|2Pass Newsletter||October - November 2008 / Issue 114|
|Driving Tip of the Month
Only a fool breaks the 2 second Rule!
Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear.
Our clip shows you how to make sure you are driving at the correct separation distance.
Starting in America next year, Ford Motor Co. will introduce a new feature aimed at giving parents the ability to limit young drivers' speeds to 80 miles per hour, set a maximum volume on the stereo system and program the car to sound continuous alerts if the driver shrugs off the seat belt.
Learning to drive, is it really worth it?
Sheila tells how she found learning to drive to be one of the best things she has ever done.
Deferral of the introduction of the new motorcycle test
Following consideration of representations from motorcycle interest groups the DSA have decided to defer the implementation of the new practical motorcycle test to allow a wider range of locations to offer the test when it is launched. The new test will therefore go live on 30 March 2009.
As a result of this deferral the DSA is notifying you that for the period 29 September 2008 to 29 March 2009 they will continue to provide the current motorcycle test.
High cost of a bogus driving licence
A continuing clampdown on fraudsters by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) saw another driving test impersonator appear at Ipswich Crown Court. He was joined in the dock by ten bogus candidates who had paid him to sit their driving tests.
Driving Instructors in criminal record shock
Thousands of driving instructors may never have received criminal record checks, it has emerged.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has revealed to the Lancashire Telegraph that it is in the middle of checking the background of the UKs 44,700 approved driving instructors.
Nationally, only 58 per cent of instructors have so far been checked.
Safe drivers are made, not born
10 steps to young driver safety from the IAM Trust.
Age, inexperience and gender impact most on the safety of young drivers, according to new IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) Motoring Trust research. Most at risk are the under 20s, who have the least driving experience; drivers under 25 have an exceptionally high risk of being killed or seriously injured (KSI) in crashes; and up to twice as many young men are involved in crashes as young female drivers.
The IAM proposes a 10-point package of actions for making younger drivers safer.
As of September 12th 2008 "Eco-Friendly" driving will become a part of the driving test. The DL25 form will be modified to include 2 new areas. These will cover use of the controls in a smooth and gentle manner, avoiding harsh acceleration and braking etc and also good planning skills. At this stage candidates WILL NOT FAIL their test if their driving is marked in these areas but these points will be included to the candidates during the de-brief. The candidates will also be given a handout leaflet at the end of a sucesfull test which will detail some of the driving style changes the candidates can consider adopting.
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