Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency

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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

We’re the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holding over 47 million driver records and over 39 million vehicle records. We collect around £5.6 billion a year in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).
DVLA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department For Transport

The Highway Code


The Highway Code from the Department for Transport

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.
There’s a different version of The Highway Code for Northern Ireland.
The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, particularly children, older or disabled people, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is important that all road users are aware of the Code and are considerate towards each other. This applies to pedestrians as much as to drivers and riders.

askMID - The Motor Insurance Database

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askMID - Stay Legal, Check your Insurance on the Motor Insurance Database

Stay Legal –  You don’t have to be driving to be caught. Keeping a vehicle without insurance is against the law.
If your vehicle does not have a record of insurance on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) or has not been declared ‘off the road’ by contacting the DVLA with a formal Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), you will receive a warning letter in the post and face penalties and risk being wheel clamped by the DVLA unless you take action to stay legal.
Providing you have a current motor insurance policy and it appears on then no fixed penalty will be issued to you.


Check the MOT/Tax status of a vehicle


Know Your Speed Limits


Speed Limits -You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle.

You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. The speed limit is the absolute maximum – it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.
A speed limit of 30 miles per hour (mph) or 48 kilometres per hour (km/h) usually applies, unless you see signs showing otherwise.


Highways Agency - Live Traffic Information


Highways Agency England - Live Traffic Information

The lat­est traf­fic infor­ma­tion for England’s strate­gic road net­work. For infor­ma­tion on other roads in Eng­land please visit your Local Author­ity. Trunk roads and motor­ways in Scot­land are the respon­si­bil­ity of Trans­port Scot­land; those in Wales of the Welsh Gov­ern­ment.
A map overview of cur­rent inci­dents can be found on the Traf­fic Eng­land web­site.


Check Before You Travel - Met Office 24hr Updates


Met Office - Live 24hr Weather Updates

How does the weather affect your life? Is it just about getting out and about at weekends? Or does it impact your work, your livelihood or even your health?Right across the world, every single day, people make decisions based on the weather. We provide weather and climate forecasts to help with those decisions so people can be safe, well and prosperous.Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partner organisations around the globe. We collect and make sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology for the benefit of mankind – and our planet.