2pass Newsletter - August 2011 issue 133
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Welcome to the latest 2pass Newsletter
In this months Issue:-
1) Driving Test Success is now On-line
Introducing a new on-line service from Focus Multimedia and the Driving Test Success team.
DTS On-line Driving Test Success Online with FREE trial.
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 All Tests (DVD-Video disc)
3)Young Drivers Average Insurance is now over £4000 a year
Car Insurance costs for young male drivers have crashed through the £4,000 barrier for the first time, with 17 to 20-year-old single men now paying an average of £4,006 for annual comprehensive cover.
The new tip for saving on car insurance is to get married!
If you are amoung the majority of 17 to 20-year-olds who aren’t looking to tie the knot, the best and simplest way to cut costs is to shop around.
2pass have teamed up with a number of Insurance brokers to give you the best quotes available for New, Young Drivers.
4) Government to review trainee driving instructor laws
The government says it will review the system used to train driving instructors in the UK.
Facts about Pink Licences:-
5 ) Driving Tip of the Month
Dealing with blue lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.More Video Lessons available from our Video Page Index
6) Road fatalities down 10% The latest figures released by the Department for Transport have revealed a 10% drop in fatalities on UK roads.
In the year leading to March 2011 1,870 people died in incidents reported to the police – a fall of 211 compared to the preceding 12 months. The figure means that deaths on British roads are among the lowest since records began in 1926.
Other numbers released by the government have also showed that drink-driving deaths fell to 250 in 2010 compared to 380 in 2009. Drink-driving figures date back to 1979, when 1,640 people died in alcohol-related incidents.
Transport minister Norman Baker said: “The provisional figures suggest the number of drink-drive deaths is now 83 per cent lower than 30 years ago – this is very welcome. However, we are determined to continue to take firm action against the small minority of drivers who still ignore the limit.”
7) Fewer young people learning to drive
There has been a significant fall in the numbers of young people learning to drive according to figures from the Driving Standards Agency.
"The reasons for the drop in the number of tests taken by 17-25 year-olds are not clear cut," said a spokesperson for the DSA.
The Driving Instructors Association confirmed this was the case, saying that young people are having to make choices about what they spend their money on.
8) Mother dies after being knocked down by her learner-driver daughter
A mother has died after being knocked down by her 17-year-old learner-driver daughter as she was waving her into a parking space.
Mother-of-three Sue Duke was standing behind the Ford Ka helping to direct daughter Lauren into a space in the car park of the social club where she worked.
9) Google self-drive car involved in a crash
Google’s self-driving cars may have had their first accident, according to car gossip webiste Jalopnik. One of the search engine giant’s converted Prius cars is believed to have been involved in a crash with another Prius.
According to the Silicon-Valley giant, the car was being manually driven at the time of the crash, so has no bearing on the technology with which the car usually operates.
Watch the video below to see the self-driven car in action.
10) ADI News
There are three ways to read Despatch:
ADIs - here's a short video which shows you how to log on to manage your details on Businesslink.
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