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Top Tip Tuesday....
Remember "Space Invaders"?
http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/Space-invader-Highways-England-l…
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space invaders - tailgating

"Space invader? Highways England launches ‘tailgating’ campaign"

Recent figures demonstrate one in eight of all road casualties are caused by...

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13th Nov 2018

Top Tip Tuesday, and what to do if somebody steals your number-plate!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45397087…
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Cloned numberplates

"Cloned number plates "ready in minutes""

Registered DVLA retailers are illegally selling unclecked number plates...

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6th Nov 2018

More Top Tips today, what's your views on Cyclists?
http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/Cyclists-could-face-same-punishm…
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Cyclists could face same punishments as drivers

"Cyclists could face the same punishments as drivers"

One of Britain’s top motoring lawyers is demanding new penalties for cyclists, as well as a controversial scheme...

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30th Oct 2018

Top Tip Tuesday, and the heart breaking story we've all heard through the news or TV recently;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45627115…
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Graduated driving licences: 'The crash was down to inexperience'

"I lost my sister and girlfriend in the same crash"

Aidan Huddleston says that they may not have died if graduated driving licences...

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12rd Oct 2018

Top Tips again, and eating at the wheel?
What does the Highway Code say on this?
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/…/cereal-while-driv…
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eating whilst driving

Watch: Shocking moment driver captured tucking into bowl of cereal while at the wheel

A motorcyclist filmed the 'cereal offender' on a dashcam as he drove to work in Bury...

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16th Oct 2018

More Top Tip Tuesday
What's your opinion on the "eyesight crackdown"?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-45387965
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Three police forces will test eyesight of all drivers stopped

Police to test sight of stopped drivers

Three forces in England will test every motorist they stop in a crackdown...

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9th Oct 2018

Top Tip Tuesday, and how Not to handle the drop off at Manchester airport!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/ne…/amp/uk-england-manchester-45599295
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Man spared jail after driving at Manchester Airport parking official

Driver spared jail over "unjust" fees rage

The judge says it was wrong to drive at an official, but the...

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2nd Oct 2018

Top tip Tuesday and Mobile phone laws:
https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law
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using mobile phones when driving the law

Using a phone or sat nav when driving

It's illegal to hold a phone or sat nav when driving - you'll....

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25th Sept 2018

Everything about your Photocard licence!
https://www.drivingtesttips.biz/driving-licence-explained.h…
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everything about your photocard driving licence

Driving Licence Explained - Driving Test Tips

Driving Licence explained, both photocard and counterpart explained....

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18th Sept 2018

Drug Driving in today's Top Tip, and the penalties it may bring!
https://www.gov.uk/drug-use-and-driving
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drug use and driving

Drug use and driving

If you have used illegal drugs or misused drugs you must tell the DVLA ....

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11th Sept 2018

Top tips and Speed limits
Yes they do differ by vehicle
https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits
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speed limits

Speed Limits

A speed limit of 30 miles per hour or 48 kilometres per hour usually applies to all ....

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4th Sept 2018

Top Tip Tuesday courtesy of DriverActive
https://www.driveractive.com/tips/Tips_for_learners.html
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tips for learner drivers

Driving Lessons: Tips for learner drivers

For 100's more tips and lots of valuable advice about learning to drive subscribe to the DriverActive Learn Online Programme to speed your progress towards passing the driving test....

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28th Aug 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and Vehicle Checks
https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-safe
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check your vehicle is safe

Check your vehicle is safe to drive | GOV.UK

You must make sure that your car, motorcycle or other vehicle is safe to drive...

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21st Aug 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and Aquaplaning:
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/aquaplaning-motorist-narrowly-…/
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aquaplaning motorist narrowly avoids crash on sodden canadian highway

Aquaplaning Motorist Narrowly Avoids Crash on Sodden Canadian Highway | DRIVING.CO.UK

A COUPLE of Canadian motorists narrowly avoided a scary head-on crash, after a car aquaplaned at nearly 70mph on a soaking wet stretch of highway in Newfoundland.

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14th Aug 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and eyesight, how much of a difference can it make?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-44918423
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UK drivers are being urged to test their eyesight

Drivers must reach minimum standards, including be able to read...

