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Month: November 2018

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Highway Code changes for automated vehicle technology

Highway Code rules 149, 150, 160 and 239 have been updated to provide more detailed advice on safely using remote control parking and motorway assist functions. This follows a consultation by the Department for Transport held in 2016 about using advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies while driving. See the full rules changes to

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Power and weight limit increase for motorcycle test bikes

The DVSA is changing the rules for bikes eligible to be used for the category A full motorcycle test. From 31 December 2018: The minimum engine power requirement for large motorcycles (category A) will increase from 40 Kilowatt (kW) to 50kW A minimum kerb weight of 180kg will be introduced Motorcycles affected by this change

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Learners on motorways – Highways England regional control centre visits

It is nearly 6 months since learner drivers were first allowed to drive on motorways accompanied by approved driving instructors. As a part of the law change, Highways England has also been trialling a project that aims to develop closer links with the ADI community through a programme of visits to their network of regional

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Theory Test Service development

The theory test is a critical part of ensuring that those individuals driving on the road are qualified to do so. DVSA are currently working to develop the theory test. They want to understand what trainers think of the theory test and how it may be improved in the future. Please take a moment of your

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DVSA booking system unavailable: 27 November 2018

Some online services won’t be available on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from midnight to 5pm to allow system maintenance to take place. On GOV.UK, you won’t be able to: book or manage CPC module 4 slots book or manage MMA (motorcycle manoeuvring area) practice slots Booking slot ‘opening days’ If your local test centre ‘opening

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Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions

DVSA has announced changes to the hazard perception test for cars, to help improve road safety. Twenty-three new CGI clips have been added into the driving theory test to simulate adverse weather conditions including: Snow Wind Fog and rain There will also be clips showing the type of low-level lighting experienced at dusk and dawn. The

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Learner driver research: text message trial

DVSA is working with its Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car test candidates to: Make sure they’re better prepared to take their test Encourage them not to take their test before they’re ready Help keep them safer once they’ve passed Between now and March the DVSA will be trialling a variety of

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Introducing PlayPass, a brand new DIA member benefit

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new DIA member benefit, PlayPass. PlayPass is powered by Boundless, a unique club (part of the Civil Services Motoring Association or CSMA) for civil service and public sector workers, with specialist links to the motoring and leisure industry dating back to 1923. In recognition of the

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ADI survey: raising awareness to improve road sharing with cyclists

The Department for Transport has provided funding for a project to help prepare drivers for sharing the road with cyclists. In the coming months a range of cycle awareness learning resources will be developed by cycling and driving instructors and piloted with ADIs. This online survey has been created for you to share your experience of

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