Allowing learner drivers to take lessons on motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. The change will apply to England, Scotland and Wales. Learner drivers will need to be: accompanied by an approved driving instructor driving a car fitted with dual controls Any motorways lessons will be Read More

Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. 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 Read More

Driving test changes: plans revealed to improve road safety

The government is committed to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on Great Britain’s roads. Changing the driving test will help to do this, by making it a better assessment of the candidate’s ability to drive independently in modern driving conditions. What the changes are The changes are to: increase the ‘independent Read More

New qualification helps to further professionalise the MOT industry

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is introducing: an industry-recognised qualification for new MOT testers and managers annual training and assessments for the existing 58,000 MOT testers Carrying out MOTs to the right standard Around 27 million car MOTs are carried out in Great Britain each year. The vast majority are done to the Read More

Worst learner drivers test attempt numbers revealed

  England’s 20 worst learner drivers have attempted the practical test more than 700 times between them, it has emerged. Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show how one 38-year-old Liverpool man took 39 goes to pass the driving test. Heckmondwike, in Yorkshire, accounted for a fifth of the top 20 Read More

No Change There

More than half of the drivers do not know how to change a tyre, while 28% do not know how to open their car bonnet, according to research by leasing Options. Less than (24%) of 18 to 24 year olds know how to change a tyre on their vehicle.

The Long Wait

The rise in practical driving tests waiting times continues, despite statements from the DVSA  that the matter is being addressed urgently, and that a recruitment drive for more examiners was in full swing. Patron of the ADI National Joint Council, Quentin Willson stated; “With lead in times for driving tests now running at four months, Read More

What’s putting the brakes on driverless cars?

Ethical dilemmas Our driverless cars will be programmed to avoid collisions, especially with people. But suppose a mother pushing a buggy steps out into the road suddenly and the car does not have enough time to stop. Who’s to blame? While law-abiding driverless cars, with all their cameras, sensors, radars and faster-than-human reaction times, could Read More