Articles by: Richard Borges

Legislation & Regulation
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Sit in and observe driving tests

You cannot sit in and observe a driving test at the moment because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing.
Health
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Driving instructors in England prepare to return to work!

As many driving instructors in Scotland & Wales await a date to resume lessons, driving instructors in England (except in Leicester) are going to be hitting the road Saturday the 4th of July. 
Other
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All theory tests in Scotland and Wales up to and including 14 July have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

DVSA are emailing anyone with a test booked up to and including 14 July in Scotland and Wales to let them know it has been rescheduled.
Other
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Cash giveaway with SmartDriving – the winners have been chosen!

Several weeks ago, we were contacted by the nice folk at SmartDriving as they wanted to do something tangible that would directly help fellow ADIs in this unprecedented period of uncertainty, stress and worry.
Technology & Innovation
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DfT to enable trials of rental e-scooters in several areas around the country.

E-scooter companies, working with local areas, will provide e-scooters on the street for hire, similar to the rental schemes seen in other countries.
Cars
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Over a quarter of drivers don’t consider depriciation when they’re buying a car

Over a quarter (28%) of UK drivers do not consider depreciation when they are buying a car, despite having a full understanding of it, and one in five (20%) think that all cars depreciate at the same rate (men 16% and women 23%). Younger drivers under 35s (34%) are also twice as likely to think that all cars depreciate at the same rate as over 55s (14%).
Road Safety
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The danger of unsecured loads – Highways England reminds drivers to check before setting off this summer

Shocking footage showing the moment a road worker is struck by metal on the motorway and images of items strewn across roads - Highways England is reminding drivers to make sure loads are safely secured.
Cars
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Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

Mandatory MOT tests for car, motorcycle and van owners in England, Scotland and Wales to be reintroduced to keep roads safe
Other
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ADI from Havant, Portsmouth has hit the jackpot with Best of The Best (BOTB)!

John Jeffery scooped a brand new Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid plus £10,000 cash with the £1 ticket purchase