Proposed new driving test

Follow a sat nav instead of the examiner For around 20 minutes of the driving test you will be asked to follow directions given to you from a sat nav. This is being done to make the test more realistic. The sat nav will be provided and the examiner will always be ready to step Read More

No more paper counterpart

From today (8 June 2015), the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being replaced by an online service This will save motorists millions of pounds and change the way they share their information with employers and car hire companies. The paper counterpart includes information on a driver’s penalty points along with details of Read More

Driving Examiner Strike

On Thursday 10th July some driving examiners may be taking industrial action.The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are encouraging all candidates to attend if they have a test booked. The strike only affects those examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Service Union and the DVSA are doing everything possible to ensure Read More

Graduated Driver Licensing Survey

68% of adults polled by Ipsos MORI for the RAC foundation support the idea of a graduated driver licensing system for drivers aged 24 and under.   A graduated driving licence would impose restrictions on newly qualified drivers for a limited period (commonly 12 months).  Many countries already use this system and it could include Read More

More people are learning to drive

Between April 2013 and March 2014, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has announced that 1,477,585 practical car driving tests were taken which is an increase of 2.9% on the previous year.  Over the previous 6 years there had been a decline of 16%.   This could be as a result of an improving economy giving Read More

Bus Lanes Suspended

Bus lanes in Liverpool were suspended by Liverpool City Council in October 2013.  The bus lanes were suspended until 28th July 2014 to allow the council to monitor the changes in traffic and allow them to make a decision on their long term future.   To date, there has been no announcement from Liverpool City Read More

Do you know the speed limit?

Research conducted by insurance company More Than shows that more than a third of drivers can’t recognise the national speed limit sign in a survey of 2000 drivers despite it being one of the most common road signs on British roads.   Last year a staggering 818,000 speeding tickets (2,243 per day) were issued to Read More