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Mixed national standards and poor transparency caused by policing via video

Auto Express has revealed that police forces in England and Wales are issuing Driver Education Courses, Fixed Penalty Notices and Court Summonses to drivers based on video submissions and statements that have never been seen by a trained police officer. Contracted civilian staff typically launch legal proceedings based on camera footage submitted by members of …

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Government consults on driver licensing changes

Government consults on driver licensing changes – including allowing Cat B drivers to drive large vans and lorries of up to 7.5 tonnes During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the subsequent HGV driver shortage crisis, the government rapidly put 33 actions in place to address these issues. Eight of these actions came from expanding the HGV driver …

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Summer of thunderstorms warning for motorists

Summer of thunderstorms warning for motorists

As weather forecasters predict the country could be in for a summer of thunderstorms, a leading insurance comparison firm warns motorists to check their insurance policies before venturing out. The Met Office says a ‘hotter than normal’ summer will bring outbreaks of torrential downpours, hail and thunderstorms as temperatures cool after heatwaves. A glimpse of …

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Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

A recent survey of drivers by the UK’s largest specialist vehicle insurance broker Adrian Flux has revealed that 52% of drivers are unaware that they must declare all vehicle modifications. In unwittingly not declaring all modifications, drivers risk not being fully covered in the event of an accident or insurance claim. Many drivers expect insurance …

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Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

Public roads to include legalised privately owned e-scooters

As part of the Government’s new Transport Bill, privately owned e-scooters will be legalised for use on public and cycle lanes in the UK. Baroness Vere, speaking in the House of Lords, said the Government planned “to create a regulatory framework for smaller, lighter, zero-emission vehicles, sometimes known as e-scooters.” She added: “It is our …

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