• October 20, 2015

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    New initiative to cut the number of unsafe drivers on the roads

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    In October 2015, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) took part in a new joint enforcement partnership with the London Freight Enforcement partnership. The aim of the partnership is to reduce the number of unsafe lorry drivers and operators in London. The London Freight Enforcement partnership is made up of officers from the following […]

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    October 19, 2015

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    Winter is nearly here – book your place on the Winter Driving Course

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    Winter Driving Course With Defensive Driver Training This winter, make sure that you are aware of the dangers of winter driving in order to avoid an accident. In the winter, drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident as a result of fog, ice, heavy rain, wind and the darker driving conditions. It […]

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    October 15, 2015

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    Defensive Driver Training Refresher – Advanced Course

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    Refresher Training from Defensive Driver Training Group – Advanced Course HSE Guidelines state that all members of staff who a vehicle must undergo regular ‘refresher’ training to ensure that they are safe on the roads and avoid putting themselves or other people on the roads in a vulnerable position. It is advised that all members […]

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    October 10, 2015

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    Volkswagen emissions scandal

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    Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had devices fitted in their diesel engines at the point of manufacture, that could detect when they were being tested, and would change the performance in order to improve results. The German car giant has now admitted that […]

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    September 14, 2015

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    Risky overtaking manoeuvres cause accidents

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    Dangerous and risky overtaking causes accidents on the UK roads every week, and many of these involve fatalities. In fact, Brake and Direct Line recently conducted a survey and reported that one in seven drivers (14%) have been forced to swerve, pull over to the side of the road or brake hard in order to […]

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    September 10, 2015

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    Drivers are still failing roadside checks for drugs and alcohol

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    According to new figures released by the Government, over half of drivers who are pulled over by the police are failing drug tests at the side of the road. The Government is cracking down on drug driving, and so are carrying out more checks than ever to try and catch out the culprits. Despite checks, drivers […]

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    September 8, 2015

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    Driver CPC courses from Defensive Driver Training Courses

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    You will need to complete a CPC driver qualification if you drive a coach, bus or commercial vehicle for a living. One of the most effective forms of training ins periodic training, which is designed to confirm and expand existing knowledge and skills of each driver to ensure that they continue to be safe, courteous […]

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    September 6, 2015

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    Vehicle familiarisation course – What it entails

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    By driving a vehicle that you aren’t familiar with, that is larger than your are used to or has controls that you aren’t familiar with can lead to panicking behind the wheel and even causing a road accident. A vehicle familiarisation course aims to help drivers to become used to driving vehicles which are larger […]

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    August 24, 2015

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    Brake – Road Safety Week (Part 2)

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    Road Safety Week Road Safety Week, run by Brake, aims to improve road safety, prevent casualties, protect people and protect the planet. Brake believes that the NHS in the UK is at breaking point due to illnesses caused by obesity and the sedentary lifestyle that many of us lead. Figures show that a quarter of adults […]

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    August 24, 2015

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    Brake – Road Safety Week (Part 1)

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    Road Safety Week In the UK today, two-thirds of trips are made by car, and for trips that are less than two miles, 40% of these are made by car. Each year this figure is increasing as we are leading busier yet more sedentary lives. The number of cars is set to increase by 43% […]

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