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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


Lockdown in Leicester: what it means for restarting driver and rider services

The Government announced on 29 June that Leicester and surrounding areas are in lockdown following …

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NASP Guidelines on driver trainers safely returning to work

NASP has produced an updated set of guidelines, taking into account the latest briefing from DVSA on the resumption of testing and training. We will work to expand on these for rider and vocational trainers where applicable. Download the …

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Theory tests in Scotland and Wales to be rescheduled

All theory tests in Scotland and Wales up to and including 14 July have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Theory tests for critical workers in Scotland and Wales will still go ahead. DVSA will continue to …

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Budget not beauty

The Fiat Tipo comes as a compact hatch or SW estate, and it’s easy to drive, offers decent space and is good value for money.


Fun and sporty

The Suzuki Swift offers a decent drive and reasonable practicality, although rivals are more refined


Decent and dependable

It might be showing its age ever so slightly, but the comfortable, practical Skoda Fabia remains hard to fault.

SUV Crossover

Serious small SUV

We get behind the wheel of the new Ford Puma to see if Ford has nailed the small crossover brief

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

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