Some Highway code rules were amended due to increase risks from use of Technology inside vehicles by Drivers.
From 30 November 2018, Highway Code rules 149, 150, 160 and 239 have been updated to provide more detailed advice on safely using remote control parking and motorway assist functions.
This follows a consultation by the Department for Transport held in 2016 about using advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies while driving.
Did you know that your County Council has a dedicated line for dealing with Pot Holes. You should be able to find it via the Highways Agency or your local council website. Do remember however that they will not do anything about holes that are less than a foot in diameter. They will also need the exact location so be prepared to know the road number & exact landmarks or they will not be filling in your pothole. Icy conditions like we’ve had lately will break up the roads where ice has formed in crevices. As it expands and freezes it puts pressure on tarmac hence Potholes. So do look out when the snow goes for those extra ones as it takes them along time to locate and fix many of them. If we can help to inform them it saves time and money and where and tear on your vehicle not to mention road tax & council tax.
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.