Changes to Theory Test

Changes to Theory Test

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you'll watch. The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020. The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland. The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a: reading difficulty (like dyslexia)learning disabilitydevelopmental condition (like autism) The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with. How the theory test is changing to use video clips instead of written case studies Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it. This tests your knowledge and understanding of road rules. This will change if you take your test from 14 April 2020. You’ll…
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1 in 5 New Drivers Crash in their first year

1 in 5 New Drivers Crash in their first year

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing - or a similar scheme - should be introduced in England. The scheme could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, not driving at night, or not driving with passengers under a certain age in the car. 1 in 5 new drivers crash within their first year on the road, so any changes would be designed to help reduce this number and improve road safety. graduated driver licensing is being explored further in a bid to cut new driver crashesresearch will look at the impact of limiting what less experienced drivers can do in their first few months on the roadpart of the Department for Transport’s upcoming two-year…
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Fines introduced for ignoring a red ‘X’ on motorways

Fines introduced for ignoring a red ‘X’ on motorways

Ignoring a ‘red X’ sign on a Smart Motorway could land you a £100 fine, with police granted use of camera evidence from today.  Beforehand, fines were only levied to drivers illegally using closed lanes if they were caught by an officer at the time of the offence. Highways England has issued more than 180,000 warning letters to drivers who have actively ignored lane closures over the past three years. The RAC welcomed the move, saying “It is right that offenders are punished with a substantial fine. The sooner the message gets through to motorists, the safer it will become for every motorway user.” “Driving on a smart motorway lane that has been closed by a red ‘X’ sign is extremely dangerous. It is incredibly frustrating for law-abiding drivers to…
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Cat S/C/D/N: What do the car insurance write-off categories mean?

Cat S/C/D/N: What do the car insurance write-off categories mean?

If you’re searching for a secondhand car, you may come across vehicles described as a ‘previous write-off’. Essentially, this means the car’s been damaged severely enough for the insurers to consider it not worth repairing, but someone has repaired it to return it to the road. A car can be one of four write-off categories, depending on the severity of the damage. These were changed in 2017 when the Association of British Insurance (ABI) changed its salvage code to, reflect the structural damage to a car rather than focusing solely on the cost of repair. The new categories are as follows: Category A: The most serious category. Category A write-off must be crushed: it can never legally be used on the road again. Parts cannot be removed from the vehicle,…
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DVSA Changes Theory Test

DVSA Changes Theory Test

DVSA have updated the Hazard Perception Test.  They have added 23 new CGI clips into the driving theory test to simulate adverse weather conditions including: • snow • wind • fog and rain There will also be clips showing the type of low-level lighting experienced at dusk and dawn Click here for more information
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