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Cars
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Aston Martin will make old cars electric so they don’t get banned from cities

The ‘Heritage EV’ program launches next year
Road Safety
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Hard-hitting drink driving display at fire station

A dramatic visual display has been placed outside a fire station as part of a Christmas drink and drug driving campaign
Legislation & Regulation
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Randox forensics inquiry: Forty drug-driving offences quashed

At least 40 motorists convicted of drug-driving offences have been cleared after evidence of manipulation was found in the forensic testing process
Fuel
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Volkswagen to launch 2,400 electric vehicle chargers at Tesco stores

Building up the (charging) points
Teaching & Training
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Six months on: More learners fail to grasp the opportunity to learn on the motorway

More than two-thirds of driving instructors admit little impact to their schedule due to small appetite
Other
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Driving examiners accused of sexism and racism

Figures reveal only 32 per cent of black women pass their tests compared to 56% of white men
Road Safety
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Wrexham driver banned after having 11 people in his car

A man who gave a lift to friends in distress has been banned from driving after admitting having 11 people in his car
Other
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Yellow box junctions a ‘divisive’ issue among drivers

While some councils are apparently keen to have additional powers to catch drivers who stop in yellow box junctions, new RAC research suggests 80% of motorists struggle to get through them without stopping
Teaching & Training
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Is the driving test getting more difficult?

Interesting piece from the BBC shows DVSA stats on pass rates across the Theory and Practical tests