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Maybe some good news for when that pass certificate lands in your hands?
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/new-car-costs-slashed-by-nearly-25-as-showrooms-get-back-to-business/

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New car costs slashed by nearly 25% as showrooms get back to business

New car costs slashed by nearly 25% as showrooms get back to business

Car showrooms across England have dramatically lowered their prices in a bid to lure buyers after lockdown...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

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11th Aug 2020

Definately how not to do it.
Sad consequences for all involved
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jailed-killer-driver-who-boasted-of-doing-146mph-and-sent-bragging-videos-of-dodging-ban-on-whatsapp-a3966506.html

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Jailed: killer driver who boasted of doing 146mph and sent bragging videos of dodging ban on WhatsApp

Jailed: killer driver who boasted of doing 146mph and sent bragging videos of dodging ban on WhatsApp

A “boy-racer” who killed a student just a few months after boasting he had dodged a driving ban for knocking down another pedestrian has been jailed for more than six years...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

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4th Aug 2020

C19 and MOT's, an interesting topic anyway with their casual extensions...
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/coronavirus-no-barrier-to-getting-cars-motd-and-serviced-say-drivers/

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Coronavirus no barrier to getting cars MOT’d and serviced, say drivers

Coronavirus no barrier to getting cars MOT’d and serviced, say drivers

Drivers remain committed to keeping their vehicles properly maintained through the coronavirus pandemic, with relatively few intending to make full use of the automatic six-month MOT extension...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

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28th July 2020

How not to pass a theory test!
Your instructor can help you as much as is needed, don't do it this way!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51551981

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Cardiff learner driver with 'spy' earpiece in theory test

Cardiff learner driver with 'spy' earpiece in theory test

A learner driver's bid to cheat his way through his theory test by using a hidden earpiece has landed him with a suspended jail sentence.

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

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21st July 2020

Changes to motorway roadworks regs. How would this affect you?
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/motorway-roadworks-speed-limit-may-rise-to-60mph/

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Motorway roadworks speed limit may rise to 60mph

Motorway roadworks speed limit may rise to 60mph

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

14th Jul 2020

If you've passed recently, or been driving for a bit, whats your opinion on these "unwritten rules"?
https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18504856.13-unwritten-rules-driving-uk-roads/

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These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

MOTORING experts have revealed 13 of the UK’s unwritten road rules that drivers should make sure they follow to avoid annoying other drivers...

Tag: SOUTHWALESARGUS.CO.UK

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7th Jul 2020

"Learning during lockdown"

https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/.../learning-drive-during-...

Learning to drive during lockdown - how to keep your skills sharp without lessons

Learning to drive during lockdown - how to keep your skills sharp without lessons

Among the earliest aspects of life to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak was the UK’s driving test system. Even before the country was put into lockdown, theory and practical...

Tag: WAKEFIELDEXPRESS.CO.UK

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30th June 2020

"Totally Unacceptable" speeding in todays top tip.
How not to do it!

https://inews.co.uk/…/speeding-lockdown-uk-police-patrol-ro...

Speeding during lockdown: Police actively patrolling hotspots as UK drivers flout speed limits on quieter roads

Speeding during lockdown: Police actively patrolling hotspots as UK drivers flout speed limits on quieter roads

‘Such driving behaviour is totally unacceptable,’ said a Met Police spokesperson, highlighting the risk of hurting NHS and key workers...

Tag: INEWS.CO.UK

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23rd June 2020

From the Highway Code:
You should leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. The safe rule is never to get closer than the overall stopping distance.

https://youtu.be/Sr48lbSlOfo

Boris Johnson car crash, PM in minor collision after protester runs in front of convoy.

Tag: THESUN.CO.UK

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18th June 2020

We’ve seen speeds of up to 151mph clocked on the M1, 134mph in a 40mph zone...'

https://metro.co.uk/.../driver-caught-163mph-motorway-speedi.../

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Driver caught at 163mph as ‘extremely dangerous driving’ continues in lockdown

Driver caught at 163mph as ‘extremely dangerous driving’ continues in lockdown

A driver was caught at an eye-watering 163mph on the M1 as problems with speeding continue during the coronavirus lockdown...

Tag: METRO.CO.UK

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16th June 2020

Rural Racetracks?
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/.../18420952.concerns.../

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Concerns that danger drivers are using lockdown to turn rural roads into 'racetracks'

Concerns that danger drivers are using lockdown to turn rural roads into 'racetracks'

THE Nation-wide lockdown is being exploited by anti-social drivers, who are using quiet rural roads as their own racetracks...

