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Our articles cover a diverse range of subjects, including driver behaviour, learner and occupational driver training, legislation, the future of the industry, motoring technology and motorbike training


Chancellor announces help for self-employed

The Chancellor has announced a new Self-employment Income Support Scheme to support self-employed people who …


Coronavirus guidance for ADIs

Here is the latest guidance from the Driving Instructors Association on COVID-19. The risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) is now rated as high according to the government. The government has announced that everyone must stay at home. You can …


Vehicle owners to be granted MoT exemption

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing, the government announced today. This will enable people to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities. All cars, …

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Driver Training

Fault analysis and agreement

James Whalen discusses two models that help make your feedback more specific and provide a direction for your questioning

Driver trainer sitting in car with learner using different levels of instruction to get across his lesson points
Driver Training

Levels of instruction

James Whalen outlines five different levels of instruction and links them to the balance of responsibility that exists between the trainer and trainee during training sessions

Driver Training

Back to the classroom

As your school and college age pupils head back to the classroom this autumn, maybe trainers should too. Carly Brookfield talks about how getting out of the car for lessons can supplement and improve the training experience for our pupils

Fiesta Trend

Ford Fiesta Trend

The Ford Fiesta Trend might be the new entry-level Fiesta, but that doesn’t mean it is short on fun and thrills

Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 is aiming to prove that the city-car sector is still alive and kicking…just.

Nissan Qashqai
SUV Crossover

Nissan Qashqai

The family crossover pioneer gained new engines in facelift which keeps it competitive against a slew of rivals

Full licence
Product review

Play your cards right

Kathy Manson tests her Highway Code knowledge by playing No. 1 Full Licence Pass the Test, Theory Test Card Game.

BMW-X1 in orange
SUV Crossover


Auto Express drives the latest BMW X1 to see if it’s the best small SUV out there

Lime coloured Volkswagen Golf Mk8 parked with the ocean behind it

Volkswagen Golf Mk8

The new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 features an incredible array of tech, but does it still do the basics properly?

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