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A transport watchdog is encouraging drivers to report poor signage in their area. Transport Focus …


Over a third of motorists have no idea how to use car tech features

Over a third of motorists have no idea how to use tech features on their cars, according to a study from the British Motor Show. More than a third of drivers (35%) remain in the dark as to how …

Dangerous Driving

Number of motorists taking driver awareness has tripled since 2010

The number of motorists taking driver awareness courses has tripled since 2010, according to new data. The figures from NDORS (National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme) reveal 1,492,236 people attended and completed driver awareness courses in 2019. Of these, 1,282,698 …

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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

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Driver Training

First Impressions

Anthony Fuller, ADI, fleet trainer and Diamond examiner, explains what you need to cover in a learner’s initial driving lesson

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SUV Crossover


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

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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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Mazda 3

Auto Express finds out if the new Mazda 3 makes more sense as a saloon

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Vauxhall Corsa

The fifth generation Vauxhall Corsa is the British brand’s first under new ownership, but will it be a success?

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Electric Car

Seat Mii Electric

Can the SEAT Mii electric tempt city car buyers with its attractive price and 161-mile range? We take a spin to find out…

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Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a great-handling family hatchback that matches its rivals on interior quality and cabin space

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