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AA Driving School reveals bookings delayed at 88% of driving test centres

AA Driving School is calling for more transparency in the availability of practical driving tests, after exclusive data reveals learners faced booking delays at 88% of test centres. DVSA data accessed by AA Driving School via a Freedom of Information Request shows the test waiting time was more than five months in 66 towns and […]

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The year for change: new research from AA driving school reveals 1 in 5 Brits want to become their own boss in 2023

1 in 5 (18%) of employed adults intend to become their own boss in the next 12 months, with nearly half of working Brits also considering a career change to get a better work-life balance (43%) or better pay (47%). The AA Driving School research also shows many (60%) people are worried the cost-of-living crisis

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TikTok hacks your pupils should follow – and ones to avoid!

With the popularity of social media platform TikTok ever-increasing, a common trend are users issuing daily life hacks, which sometimes addresses how to look after your vehicle. While some are handy advice, other ‘hacks’ may cause long term damage to your car. Moneybarn have laid out the ones you can tell your students to do,

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‘Cost-cutting’ MOT proposals are “farcical”, says major car comparison site

Government proposals to delay the first MOT to four years and lengthen subsequent intervals would increase the number of dangerous vehicles on UK roads, whilst failing to reduce motorists’ costs, says BookMyGarage.com. Data obtained from the DVSA1 shows around one-in-eight (13.1%) three-year-old vehicles fail their first legally required MOT test with a major or dangerous

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Driving examiners to wear body worn cameras

Driving examiners recently began wearing body worn cameras to help tackle an increase in abuse. DVSA has taken this decision due to an increase in unacceptable violent and abusive incidents against driving examiners since testing restarted after the pandemic restrictions. Although the most recent figures show incidents of abuse have dropped since, they still remain

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The driving test backlog to be cleared ‘within next few months’, minister hopes

The driving test backlog will hopefully be cleared “within the next few months” according to ministers following pleas for urgent action from MPs representing rural areas. Richard Holden, transport minister, said waiting lists for driving tests are reducing “rapidly” and he pointed to 300,000 new practical test slots. However, Conservative MP Greg Smith stated that

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Government’s MOT proposals deserve proper consideration to benefit car owners as well as industry, says expert

The Government’s proposals to potentially extend the first MOT by one year and examine a mileage-based approach are worthy of consideration, says The Car Expert. Instead of retaining an out-of-date system which benefits the industry rather than consumers, it is important to consider alternative proposals that are more suited to modern vehicles. The Department for

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