Magazine Edition: 177 - 23/05/2018
Plus much more... Including the latest ADINJC Newsletter (May) and your quick links to SmartDriving and ADI MasterClass Member Benefits including 50% Standards Check Success discount
Click on the Mr Stupid's picture below for Today's Article - & the links below for selected news stories.
This week's short article, thought for the week, ADINJC, DriverActive and SmartDriving info - Including ADINJC May Newsletter and 50% Standards Check Success code.
A girl who has cared for her mother since she was six-years-old is trying to raise money to buy driving lessons in order to give her mum more. Are you in Accrington? If so can you give some free lessons? (And also get some free local PR). Paiton has raised £90 so far... Can you chip in a Fiver? Please read the story and Paiton's appeal: https://uk.gofundme.com/funding-for-driving-lessons.
If you have not yet done anything about GDPR make sure that you read this. DVSA will be producing info for ADI's but say: "At this point we can confirm that if there is a dashcam in use in or on your vehicle, regardless of the reason, you'll have to register as a data controller with the ICO."
Kelsie Murphy passed her driving test, but a day later, she was contacted by the DVLA to revoke her pass after they discovered an error.
DVSA has appointed Mark Winn to succeed Lesley Young as Chief Driving Examiner. Mark will take up his new responsibilities on Friday 1 June.
"I love to coach, mentor and encourage them through to the day of their test and beyond"
I feature blind driving stories whenever they appear in the news. If you ever get the chance to join a scheme of volunteer for a day, grab it! Very fulfilling and you'll learn a lot.
Emmanuel Elliott and Hilda Farmer parked on a street with "nice houses and some kind of greenery". They haven't been able to find it since!
I thought the picture needed a catchy caption! The reality... A teenage driver has cheated death after a dramatic car plunge over cliffs in South Tyneside.
Lauren Cope, a driving instructor in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was filmed in her tuition car on Monday morning. She has been heavily criticised - what do you think?
Mother-of-four Rae Martin appeared on ITV's This Morning on Wednesday to argue that female-only parking spaces should be brought to the UK after they were introduced in Chinese service stations. Oh dear...
You shouldn't need a reminder - but just in case. Also some other interesting stuff. I'll be doing a Motorway Lessons Special either this Saturday or next...
On the road with one pursuit-trained emergency response police officer.
Poppy-Arabella, three, was killed at a crossing in 2016 by a driver who could not see the red light...
Another driving instructor who is likely to lose his licence for not being 'a fit and proper person'.
Watch how a woman wreaks havoc by driving on to course in middle of half-marathon' Why do some people think they are above the law and everyone else?'
This Friday is National Slow Down day in Ireland - all drivers are being encouraged to keep within the speed limits... A novel idea!
Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart is urging drivers to up their game and be more alert for other road users, as pedestrians now make up a quarter of all deaths on our roads.
The clothes that you wear can impact the way you drive - is this bad news for instructors who like to wear Lewis Hamilton outfits?
Attending an ADINJC Standards Check Workshop is one option that could help you to feel more confident and prepared when you have your next Standards Check.
A 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud supplied new to Prince Chula of Thailand is to be sold by international car auctioneers Coys ... If you have £70,000. Not a Roller - but I remember someone coming to me for training once ina 1960's Mercedes Limo - which he used for lessons!
A warning has been issued in the UK which will might well be of interest to instructors...
Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.
Developments in the safety of our roads took a huge leap forward today, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and In
The MOT test changed on 20 May 2018, with new defect types, stricter rules for diesel car emissions, and some vehicles over 40 years old becoming exempt.
Bike Smart is the message at the heart of this year’s Road Safety Week between 19–25 November, focusing on the safety of those on two wheels.
Ordinary motorists face being priced out of driving if the Government goes ahead with proposals demanding that by 2040 every car can cover 50 miles on electric power.
UKROEd, the organisation responsible for managing and administering the National Speed Awareness Course has welcomed the recently-published Ipsos MORI report which shows that targeting the behaviour of motorists through these courses reduced the likelihood of re-offending within six months by up to 23 per cent.
New laws introduced yesterday (16 May 2018) will mean that from next month drivers will be able to use remote control parking on British roads. Changes to the Highway Code and relevant regulati
Almost a million driving licences were lost by British drivers in the last year, according to latest figures released earlier this year by the DVLA.
One for ADI Students
This might be useful if you are considering offering intensive courses.
Running a car is an expensive business -research has shown that over a lifetime the average British driver spends nearly quarter of a million pounds.
THE new MOT test will be introduced on Sunday 20th May 2018, making it harder for diesel drivers to pass the annual roadworthiness test.
If you thought that driving on the left or the right side of the road (depending upon the country you are in) and keeping an eye on traffic signals is all what is required to drive a vehicle around th
From the longest and oldest to the deadliest and most troublesome, a list of 15 of the most eye-opening bits of road-based trivia has been revealed. Motoring giant LeaseCar.uk has researched some of t