Articles by: Richard Borges

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Vantastic: Road Bridges and Tunnels We’d Like to See

Britain’s van drivers would love to see a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland and a tunnel under the North Sea to Norway, according to experts
Technology & Innovation
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Motorists’ smartphones may help highways bosses keep roads safe

Motorists with smartphones could help highway chiefs maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced’ data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when carriageway repairs are needed, according to a new study.
Teaching & Training
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15 countries around the world including Norway, Hungary, and Austria include mandatory first aid training for learner drivers.

With UK driving test pass rates plummeting year on year, now at just 46.3% on average, Zuto has analysed over 190 countries to find out how practical and theory exams vary around the world
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12 of the UK’s Most Haunted Highways

Superstitious drivers seeking a scare this spooky season have been told about 12 of the most haunted roads across the UK
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Tank of mum and dad – Parents spend up to £750 a year to help keep their children on the road

Over 60% of 17-24-year-old drivers have received financial support from their parents to help them run their car over the last twelve months – up from 49% before the pandemic
Health
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Waiting Rooms update

By way of update from discussions, DVSA are completing site specific risk assessments for all sites to allow them to start to reinstate the use of waiting areas while taking account of risks of Covid-19 transmission. 
Health
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The Welsh Government has announced it will be introducing a “fire-break” to help regain control of coronavirus.

This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020.
Cars
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Hire car damage caused by goats on car, supermarket car parks, sat nav fails and giant hailstones

Goats, hailstones, and supermarket car parks are some of the most expensive and unusual claims for hire car damage according to iCarhireinsurance.com, a leading provider of car hire excess insurance.
Cars
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Most vegan-friendly cars revealed in new index

The best leather-free and low emissions vehicles for reducing your impact on the living planet
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