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Driver Trainer is the magazine of the DIA, the largest professional association in driver training. We have access to the right people – policy and lawmakers, regulators and government. We hear it first and we tell it like it is

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

Roads

Pledge to make roads more accessible

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has pledged to make roads “accessible for all” as he marked …

Driver Behaviour

Young adults seeking lockdown solitude in their cars

A third (30%) of 18-to-24-year-olds said they had found an excuse to go for a drive during lockdown, compared to 8% of all adults, according to new research. One in ten young people have admitted they have locked themselves …

Driver Training

Britons keen to restart driving lessons

In the past seven days, there’s been an increase in online searches to find out when driving lessons can restart, according to new research from Bill Plant Driving School. Online searches for ‘driving lessons for key workers’ has seen …

COVID-19

Navigating the financial crisis

Following on from the previous article, Carly Brookfield looks at the current situation, and what you can do if you’re suffering financially from the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19

Financial assistance

Kathy Manson outlines the government’s financial measures that may be useful to driver and rider trainers during the COVID-19 crisis

Work in progress
Driver Training

Work in progress

Howard Redwood discusses the merits of the new DVSA pupil training record

DIA Academy

The home of learning and professional development for driver and rider trainers

Driver Training

Scenario analysis

James Whalen discusses the use of scenarios in driver training, particularly in reference to responding to emergency vehicles

Roads

On the motorway

James Whalen considers some driving issues unique to motorways, such as smart motorways, boredom, aquaplaning, being on the hard shoulder and use of speed

Learner and trainer sitting in a car discussing fault analysis and agreement
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

Electric Car

Going further

The latest version of the all-electric Renault Zoe supermini raises its game again

SUV Crossover

Capturing the crossover market

The second-generation Renault Captur small SUV is a seriously tempting package

Supermini

Efficiency and ease

The new Toyota Yaris is the most impressive small Toyota in a while but is that enough to topple the Fiesta and Polo?

Fiesta Trend
Hatchback

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
Hatchback

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

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