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Driving schools call upon full licence holders to help with the driving test backlog

Driving schools call upon full licence holders to help with the driving test backlog

To help clear a backlog of around 420,000 tests, adults with full driving licences are being urged to train as approved driving instructors (ADIs), according to the RAC. The huge waiting list has grown over the past year as the number of people taking their test fell by 73% largely due to pandemic-related cancellations. The …

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Learners earning ‘manual’ driving licences could fall due to electric cars

According to a recent survey from road safety charity IAM Roadsmart, as many as 61% of 17-24 year olds plan to apply for an automatic-only licence. With the incoming 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and a downturn in vehicles with a manual gearbox being sold, the days of traditional …

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More Smart Motorway safety data asked for by government with revised Highway Code on the way

More Smart Motorway safety data asked for by government with revised Highway Code on the way

A report by the government into claims made by the National Highways agency over the safety of Smart Motorways has called for more data, while a revised version of the Highway Code is being rolled out to better inform drivers about Smart Motorway rules and regulations. The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) are calling …

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