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DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

As DVSA stated on 16 September, some rules about learning to drive a lorry are going to change later in 2021. The changes affect: staging requirements for lorry and bus licences the off-road manoeuvres part of vocational driving tests being done by third-parties Subject to Parliamentary processes, both changes will be introduced on Monday 15 […]

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Driving schools call upon full licence holders to help with the driving test backlog

Driving schools call upon full licence holders to help with the driving test backlog

To help clear a backlog of around 420,000 tests, adults with full driving licences are being urged to train as approved driving instructors (ADIs), according to the RAC. The huge waiting list has grown over the past year as the number of people taking their test fell by 73% largely due to pandemic-related cancellations. The

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Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control

Apple CarPlay update to offer air-con and seat control

Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a project to further its devices’ integration with cars, extending its CarPlay interface to also control functions such as the climate control and seat adjustment for compatible vehicles. The project is in its initial stages, adopting the codename ‘IronHeart’ as reported by financial publication Bloomberg. Its development would

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NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

The National Associations Strategic Partnership (the industry steering group composed of DIA, ADINJC and MSA) released a statement this Wednesday responding to DVSA’s latest communications on changes to how Standards Checks will now be prioritised. In the statement NASP signals they are still not wholly supportive of the new approach and urge DVSA to consider

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Ford's brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Ford’s brain research to help prevent drivers from switching off at the wheel

Car giant Ford has teamed up with neuroscientists to develop a more effective way of detecting if drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating behind the wheel. According to Ford, alerting drivers who are tired or distracted could help keep other road users safe, given that driver fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in

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