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Driving Test Changes

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.

The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

The changes will only apply to car driving tests to begin with.

The 4 driving test changes

1. Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes

The independent driving part of the test currently lasts around 10 minutes. During this part of the test, you have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the driving examiner.

This part of the test will be made longer, so it’ll last around 20 minutes – roughly half of the test.

2. Following directions from a sat nav

During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.

The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won’t need to set the route – the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.

You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test – you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.

You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.

One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.

3. Reversing manoeuvres will be changed

The ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, but you should still be taught them by your instructor.

You’ll be asked to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • park in a bay – either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic

4. Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving

The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test – these are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.

You’ll be asked the:

  • ‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • ‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers

Who it affects

All car driving tests taken from 4 December 2017 will follow the new format. This includes if:

  • you fail a test before then, and retake your test from 4 December 2017
  • your test is cancelled or moved for any reason, and your new test date is from 4 December 2017

Your driving instructor should have been teaching you everything you need to know to drive safely, so you shouldn’t need to worry about learning anything new.

First Aid News

Placing an unconscious child on their side reduces the risk that they will need to stay in hospital, a new study has found.

If a child is breathing normally and has clear airways, but are not responding, they should be put on their side with their mouth facing downwards to allow liquids to drain out.

The study published in the ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ also assessed whether parents were aware of this technique, Reuters reported. Researchers at the Paris Diderot University analysed data on 553 babies and children aged up to 18-years-old, with an average age of 3, who visited paediatric emergency departments after losing consciousness in 2014.
The majority of the patients had been unconscious for approximately two minutes, while a third had been unresponsive for more than 20 minutes.
The study showed that the likelihood of a child staying in hospital dropped by 72 per cent if they were put into the correct position.
Over half of parents had tried different methods, including dangerous techniques such as shaking and slapping children.
A loss of consciousness in both children or adults is classed as a medical emergency and an ambulance should be called, according to the NHS website.

to book a first aid course visit www.1stchoicetraining.co.uk

Driver cpc news

7 men aged between 42 and 62 have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police following allegations of fraud relating to Driver CPC Training. One of the 7 arrested was Bob Monks, General Secretary of the United Road Transport Union (URTU.)

It is not known if the 7 arrested are all from URTU or not. It is believed all 7 men have now been given bail. The arrests were made in light of a number of investigations carried out by The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Fraud and Integrity Team.

URTU were the first company to lose JAUPT approval to deliver Driver CPC Periodic Training. Approval was lost when it was discovered URTU did not deliver a full 7 hour Driver CPC training course. This constituted a breach of JAUPT terms and conditions of approval.

The news of arrests shows how serious the DSA and the police are taking Driver CPC fraud and this should be welcomed by industry. It’s a wakeup call to other rogue training providers to get there houses in order or face similar action. It demonstrates that cutting corners is not acceptable and will not be tolerated for more information on driver cpc training visit www.1stchoicetraining.co.uk.

It is also unknown if the initial allegations, that triggered the investigations and subsequent arrest were as a result of drivers making complaints or other training providers. Either way it is giving the right signals when it comes to Driver CPC training. Get it right or face the consequences.

In recent months JAUPT and DSA have ramped up the number of approved centre

New Uk Driving Laws 2017

MANY driving laws and rule changes have been introduced in 2017. Here is a breakdown of all the new driving laws, legislation and rule changes, you should be aware of or risk facing fines, driving bans or even a criminal record.

Car tax

From which could mean millions of drivers end up paying more money to tax their vehicle.

Britons who bought and registered cars on April 1st or after that date would have to pay the new tax rates.

Only electric cars which produce zero emissions and cost less than £40,000 will be completely exempt from the car tax rates.

Cars costing over £40,000 will be expected to pay an additional £310 surcharge on top of the car tax rate for five years.

Cars registered after the date will be expected to pay a standard rate for their car tax after the first year rate.

Speeding fines

Under the drivers can be charged up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage.

There is a cap of £1,000 on minor speeding offences or up to £2,500 for major ones.

A three band system will determine the severity of an offence and corresponds to different charges.

These charges are calculated on a percentage basis.

A minor offence constitutes a band A charge. Band A charges are for drivers who exceed the stated speed limit between one and 10mph.

So, if a driver travels 31mph up to 40mph in a 30mph zone, they can be charged between 25 per cent and 75 per cent of their weekly income.

Drivers who exceed the stated speed limit by 11mph up to 20mph will be charged between 75 per cent and 125 per cent of their wage.

Major offences, which are for speed limit breaches of up 22mph and above will be charged between 125 per cent and 175 per cent of their week wage.

In addition to the variable fee motorists could land themselves with a driving offence of this nature, they could also receive between three and six penalty points.

Child car seats 

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Under the new rules, it is illegal to have your child’s car seat fitted incorrectly. Under the new rules, only children who weigh 22kg or more, or are 4ft 10in (125cm) tall will be recommended to use the backless booster seats.

All children who are under 12 years old or less than 4ft 5in tall (135 cm) will be required to travel in car seat. Once the child is older than 12 or reaches the height guideline, then they will be allowed to travel in the regular adult car seas.