Tag: THETELEGRAPHANDARGUS.CO.UK

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9th June 2020

An interesting read on the various definitions of an "Essential drive"
https://www.express.co.uk/.../Can-I-drive-as-exercise-during-...

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Can I drive as exercise during lockdown?

Can I drive as exercise during lockdown?

EXERCISING is permitted once per day during the lockdown - but does that include driving?...

Tag: EXPRESS.CO.UK

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2nd June 2020

Changes to "Normal Driving Life" after the lockdown is lifted:

https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/.../aa-predicts-sharp-decl...

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AA predicts sharp decline in driving after lockdown

AA predicts sharp decline in driving after lockdown

The AA has predicted that a fifth of motorists will use the car less in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown...

Tag: WAKEFIELD EXPRESS.CO.UK

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26th May 2020

What's your thoughts on America's take on driving tests during the Coronavirus situation?
https://news.sky.com/.../coronavirus-teenagers-in-georgia-to-...

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Coronavirus: Teenagers in Georgia to be given driving licence without taking test under new rules

Coronavirus: Teenagers in Georgia to be given driving licence without taking test under new rules

Under the regulations designed to account for social distancing restrictions in the US state, parents will be asked to make the final decision as to whether their children should be granted a licence to get behind the wheel...

Tag: NEWS.SKY.COM

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19th May 2020

Applying for a theory test as a Key/Critical worker:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-emergency-theory-test

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Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

If you’re a key worker, for example you work in a hospital or as a carer, you can apply for a driving theory test for:...

Tag: GOV.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday, Government Information

5th May 2020

Unbelievable Jeff!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/.../man-first-convicted-drink-drivi.../

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DRUNK'N SCOOTER! First man to be convicted of drink-driving on an electric scooter gets road ban after crashing into moped

DRUNK'N SCOOTER! First man to be convicted of drink-driving on an electric scooter gets road ban after crashing into moped

THE first person to be prosecuted for drink-driving an electric scooter has been banned from the road...

Tag: MIRROR.CO.UK

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28th Apr 2020

In-car tech in today's Top Tip
What's your thoughts?
https://www.mirror.co.uk/.../drivers-face-1000-fine-3-21200250

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Drivers face a £1,000 fine and 3 points for using technology built into their cars

Drivers face a £1,000 fine and 3 points for using technology built into their cars

New cars are being packed with ever-more features and new technology - but despite much of it being hard wired in, using it while behind the wheel could still see you break the UK's driving laws...

Tag: MIRROR.CO.UK

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21st Apr 2020

The UK's longest self-driving car journey
https://eandt.theiet.org/.../nissan-performs-uks-longest-aut.../

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Nissan performs UK’s longest autonomous car journey

Nissan performs UK's longest autonomous car journey

A British-based research project, testing the latest autonomous vehicle technologies, has successfully completed a 230-mile self-navigated journey on UK roads...

Tag: EANDT.THEIET.ORG

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14th Apr 2020

How would you keep yourself in foggy conditions?

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Tag: Theory Thursday

9th April 2020

More post-brexit driving whilst abroad news
(Though Brexit is the last thing on the news at the moment!)
https://www.express.co.uk/.../Brexit-latest-news-what-are-rul...

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Brexit latest news: What are the rules for driving in Spain after Brexit?

Brexit latest news: What are the rules for driving in Spain after Brexit?

ON FRIDAY, January 31, the UK will officially exit the European Union and several changes will begin to take place...

Tag: EXPRESS.CO.UK

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7th Apr 2020

Truly amazing what goes through peoples heads whilst driving
Warning: Pretty sudden collision footage
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Astonishing-moment-woman-laun...

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Astonishing moment woman launches foul-mouthed rant at driver after she crashes into his car

Astonishing moment woman launches foul-mouthed rant at driver after she crashes into his car

A foul-mouthed motorist has been caught on camera launching a tirade of abuse at an innocent driver after smacking into him...

Tag: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

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31st Mar 2020

I'm surprised Rochdale isn't on here!
https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/.../uk-traffic-10-worst-cit.../

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Drivers – avoid these 10 worst areas in the UK for traffic

Drivers - avoid these 10 worst areas in the UK for traffic

A comprehensive new study has revealed the worst cities in the UK for traffic. Which areas (and times of day) should drivers avoid?...

