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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

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CAR tips

James Whalen provides his training tips which offer quick nuggets of information

Occupational driving

Safety first

Howard Redwood discusses why companies need to employ a trainer to improve the safety of their fleet and how the fleet trainer always has more to learn

Driver Training

Responsibly aware

In the second part of his driver trainer glossary, James Whalen defines terms relating to awareness and responsibility


Cute & comfortable

The efficient Citroen C3 brings personalisation to the masses in the supermini class

Small SUV

Mild and middling

The new Fiat Panda Cross Hybrid aims to bring efficiency to the small SUV segment

City car

City contender

The Kia Picanto city car has plenty of kit and offers a grown-up drive to go with its sporty looks


Top of the class

The Skoda Scala family hatch offers a class-leading combination of space, quality, comfort and value, says Auto Express


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

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