2pass Newsletter - April 2011 issue 131
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Welcome to the latest 2pass Newsletter
In this months Issue:-
1) Highway to L
A furious learner driver took an examiner on a journey from hell after being told his test could not go ahead.
2) Free Prize Draw
For the next few months we will be giving you the change to win a free copy of the latest Software from our partners Focus Multimedia.
Driving Test Success Hazard Perception (New 2011 Edition - PC DVD-ROM)
3) Drivers can escape fines at 86mph
Drivers caught speeding at up to 86mph will be able to avoid penalty points under a new scheme to be adopted by most police forces.
4) End of road for annual MoTs
Ministers are considering lifting the requirement that cars have an annual MoT test, despite warnings that it could lead to dozens more deaths on the roads.
Under new plans, drivers may be required to get their vehicles checked only once every two years.
5 ) Driving Tip of the Month
Dealing with Speed humps
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.More Video Lessons available from our Video Page Index
6) Reading text message killer driver jailed A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Keisha Wall, 19, veered off Forbury Road into the path of 63-year-old Christine Lyon in February 2010.
The crash happened while she was driving with her driving instructor mother, months after passing her test.
7) Death-by-dangerous-cycling law considered
Cyclists who kill or seriously hurt pedestrians could be prosecuted like dangerous drivers under new laws being considered by the government.
Drivers convicted of death by dangerous driving face up to 14 years in jail.
But there is currently no law against causing death by dangerous cycling, with most cases of careless cycling being dealt with by fines.
Ten pedestrians were killed by cyclists and 262 seriously injured between 2005 and 2009, official figures say.
8) Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)
As a bus, coach or lorry driver you need to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) to drive professionally. Throughout your driving career you will need to complete periodic training courses. Watch the video below and find out about the training.
Driver CPC:how to get and keep it
9) Speed cameras switched back on
Thames Valley police say 72 fixed camera sites and 89 mobile sites switched off after spending cuts will begin operating again.
10) ADI News DSA April issue of the Despatch ezine
This month review the impact last April’s campaign has had on encouraging people to take an observer on test with them.
Celebrate the Highway Code’s 80th anniversary and talk to an ADI about his commitment to teaching the deaf and hard of hearing.
Elsewhere, the DSA report on a test bribery case and look at the tools available to help you benefit from CPD.
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