RSSAll Entries in the "Latest News" Category

Car Insurance

Car Insurance

Britains roads are suffering with a third taking to the road, in some areas with no insurance. It has been a concern for sometime, the lack of affordable insurance for new drivers, with the insurance cost, more than out weighing the value of the vehicle. The Midlands is one of the worst hit areas, with […]

Mobile phone ban

Mobile phone ban

A man was given 14 points on his licence, a one year ban plus a fine of £150, for using TWO mobile phones while driving. Travelling along a dual carraigeway at 70mph, Police spotted a driver with a phone in one hand, which it was believed he was texting on whilst taking a call in […]

Test Centre Pass Rates. Since the introduction of independent driving, Kettering has seen a downward trend in overall passes. In May 2010 the pass rate peaked at 50.3%. It now stands at 46.3%. The figures still indicate that males have a greater first time pass rate than women, this is common across all age sectors. […]

112 or 999?

112 or 999?

Which number should you dial for the emergency services from your mobile? 112 uses satelite signals, to make location easier, as you can still be located with no signal if you dial from your mobile phone. The 999 system will not work without a signal. We signed up to this system in 2004, with all […]

Driving test I.D.

Driving test I.D.

UK Identity Cards – change to legislation  Issue The government has passed legislation cancelling identity cards for British Citizens.  Consideration Under the new law identity cards that have already been issued will no longer be legal forms of identification from 21 January 2011.  This means that the information in COB Notice 15/2010 issued on 16 […]

Tyre risk

Tyre risk

Drivers in Rushden, Kettering, Northants and Bedford, will surely suffer some of the effect of this report.  Recently there has been much projected support for a minimum tread depth of 3mm, generally drivers take tyre wear and condition for granted, becoming dependant on MOT checks to satisfy maintenance issues. The number of drivers successfully prosecuted by courts […]

Latest News

Latest News

INDEPENDENT DRIVING BRIEFING NOTES  LEARNING TO DRIVE CONSULTATION The consultation paper ‘Learning to Drive’ sets out proposals for major changes in the way people learn to drive.  It proposes a number of reforms to the learning and testing process.  The aim is to make it more thorough and better tailored to equip drivers with the […]

BADDIA IAM IMTD RoSPA MSA DIA