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Bay Living Awards 2017

Posted: September 8, 2017

We were honoured to be nominated in the category of Best Professional Service at the first Bay Living Awards and immensley proud to win the award, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of Duncan taking over Reid Hamilton. Thank you to The Bay for a thoroughly enjoyable evening and to the whole Reid Hamilton Team for being brilliant!

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We're Recruiting...

Posted: August 29, 2017

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This is a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious person to work within this respected local company that values professionalism and enthusiasm 

For further details, please follow the link: We're Recruiting  and email your CV to info@reidhamilton.co.uk 

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Changes to UK Driving Test

Posted: July 27, 2017

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The UK Driving Test is Changing.

Read the full article by following the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will change from Monday 4 December 2017.

The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

The changes will only apply to car driving tests to begin with.

The 4 driving test changes are:

1. Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes

2. Following directions from a sat nav

3. Reversing manoeuvres will be changed

4. Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving


Watch how the new test will work

This video shows how the test will work from 4 December 2017.

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Why the changes are being made

Road collisions are the biggest killer of young people. They account for over a quarter of all deaths of those aged between 15 and 19.

DVSA wants to make sure that training and the driving test reduce the number of young people being killed in collisions.

These changes are being made because:

  • Most fatal collisions happen on high-speed roads (not including motorways) - changing the format of the test will allow more of these types of roads to be included in driving test routes
  • 52% of car drivers now have a sat nav - DVSA wants new drivers to be trained to use them safely
  • Research has shown that new drivers find independent driving training valuable - they can relate it to driving once they’ve passed their test

Changes are supported by the public

The changes follow a:

  • Public consultation that over 3,900 people took part in
  • Trial of the changes involving over 4,300 learner drivers and over 860 driving instructors

The proposals were widely supported by the public. The results of the consultation show that:

  • 88.2% agreed with increasing the length of the independent driving part of the test
  • 70.8% agreed with asking candidates to follow directions from a sat nav
  • 78.6% agreed with the plans to change how the reversing manoeuvres are tested
  • 78.4% agreed with asking the ‘show me’ question while the candidate is driving

Helping you through a lifetime of safe driving

Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, said:

Our roads are among the safest in the world. However, road collisions are the biggest killer of young people.

These changes will help us to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads and equip new drivers with the skill they need to use our roads safely.

 

DVSA Chief Executive, Gareth Llewellyn, said:

DVSA’s priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving.

Making sure the driving test better assesses a driver’s ability to drive safely and independently is part of our strategy to help you stay safe on Britain’s roads.

It’s vital that the driving test keeps up to date with new vehicle technology and the areas where new drivers face the greatest risk once they’ve passed their test.

 


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