Driving tests service comes to Ashton-under-Lyne

Plans to offer practical driving tests from the Halfords site in Ashton-under-Lyne have been given the go ahead from the 4 June. Tests will be conducted every Tuesday and Thursday. All tests will be conducted by DSA examiners.

Driving tests will also be conducted from Cheadle fire station from the 25 June.

The move is part of the driving standards agency Initiative to offer a more local service for driving test candidates. as well as using conventional test centres, the DSA is working with public and private sector partners to provide driving test in areas that don't have a local test centre.

Government proposals

Forthcoming young drivers green paper to improve road safety for learner drivers, reducing casualty rates and making insurance more affordable. the proposals are as follows.

  • Temporary restrictions on young drivers after passing they test.
  • Minimum learning period before candidates can sit the driving test.
  • Allowing some form of motorway driving.
  • Providing incentives for young drivers to continue their training once they have passed their test.

we will keep you undated on this in our next letter.
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New penalties

New measures announced by road safety Minister Stephen Hammond include giving the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving offences, giving them greater flexibility in dealing with less serious careless driving offences-such as tailgating or middle lane hogging- and freeing them from resource-intensive court processes.

The fixed penalty will also enable the police to offer educational training as an alternative to endorsement. Drivers will still be able to appeal any decision in court.isting fixed penalty levels rising to a 100

In addition, existing fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences- including using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt- will rise to 100

Road Safety

Evidence shows as the temperature rises the risk to cyclists and motorcyclists being killed or seriously injured is more prominent on our roads.

Why- Because on Britain's roads "effective observation" at junctions particularly is missing.

You can help to reduce this avoidable catastrophe on our roads by looking and seeing.

TIPS

  • Checking your door mirrors just before turning can save someone life.
  • At t-junctions have a minimum of three looks, right left and right.
  • At crossroads a minimum of five looks and remember to look for bikes.
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