UK start-up making classic cars electric
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UK start-up making classic cars electric

A 21st-century makeover is giving classic motoring enthusiasts hope that they will still be able to keep their cars on the road. There are 40 million vehicles on UK roads, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. But many of these are now in conflict with the UK government’s green thinking plans.

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Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance
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Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Car insurance prices have reached a seven-year low1, with Covid helping to drive down the price, but it’s important to remember to be as accurate as possible when providing your personal details.  Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance, meaning your insurer is

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PCS opens ballot on Examiner Strike

As previously communicated by DVSA, the Examiner’s union PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) will ballot members on possible industrial action triggered by concerns over the agency’s plans to trial increasing 8 tests per day in order to catch up on the backlog. We don’t have much more information on the strike at the moment

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NASP continues to challenge Standards Check changes

The National Associations Strategic Partnership, composed of DIA, ADINJC and MSA, has released a statement today detailing the continuing frustration and concern regarding changes to how Standards Checks and Part 3 assessments are prioritised. Read the full statement below. DIA Chief Executive Carly Brookfield commented “We have continued to meet with DVSA regularly on this

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Update to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle

DVSA have published updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle. These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates. Click below to see the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving tests, for both car and motorcycle Mod 1 & Mod 2. DVSA Standard Operating

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DVSA SOP Update (Vocational & tractor/specialist vehicles tests)

Throughout the pandemic, particularly at key points of change and different lockdowns, DVSA have reviewed and updated the SOP. These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates for both vocational & tractor tests. DVSA Standard Operating Procedures (vocational tests)DVSA Standard Operating Procedures (tractors & specialist vehicle tests)

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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development
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Consumer safety rating for automated driving systems in development

The world’s first consumer safety rating system for automated driving systems is being developed in the UK, with the expectation it will be adopted by crash testers.  Thatcham Research – the UK car insurance industry’s research centre and a partner of Euro NCAP – is developing the rating system with funding from Zenzic – an

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