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Potential driving test examiner strike 30th November

Driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union could take strike action on Friday 30 November 2012.

DSA’s Chief Executive Rosemary Thew said:

“Not all examiners are members of the PCS union. Even if they are, we can’t be sure that they’ll support the strike. So we’re asking you to come for your test so it can go ahead if possible.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. We’ll do everything we can to minimise disruption for our customers.”

You won’t have to contact DSA to rebook if you can’t take your test because of the strike action. You should hear from the agency with a new date within 5 to 10 working days.

Driving lesson gift vouchers

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Available in any number of lessons, valid for 6 months

Vouchers can be personilsed with your Christmas messages.

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Driving in fog – Highway code rule 235

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about driving in fog.

When driving in fog you should:

– use your lights as required
– keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front. Rear lights can give a false sense of security
– be able to pull up well within the distance you can see clearly. This is particularly important on motorways and dual carriageways, as vehicles are travelling faster
– use your windscreen wipers and demisters
– beware of other drivers not using headlights
– not accelerate to get away from a vehicle which is too close behind you
– check your mirrors before you slow down. Then use your brakes so that your brake lights warn drivers behind you that you are slowing down
– stop in the correct position at a junction with limited visibility and listen for traffic. When you are sure it is safe to emerge, do so positively and do not hesitate in a position that puts you directly in the path of approaching vehicles.

From the DSA