As of March 1st 2017 new laws have been put into place to crack down on people using their phones whilst driving. People who have had their driving licence for less than 2 years will, if caught, have their licence revoked and will have to retake their theory and practical tests. For more experienced drivers there will be a penalty of six points and a £200 fine. Drivers who reach twelve points on their licence can be banned.
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Back in February of this year Tory and Liberal Democrat MP's voted to make it illegal to light up in a vehicle in England and Wales with a child in it from 1st October this year - let's look a bit deeper into the finer details. The new law means that:
The new hazard perception test using CGI has recently been introduced as part of the theory test for drivers. Judging by most feedback the changes have been widely received positively but given they are so new there is some confusion as to what the changes mean. Below we'll hopefully answer some of your questions:
There has been a certain amount of confusion amongst learners and those about to embark on learning to drive about the imminent changes to the theory test. We've known for a while now that the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) have been planning to stop publishing the theory test questions in a book to stop learning by rote (learning the answer but not understanding why it's the answer!). The following was sent to me in an email from the DSA: