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Lifting of COVID-19 driving test restrictions

By |2022-03-01T07:54:27+00:00March 1st, 2022|Industry news|

Driver testing services – lifting of COVID-19 driving test restrictions We are lifting COVID-19 restrictions affecting driving and theory tests in England from Tuesday 1 March in line with the government announcement that English restrictions ended on 24 February. The changes in England are: • face coverings will be a personal choice for practical and

Driving test to evolve as manual transmission disappears

By |2021-06-22T14:21:39+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Industry news|

The driving test set to evolve as manual transmission disappears The driving test looks set to be updated. In so doing it will ensure future generations are able to drive cars with a manual gearbox despite not taking their test in a manual. Current legislation only allows people to drive manual cars if they passed

Driving Lessons and tests to resume in England and Wales

By |2021-04-08T09:17:01+00:00April 8th, 2021|Industry news|

Driving lessons and tests to resume in England and Wales Driving lessons will resume on April 12 with tests starting again just over a week later, it has been confirmed.  Thousands of driving students have had to reschedule their lessons and tests over the last year while social distancing measures have made it impossible for

Learner drivers park manual cars in shift to automatic

By |2020-09-09T08:20:58+00:00September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Learner drivers in Britain are increasingly turning to automatic vehicles instead of vehicles with manual gears, official data shows. Figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) show the number of driving tests conducted in automatic cars has risen annually since 2012. Overall, the vast majority of people are still learning to drive in

Driving lessons to restart in England

By |2020-06-29T16:45:35+00:00June 29th, 2020|Industry news|

Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in England The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that learners can resume driving lessons and motorcycle training in England from Saturday 4 July 2020. The rule applies to all types of driver and motorcycle training in England, including private practice with someone you

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

By |2020-03-05T07:56:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|Industry news|

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points at supermarkets has doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –

Theory Test Changes from 14th April 2020

By |2020-02-25T08:13:08+00:00February 25th, 2020|Industry news|

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video the applicant will watch The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020. The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland. The change will make the theory test more accessible,

Used electric cars appreciating in value, as demand increases-

By |2019-12-03T10:42:08+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Car News|

Used electric cars are bucking industry trends by appreciating — rather than depreciating — in value, according to exclusive research from automotive shopping site, CarGuru Popular electric cars have appreciated in value during 2019, bucking industry trends, according to new CarGurus research Renault Zoe is the standout EV, with some versions increasing in value by

DVSA rolls out digital driving tests

By |2019-10-17T07:05:15+00:00October 17th, 2019|Industry news|

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced Driving examiners are using tablets to mark driving tests digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed app is replacing the clipboard and pen that millions will remember from their

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