Leading road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for traffic education to become an integral part of the National Curriculum, in an effort to cut the numbers of young people killed and injured on UK roads.
The call ties in with a survey by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) which found only eight of 15 European countries had mandatory traffic education in schools.
Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and Latvia all operate mandatory traffic education programmes. Meanwhile Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK have voluntary programmes to teach children about road safety.
There's only a few days left to have your say on whether the Capital should introduce the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone. If it goes ahead, the scheme could significantly improve air quality in London, and with it, people's health.
All vehicles travelling within the Congestion Charge zone would need to meet new emission standards from 2020, with drivers of vehicles that do not fulfil the criteria having to pay a daily charge.
The consultation is available online until this Friday, 9th January at tfl.gov.uk/ultra-low-emission-zone
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.
You’ll still be able to use the counterpart driving licence to change your address with DVLA. You can also change your address online.
Anyone applying for a new licence or changing their personal details will be issued with a licence showing both the British and European Union flags.
The changes will apply to motorists in England, Scotland and Wales and provide road users with a symbolic sign of their national identity.
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