Watch out for emails claiming to be from the DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link – it’s a scam. The DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately.This is a copy of the email that is circulating:From: DVLA
Subject: Update Your License DetailsWe are currently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify there driver’s license details.To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.
Drivers that refuses to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver’s License and will have to take a fresh driving test.
We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences this might have caused you.
Thank you for your co-operation.
(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL
Abacus says: It is important that you do not respond to these request as you identity could also be at risk along with your licence status.
2011 & 2012 Abacus is currently the only Driving School recommended to Tamworth Borough Council for Advertising in their Publications. We do not know who recommended us to them, so many thank you who ever you are.
Abacus Driving school has been responsible for the planting of a tree in the new Jubliee wood in Leicestershire sponsored by the Daily Mail. Under the same scheme Abacus has also been sent and is planting a Hawthorn Hedge part other shrubs in the Hillcrest Close Garden. We are hoping that this will provide more and better habitat and nesting sites for locally endanger sparrows who are on a severe decline due partly to moderns roofing design which tend to prevent there old habit of nesting in small communities in roofs. They tend to be better protected from predators this way. For more information contact RSPB.
How do you know when there are road works in your area? Well you can log on to the Highways Agency and sign up to news feeds for roads in your area and they will send you daily updates for the specific roads that you use. For an Instant Traffic check click here. To sign up for regular road works in your area click here.
The General Highways Agency site is extremely good for finding many many other useful and interesting things to help you plan your journeys and holiday destinations. There is information on traffic cameras, how the roads are managed, up and coming road projects. Of particular interest to Abacus is the care that is now taken to protect and help the environment when building new roads and as an on going strategy. Respecting the environment is key. Some of their top Features are Environment Strategy, Environmental Tips and Schemes and Initiatives.
Tamworth currently operates an experimental 20 Zone around local schools. This is a scheme being tested to see if it reduces accidents around schools during the hours that children are entering and leaving schools and some colleges. You may have seen signs saying 20 when the light show. These are the amber coloured vertical lights which which traffic patrol men & women turn on when they are helping young people to cross the road. Please look out for them and do not ignore them. If the lights are not flashing the normal speed limit applies. We have seen people slowing when they just see the sign. This could cause congestion. There are unfortunately some occasions when the flashing lights have been lepton long after youngsters have gone, this something i would urge traffic patrol people to ensure is done correctly for the sake of all road users as it encourages drivers to ignore the lights when they shouldn’t. For more information on this go to Staffordshire roads.
If you have an opinion on the 20 Zones around schools made you would like to give Abacus some feedback on Facebook or Twitter or even LinkdenIn. We always like to know what the public think after all they are you children going to school and you as parents picking them up and dropping them off.