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Cyber criminals continue to target motorists, warns DVLA

Drivers and motorists have received warnings over text and email scams continuing to target drivers. It has been revealed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that the DVLA (Driving, Vehicle and Licensing Agency) is one of the top Government organisations being targeted by criminals. It comes as the DVLA has been making repeated warnings …

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Posting a photo of your car’s V5C could lead to identity theft, warns DVLA

Posting a picture of your car’s log book online when selling it second-hand could put you at risk from scammers stealing your identity, DVLA warns. It is a requirement that to sell a car, it must come complete with a log book – or V5C document – which contains all the vehicle’s statistics as well …

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Who and where in Great Britain has the most penalty points?

In Great Britain, you could be issued with penalty points on your driving licence for reasons such as speeding, driving without insurance and reckless driving. Penalty points are there to penalise those who break the law, act as a deterrent against dangerous driving and keep us all safe on the roads. Repeat offenders with too …

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Penalty points could be given to people not wearing seatbelts in cars

People in cars caught not wearing a seatbelt could be given penalty points, the Government revealed. The Government said it could make the change due to the proportion of car occupants killed in crashes who were not belted up reached the highest level on record. According to recent data published by the Department for Transport, …

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Driving fines of £1,000 from DVLA to hit 1 million road users

Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) has revealed data showing that more than 900,000 UK motorists are at risk of having to pay a £1,000 fine for using an expired photocard driving licence. The Press Association made a request to the Freedom of Information (FOI) which is where the news came from and it highlighted …

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Driver fined £130 for pulling into bus lane to let ambulance pass

A driver found himself with a £130 fine for pulling into a bus lane to let an ambulance pass. The incident happened in Whipps Cross Road in Walthamstow, East London, with pictures showing James Sheridan-Vigor stopping in the bus lane to let the ambulance pass by. Waltham Forest Council fined him £130 before initially rejecting …

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