Driving test candidates must sit exam in English or Welsh – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2013 in conspiracy, consultations, driving licences, examinations, fraud, interpreters, news by sally

“All driving test candidates will have to sit the written theory exam in either English or Welsh after a ban on foreign languages by the UK government.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2013

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Raise driving age to 18, says government-commissioned report – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2013 in accidents, driving licences, news, reports by sally

“Passing a driving test and getting a licence is a rite of passage for many teenagers. But they may have to wait an extra year if the government implements changes being proposed.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2013

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Website’s driving test claims banned by ASA – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2013 in advertising, driving licences, misrepresentation, news by sally

“A driving theory test advert that claimed a charge of £31 but levied nearly £50 has been banned. It follows a move to block adverts from websites that charge for the traveller EHIC card, which is free from the NHS.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2013

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Liverpool court clerk jailed for driving licence scam – BBC News

“A court clerk from Liverpool who helped more than 70 motorists falsify their
driving records and escape bans has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2013

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94 driving licences removed over test translation fraud – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2013 in conspiracy, driving licences, fraud, guilty pleas, interpreters, news by sally

“Driving licences are being stripped from dozens of people after an interpreter who gave Chinese theory test candidates the answers.”

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BBC News, 8th August 2013

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Man caught driving 165mph tells court which banned him: ‘Catch me if you can’ – The Independent

“The 24-year-old was stopped in a £100,000 rented Audi R8 Spyder and says ban won’t stop him hitting the roads again.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2013

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Supreme Court rules against ‘death by unlicensed’ motoring law – Daily Telegraph

“A road safety law designed to crack down on uninsured and unlicensed drivers has been undermined by Britain’s most senior judges after they cleared a driver of any blame for a fatal crash.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2013

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Driving test translator jailed over 200 exam cheats – BBC News

“A Chinese translator in Birmingham has been jailed for helping 200 learner drivers cheat on theory exams.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2013

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Thousands of drink drivers to be forced to have medicals before they get behind wheel – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in alcohol abuse, disqualification, driving licences, news by tracey

“Thousands of convicted drink drivers every year will have to take medicals
before they can get behind the wheel again.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2013

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Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe calls for tougher action on drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel – The Independent

“Britain’s most senior police officer has backed higher penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2013

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L-drivers face ‘minimum learning period’ in radical overhaul of driving test rules – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2013 in driving licences, education, news, time limits, young persons by sally

“A sweeping overhaul of driving test rules was announced today [25 March] by Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, in an attempt to reduce the number of young motorists killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2013

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Police get new powers to withdraw licences from short-sighted drivers – Daily Telegraph

“Short-sighted motorists involved in accidents or caught driving dangerously will
have their licences revoked within hours to prevent their posing a risk to other
road users.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2013

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Driving licence law change ‘to halt illegal trade’ – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2013 in driving licences, fraud, news by sally

“Laws on obtaining UK driving licences are to be changed after BBC London revealed a loophole was facilitating an illegal trade in the documents.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2013

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Elderly driving laws must be changed, says coroner, after 89-year-old dies on M40 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2012 in accidents, driving licences, elderly, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner has condemned driving licence laws for older drivers as ‘puny’ after an 89-year-old died following a head-on-crash as she drove the wrong way down the M40 motorway for more than ten miles.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2012

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Newly qualified drivers may face ban on non-family passengers – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2012 in careless driving, driving licences, news, road safety, young persons by sally

“Newly qualified drivers could be restricted from carrying non-family members under proposals being considered by the government to cut the number of road accidents involving teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2012

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Drink-driving midwife had gin and tonic in her car – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2012 in alcohol abuse, driving licences, drunk in charge, midwives, news by sally

“A midwife who was caught drink-driving with a bottle of gin, tonic water and slices of lemon in her car has been banned from the road for three years.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2012

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Speeding biker Keith Darch jailed for trying to avoid prosecution – BBC News

“A motorcyclist who did 84mph in a 30mph zone has been jailed for 18 weeks after trying to avoid a speeding offence by claiming he had sold his bike.”

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BBC News, 29th February 2012

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Ex-Norwich striker Leon McKenzie jailed for bogus letters to police – The Guardian

“The former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie has been jailed for sending bogus letters to the police in a bid to avoid a driving ban.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2012

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More than 10,000 drivers escape ban despite full points – The Independent

Posted August 30th, 2011 in disqualification, driving licences, news by sally

“Thousands of British motorists have been allowed to carry on driving despite having amassed 12 or more penalty points on their licence.”

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The Independent, 28th August 2011

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Driver spotted using two mobile phones is banned – BBC News

“A man spotted using two mobile phones while behind the wheel of his car has been banned from driving for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2011

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