Articles by: Richard Borges

The Standards Check
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A guide to the Standards Check

We've teamed up with SmartDriving to bring you a new series of helpful videos to prepare you for your Standards Check
Road Safety
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Half a million complaints show scale of UK’s pothole pandemic

More than half a million potholes were reported to local authorities last year — a 44% rise in just two years – new figures obtained by the RAC reveal
Legislation & Regulation
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Park in a bicycle lane and you could get a £130 fine

To improve road safety, the Department for Transport (DfT) is bringing in new rules, which mean drivers face fines if they’re caught parking in cycle lanes—and the penalty could be a whopping £130
Cars
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Chris Grayling under fire as promise to boost electric cars backfires

As new technologies go, few have been awaited with as much anticipation as the driverless car.
Other
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Council employee was caught driving a ride-on lawnmower while 16 times the drug-drive limit

A former council employee admitted driving a ride-on lawnmower while more than 16 times the drug-drive limit after police were tipped off by his supervisor
Podcast
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Dipod 151 – One year on

Check out the latest episode from the leading free podcast for Driving Instructors
Technology & Innovation
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Uber’s self-driving cars are back, just barely

Instead of a loud, triumphant return, Uber's self-driving cars made it back on the road in the most humble, modest way on Thursday
Cars
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Plug-in hybrids will face London congestion charge from 2021

Pure electric cars to follow suit in 2025 as discounts for alternative fuels is phased out
Cars
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These are the cars with the lowest safety ratings of 2018

Earlier in December vehicle safety authority Euro NCAP released a list of its safest cars of the year