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  • The Diving Test has some Important Changes from 4th Dec 2017 The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving. The changes will only apply to car driving tests [...]

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    Learner drivers will have to be able to follow directions from a sat nav and drive into a parking space to pass their test. Ministers have announced four changes to the current test which will come into force on 4 December. Drivers will also be expected to answer vehicle safety questions while on the move and complete 20 minutes of independent driving rather than 10. The RAC Foundation [...]

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    Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales. Penalties for using a phone at the wheel double from 1 March to six points and a £200 fine. New drivers who get six points or more must retake their practical and theory. More experienced drivers can be banned if they get 12 points in three years.[...]

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    So it is illegal but we have all done it, or at least been tempted to.  That lure of your message ping, the familiar ring of your iPhone: ‘what if it’s urgent’, ‘I’m stopped at lights and it’ll only take a second to check’. We all know that it’s incredibly stupid and that we should not be doing it, but still that temptation is great. Well now the stakes just got higher (as if[...]

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    We’re aware that some members of the public are receiving emails, texts and telephone calls claiming to be from DVLA. Links to a website mocked up to look like a DVLA online service are sometimes included in the message. We don’t send emails or text messages with links to websites asking you to confirm your personal details or payment information. We strongly advise anyone who receives[...]

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    DVLA warns the public of scam emails that include a virus

    We’re aware that some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from DVLA confirming Direct Debit payment for a vehicle. The email has a Word document attachment that contains a virus. We do not send Word documents when confirming Direct Debit payments and we strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the Word document and [...]

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    Taxpayer Pays Out Over Driving Test Fiasco

    By Mark Kleinman, City Editor SkyNews Taxpayers have been left nursing a substantial bill after Whitehall officials slammed the brakes on a contract to move the management of Britain's driving theory tests. Sky News has learnt that the Government agreed a multimillion pound settlement this month with Learndirect, the privately owned company which was due to begin supplying the tests later this [...]

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    'Textalyzer' Technology Takes Aim at Distracted Drivers

    The breathalyzer could be getting a companion in the future: the textalyzer, a device that could check to see if a driver's phone was in use in the moments prior to or during a car accident. A bill sponsored by New York State Sen. Terrence Murphy calls for a textalyzer technology to be used in the field after a collision. The proposal is for a technology that would be able to see if a driver was [...]

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