2pass Newsletter - October 2011 issue 134
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Welcome to the latest 2pass Newsletter
In this months Issue:-
1) New Driving Test Success range for 2012
Driving Test Success is published by Focus Multimedia Ltd. It is the UK’s best-selling range of interactive learner driver products.
2pass and Focus Multimedia have teamed up to offer you some great discounts on the new 2012 range.
From 1st January 2012 the DSA has announced that they will stop publishing the live multiple choice questions used in Theory Tests. These changes will affect learner drivers and motorcyclists, trainee ADIs and LGV/PCV drivers.
See the New 2012 Software Range all at reduced prices for 2pass visitors and Free P&P.
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.
The Complete Theory Test 2012 Edition (New 2012 Edition - PC DVD-ROM)
3) Government proposes 80MPH motorway speed limit
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced his intention to consult on raising the national speed limit on motorways from 70 to 80 miles per hour.
4) New driving test centre to open in Irvine
From 31 October, learner drivers in North and East Ayrshire will be able to take their practical driving test at a new test centre in Irvine.
The new centre at Irvine’s Riverside Business Park will replace the nearby practical test centres in Kilmarnock and Saltcoats, which are closing on 27 October. The new premises will offer better facilities for candidates, including a more comfortable waiting area and easier access to parking.
DSA’s chief executive, Rosemary Thew, said:
The current test centres in Kilmarnock and Saltcoats have insufficient space for candidates waiting to take their tests and no customer toilets. Parking around the test centres is also difficult and there are no areas to conduct the reverse park exercise.
5 ) Driving Tip of the Month
How to do :- An Angle Start
Use the same drill as for moving off straight ahead but now you have to ask yourself, What angle should I move out? How far will this take me into the road?
DON'T signal and move out regardless.
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.More Video Lessons available from our Video Page Index
6) Should We Use Winter Tyres? Millions of drivers in mainland Europe swap from summer to winter tyres between October and March and in some countries it's law to do so. This helps to negotiate roads that might be icy, rutted with compacted snow, wet, or merely dry and cold. Confronted by widely diverse conditions, they find winter tyres a must for extra safety.
Should we use Winter Tyres?
See the video below which shows how winter weather tyres can help keep you safe in winter conditions with demonstrations from TyreSafe.
If you do find the winter tyres you need, buy a set of four.
Stay Legal and Safe
7) Tougher driving test could help cut congestion, MPs say
A tougher driving test and more use of real-time traffic information could help tackle congestion and delays on the roads, MPs have suggested.
The Commons transport committee says there also needs to be better co-ordination between councils, highways agencies and maintenance companies.
The MPs were tasked with examining ways of reducing congestion without road building or introducing pricing.
Full Story BBC website
8) Crash Map Launches
A map of the most dangerous roads in Britain has launched with details of more than a million crashes - six year's worth.
If offers horrifying insights into how accidents 'cluster' round certain areas. You simply type in a postcode on CrashMap - then scroll looking for exclamation marks.
Fatal accidents appear as black, serious as red.
'The BBC did a map of fatalities before - but not of all accidents,' CrashMap creator Dan Campsall, a road safety professional from Northampton.
To start searching visit www.crashmap.co.uk
9) Jersey Plans a Theory Test at 16
Learner drivers in Jersey could have to pass their theory test before being allowed to learn to drive on the roads.
Meanwhile in Guernsey the Environment Department has announced it will change the pass mark for car and motorcycle tests from 30 out of 35 questions to 43 out of 50 to bring it in line with the Theory Test on the mainland from 24 October 2011.
10) ADI News
How to use online ADI services
DSA has a range of online services for approved driving instructors (ADI).
ADIs - Video for online Services and how to login
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