|2Pass Newsletter||April 2008 / Issue 110|
|Driving Tip of the Month
Roundabouts - When is it safe to GO?
We get more questions about roundabouts than any other lesson subject.
Hopefully you will find this video useful when you are trying to 'read' the vehicles approaching from the right.
Buying a new car is an exciting prospect and everybody wants to add some character to his or her vehicle. They might show this in the model they choose to buy, accessories they display, or by purchasing a private registration.
Personalised registrations are a way of making one’s car truly unique. However, there are several rules and regulations, which should not be ignored. It is extremely important that number plates are visible for witnesses of accidents or crime, police and roadside cameras to view, and it is in every driver’s best interests to adhere to these rules.
Drive to Freedom
Why Sue Gaisford is less than thrilled with her daughter's driving-test result...
Ban for non drink-drive teenager
A teenager has been banned under drink-driving laws - even though he was not drunk or in his car at the time.
AA on electric bikes to beat congestion
Congestion has reached record levels in some cities. So, patrols are hitting the streets on electric scooters and motorbikes for a trial in central London.
The new trial is the first time the AA has used motorbikes to attend breakdowns since the mid 1990s. However, motorcycles were a prominent part of AA service through much of the 20th century after they were introduced in 1910 – patrol vans did not enter service until after the Second World War.
Warning over stolen papers
Beware of stolen vehicle registration certificates when you buy your next used car – that’s the warning from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). It has told consumers not to consider motors if the serial number of the reg document, also known as the V5C or logbook, falls between those in our table. (below).
BG9167501 to BG9190500
BG9190501 to BG9214000
BG8407501 to BG8431000
BG9282001 to BG9305000
Drivers who want to check the validity of a V5C can call the DVLA on 0870 241 1878.
New Parking Laws
From 1st April new Parking laws are in place in England.
England's biggest shake-up in the parking laws in years is aimed at making dodgy tickets a thing of the past. So will it?
Key Changes include:-
1: Offending drivers can be caught by CCTV on busy routes.
2: Parking on a yellow line is 'higher' offence with increased penalty.
3: Ticket does not have to go on windscreen, but can be issued by post if motorist drives away.
4: Clamping only for persistent offenders.
5: Parking attendants become civil enforcement officers.
Plus: no more targets for profits or tickets, more powers for parking adjudicators and clearer guidance on how to appeal
The Driving Standards Agency are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new official training DVD for post-test riders and motorcycle trainers. ‘Better Biking – the Official DSA Training Aid DVD’ provides expert advice on improving bikers’ skills and aids post-test rider training to DSA standard. Motorcyclists can learn how to advance their biking expertise whilst watching professional trainers deliver post-test training and the assessment for the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). Trainers can use the clips and analysis to explain key skills and demonstrate them safely and in detail.
Better Biking: the Official DSA Training Aid, ISBN 97801129559 published 31 March, by The Stationery Office Ltd (TSO) and is priced at £10.99.
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