Month: February 2015

New drug drive law will come into force in England and Wales on 2nd March 2015

The new law will make it illegal to drive with a specific controlled drug in the body above the accepted limit for that drug. More information can be found on the THINK! website. This legislation will provide a more effective tool for dealing with the danger posed by drug drivers. It will also help reduce […]

Pimlico plumbed into FTA’s Driver Licence Checking system provided by Licence Bureau

Pimlico Plumbers are the country’s largest independent plumbing and service company, wholly based within Greater and Central London. They take pride in providing excellent, no nonsense service at a great value. This can only be delivered through their fleet of 160 Volkswagen Transporter vans and Golf cars navigating the streets of the capital 24 hours […]

Updates and advice to motorists on abolition of the counterpart to the photocard driving licence.

From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. What this means for you Photocard driving licence holders When DVLA stops issuing the counterpart, you should destroy yours but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence. Entitlements and the status of […]

Fleets should remind drivers of new Scottish drink driving laws, says Licence Bureau

Companies, particularly those in Scotland or close to the border, are being urged to remind drivers who drive in Scotland of the recent change in legislation surrounding drink-drive limits. Scotland’s new laws were introduced on 5 December 2014, bringing the new limit down to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, compared to the rest […]

44% of employers concerned employees may not see adequately to drive

Research* carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that 44% of employers surveyed state they are concerned that some employees may have eyesight that is not adequate for driving. Despite this, only a third (just 35%) of employers surveyed include testing the eyesight of drivers as part of their driver policy and more than half […]

Death and serious injuries on UK roads increased by 4%

Figures released today by the Department of Transport for 2014 show that people killed and seriously injured on UK roads has risen. With deaths and serious injuries on UK roads having increased by 4% in the year ending September 2014, with deaths up by 1%. In reported road traffic accidents for the year ending September […]