No more ARKS tests?
The ABkC has voted overwhelmingly to remove the requirement for ARKS tests before a license can be issued for the first time, and will now petition the MSA accordingly.
After the trial this year of reducing the ARKS Novice Driver Fee to £50 it has not had the desired effect as licence numbers are still down year on year so it reverts to normal and will be £98 in 2016. The ABkC is querying the need for the increase. In the mean time the dropping of the medical for short circuit will help to alleviate this cost for some.