Only EU approved seats can be used in the UK.

Here is what you need to look out for to ensure you’re buying an appropriate seat:

Make sure you also check for an orange ‘approved’ label. On the orange approved labels there should be a capital E as well as the code R129. This signifies therefore it is a correct and suitable seat to buy.

If your baby is 15 months old or younger, their car seat must be rear-facing, any child older than that can ride in a forward-facing seat.

Car seats should be replaced when a baby’s head is level with the top of the seat. Babies that are under 9kg should also travel in a baby carrier and not a child seat.

When fitting a seat parents must ensure that only a belt with a diagonal strap is used unless the seats are specifically designed for use with a lap belt or you use ISOFIX anchor points.

It should be noted that if you are caught with an ‘unsuitable’ or wrongly fitted car seat then you could charged £500

Child car seats 

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Under the new rules, it is illegal to have your child’s car seat fitted incorrectly. Under the new rules, only children who weigh 22kg or more, or are 4ft 10in (125cm) tall will be recommended to use the backless booster seats.

All children who are under 12 years old or less than 4ft 5in tall (135 cm) will be required to travel in car seat. Once the child is older than 12 or reaches the height guideline, then they will be allowed to travel in the regular adult car seas.

Only EU approved seats can be used in the UK.

Here is what you need to look out for to ensure you’re buying an appropriate seat:

Make sure you also check for an orange ‘approved’ label. On the orange approved labels there should be a capital E as well as the code R129. This signifies therefore it is a correct and suitable seat to buy.

If your baby is 15 months old or younger, their car seat must be rear-facing, any child older than that can ride in a forward-facing seat.

Car seats should be replaced when a baby’s head is level with the top of the seat. Babies that are under 9kg should also travel in a baby carrier and not a child seat.

When fitting a seat parents must ensure that only a belt with a diagonal strap is used unless the seats are specifically designed for use with a lap belt or you use ISOFIX anchor points.

It should be noted that if you are caught with an ‘unsuitable’ or wrongly fitted car seat then you could charged £500

 

Class 2 driver needed

Kelly and sons transport are recruiting class 2 drivers.

Immediate start available for HGV class 2 drivers in Liverpool. Minimum of two years driving experience

is required. Excellent rates of Pay!!!

If you require any further information please speak to a member of our team.

 

DRIVERS DIRECT RECRUITMENT ARE RECRUITING FOR ADR DRIVERS

 Drivers Direct have supplied drivers nationwide for over 12 years and have a network of 21 branches.

We are recruiting on behalf of our well known client in Knowsley looking for several ADR drivers.

Class 1 ADR Days.
Working on a 8 week rota, covering 1-2 weeks of PM shifts and 2 weekends with rest days in the week.

Class 1 / Class 2 ADR Nights.

1600-0230 Monday to Friday. You will be working on a 8 week rota, doing 1-2 weeks on day shifts and 2 weekends with rest days in the week.

2X 3.5t ADR Days

 

Temp to perm position – which means 13 weeks with Drivers Direct then full time with the client.

 

This position does include hand ball!!

 

Competitive rates of pay!

 

You will receive full training from the company

 

IMMEDIATE START!

January 2016 Course Dates

First Aid At Work Level 3

Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th January 2016

Driver CPC

Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th January 2016

Monday 11th to Friday 15th January 2016

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd January 2016

Monday 25th to Friday 29th January 2016

More available courses and dates will be added soon!

Driver CPC News

The aim of Driver CPC is to improve road safety and help drivers become more professional in all aspects of their work.  Legislation references that training must be delivered “at or above Level 2”.  If there is evidence a periodic training course falls significantly below Level 2, the DVSA/DVA will not allow the hours to count towards the 35 hours required for Driver CPC periodic training and the training provider will not gain subsequent approval for the course without demonstrating that appropriate changes have been made.

What is Level 2?

A Level 2 involves applying knowledge to a range of varied work activities, which may be performed in a variety of different contexts in collaboration with others or autonomously.  The design and delivery of Driver CPC periodic training courses must therefore, include the knowledge and understanding that is needed to underpin the performance standards or competency required for a particular work activity. For example, we expect to see outcomes for periodic training courses that state that drivers will, after completion, be able to, ‘explain……..; explain how………; describe………; recognise……; describe how……..; identify……..;  decide………’

It is advisable to use the learning outcomes of approved and regulated units of Level 2 and 3 qualifications which can be found at: http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification

Centres and trainers that deliver Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ, SVQ and QCF (Level 5 and Level 6 SCQF) qualifications will already be familiar with these.  Centres and trainers need not limit themselves to searching and using only transport specific units as any Level 2 or Level 3 qualification could be used to help develop Driver CPC training courses.  However, no unit should be used or copied completely into a course.  Centres and trainers will exercise their own judgement and experience in how they use unit learning outcomes to help them develop the content of their intended Driver CPC training course.

The DVSA has published ‘National Standards for Driving Lorries and for Driving Buses and Coaches’ viagra france pharmacie.  These set out the expectations of the knowledge and skills needed by bus, coach and lorry drivers.  Driver CPC training should meet or exceed these Standards.  The standards can be found at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-driving-and-riding-standards