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Learner driver test price drops again in October

Last October (2014) the fee for a car or motorbike driving theory test fell by £6, taking the cost of a test from £31 to £25. This October the price reduces another £2 to £23 (don’t spend it all at once!) Other

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Official Highway Code questions updated

On Friday afternoon, DVSA updated its official question bank for cars. There are 137 changes, the main one being that there are no multiple selection questions in any category – all multiple choice questions have moved to single option answers.

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France introduces new laws you need to know if driving there

In response to road deaths increasing 3.7% to 3388 people in 2014, French authorities (who are committed to a target of no more than 2000 deaths per year) have introduced 26 new measures, most of which are effective immediately. If

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How distracting is talking on a cellphone while driving?

We all know that you are not allowed to drive while holding a cellphone in your hand but you are allowed to drive while talking using a hands-free kit, e.g. via a Bluetooth headset or connectivity with your car, or

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Hazard Perception Test to be refreshed

Early 2015 the Hazard Perception Test will be modernised with CGI (computer-generated imagery) to make the visuals clearer and to modernise them with updated vehicles and surroundings. The test comprises filmed video clips showing everyday road scenes filmed in first person

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Overhaul of the practical driving test mooted

In what is proposed to be one of the bigger shakeups in the driver licence process in the past two decades, the type of manoeuvres you will need to do and the knowledge you will need to have to pass

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Scottish government plans to reduce drink-drive limit before Christmas

Last week the Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill took steps which, if approved by the Scottish Parliament would mean that the drink-drive limit in Scotland would be cut from 80mg/100ml of blood to 50mg/100ml of blood on 5 December. Coincidentally this

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