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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

Driver Behaviour

Open your mind

ADI Sandra Harper explores mindfulness and compassion. What is it and how can it help in driver training?

Business advice

Risky business

Nick Heath talks us through what a risk assessment is, why it is important and how to put one together


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

DIA Academy

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

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


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

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