Articles by: Richard Borges

Road Safety
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Lorry driver jailed for killing cyclist hidden by cluttered dashboard

A lorry driver who killed a doctor in a fatal collision has been jailed for 21 months after he failed to see the cyclist from behind his cluttered dashboard
Podcast
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Dipod 165

In this marathon-length podcast we tackle Roundabouts, voice concerns over new drivers, the use of electronic devices and listen to the Big Learner Relay Choir!
Other

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Are automatic licenses the future for driving lessons?

Recent figures show that around 40% of all new cars sold are fitted with an automatic gearbox. That’s 70% more than it was just ten short years ago. In fact, there are now over 8.5 million automatic cars on Britain’s roads.
Buying vs Leasing

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Driving Instructors – Buying or Leasing?

As a driving instructor, especially if you are independent and run your own driving school, you will likely face an…

Podcast
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Dipod 164

In this show we look at the importance of being patient and how we get that across to our pupils.
Road Safety
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£2M OF FINES HANDED OUT TO 13,000 DANGEROUS MOBILE DRIVERS

Over 13,000 motorists are convicted each year for mobile phone related driving offences, paying fines exceeding £2 million
Fuel
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October AA Fuel report

UK and overseas petrol and diesel prices - October 2019
Road Safety
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“These figures are staggering” – drug driving convictions quadruple in less than 2 years

The number of motorists convicted for driving under the influence of drugs has increased fourfold since 2017
Podcast
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Dipod 163

In this show we speak to Richard Storrs from Intelligent Instructor about the recent Expo 2019 event.