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Driving Lessons in Torquay – Stay Safe this Friday!

For Driving Lessons in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham & Newton Abbot call 01803 640 607 or visit www.thedrivingschoolsw.co.uk  New study suggests that you’re more likely to be involved in a road accident this Friday than on any other day in the year Motorists are being urged to drive with extra care this Friday, on what is…

 

Road Works…

DRIVERS BEWARE: Upcoming and ongoing roadworks around South Devon Road Clousures…. Glen Road, Paignton, all day, from January 4 to 15; Lummaton Place, Torquay, all day, from January 6 to 9; Mead Lane, Paignton, all day, from January 4 to 15; Three-way lights… Goodrington Road, Paignton, all day, from January 4 to February 12; Sherwell…

 

Young motorists still at risk as driving test reaches 80

The UK driving test has plenty of history, but plans to bring it up to date have been put on the back burner, putting young lives in danger. The UK driving test recently celebrated its 80th birthday, having been created when the government of Ramsay MacDonald passed the Road Traffic Act 1934 following a big…

 

Temporary diversion announced for final phase of South Devon Link Road project

The constructor of the new A380 South Devon Link Road, Galliford Try, has announced the next phase of works which will impact on road users travelling towards Newton Abbot. Devon County Council and Torbay Council, along with Galliford Try, are thanking all road users and residents for their continued patience as the project enters the…

 

Speed awareness courses could ‘invalidate insurance’

New questions raised over police links to companies offering speed awareness courses, as it emerges motorists could be risking huge problems if they fail to tell insurers about courses. Police are conning motorists over speed awareness courses by failing to make clear how drivers could inadvertently leave themselves uninsured by taking part, campaigners have said….

 

Car smoking ban comes into force today.

A law banning smoking in vehicles carrying children has come into force in England and Wales. Drivers and passengers who break the law could face a penalty fine of £50 – but police say they will take a non-confrontational approach initially. Whenever an under-18 is in the car, smokers will still be liable even if…

 

New plans to overhaul driving tests!

New plans to overhaul driving tests, including changing the age and using satnavs Proposals to change the driving test to increase the pass rate could see the age changed and the test involving satnavs. New plans to overhaul the driving test are being drawn up which could see the age limit raised and part of…

 

Driver throws away parking fine and is promptly fined for littering.

This is the second time in the last three months someone has been fined for littering after throwing away a Penalty Charge Notice A driver who threw a £60 parking ticket out of his window was promptly fined another £75 for littering. The motorist was issued with a penalty charge notice for contravening parking regulations in…

 

Hamelin Way temporary closure.

In order to proceed with the next phase of works near Kerswell Gardens,  Galliford Try will carry out a traffic realignment overnight on Friday, 21st August. This will require the temporary closure of a section of Hamelin Way between Gallows Gate and Kerswell Gardens from 21:00 on Friday evening until 06:00 Saturday morning. Should the…

 

Early opening announced for South Devon Link Road

Devon County Council and Torbay Council have announced that the South Devon Link Road, the largest highways project in the south west, is ahead of schedule and will be open for traffic in the autumn, ahead of the original December 2015 predicted date. Galliford Try – the contractors responsible for constructing the road – have…

 

Five injured after driver ignores road markings

Five injured after driver ignores road markings to give way because her SAT NAV told her to go straight on – on same junction teenager was killed for the same reason Woman ignored road markings after her sat nav told her to go straight on Her Peugeot collided with another car after she did not…

 

New driving test trial: 2015

The government is trialling driving test changes in 2015 to make it a better test of the driver’s ability to drive safely on their own. Learner drivers will continue to take the current driving test unless they agree to take part in the trial. The trial is being run at around 20 driving test centres…

 

England bans smoking in cars with children.

Drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their cars if they are carrying children as passengers. The move, which will become law on 1 October, follows a similar ban in Wales and aims to protect young people under 18 from second-hand smoke. Scotland is also considering introducing a ban. Anyone found flouting the…

 

Official name announced for South Devon Link Road!

Since the scheme was first announced in 2012 the construction of the A380 has been known as the South Devon Link Road project. Now the new name of the A380 has been selected at a special panel meeting. The official name for the road will be the South Devon Highway.

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