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Graduated Drivers Licence Introduced To UK?

Graduated Drivers Licence Introduced To UK? Government looks at steps to make new drivers safer Would the introduction of a Graduated Drivers Licence reduce the number of Road Traffic Collisions experienced by new drivers in the UK? Road safety action plan to explore if graduated driver licences should be introduced in England. Published 18 July …

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Upcoming Driver CPC Training Deadline

Upcoming Driver CPC Training Deadline.

Upcoming Driver CPC Training Deadline. 5 years ago the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) was introduced to the UK and time is now running out for the upcoming Driver CPC Training deadline. There’s only 2 months to go for professional lorry, bus and coach drivers to complete their Driver CPC training before the September …

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Brexit Driving Abroad Is Changing

Brexit: Driving Abroad Is Changing

BREXIT: Driving abroad is changing. Commercial drivers operating in the EU need to prepare for Brexit by making sure they have the right documents because driving abroad is changing. To prepare for deal and no deal scenarios, you need to: register trailers for international commercial use weighing over 750kg check if you need International Driving …

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HGV Speed Limit Changes

Reminder, HGV speed limit changes in England and Wales

Reminder, HGV speed limit changes in England and Wales From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased. Following consultation and announcements made last year, the national speed limits for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on a single carriageway will increase from …

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Weekly rest period clarification for drivers

Weekly rest period clarification for drivers

A very recent statement by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has advised that a ‘normal’ 45-hour weekend break cannot count as ‘rest’ for tachograph and EU drivers’ hour’s regulations purposes if it has been taken in the vehicle, even if the cab has a bed. However, the 24-hour reduced rest periods which can be …

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Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include emissions check. DVSA will be targeting lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality. In May 2017, the …

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