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Brought to you by Driver Trainer, our new online magazine is full of bitesize essential news, features, expert viewpoints and reviews for the driver and rider trainer industry. This is the place to make sure you’re up to date with the latest DVSA changes, technology, policies and anything else driving related. This edition focuses on some …

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A 28-day wait before learners can re-book tests could be coming

If new measures are introduced then learner drivers may have to wait longer to re-book their practical driving test after failing. Part of the changes to the test that the DVSA is proposing is aiming to discourage learners from booking their test before they’re ready. 53 per cent of learner drivers failed their first practical …

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New figures reveal an increase in electric vehicle charge points

As of January 1, there were 28,375 public vehicle charging devices available in the UK, new figures show. Of the total devices available, 5,156 were rapid charges. Compared to October 1, 2021, it means that available devices increased by 2,448, an increase of 9%, while rapid devices increased by 233, up 5%. Across all regions …

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UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

UK Government funds HGV skills bootcamps to tackle shortages

To tackle the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, the UK Government has invested £34.5m in ‘skills bootcamps’.   The funding is the highest in the last eight years combined, which will help companies train around 11,000 new drivers, as the cost amounts to around £4,000 for each, the Financial Times reported.   Sally Gilson, policy …

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