RAC calls for dynamic hard shoulders on smart motorways
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RAC calls for dynamic hard shoulders on smart motorways

All lane running should be abandoned on smart motorways in favour of operating ‘dynamic’ hard shoulders, according to the RAC. The motoring group says that opening the hard shoulder to traffic only at busy times will provide increased capacity when needed, while allowing drivers to pull over during quieter periods. All lane running should be

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Army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis
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Army truck drivers to help with petrol crisis

150 army drivers have been put on standby by the government to operate gas tanker trucks, as the country’s fuel delivery crisis continues and motorists roam greater London in search of open gas stations. According to the government the U.K. is not facing a fuel shortage, just a shortage of drivers who can deliver it

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New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage
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New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage

The government has announced further plans to help reduce the lorry driver shortage. These plans follow the recently announced vocational test changes which will create an extra 50,000 lorry tests every year. DVSA has already delivered 50% more tests than were available before the pandemic. Ministry of Defence driving examiners The Ministry of Defence (MoD)

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Examiners vote to strike over plans to increase tests per day
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Examiners vote to strike over plans to increase tests per day

PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) members working for DVSA as driving examiners, and their line managers, have voted to support strike action and action short of strike in defence of their working terms and conditions. 92% of members voted for strike action on an 80% turnout with 95% voting yes to action short of

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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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