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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


Making a CCJ go away

Following on from the last DIA casebook, Carly Brookfield goes into more detail about the damage financial disputes can do to you and your business – and the risk to your ADI licence


When a CCJ can really make you pay

Carly Brookfield looks at the damage financial disputes can do to you and your business – and the risk to your ADI licence



Driving instructors should feel confident in the measures they can take to restart teaching safely during coronavirus, says the AA Driving School’s PPE expert Edwin Hollingworth

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Comfortable and refined

The Volkswagen Polo shows how sophisticated the humble supermini can get


Solid and efficient

The Estate version of the new Skoda Octavia impressed us. Now it’s the hatchback’s turn


All that jazz

The Honda Jazz supermini delivers practicality, excellent fuel economy and improved on-board tech, but cheaper rivals could prove tempting


Practically fun

The BMW 1 Series is one of the best premium hatchbacks on sale, offering a combination of performance, efficiency and driver thrills

SUV Crossover

Practical package

The VW Tiguan is pricier than some rivals, but it delivers a desirable package of practicality, technology and quality


Electric fun

The new British-built MINI Electric will appeal to anyone who loves the way a standard MINI drives and looks, although the 144-mile electric range might give buyers cause for concern

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