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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
Legislation & Regulation
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Christmas Drink and Drug driving campaign 2018

West Yorkshire Police is supporting the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) drink drive campaign, reminding people that drink or drug driving will not be tolerated at any time of the year
Cars
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At least 100,000 number plates stolen since 2015

A fifth say that if they were missing only one number plate they would assume it had fallen off but it only takes one plate to change the identity of a vehicle
Road Safety
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Oh Deer: Deer collision crisis hits UK

Marmalade - the leading provider of cars and insurance for young drivers – is warning young motorists to remain alert this season as the number of deer/vehicle collisions continue to rise