Driving Licence Scam

The DVLA warns of Scam emails sent out to the public asking to provide your licence details and credit card information.

The DVLA are aware that members of the public have received emails linking them to a website mocked up to look like the DVLA’s own site.

These emails are not from the DVLA but from internet fraudsters.

The website threatens that you’ll lose your driving licence if you don’t verify your licence and credit card details.

The DVLA said:  We don’t send emails with links to websites asking you to confirm your driving licence number or payment information. We strongly advise anyone who receives one of these or any similar email not to open the link and delete the email.


Help the DVSA stamp out illegal driving instructors

Firstly, I want to thank those of you who have reported an illegal driving instructor to DVSA.  These reports are vital and help us to bring the criminals who abuse the driving test system to justice.

As an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), you’re in the perfect position to know what to look out for and how to spot an illegal driving instructor. If you suspect someone is charging for lessons when not qualified and registered then please let us know. You can contact us on 0191 201 8120 read more…here

App released by AA to help drivers understand dashboard warning lights

AA has released an app that aids motorists decipher dashboard warning lights, following researching showing 1 in 8 drivers do not have a manual in their vehicle.

Drivers have been advised to use the helpful app that has been released by the AA. They disclosed that they receive approximately 17,000 calls about warning lights per month.

This actually peaked in the week succeeding the launch of new reg plates on the 1st of March and September each year, thus leading to a boost in the used car market.

Max Holdstock, AA mechanic, spoke about the app release: “We often find that used cars don’t have a handbook and even if there is one, many drivers never look at it. The AA app is a quicker and smarter way for drivers to check what their warning lights mean.

Although most warning light symbols are standardised, many are not, and with some car dashboards resembling the Starship Enterprise, it’s no wonder that some drivers are left bewildered.

AA commissioned a poll of 21,000 of its members and found that 13% either hadn’t gotten their car handbook when they bought their vehicle, or didn’t keep the book in their car.

The survey continued to find that 4% of drivers would carry on driving regardless of the appearance of a red warning light. The AA has urged motorists to stop in a safe place as soon as they can if a red warning light appears.

The motoring groups’ warning light feature is available for access on the app by the organisation’s 14 million members.

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