DVLA asks UK drivers to retake eye test | EXPRESS.CO.UK

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7th Aug 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and Heat!
https://www.express.co.uk/…/Weather-UK-driving-heatwave…/amp
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Driving in Heatwave - The surprising faults that can easily damage your car

Driving in Heatwave - The surprising faults that can easily damage your car | EXPRESS.CO.UK

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31st July 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and Blue Light Vehicles
https://www.express.co.uk/…/Driving-law-fine-giving-way…/amp
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UK driving law - You could be fined up to £1,000 for pulling over for an ambulance

UK driving law - You could be fined up to £1,000 for pulling over for an ambulance | EXPRESS.CO.UK

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24th July 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and Motorways! Have you got on them yet?
https://www.express.co.uk/…/motorway-driving-law-learne…/amp
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motorway driving new law for learner drivers

Huge new driving law will come into force on UK motorways in less that one week | EXPRESS.CO.UK

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17th July 2018

Top Tip Tuesday concerns Cyclists, should be an interesting debate!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/dangerous-cycling-law-crimi…
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dangerous cycling

"Death by dangerous cycling" law expected to be recommended by review | INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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10th July 2018

Top Tip Tuesday concerns Vaping and the Law:
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/vaping-driving-prosecution-…
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vaping whilst driving

If you vape and drive you could lose your licence | INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

You could face a fine of up to £2,500 or even lose your licence

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3rd July 2018

Top Tip Tuesday and 1.8 Million driving tests!
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/dvsa-oversaw-1.8-million-driving-t…/
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l-plate on blue car

DVSA oversaw 1.8 million driving tests in 2017 | RAC DRIVE

Across the UK, DVSA examiners oversaw 1.8 million tests, in addition to 80,000 vocational tests for public service and large goods vehicles, plus 125,000 practical motorcycle tests.

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19th June 2018

More Top Tip Tuesday, and again how not to do it!
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/motorcyclist-weaving-dublin-tr…/
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motorcyclist weaves through dublin traffic

Video: Motorcyclist weaving through Dublin traffic makes disastrous mistake

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12th June 2018

Top Tip Tuesday, and how not to do it!
https://www.independent.co.uk/…/drunk-driver-high-speed-pol…

drunk driver caught on camera

Drunk driver caught on camera moments before piling into police cars at 127 mph

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5th June 2018

MOT is changing, here's what you need to know
https://www.whatcar.com/news/mot-test-changes-in-2018/

mot test changes in 2018

MOT test changes in 2018, what are they and how could they affect you?

Tougher emmissions checks for diesel cars and new pass and fail categories to be introduced

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29th May 2018

Have you ever been "blinded by the light?"
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/new-car-headlights-present-unwante…/

car headlights present unwanted safety risk

New car headlights present "unwanted safety risk" to drivers | RAC Drive

Around 15% of drivers admitted they've been involved in a "near miss" after being dazzled by oncoming traffic, or when checking their rear-view mirors.

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22nd May 2018

Who's volunteering to go first?
Top tip Tuesday!
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/learner-drivers-to-be-allowed-on-m…/

learner drivers on motorways

Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways by JUne | RAC Drive

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has confirmed provisional licence holderss will be permitted to practice on the country's busiest and fastest roads from Monday June 4 - providing they are accompanied by a qualified instructor in a vehicle with dual controls.

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15th May 2018

How your car tax is changing:
https://www.whatcar.com/…/ved-car-tax-changes-in-2017-what…/

car tax changes in 2018

Car tax changes in 2018 | What do I need to know

The UK's car tax band (VED) bandings were given a massive shake-up in 2017 and they are changing again in 2018. Here you can check the current car tax rates for all new cars, including the cost of their first year (or showroom...

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8th May 2018

Potholes, and how they affect You
https://www.autocar.co.uk/…/potholes-how-much-they-cost-uk-…

potholes how much they cost in the uk and how they are fixed

Potholes: how much they cost in the UK and how are they fixed | Autocar

With 2.2 million potholes being repaired across 12 months at a total cost of nearly £120 million, potholes are a big issue on our roads

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1st May 2018

How to save money motoring: Top tip Tuesday!
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/know…/30-money-saving-motoring-tips/

how to save money motoring

30 money-saving motoring tips | RAC Drive

Fuel is easily the most expensive part of motoring - so why not at least earn a little while expending on this necessity

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24th April 2018

Top tip Tuesday and Sat Nav driving on test
https://www.driving.org/dvsa-sat-nav-guidance-2-months-sin…/

dvsa sat nav guidance: 2 months since L test changes

DVSA sat nav guidance: 2 months since L-Test changes - Driving Instructors Association

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17th April 2018

How has the first self-driving fatality changed the game?
https://amp.theguardian.com/…/uber-settles-with-family-of-w…

uber self drive fatality

Uber settles with family of woman killed by self-driving car

Elaine Herzberg, 49, died after being hit by an Uber self-driving car in...

