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Driving in 2019 is interesting, as the laws around driving are continuously updating throughout the year. 2018 also saw a lot of major changes to the world of driving, so I’ve put together a list of some of the changes which have come into effect over the past couple of years.
The way the MOT test works has changed slightly
There are now five categories, so it’s worth getting to know each one and what they mean. These categories are dangerous, major, minor, advisory and pass. New items are also tested during the MOT test, which looks for things such as if the tyres are underinflated, the brake fluid is contaminated, if there are any leaks which may be a risk to the environment, or if the brake pads/discs are missing, etc.
Changes to the MOT certificate
It’s worth paying attention to the fact that the way the MOT certificate looks has now changed, with regards to the design. The new MOT certificate document lists any defects under the new categories, helping to make them easier to understand.
Driving in 2019 and learning to drive
I wasn’t aware of this until now but you may notice more learner drivers with their instructors using the motorways. Driving instructors are now doing this if they believe the learner driver is ready to do so. This can only be a good thing as it will help the individuals confidence when driving on motorways. In 2018 it was proposed that newly passed drivers would be given a graduated driving license, to help reduce the amount of accidents as new drivers have the least experience on the roads.
Kwik Fit have put together a very informative eBook all about the rules of the road and how things are changing for #DrivingIn2019, which you can find more information about on the Kwik Fit blog. There is also plenty of useful information online which is regularly updated, whenever changes take place.
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