Here to help during the Coronavirus..

During these difficult times, referred to in various ways – Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic, lockdown and so on – we are all going through the same thing however in different ways. It is like we are all in the same boat however sailing different routes! Therefore we wanted to reach out to people, particularly those in…

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Drink Driving & Sleeping While Inebriated in Your Vehicle

  We all know that drink driving is illegal when over the limit.  When training though we often get asked questions because people are not clear on some of the laws. In England and Wales the limit for drivers is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, and 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood,…

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Smart Motorways

Smart motorways always bring mixed reviews with drivers. Some say that they are a great idea to assist with the flow of traffic if they are used correctly. Others say that they are a terrible idea and dangerous because of the lack of a hard shoulder. Is it not up to the drivers to use…

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How do you manage Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)?

More than a quarter of incidents on the road involve someone who is at work and so is driving for part of their job. Health and safety laws apply to all duties that are part of employees role, and that includes driving, so how do you manage the risks? There are many ways to do…

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What is a Smart Tachograph?

What ia a Smart Tachograph?  A question we have been asked about a number of times recently from drivers to operators to transport managers. From 25th June 2019 smart tachographs must be fitted to all new large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK.  Tachographs are fitted to some six million trucks and buses throughout the EU.…

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Driven to Distraction…Mobile Phones When Driving

There was such a good article released recently within one of the many publications that come to us on a weekly basis. We discuss the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel with van drivers, HGV drivers and people within a work environment that we come into contact with regularly.  This is because we…

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Driver Banned Until 2020 by Traffic Commissioner

Another case has been published showing how the Traffic Commissioner is taking action against drivers that are abusive or aggressive towards DVSA staff to make a point that this will not be tolerated. We published a similar story last week and found another one to share with you where a driver had shown their volatile…

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Mobile Phones When Driving

Whilst teaching Driver CPC we regularly advise drivers that driving whilst using a mobile phone is one of the most dangerous things they can do. Statistics often quoted within the media say that using a mobile phone at the wheel is 4 times more dangerous than drink driving. And yet we still see it everyday!…

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Traffic commissioners take action on abusive drivers

The information coming from the Traffic Commissioner is now very much to show that they are not tolerating any aggressive or rude behaviour towards DVSA staff, which is totally understandable.  No one should have to be subject to behaviour like this when they are doing their job. Below there is a case that has been…

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