A man who had failed his driving exam four times crashed a car into a police station after reportedly drinking alcohol, then walked inside laughing, a court has heard. Jacques Pierre is said to have consumed 'six or seven beers' before attempting to drive his Mazda 3 home and smashing the vehicle through bollards and into the building in Wythenshawe, Manchester. A court was told Pierre owned the car but did not have a license and was almost three times over the legal drink drive limit when he accident occured on December 2. While the building remains intact, the front of Pierre's car was left badly damaged in the crash, reports Manchester Evening News . Pierre was hauled before Manchester Magistrates' Court before being made the subject of a 12-month community order. Prosecuting, David Morgan said that following the crash Pierre - who moved to the UK from Mauritius 15 years ago - walked inside and said 'I crashed into the police station’ before beginning to laugh. The … [Read more...] about Man who failed driving test four times crashes car into police station
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UK By Ben Butcher BBC News 3 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46374981 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A year since its biggest shakeup in two decades, what do we know about the driving test?For more than 80 years, the driving … [Read more...] about Is the driving test getting more difficult?
The number of cars failing the MOT has more than doubled since new rules were introduced earlier this year. Almost 750,000 vehicles have failed the test in the past six months compared with just 350,000 during the same period last year. As Birmingham Live reports, new rules were introduced on May 20 to boost air quality and make roads safer. The more stringent rules on what constitutes an MOT pass came into affect on May 20 and since then, the number of cars failing has ballooned by around 400,000. Just 350,000 failed to make the grade during the same period last year, according to the figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. (DVSA) The data also shows the number of diesel cars failing the MOT has risen from 3,585 to 19,648 year-on-year. Watch: The new MOT rules you need to know The updated MOT means diesel cars are subjected to tighter smoke limits, while new fail categories state when a vehicle should not be driven until a dangerous defect is repaired. A number of … [Read more...] about Twice as many cars now fail MOT tests under new rules
Learning to drive, the freedom of the road and the promise of independence is often the most exciting thing about turning 17. However, the immense feeling of happiness when you first get behind the wheel makes the heart-wrenching disappointment of failing your test even worse. Although failing your driving test isn't all bad as a study has revealed that those who fail their test are smarter than those who pass first time. The research by Privilege DriveXpert has shown a link between qualifications and professional position held and the number of times it takes a person to pass their practical driving test. According to the the study, those with a post-graduate qualification or above are most likely to take three or more attempts to pass their practical test, The Express reveals. This compares to those with no qualifications who are most likely to pass first time (59 per cent). Additionally, those who own businesses are three times more likely to have taken their test four or more times … [Read more...] about Study says people who fail their driving test are smarter
If you've ever failed your driving test, you'll understand the gut-wrenching feeling that hits you when the examiner breaks the bad news. Although committing several minor driving offences or one major offence whilst on your test means you can't drive without someone in the passenger seat, it isn't all bad. A study has revealed that those who don't pass first time could be smarter than those who do. The research by Privilege DriveXpert has shown a link between qualifications and professional position held and the number of times it takes a person to pass their practical driving test. According to the the study, those with a post-graduate qualification or above are most likely to take three or more attempts to pass their practical test, The Express reveals. This compares to those with no qualifications who are most likely to pass first time (59 per cent). Additionally, those who own businesses are three times more likely to have taken their test four or more times (22 per cent) than … [Read more...] about Failing your driving test could be a sign of intelligence