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Changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence periodic training
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by DVSA to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement.

This follows a review of Driver CPC training and recommendations made by the European Commission which the Government has adopted.

What this means for drivers
DVSA will monitor drivers records to identify periodic training that doesn’t support their professional driver development because of unnecessary repetition.

If we identify unnecessary repetition we may take action which could include revoking a driver’s Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

What drivers need to do
To make sure drivers continue to develop professionally and keep Great Britain’s roads safe they should take training which benefits them and their job. This will ensure they increase their knowledge of what it takes to continue to drive safely instead of repeating the same training session.

DVSA will only allow repetition of training when it supports a driver’s development. For example, if more than one day’s training is required to maintain a qualification such as driving dangerous goods.

Working with training bodies
We will be working with training bodies to ensure they are not delivering a specific training session to the same driver more than once unless it is necessary for their professional development.

London Bridge Closure

Until the end of October 2020, London Bridge is closed in both directions to all traffic except coaches and buses, licensed taxis, motorcyclists and cyclists. However, the journey over the bridge may take longer than normal.

New 20 mph speed limits on all TfL roads in central London

TfL have introduced reduced speed limits across 8.9km of London roads within the Congestion Charging Zone from Monday 2 March 2020. This is a significant move to reduce road danger across the capital. The new 20mph speed limits will be enforced across all TfL roads within the Congestion Charging Zone and are supported by new … Continue reading “New 20 mph speed limits on all TfL roads in central London”

London Mayoral Election Postponed

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Cheapside; City of London – Closure

Between St Pauls and Bank, Cheapside will be closed until 20 July to allow for gas works; signed diversions are in place.

Stricter Enforcement of Rotherhithe Tunnel’s Safety Restrictions

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Mike Brown to leave Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Mike Brown MVO, will be leaving the organisation in 2020 to take up the role of Chair of the Delivery Authority for the Restoration & Renewal of the Houses of Parliament. Mike started at London Transport in 1989 and has been Transport Commissioner at TfL since 2015. Mike … Continue reading “Mike Brown to leave Transport for London”

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