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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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Refurbishment of Bridges on M4

Refurbishment of the bridges at M4 Junction 10

Refurbishment of the bridges at M4 Junction 10 As you will be aware, works have already begun on the bridges at M4 Junction 10. The refurbishment is necessary as the A329 link roads to/from the M4, have been corroded by de-icing salts. Highways England have therefore said that the bridges require repair to ensure the …

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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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Government launches plan to tackle air quality in the UK

Government launches plan to tackle air quality in the UK

Today (26 July 2017) the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), along with the Department for Transport (DfT), announced its plan to help reduce roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Clean air is one of the most basic requirements for us to live and work in. Part of the plan includes 3 new consultations from DfT …

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