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Motorists warned of dash cam prosecutions

Whilst many motorists understand that road traffic laws serve a useful purpose, many are aggrieved when they are hit with a fixed penalty or court appearance for an infringement captured by discreetly placed cameras that they weren’t warned about. It is quite common where warnings are given, such as where speed …


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Steps operators should follow to avoid DVSA investigations

Here at Keep Me on The Road we have years of experience dealing with the DVSA in cases where operators and drivers have fallen short of the strict requirements and had prosecutions bought against them by the DVSA, finding themselves before the Traffic Commissioner. The truth is, whilst you do …


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Mobile phone laws and common misconceptions

We are coming up to three months since the new tougher penalty for mobile phone use behind the wheel came into force on 1st March, bringing in a tougher fixed penalty of six points and a £200 fine alongside guidance issued to police not to offer awareness courses in lieu …


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Poor night’s sleep increases chances of fatal accidents

Feeling sleepy at the wheel is often framed in terms of having an undiagnosed condition, but what about those that just tend not to sleep well? For these drivers the research should be a wake-up call. An American university has found that compared to motorists who get seven or more …


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Majority of motorists don’t know how to use a smart motorway

There are three different types of smart motorway in use in this country, which is pretty disturbing seeing as more than half of us don’t understand how any of them work. This has been an issue for some time now, but very little has been done to publicise their use. …


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New Drug Driving Laws for Scotland

Probably due to pressure from the British Medical Association, Scotland intends to introduce drug-driving limits and roadside testing in 2019. The Scottish government has been criticised for being ‘behind the curve’ and not dealing with drivers that take drugs in the same way England and Wales did two years ago. …


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Warnings over Scam DVLA Messages

An increase in scam attempts by people purporting to be from the DVLA has led to warnings about giving personal details away without checking. The licensing agency warned in June 2016 that emails, texts and telephone calls claiming to be from them were being received by the public. But there …


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May revealed as top month for catching drink-driving motorists

Figures obtained from police forces show that May is the top month for catching drink drivers, with nearly one in six stopped found to be over the limit. This might come as a surprise, but perhaps even more surprising is how proportionately few drivers are caught drunk in December, indicating …


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DVLA Disclosure Guidance Updated

As reported earlier this month, the General Medical Council (GMC) has now revised its confidentiality guidance in relation to reporting concerns to the DVLA. The GMC says doctors owe a duty of confidentiality to their patients, but it adds: “They also have a wider duty to protect and promote the …


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Richard Turfitt Appointed as Senior Traffic Commissioner

Richard Turfitt has been appointed as the new Senior Traffic Commissioner by Transport Minister John Hayes. Currently the Traffic Commissioner for the East of England, he will begin his new role on 1 June 2017, taking over from the current Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell. Richard Turfitt, said: “I am …


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