|2Pass Newsletter||August - September 2009 issue 119|
|Driving Tip of the Month
Speed Camera Information
This Video Speed Camera Guide gives information on the different types of speed cameras and speed trap devices currently being used throughout the UK.
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Driving test fraud linked to terror funding
An army of private detectives has been hired to infiltrate driving centres and find fraudsters who are taking tests on behalf of people who cannot drive the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The licences obtained by deception allow unskilled and dangerous drivers onto the country's roads, and create false identities which unlock the door to thousands of pounds of Government benefits.
BSM boss avoids driving ban but has 17 points on his licence
The owner of Britain's biggest driving school has managed to avoid a driving ban despite having 17 points on his licence, according to the Sun.
The newspaper says Abu-Haris Shafi, head of driving school British Sschool of Motoring (BSM) appeared in court after his Volvo was clocked by a speed camera breaking a 50mph speed limit. Full Story
Phobia that drives you round the bend
Some drivers fear motorways so much they spend decades avoiding them.
The figures show it is young drivers and women who are by far the least confident on motorways.
Only 44 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 and 44 per cent of women questioned said they were confident about driving on motorways. And that figure soared to 65 per cent for drivers aged 55 to 64. Full Story
Half of Britain's motorists would fail a driving test retake
An experiment organised by Kia Motors UK - the Kia Motors Driving Test Challenge - found that 50 per cent of the UK's experienced drivers would probably fail the British driving test if they were required to retake it.
That's scarcely better than the 42 per cent pass rate for new drivers in the actual test. Full Story
Crumbs! Driving test is off
A STUNNED learner driver had his test cancelled - because there were crumbs on the car passenger seat and a dog biscuit on the floor.
The examiner refused to get in sixth-former Jack Hyde's five-year-old VW Golf, saying it was too dirty.
The 18-year-old said: "He told me he wore suit trousers and expected to sit on a tidy seat."
Jack, of Berrick Salome, Oxfordshire, must now pay £62 and wait six weeks for a new test.
A Driving Standards Agency spokesman said: "If he complains or asks for a refund, we will look into it."
ACE driving instructors are going back to school for lessons in coaching psychology to improve the way they communicate with learner drivers.
In the autumn, UEL's School of Psychology in Stratford launches a special course. Developed with the help of the Metropolitan Police's driving school at Hendon.
It will deals with the mental and emotional issues faced by instructors ands to build their sense of responsibility to themselves and to others.
More about UEL's School of Psychology
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