Passing your driving test was once seen as a rite of passage for most youngsters. But with the number of young people getting behind the wheel now declining, research conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has indicated why many young people aged 17-24 have put the brakes on.
In preparation for the DVSA campaign aimed at helping learner drivers to understand how long it takes to learn to drive, they are working with external researchers. This is to gather the feedback from learner drivers and their family and to help to develop our messages for the campaign that encourage learners to book and take a driving test only once they’re ready.
The government has published its roadmap of 4 steps out of the current lockdown in England. In its roadmap the Government set out that driving tests and theory tests in England will restart (as part of step 2) no earlier than 12th April 2021.
Due to Kent being in Tier 4, lessons and practical driving tests cannot take place. You can only practise driving with members of your household or support bubble. It must be travel for work, education or other necessary journeys. We will post an update as soon as we hear anything.
The Government has announced new national restrictions will be in place in England from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The Government has announced that during these dates, driving lessons should not take place in England.
Drivers will soon no longer be able to escape punishment for using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the Government revealed plans to close an outdated legal loophole.
Drivers are technically only banned from making calls or texting while in charge of a vehicle.
From 28th Sept 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you'll watch. The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a reading difficulty (like dyslexia), learning disability or a developmental condition (like autism) The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with.
The government has launched a call for evidence on using “life-changing” automated driving systems.
A consultation will consider how Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) could make driving “safer, smoother and easier for motorists”.
Systems capable of steering a vehicle within a lane for extended periods could appear on vehicles in the UK from as early as spring 2021.
The gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown has seen more new drivers than ever opting to learn with another family member, analysis of RAC Learner Driver Insurance data suggests.
With driving instructors unable to start giving tuition again until 4 July.
Driving lessons and theory tests will resume in England on Saturday 4 July, while practical driving tests will return on Wednesday 22 July.
The return dates were confirmed after Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg announced he wanted to help instructors “return to a life that is as close to normal as possible, as quickly and fairly as possible”.
Leading motor associations are urging the Government to ditch the six-month MOT exemption announced on 30 March, as the fear of dangerous cars on the road rises.
Concerns have grown after the Prime Minister asked those unable to work from home to return to the workplace while avoiding public transport.
If you’ve left the car unused since lockdown rules began, you might find it struggles to start when you need it next.
It’s been two weeks since Boris Johnson asked the public not to leave home except for absolutely essential journeys and exercise – long enough for weaker car batteries to go flat.