2pass Newsletter - February 2012 issue 137
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Welcome to the latest 2pass Newsletter
In this months Issue:-
1) 2Pass Theory Test & Hazard App for 2012
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2) February 2012 Free Prize Draw
This months Competition comes from Avanquest and they are giving you the chance to win their latest software
3) Foreign languages to be barred in driving tests
Immigrants are to be banned from taking the driving test in their native language amid mounting evidence that rogue translators are helping them cheat their way to a licence.
Nearly 800 people have had licences revoked in the past two years, after investigations by the Driving Standards Agency uncovered evidence of rogue translators coaching learners during their test.
Ministers are also concerned about the safety implications of handing driving licences to thousands of people who do not speak English and cannot read road signs.
In 2010, some 93,407 driving theory tests were sat in a foreign language. More than 1,500 people also took the theory test for a bus driver’s licence in a foreign language.
4) Car Insurance, Don’t ‘front’ for your child
As the cost of an annual car insurance premium rises, more and more families turn to what has become known as ‘fronting’ to get their teenagers or young adults on the road. To get affordable car insurance for their children, some parents say that they’re the main driver of their child’s car, and insure the car in their own name with their son or daughter as a named driver on the policy.
Many parents who 'front' for their child may actually be unaware that what they are doing is illegal. The truth is, in the event of the younger driver having an accident, the policy could be invalidated if they were judged to be the main user of the car. Family members could also run the risk of prosecution for not having the correct insurance, and be fined or receive endorsement points on their driving licences.
2pass has a vast panel of car insurance providers specialising in all areas of the car and new driver insurance market.
Visit our small selection of the major UK insurers we work with to find you the most competitive insurance.
5 ) Driving Tip of the Month
Only a fool Breaks the Two second Rule
Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear.
You should leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. The safe rule is never to get closer than the overall stopping distance.
This clip shows you how to make sure you are driving at the correct separation distance while driving on a Motorway.
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.More Video Lessons available from our Video Page Index
6) Barry driving test centre reopens
More people in Wales may be able to take their driving test locally if a pilot scheme in Barry is successful.
Driving tests have returned to west Wiltshire for the first time since the Trowbridge test centre closed in 2008.
7) Leicester learner driver fails theory test 92 times
A learner driver in Leicester has spent nearly £3,000 trying to pass his theory test, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.
The unnamed 28-year-old male has visited the Halford Street test centre 92 times.
He has failed the exam on each occasion, according to existing records.
Full StoryFull Story BBC website
Preparation is the Key.
8) The rush to the scooter
Scooters are becoming increasingly popular as people look to cut costs and stretch their budgets, but could the boom spark safety problems?
Scooters were once seen as the preserve of the Mod generation, but today the market is very different to that dominated by Lambrettas and Vespas in the 60s and 70s.
Full StoryBBC Website
9) Government plans speeding fine hike
Current £60 fines, will increase to £100.
The scheme only brings in around £10m from the £15 fines which are levied on certain cases which appear in court, yet the Ministry of Justice spends more than £65m a year on its victim and witness support services. The government wants to open up the scheme to all convicted criminals and Fixed Penalty Notice fines from speeding and other traffic offences.
The government estimates the proposed increase in fine levels will bring in around £50m a year, of which £30m would come from Fixed Penalty Notices. Currently, drivers found to be speeding are liable for a summary fine of £60, but that will increase to £100 under Clarke’s plans.
10) ADI News
Join DSA to discuss proposals for modernising the rider training industry
DSA is looking to modernise the rider training industry. Proposals are being developed for the qualification of new instructors along with arrangements for the registration and quality assurance of motorcycle trainers.
The discussion groups will take place on the following dates at these test centres:
Numbers for each meeting are limited so if you are interested in attending one of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 936 6111 as soon as possible, and by Friday 24 February at the latest.
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