Higher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone

Higher penalties for drivers caught using their mobile phone   There are calls for drivers to receive higher penalties when they are caught using their mobile phones after research shows that using a mobile phone can make you more dangerous than a drunk driver.   Research conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory shows that a Read More

The Highway Code: more ways to follow

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. Facebook Get regular and topical reminders about different rules from The Official Highway Code in your newsfeed and share them with your friends. Join over 20,000 other fans who are already following the page.  Follow on Facebook   Twitter Follow Read More

End of the vehicle tax disc

As of October 1st 2014 the DVLA is allowing motorists to pay their vehicle tax payments annually, biannually or monthly, and pay by direct debit. This is to help assist with the government’s 2014 law change to reduce the hassle that comes with vehicle tax. Another new change happening this year is the loss of Read More

No more foreign language driving tests

Currently, people are able to take their car and motorcycle theory tests with a voiceover in one of 19 foreign languages, and use interpreters on both theory and practical tests. However, following a public consolation, the UK’s Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill made an announcement in October that, as of April 7th 2014, test candidates Read More

Revised ADI code of practice

A revised code of practice for approved driving instructors (ADIs) has been published. The revised code, which is voluntary, has been drafted by some of the associations representing ADIs. It’s a framework within which all instructors should work. Professional standards The code has been accepted and welcomed by DSA. Mark Magee, ADI Registrar, said: “DSA Read More

Review of the ADI qualification and registration process

A consultation on the way that people qualify as ADIs and the arrangements for their registration has been launched. The consultation, which runs until 8 August 2013, includes a range of proposals to modernise the way in which people qualify to become ADIs. Options for change The consultation sets out 3 options for changing the Read More