Archived motoring news items

archived news itemsJuly 25th 2012. The DSA has published a new video explaining how to prepare for the theory test, what to expect on the day and what you need to do to pass. More

Legislation unveiled in the Queen’s Speech, (May 2102),will create a specific drug driving offence. Currently police have to demonstrate that driving had been impaired by drugs in order to prosecute. More

From Monday 23 January 2012 the driving theory test will no longer use pre-published questions in a move to stop candidates from learning answers by rote. More

Driving test candidates could benefit from a more local service as the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) carries out a trial exploring a new approach to test delivery. More

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) has set up a new MOT text reminder service for customers. By registering, you'll get text messages telling you when your MOT is due. More

From June 20th 2011 you must keep you car insured even if it's off the road and it may be seized if you don't! More

There are some good tips on cutting insurance costs for young drivers here

From 2012 the multiple choice questions and answer used in tests will no longer be made public. This is designed to ensure that drivers know the principles behind the tests rather than just memorising the answers More

The Government want to cut the red tape surrounding road users and are after suggestions! Here

From 21st Jan 2011 you can not book your driving test using identity cards as they have been scrapped. More

The Department for Transport’s ‘Know your traffic signs’ booklet is now available on Directgov. You can go to an individual section for images and information on traffic signs, signals and road markings. Or, you can download the booklet in full, free of charge Link

The Driving Standards Agency has launched a page called 'I can't wait to pass my driving test' and wants learners to become fans Link

If you think it's ok to use a mobile phone whilst driving, take a look at this video made by Gwent Police
Gwent Police Video (July 2009)

If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, you can get your driving lessons for free!
Disabled Drivers

Important changes to the driving test come into force on October 1st 2010. You will have to follow direction signs as part of the test!
Test changes video

Will Thomas of Confused.com says "When you have passed your test, take the pass plus course. Only 6 per cent of 17 to 25 year old males do but it saves them on average £1037 before they reach 25"
Dail Mail July 28th 2010
Pass Plus Courses

A brother and sister who ran their own ‘family business’ of arranging theory tests for candidates received prison sentences when they appeared at Ipswich Crown Court Article