Tag: DVLA

NMDA at Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop

16th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealer Association (NMDA) will be on hand to offer support and advice at the upcoming Motorcycle Trade Expo knowledge shop (20-22 January 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire). The NMDA represents the interests of motorcycle dealers in the UK and holds regular discussions with the relevant government departments and motorcycle manufacturers to raise industry concerns, and keep abreast of the latest changes to support its dealer members.

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DVLA warns against early MOT testing

16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Many drivers put their car in for an MOT early in order to find out if any faults need repairing, in the belief they can still use the vehicle until the old test runs out despite any discovered issues. However, if their car fails the MOT, it is immediately deemed to be no longer road legal, regardless of how long the previous MOT’s validity has remaining.

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Confusion among dealers over new VED rates

31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

New vehicles registered for the first time with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) from 1 April 2017 will pay new first year licence rates based on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions bands which are different from the ones currently in use. In some cases, these fees will almost double.

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Free vehicle factsheet from MyCarCheck

Free vehicle factsheet from MyCarCheck

15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest MyCarCheck.com infographic uses Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data to highlight the most common reasons for MOT failures, including blown bulbs, chips in the windscreen, and worn brakes, shock absorbers and tyres.

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Vehicle Identity Check scheme to be abolished

6th October 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme that is required before repaired write-offs are allowed back on the road is to be abolished from 26 October 2015.

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1.75m UK motorists ‘could struggle’ to access online driving licence: Licencecheck

1.75m UK motorists ‘could struggle’ to access online driving licence: Licencecheck

9th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the abolition of the driving licence paper counterpart yesterday, more than 1.75 million motorists could struggle to access their driving licence online, according to a licence checking and monitoring company. Licencecheck said that it had seen evidence of “teething problems” with the new system, introduced by the DVLA for drivers to access or share their driving licence information.

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Change to driving licence ‘will save taxpayer millions’ – DVLA

8th June 2015 | 0 Comments

From today (8 June 2015), the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence is being replaced by an online service. This will save motorists millions of pounds and change the way they share their information with employers and car hire companies, says the DVLA.

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Driving Test celebrates 80 years

1st June 2015 | 0 Comments

This week marks 80 years since the introduction of the driving test in Great Britain. The test became compulsory on 1 June 1935. In 1934 there were just 1.5 million cars in use, but over 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads. Within a year of the introduction of the test, the number of deaths had fallen by 1,000, and has continued to improve.

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NFDA supports increased DVLA services

27th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has voiced her organisation’s support for the DVLA’s extension of online services. The Authority has made it possible to retain and assign a registration number online, a feature for which the NFDA has previously campaigned.

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Change to the driving licence – paper counterpart to become obsolete

30th April 2015 | 0 Comments

From 8 June 2015 the paper counterpart of the driving licence (D740) is to be abolished and will no longer be issued by the the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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Wales’ worst speeder – 136mph in 60mph limit

20th April 2015 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered four people have been captured at speeds in excess of 120mph on roads in Wales in 2014 – with one being caught at 136mph.

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Driving Monitor releases new DVLA real-time paperless licence checking service

3rd March 2015 | 0 Comments

Driving Monitor is a driver risk management company using web technologies to build a safer fleet. Working with Blue Chip companies and SME's their vision is to help fleets meet their Duty of Care objectives whilst reducing costs and minimising accidents and insurance premiums. The company has recently released the next generation in driving licence verification services to the UK market.

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Drivers in a hurry – IAM reveals worst speeding cases

16th February 2015 | 0 Comments

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has lifted the lid on the worst examples of excessive speeding caught on safety cameras across England and Wales in 2014. Britain's two worst speeders were caught at 146mph, both by Kent Police on the M25. One was travelling anti-clockwise at Junction 5 at Clacket Lane Services, the other going clockwise at Swanley.

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Union flag to appear on driving licences

5th January 2015 | 0 Comments

British motorists will be able to fly the flag with pride from this new year thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced at the end of 2014.

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White vans still popular across the country

White vans still popular across the country

28th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Whatever their impact on recent political manoeuvring, white vans are more popular than ever. Indeed 57 per cent of van drivers choose the colour white, according to the latest data published by Direct Line for Business following a government Freedom of Information request (FoI). According to the data, the number of Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) on our roads has increased by over 700,000 (26 per cent) since 2003 to 3.35 million. There are also more vans on our roads than ever before, with the number of registered LGVs in Britain increasing by over 700,000 (26 per cent) since 2003 to 3.3 million in 2013.

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