Thursday, 26 August 2010

Independent driving and dyslexia

How does Independent driving affects students with dyslexia? See article on DSA site

Friday, 20 August 2010

Brother and sister jailed for conspiracy over theory tests

Brother and sister jailed for conspiracy over theory tests
  • Couple in ‘family business’
  • Shopping list of tests covered
  • Four candidates also in court
A brother and sister who ran their own ‘family business’ of arranging theory tests for candidates received prison sentences when they appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday.
Vishal Aggarwal, aged 35, from West Drayton, London was sentenced to 30 months in prison and his sister Vanita Aggarwal, aged 33, also from West Drayton, received nine months imprisonment.
They appeared in the dock with four candidates who had paid them to arrange and take their theory tests for them.
Jatinder Kaur Randhawa, 44, from Ilford, Priya Patel, 29, from Wembley, and Shazia Syed, 30, from Slough were each given 120 hours community service and Sita Rani Dhadwal, 31, from Birmingham, received an 18-month supervision order.
All the defendants faced charges of conspiracy to defraud and the Aggarwals each faced another charge of possessing an identity document with intent to commit fraud.
Read the full press release on the DSA website

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Wheel clamping to be ban

Wheel clamping on private land is to be banned in England and Wales. The ban, which will be introduced in the new Freedom Bill in November, will impose tough penalties on anyone who clamps a vehicle or tows it away on private land.
Wheel clamping on private land
Once the ban comes into force it will be illegal to clamp, tow away or in any way immobilise a vehicle on private land.
Anyone who clamps, immobilises or tows away a vehicle on private land without the specific legal authority to do so will face criminal charges or civil penalties.
However, the ban will only apply to private land. It will not affect local authorities’ and the police’s right to clamp vehicles.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will continue to clamp or tow away vehicles if the vehicle tax has not been paid.
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will also continue to clamp or tow away un-roadworthy vehicles to stop them being used on the road.
At the moment, if someone wants to work clamping vehicles, they must hold a frontline licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). This will stop once the ban comes into force.
There are currently 2,150 people who are licensed by the SIA to clamp vehicles.