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Monday 29 August 2016

5live presenter ‘retakes' driving test to highlight proposed changes

Radio presenter Tony Livesey has ‘retaken his driving test’ as part of a 5live feature exploring the proposed changes set out by the DVSA.

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FTA publishes handbook for business drivers

The Freight Transport Association has published a new edition of its ‘Company Car Drivers’ Handbook’ ahead of the end of the summer holidays.

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IAM RoadSmart publishes drink-drive toolkit

IAM RoadSmart’s Driver Retraining Academy has published a new toolkit which provides background information on drink-drive charges for members of the legal profession.

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Some roads ‘more dangerous’ as a result of 20mph limits

The ‘blanket’ 20mph speed limit in Tower Hamlets has made some roads more dangerous, according to a councillor in the borough. (The Wharf)

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Youth groups battle it out in video competition

Six youth groups across North East England are being challenged in a battle of the road safety videos under an initiative by Road Respect.

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Third of Norfolk’s child car seats fail test

34% of child car seats checked as part of an August initiative by Norfolk County Council’s road safety team have failed to meet the required safety standards.

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Road Safety Trust invites applications for funding

The Road Safety Trust (RST) has issued a second call for applications for funding and has published details of projects that benefited from the £350,000 the Trust provided in the first round of funding.

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Driving test consultation closes today

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s public consultation on plans to improve the car driving tests closes tonight (25 August) at 11.45pm.

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London bus trial seeks to ease congestion

Real-time traffic information is being displayed on the back of buses in London as part of ‘a world first’ trial by Transport for London (TfL).

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