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Driving test timeline after lockdown

The government announced its timeline for the easing of lockdown yesterday, setting out key events over a number of months. Driving tests weren’t specifically mentioned in Boris Johnson’s speech but are included in government documents. It’s a small spot of...

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Limited driving tests for critical workers

The DVSA has restarted its driving test service in England and Wales, but only for critical workers. Until now, theory and practical tests had been suspended for all drivers since the beginning of the winter lockdown. Who can get a...

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Green cards for driving in the EU

UPDATE: now the UK has reached an agreement with the EU, green cards will be needed for driving in most of Europe. With just a weeks to go, there’s still no clear outcome for Brexit negotiations. This means that any...

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Is it OK to drive during lockdown 2?

Although we’ve all been here before, the second country-wide lockdown is just as serious as the first. A few things have changed since March, so check you know when you can drive during lockdown. The government’s rules say you can...

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Driving tests suspended for November

Another lockdown unfortunately means another suspension of driving tests in England. Theory and practical driving tests will stop from Thursday 5 November until Tuesday 2 December. Having done earlier lockdowns, Wales will start driving tests again on Monday 9 November...

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Dangerous driving law reforms planned

Dangerous driving legislation in England, Wales and Scotland may toughen up from next year. Under the proposed laws, causing death while speeding, racing, using a phone or under the influence could result in a life sentence. Why the government is...

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Rise of the van driver

Van drivers have been the quiet backbone of life in the UK for years. Online shopping and food delivery have caused a huge spike in the number of van drivers on the road – a 30% increase over the last...

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The UK’s first medium-sized electric van

The UK’s first medium-sized electric van has finally arrived, a year later than scheduled – and it qualifies for a government grant. The Mercedes-Benz eVito The Mercedes-Benz eVito is the first opportunity for drivers of mid-sized vans to go electric....

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What a COVID-19 driving test looks like

Practical driving tests start back up again in England on 22 July, but things will look very different. 1. A major fault will end the driving test Every driving instructor tells their students, “Just keep going”. A mistake could...

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