Fuel Price to Change
Fuel duty rates were reduced by 5p per litre for 12 months to help ease the impact on motorists, however there is still more action required to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. If you’re in the habit of filling up at pumps, you may want to check this out. From the 9th of March onwards, fuel duty rates have gone down by 5p per litre for all petrol and diesel products.
Smartphone Mobile Use
Smartphone use at school is now regulated, with strict rules on time spent using phones to the effect of the new phone rules. This year, we’ve introduced stricter phone rules. One of the rules is that your phone must be switched off for at least 30 minutes after you have finished using it in daylight hours (9:00am to 6:00pm). If you still want to use your phone while out and about after 6:30pm, then put it on silent or vibrate. And remember to keep your phone away from your face when texting, as this distracts you otherwise.
Pavement Parking Ban
Pavement parking ban will come into force on 1st January 2023, but until then here are some facts we want to share with you. A huge change in pavement parking will come into force in 2023, with the Government prepared to ban drivers from parking on dropped curbs and pavements in order to improve accessibility. The partial rollout of new parking restrictions is about to get underway.
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DVLA New Number Plates Applicable
Registration plates are being updated so as we move towards our next decade, new ’23’ vehicle registration plates will be issued. Also, in September, vehicles will be registered under the ’73’ plate. According to usual, new number plates will be introduced in March, and the previous “73” number plate will no longer be used. New cars will be registered under the “2023” plate between March and September.