Category: Driving News, Views & Opinion

Lane Markings at Roundabouts

Lane markings at roundabouts can often cause confusion rather than helping drivers. Much of the problem stems from an entry in an older edition of the Department for Transport’s ‘Traffic Signs Manual;’ this stated ‘Right turn arrows are best avoided on the approach lanes to a roundabout, other than a mini-roundabout, particularly as they can…
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New Highway Code Rules for 2022

Are you ready for the confusion that the new Highway Code rules are likely to bring to our roads (as if there wasn’t enough already)? Most changes have met with approval; apart from the one about giving way to people who want to cross roads. Under the current rules, drivers are already required to give…
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New Rules for Towing Trailers

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that the rules for towing trailers would be changing in November 2021. The changes however were delayed but have now been given the green light. Present Rules Licenses issued before 1st January 1997 If you passed your test before 1st January 1997, you can normally drive a…
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Are E-Scooters Legal?

Are e-scooters legal to use in the UK? The short answer is no; not unless you’re using is as part of a trial or you’re on private land. In spite of this it seems that there is an ever increasing number of people whizzing about on them. Many people use them on the footpath, which…
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Stopping at Zebra Crossings

Stopping at zebra crossings is the correct thing to do when pedestrians are waiting; it’s a long established fact in the world of driving isn’t it? The Highway Code states;  look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. There are impending changes to the…
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Cyclists Versus Drivers

Cyclists versus drivers is a battle that has long raged on the roads of Britain; with each blaming the other for causing danger on the roads. No-one knows when and where it started, but what are the arguments all about? “Cyclists have no right to use the road, they don’t pay road tax.” Well that’s…
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In-Car Technology – Has It Gone Too Far?

There was a time when in-car technology amounted to a heated rear windscreen at the back and a cassette player at the front. It now seems that the tech has almost taken over. I recently hired a car which the delivery driver parked on the street near to my house. I’ve driven many different cars…
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Drivers Who Fail Tests to be Penalised?

Is the DVSA about to start penalising learner drivers who fail their tests? There are rumours that the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA) is considering introducing a range of measures to discourage learners from taking a driving test before they’re ready. One suggestion is that they should have to wait longer before being able to book…
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LGV Tests Get Easier to Pass

LGV tests get easier; along with PCV (bus) tests as the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA) panic to tackle the lorry driver shortage. They are introducing a number of measures designed to make it easier to get hold of various licence categories which include: Drivers will no longer need to pass a rigid lorry test before…
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Driving Examiners Set to Strike

Are driving examiners set to strike as they vent their anger at the extra work forced upon them by managers at the Driving Standards Agency? Update: 15/10/21 The strike is called off as DVSA management have backed down in their attempt to force examiners into an 8 test day. They have agreed to postpone the…
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