Tag: SIMPLYBUSINESS.CO.UK

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24th Mar 2020

Interesting research on the value of a car
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/.../drivers-of-expensive-cars-are-...

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Drivers of expensive cars are more dangerous to pedestrians

Drivers of expensive cars are more dangerous to pedestrians

If the cars you see in your rearview mirror tailgating you always seem to be flashy models, it is not coincidence...

Tag: THETIMES.CO.UK

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17th Mar 2020

Is 80 the new 70 on the Motorway?
https://www.iam-bristol.org.uk/index.php/.../180-80-the-new-70

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80 - the new 70?

80 - the new 70?

More than 70 per cent of drivers and riders think that the UK motorway speed limit should be increased by at least ten mph...

Tag: IAM-BRISTOL.ORG.UK

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10th Mar 2020

Top Tip Tuesday and Accident Blindspots
What's your thoughts on this?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Driver-escapes-head-crash-spo...

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Driver escapes a crash in spot where couple died four years ago

Driver escapes a crash in spot where couple died four years ago

A driver has been filmed overtaking two cars on a blind bend where a couple died five days after their engagement...

Tag: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

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3rd Mar 2020

Impressed both at having that much alcohol in your system, and the stupidity of getting behind the wheel:
https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/.../grimsby-businesswoman-...

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Grimsby businesswoman caught driving Land Rover at FIVE times the drink drive limit on eve of her birthday

Grimsby businesswoman caught driving Land Rover at FIVE times the drink drive limit on eve of her birthday

Amanda Hewitt was stopped by police in Scartho on the eve of her birthday...

Tag: GRIMSBYTELEGRAPH.CO.UK

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25th Feb 2020

The future is now, so it may seem!
https://www.driving.co.uk/.../new-tesla-supercharger-goes-li.../

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New Tesla Supercharger goes live In UK, can Add 75 miles in just five minutes

New Tesla Supercharger goes live In UK, can Add 75 miles in just five minutes

TESLA has launched its first 'V3' Superchargers in the UK, offering British owners of its electric cars the ability to recharge their vehicles at up to 250kW - equal to 75 miles of range added every five minutes, or a rate of 1,000 miles per hour...

Tag: DRIVING.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

18th Feb 2020

Drug driving vs Drink driving
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/.../drug-drivers-caught-in-roadsid...

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Drug drivers caught in roadside tests overtake drinkers

Drug drivers caught in roadside tests overtake drinkers

More motorists are failing roadside tests for driving under the influence of drugs than alcohol in some areas of England, new figures reveal...

Tag: THETIMES.CO.UK

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11th Feb 2020

One for the black box insurance haters!
https://www.driving.co.uk/.../black-box-data-reveals-time-dr.../

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BLACK BOX DATA REVEALS THE DAY DRIVERS ARE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT

Black Box Data Reveals The Day Drivers Are Most Likely To Have An Accident

Analysis of black box vehicle data has identified the day of the week drivers in the UK are most at risk of being involved in a car accident...

Tag: DRIVING.CO.UK

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4th Feb 2020

A tragic story with lifelong consequences

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Melissa Tate: Man pleads guilty to causing 10-year-old’s death by dangerous driving in Newcastle hit-and-run

Melissa Tate: Man pleads guilty to causing 10-year-old's death by dangerous driving in Newcastle hit-and-run

The schoolgirl had 'a heart of gold', says father ...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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28th Jan 2020

Usual post-christmas statistics!
https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/.../dft-figures-show-drink-driving...

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DfT figures show drink-driving increase

DfT figures show drink-driving increase

Fatal and serious drink-drive casualties have reached their highest level since 2010, according to new figures from the Department for Transport (DfT)...

Tag: FLEETNEWS.CO.UK

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21st Jan 2020

This is one I'm following every move on
Genuinely want your thoughts on this!
https://www.independent.co.uk/.../harry-dunn-dead-family-trum...

Contribute your thoughts at: www.facebook.com/DrivingLessonsRoyton

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Harry Dunn’s family attack ‘deeply disturbing’ statement from American woman’s lawyer over prosecution

Harry Dunn's family attack 'deeply disturbing' statement from American woman's lawyer over prosecution

Extradition battle looms as Anne Sacoolas refuses to return to UK ...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

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14th Jan 2020

Top tip Tuesday in 2020!
Weather could still be against us

https://www.iii.org/article/winter-driving

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Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

Avoid cold weather driving disasters with these tips. Be prepared for driving in inclement and freezing weather...

Tag: III.ORG

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7th Jan 2020

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