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69% of over 55s bought car outright

A quarter of UK drivers change car every 2 – 4 years, rising to 42% in North East England
Legislation & Regulation
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Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Limit through roadworks to increase to 60mph – where safe and where shown on road signs
Legislation & Regulation
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Update on theory test certificates

After careful consideration, the government has decided not to extend theory test certificates due to the impact on road safety.
Cars
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Savvy consumers save over £7k on a new car by choosing leasing over PCP finance during lockdown?

LeaseLoco used data on the site’s most popular cars since 1st April as well as the UK’s top selling cars and compared these to the best value PCP cars.
Legislation & Regulation
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Q & A from NASP/DVSA webinar held on 17 July

This is the text of the Q&A session that NASP held with DVSA on 17 July.
Road Safety
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Obscured road signs: What to do and how to reduce risk

Breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to report any road signs hidden by trees or bushes.
Cars
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Green vehicles cheaper than petrol

Research shows that over the lifetime of a car electric vehicles work out at around £107 cheaper per year than petrol or diesel equivalents
Other
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Lockdown creates learner driver backlog

A recent poll of FirstCar’s readers showed that over half of those learning to drive stayed off the roads during lockdown, even shunning private practice with parents
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AA Driving School adds hybrid tuition vehicle to fleet

The AA Driving School is expanding its fleet to include a mild hybrid option for the first time, as part of a new franchise package for driving instructors.