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Updates to UK Driving Test Proposed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

‘The three-point turn could be dropped from the UK driving test as part of biggest update to the exam in 20 years. Under a revised practical exam, learners may also be asked to use a satellite navigation system instead of following road signs. About 1,000 learners will take part in a trial of a new practical exam. The Driver and Vehicle Standards…

Learner drivers warned about extra charges

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning learner drivers to avoid copycat websites and save money by using GOV.UK. If you type the names of some popular government services into search engines, some of your search results might be ads for sites that offer a service you could get for free (or for much less) on GOV.UK, the government’s own…

Using mobile phones when driving: the law

‘It’s illegal to ride a motorcycle or drive using hand-held phones or similar devices. The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic. It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider. Penalties for using your phone while driving You can get an automatic fixed penalty notice…

Cost of driving licence to be cut by up to 32%

‘The fee for drivers applying for a provisional driving licence online will fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals after 10 years will fall from £20 to £14.

The new fees, representing price cuts of up to 32%, begin on 31 October 2014.”