Tag Archives: Driver Testing

Survey shows support for novice driver restrictions

Road safety charity Brake has performed a study into attitudes towards placing restrictions on novice drivers to make roads safer. With young drivers being of higher risk on UK roads, especially at the time that they have just passed their …

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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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18-tonne category added to driver competition

The FTA has now added an 18-tonne category to its Truck Driver of the Year competition in the UK. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is looking for the country‚Äôs top truck driver for the FTA Truck Driver of the Year …

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Advice on avoiding the morning after drive

Brake advises drivers to avoid the risk of driving on the morning after sharing a bottle of champagne on St Valentine’s day this Sunday. The number of people who drive in the morning after having a few drinks on the …

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Driving test experiment shows poor results for qualified drivers

The IAM has conducted an experiment to see if qualified drivers with experience would pass their test if asked to re-take it. According to the results of an experiment by Auto Express and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), around …

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A tenth of Swedish motorists have inadequate vision

Swedish motorists have been surveyed to understand attitudes towards driving with visual impairment and local legal requirements. Other than for acquiring a driving licence for the first time in Sweden, there is no requirement in the country for motorists to …

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Swedish taxi company begins regular driver eye tests

A taxi firm in Sweden’s capital is improving the safety of its fleet by subjecting its drivers to bi-annual visual acuity tests. Although Sweden has laws in place to ensure that commercial drivers of large vehicles have regular eye tests, …

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IAM offers free advanced driving assessments

UK drivers can benefit for a free taster session in advanced motoring tuition in a campaign from the IAM to improve standards. IAM President and former world motor racing champion, Nigel Mansell is backing a new campaign from the UK’s …

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Delegated examiner training suspension bad for haulage

The DVSA suspension of delegated examiner training will adversely affect driver shortages, according to the FTA The Freight Transport Association (FTA) of the UK has responded to a DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) announcement that the training of “delegated …

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Hazard perception test upgrades to CGI

The UK driving theory test has been upgraded today with the use of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) in the hazard perception test. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in the UK has announced the launch of an updated hazard …

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