Day: 27 August 2020

Speeding incidents triple during lockdown

Motorists were speeding three times more frequently during lockdown compared to normal, according to new analysis by AX. The study of telematics data by AX suggests motorists were making the most of unusually low traffic levels, giving drivers the opportunity to speed in otherwise normally congested areas. Serious speeding events – the most severe category …

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Parental ‘reverse psychology’ can steer learner drivers in the right direction

‘Reverse psychology’ may play an important role in parents teaching their children driving skills, says AA Driving School. This is because they often make a conscious decision to avoid doing the things they hated experiencing as a passenger. In a recent survey, more than half (51%) of the most recently qualified drivers, aged 18-24 years, …

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Driving test booking service closes until 1 September

DVSA says the driving test booking service is unavailable until 8am on Tuesday 1 September. This is due to the fact that all available test slots were filled on Wednesday 26 August.  The driving test booking service reopened on Wednesday following unprecedented demand that meant the service had to be taken offline for essential maintenance. …

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