The Weekly Roundup

The three-point turn could become a thing of the past after the Government signaled the biggest shake-up to the driving test in nearly 20 years. Learners may be asked to use a satellite navigation system as part of a revised practical exam “as an alternative to road signs”. The request to reveres around the corner without mounting the kerb could also be dropped altogether.

Brake, the road safety charity, has expressed disappointment at government plans to raise the speed limit for large lorries on dual carriageway roads to 60mph, despite serious concerns from a number of road safety groups. The move comes on the back of the government’s decision to increase the speed limit for HGVs on single carriageway roads earlier this year.

Telegraph: Three-point turn could be dropped from driving test

Matters Of Testing: Promoting pre-winter vehicle checks

RAC: Ministers unveil landmark roads investment

Fleet News: Autumn Statement: Fuel duty to remain frozen

Brake: Charity warns of danger posed by increase in lorry speed limit

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