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10th April 2018

Top tip Tuesday and Autonomous Braking, everything you need to know
https://www.rac.co.uk/…/autonomous-emergency-braking-what-…/

Autonomous Emergency Braking: what you need to know | RAC DRIVE

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is one of the biggest safety breakthroughs yet - giving vehicles the capacity to slow themselves down when faced with a potential accident.

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3rd April 2018

What's your opinions on Autonomous cars?
https://inews.co.uk/…/self-driving-cars-drive-200-mile…/amp/

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self-driving cars to drive 200 miles of uk country roads in key trial

Self-driving cars to drive 200 miles of country roads in key trial

A driverless car is set to undertake the "most complex autonomously...

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27th March 2018

Everybody's dream road trip in today's Top Tip
https://www.express.co.uk/…/best-uk-roads-drip-trip-rou…/amp

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best uk roads trip

Best UK roads to drive: Add these stunning drives to your trip route

THE BEST ROADS to drive in the UK have been revealed - will you add these...

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20th March 2018

More Tech for today's Top Tip Tuesday
http://www.zdnet.com/…/humandrive-initiative-will-test-sel…/

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testing self driving cars

UK HumanDrive initiative to test self-driving cars on country roads | ZDNET

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13th March 2018

Oldie but a goodie for today's top tip!
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/…/practical-driving-test-tips-…

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Practical driving test tips: how it works and our advice for passing

Practical driving test tips: how it works and our advice for passing

Are you ready for your pratcial driving test? Prepare for the big day with our guide and top tips

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6th March 2018

Alternatives to conventional fuels in today's top Tips:
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/time-ditch-diesel-comparing-co…/

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alternatives to convential fuels

Time to ditch diesel? Comparing the costs of driving a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car

Driving has compared the costs of a Renault Zoe electric car, Toyota Auris hybrid and a Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, and ranked them against...

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27th February 2018

Driverless Cars and top tip Tuesday!
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/special-glasses-tackle-motion-…/

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driverless cars

Special glasses to tackle motion sickness in driverless cars

Driverless cars will bring a revolution in the way we spend our time. Rather than sitting in traffic drumming our fingers on the steering wheel in frustration...

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20th February 2018

A controversial top tip today!
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/campaigners-demand-tests-old-d…/

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campaigners demand tests for old drivers

Campaigners demand tests for old drivers to cut fatalities

The Older Drivers Task Force is calling for an end to self-assessment, in which "no one checks their eyesight or hearing, or sees if their reactions are still...

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13th February 2018

Top Tip Tuesday!
https://www.driving.co.uk/…/f…/best-new-cars-launching-2018/

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best new cars 2018

The best new cars launching in 2018

With new car registrations dipping in 2017 for the first time in six years, as consumer confidence takes a hit, car makers are having to pull out all the stops to keep the business wheels turning. Here are the best cars due in the UK in...

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6th February 2018

Up to date on your rules and regulations?
https://www.express.co.uk/…/UK-driving-laws-2017-fines-…/amp

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driving test changes

The NEW UK driving laws introduced in 2017 - Here's what you NEED to know to avoid fines

MANY driving laws and rule changes have been introduced in 2017. Here is a breakdown of all the new driving laws, legislation and rule chnages, you should be...

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30th January 2018

More on the new driving test! Are you prepared?
https://www.standard.co.uk/…/everything-you-need-to-know-ab…

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driving test changes

The Driving test is being changed: here's everything you need to know

The UK driving test has changed. From today onwards, learners taking their driving tests will have to follow a new format, introduced by the Driver and...

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23rd January 2018

Any potential danger with an ice windscreen?
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/…/law-driving-icy-windscree…

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icy windscreens

This is the law on driving with an icy windscreen

Frozen cars are part and parcel of the latter portion of the calendar year

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16th January 2018

What's your opinion on the new test? http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/…/2017-driving-test-changes-in…

If you've passed recently, how did you feel with it? http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/index.html

driving test changes

2017 driving test changes: examiners strike begins

Thousands of tests cancelled as examiners walk out for 48 hours in protest against hours, workload and new test changes

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8th January 2018

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