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The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022

Rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. The changes follow a public consultation on a review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for people walking, cycling and riding horses. This ran from July to October 2020, […]

Personalised Driver Training – How real-life data now underpins long-lasting behaviour change.

Here and now Health and Safety law states, unambiguously, that you need to assess the risk of everyone who drives for work. It explicitly highlights people who drive their own vehicle for work and those in the gig economy. What’s more, once a risk is assessed, an employer must do everything ‘reasonably practicable’ to protect […]

EU European Union Driving licence models and the Driving Licence Handbook

Driving Licence Models This driving licence website displays most of the valid models of driving licence in use in the EEA and provides any important information that is specific to each type of licence. You can search for a particular driving licence by using the country filter. Once you have found the right model of […]

Five reasons why Health and Safety and the driving task go together

Reason One: Employers, and employees, have defined legal health and safety responsibilities Under the Health and Safety Act 1974 in Great Britain, every business must operate a health and safety system. If you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to write down your health and safety policy, but you must still have one. […]

Route Optimisation Transport Planning – Question and Answer Webinar

As this new year begins, have you had a chance to reflect on how you are managing your “Route Optimisation Transport Planning?” And it’s effect on: Wellbeing of drivers Reducing route risk Environment and EV shift – optimizing electric fleets Maximising headroom – reaching more customers with your current resources De-carbonisation, reducing fuel consumption Sustainable […]

Proposed changes to The Highway Code published

In 2021 it was announced that The Highway Code will be updated following the input of thousands of drivers, motoring groups and transport organisations in an effort to make UK roads safer. Proposed changes are now available to view on the GOV.UK website  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1037306/table-of-change-to-the-highway-code.pdf Key updates include: Strengthened pedestrian priority on pavements and when crossing or […]

Nearly 100,000 drivers are at risk of losing their licences, with just one more offence potentially pushing them over the 12-point threshold for a ban

Latest government data shows a worrying 97,187 drivers have a current total of 9, 10 or 11 points on their licence, risking a ban if further points are received before the existing penalties expire. And Licence Bureau warns this is bad news for employers who may not be aware of the at-risk or banned drivers […]

Department for Transport Vehicle Licensing Statistics for Great Britain 2020

At the end of 2020, there were 38.6 million licensed vehicles in Great Britain, a 0.3% decrease compared to the end of 2019. Cars make up the majority of licensed vehicles. There were 31.6 million cars (76.6%), 4.2 million LGVs (14%), 486,000 HGVs (1.7%), 1.2 million motorcycles (5.1%), 137,000 buses & coaches (0.2%), and 769,000 […]

Road Safety Week 2021: Teach road safety awareness in schools

TTC Group, of which Licence Bureau is a part, calls on Government to introduce road safety training into National Curriculum. TTC Group, the UK’s leading road safety education provider is calling on the Government to introduce road safety training on to the National School Curriculum ahead of Road Safety Week 2021. Brake, the road safety […]