enhances driving test The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will introduce new CGI video clips into the driving theory test from early 2015. Of course, there is no substitute for getting behind the wheel for real when learning to drive, but advances in technology mean that [...]

Possible changes to the driving test

2018-08-15T14:35:42+00:00December 12th, 2014|

Possible changes to the driving test It seems that the practical driving test changes from one year to the next. People that passed their test 10 years ago would be baffled by the test of today, and fully qualified drivers on the roads will have been tested for a variety of different skills. Soon, [...]

Learner drivers dip – but still focus of safety campaigns

2018-08-15T14:34:46+00:00December 5th, 2014|

Learner drivers dip – but still focus of safety campaigns Motoring costs and the price of insurance for novices have been blamed for the dip in learner driver numbers revealed earlier this year. In recent years, the percentage of those aged 17 to 20 who hold a provisional licence has fallen to 36%, from [...]

Study shows 60% of experienced drivers would fail theory test

2018-08-15T14:33:36+00:00November 24th, 2014|

Study shows 60% of experienced drivers would fail theory test They say experience is everything, but a new study commissioned by one of the UK's leading cheap driving instructor insurance companies claims over two thirds of experienced drivers would meet with failure if they took their theory test today. More than a third of participants, [...]

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