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Fleet Archive - 2018

Avoid Serious Penalties with Regular Licence Checks

Posted: Saturday 26 May 2018

Do you drive as part of your job? If so, when was the last time you confirmed that your licence information is accurate? If you don't drive for work, perhaps you own or manage a company that employs people who do. When was the last time you ran licence checks on those employees? We ask for one simple reason: running regular licence checks can help you or your employees avoid serious penalties.

Driving Licences and Licence Checks in the Era of Automation

Posted: Friday 18 May 2018

'Driver-less' driving through the deployment of automated cars is all but a foregone conclusion in the minds of many. Whether or not it actually comes to fruition is a matter of debate. But assuming it does, both driving licences and electronic licence checks are going to be drastically different. The era of automation will usher in a whole new way of earning, issuing, and maintaining driving licences.

How Graduated Driving Licences Might Affect Your Business

Posted: Friday 13 April 2018

If you own a business that require some of your employees to drive as part of their work, you might want to pay attention to a new graduated driving licence (GDL) programme being implemented in Northern Ireland. Great Britain has already said it will be studying the results of the pilot to see if doing the same thing in England and Wales would be practical.

Drivers Doing a Better Job of Avoiding Points and Fines

Posted: Friday 23 March 2018

The routine electronic driver licence check in 2018 may reveal fewer problems by way of penalty points and fines. Why? Because drivers appear to be doing a better job of avoiding them, based on recent data from the DVLA. The data shows a 27% decrease in the number of penalty points issued in 2017 as compared to the previous year.

Real-Time Licence Checks More Important Under New Plan

Posted: Friday 09 March 2018

If a proposed government plan to change how driving licences are issued comes to fruition, real-time licence checks will be more important than ever for companies with drivers on the payroll. The proposed plans call for restrictions that could keep younger drivers off the roads and limit the vehicles they drive.

DVSA Uncovers Theory Test Fraud

Posted: Friday 23 February 2018

A Turkish national attempting to get a UK driving licence in order to improve his chances of finding better employment was caught by DVSA testers attempting to cheat on his theory test. The man, who was discovered cheating on his second test after failing his first, could be just the tip of the iceberg. There could be a more widespread problem of fraud emanating from London's Turkish community.

Fewer Young People Getting Driving Licences - But Why?

Posted: Friday 09 February 2018

If it seems like there are fewer young people on the roads these days, it is not just your imagination. Researched data from a report commissioned by the Department for Transport says the number of young people between the ages of 17 and 29 with driving licences has fallen some 19% over the last 20 years.

DVLA Takes the Health of Drivers Seriously

Posted: Friday 19 January 2018

We obviously advocate for real-time licence checks among all employers who have drivers on the payroll. Whether you are talking fleet drivers or those whose professional driving is more casual in nature, regular licence checks keep employers abreast of an individual's ability to drive legally on our roads. Unfortunately, licence checks are not very helpful when trying to understand driver health.

A Careless Driving Reminder for the New Year

Posted: Friday 05 January 2018

Now that we've officially turned the page on 2018, we thought it might be helpful to remind our readers about some of the lesser-known offences that could get drivers in trouble. Said offences are all listed as 'careless driving' under the law. Being found guilty of any of them could lead to penalty points and fines.