Jamie Scott

Face masks mandatory on driving lessons from 30th November

Concern over new variant Omicron, and rising infection rates in general, has prompted government to mandate the wearing of face coverings in professional driving lessons. GOV.UK states that the public and staff will be required to wear face coverings in the settings listed from 4am on 30 November 2021 and specifically highlights that face coverings …

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NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

Report released on the latest meeting between DVSA and NASP members

Report of Joint NASP/DVSA meeting – 2nd November 2021 held on Teams In attendance: NASP: Representatives from the three national ADI associations that make up NASP, those being ADINJC, DIA and MSA GB and the minute secretary. DVSA: Mark Magee, Head of Driver PolicyLaura Great Rex, Head of Enforcement Relationship ManagementJohn Sheridan, Product Manager – …

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Energy stored in electric car batteries could be used to power homes

A UK-wide innovation project is exploring how vehicle-to-grid charging technology could make money for electric car and van owners and contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy grid. With vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, electric vehicle (EV) batteries could store electricity – when there is an abundant supply – to power homes and businesses and discharge it back …

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DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

New DVSA Draft Legislation Regarding Driving Licence Acquisition and Motorcycle Riding Test

On Tuesday 19 October 2021draft legislation was published around the planned changes to the rules on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test. If the draft legislation is approved by MPs, the changes will be introduced in the new year.  The recommended changes are: any candidate who already holds a full manual licence entitlement for …

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