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Shaping the Future of Driver Education: A Manifesto for Progress in the Profession

As the general election approaches, it is crucial for the driver and rider training profession to use its collective voice to influence political parties and any potential incoming government. The profession must advocate for positive changes in driver education and broader road safety measures. The Driving Instructors Association (DIA), the UK’s largest professional association for driver and rider trainers and a key governmental stakeholder in driver education and road safety, will be publishing its insights on what the government should consider in terms of policy, strategy, and legislative development concerning training, testing, and licensing. To this end, the DIA is …

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Technology Revolutionising Driver Training: DIA Conference 2024

The Driving Instructors Association (DIA) Conference 2024 is set to return to the prestigious British Motor Museum at Gaydon on 6th December 2024. This eagerly ...
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Legal

Festival goers at risk of these little-known driving penalties

With Glastonbury festival kicking off in a week’s time, punters will be packing the final bits before setting off to enjoy 5 days of revelry ...
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Driving test

Failure to fix driving test backlog as average waiting time rises 20% in 2024

Measures to tackle driving test waiting times are failing, says the AA Driving School, as new data shows they are increasing every month. Freedom of ...

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Dangerous Driving

Road Risk in the Home Delivery Sector

Howard Redwood and Mark Jaffe talk about how gig economy's home delivery drivers face safety risks due to inadequate training and time pressures, highlighting the need ...
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Business advice

Driving Success with TikTok

Matt Rathbone highlights how instructors can take advantage of the popular social media for their business.
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Dangerous Driving

Contributory Negligence in Pedestrian Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs)

Tom Harrington looks into contributory negligence being prevalent in pedestrian road traffic accidents, impacting damages and costs, often difficult to predict accurately.
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Driving test

Top 10 UK driving test centres with the highest pass rate

The team at MoneyBarn share their results of research looking into the driving test centres with the highest pass rate.

Latest Opinion

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Dangerous Driving

Driving Safely: A Proposal for Better Drivers

Kevan Chippindall-Higgin talks about retaining best practices and ensuring road safety through testing and renewal.
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Driving test

The increasing issue of cheating in driving theory tests

Edmund King talks about how reports of cheating in driving theory tests have tripled.
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Business advice

The Spring Budget

Keith Halstead highlights the Spring Budget talking about NIC cuts, ISA, tax changes, and profession regulation.
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Dangerous Driving

Road Safety Reckoning: The Myth of Driving Competence and Hidden Realities

Kevan Chippindall-Higgin mentions that despite progress, road safety measures still fall short, highlighting the need for improved oversight
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Coaching

3 Motorcycle Training Exercises To Keep Riders Sharp

Phoenix Motorcycle Training talk about how regular training exercises are crucial to prevent complacency and keep your motorcycling skills sharp.
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Driver Training

Analyse this

We go through the process of hierarchical task analysis when preparing for teaching a particular driving skill.
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Coaching

Just Like Riding a Bike: Do You Need a Motorcycle Refresher Course?

Phoenix Motorcycle Training mention how a motorcycle refresher course helps regain skills and confidence on the road.
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Coaching

Trail Riding Motorcycle vs Road Motorcycle: Which is Better?

Phoenix Motorcycle Training talks about trail-riding motorcycles vs road motorcycles: exploring the differences in design, suspension, and riding experience.

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Hybrid

Nissan gives its Qashqai a facelift and some new tech

Nissan has given its Qashqai a facelift and introduced new technology, while the e-Power engine continues to serve as a transitional step between petrol and ...
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SUV Crossover

The Hyundai Tucson combines practicality with style and quality

Read all about the Hyundai Tucson, this latest generation of the popular mid-sized SUV combining practicality with a new-found sense of style and quality.
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Electric Car

Will the Peugeot 3008 continue to be a success?

The all-new Peugeot 3008 is an electric reimagining of the popular 3008 small SUV. With its own unique style it makes an intriguing alternative to ...
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Electric Car

Introducing the Funky Cat’s new engine: GWM ORA 03

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