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Driving test consultation: the proposed changes explained

Despatch for driver and rider trainers.
Driving test consultation:  the
  proposed changes explained
 Lesley Young, 14 july 2016 -- ADI's, features
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Drugs and driving: the law

Drugs and driving: the law
It’s illegal to drive if either:
  • you’re unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs
  • you have certain levels of illegal drugs in your blood (even if they haven’t affected your driving)
Legal drugs are prescription or over-the-counter medicines. If you’re taking them and not sure if you should drive, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional.The police can stop you and make you do a ‘field impairment assessment’ if they think you’re on drugs.

Smoking in your car

From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said:
“Three million children are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars, putting their health at risk.... the regulations are an important step in protecting children from the harms of secondhand smoke”.
£50 Fine But No Points
Drivers and adult passengers will now be liable to a £50 fine if they either smoke or fail to prevent someone from smoking with a child in the car.

highway code rule change

Rule change:  drugs and medicine Rule 96 of The Highway Code has been updated today (2 March 2015).
New rule 96 wordingYouMUST NOTdrive under the influence of drugs or medicine.
 For medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist and do not drive if you are advised that you may be impaired.
YouMUST NOTdrive if you have illegal drugs or certain medicines in your blood above specified limits. It is highly dangerous so never take illegal drugs if you intend to drive;
 the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and result in fatal or serious road crashes.

driving licence

Driving licence: abolition of the counterpart
From 8 June 2015,
the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.
You can find out more about about the change at
.DVSA will send more information about how the change will affect instructors and learners in the new year.