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Test pass rate success for drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Learner drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk are outperforming the national average when taking their theory and practical tests. The latest data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, covering April to December 2018, shows male learners continued to dominate the practical test. However, both male and female candidates in Norfolk and Suffolk beat the average for Great Britain. 54.1% of…

Driving safely on the Norwich NDR roundabouts: 12 months on

It has been one year since the final section of the often-controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Route (NDR), now known as the Broadland Northway, opened. The 20km-length dual carriageway runs from the A47 at Postwick, east of Norwich, to the A1067 Fakenham Road north of Taverham. As well as initial work on the route, Norfolk County Council recently carried out maintenance…

World Autism Awareness Day: how to find a supportive driving instructor

To mark World Autism Awareness Week, and World Autism Awareness Day today, we want to highlight some of the ways in which a supportive driving instructor can make lessons safe and enjoyable for people with ASD. Lots of people were upset in February by a sudden but temporary switch in policy by the DVLA on drivers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder…

DVLA and Autistic Spectrum Disorder policy change: our response

Drivers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition which affects people in different ways, were left angry and confused this week after DVLA changed the wording of a policy on its website. It stated that anyone with ASD had to declare their condition to DVLA or risk a £1,000 fine and prosecution if they were involved in an accident. After…

Tips for New Drivers in Norfolk

If you passed your driving test with us, no doubt you’re already a confident and competent driver. But in East Anglia, our local roads are as full of charm as they are littered with hidden dangers. Before setting off on your own for the first time, prepare yourself by reading our top tips for new drivers in Norfolk!