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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 Training

Welcome to The Edit – our brand new free digital publication

Brought to you by Driver Trainer, our new online magazine is full of bitesize essential news, features, expert viewpoints and reviews for the driver and rider …

Driving test

Trialling reverse parking manoeuvre in non DVSA car parks

DVSA is to launch a reverse parking trial at 15 driving test centres across Great Britain. This will enable the reverse parking manoeuvres on the …

Driving test

A 28-day wait before learners can re-book tests could be coming

If new measures are introduced then learner drivers may have to wait longer to re-book their practical driving test after failing. Part of the changes …

DIA Academy

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

Lesson tips

Client-Centred Learning: Using Questions to Bring the Focus Back to the Learner

Despite the fact that Client Centred Learning (CCL) remains the focus of many training courses, it unfortunately continues to be a weak point for many Standards Checks.

Driver Behaviour

Trainers: are you really listening to your pupils?

Tom Harrington discusses what makes a good listener and how active listening helps you respond, interact, and communicate effectively

Driver Training

Feeling refreshed

Kev and Tracey Field from Confident Drivers focus on ideas that you can include in your refresher lessons to help drivers build their driving confidence and get back on the road quickly


A return to form

The world’s best-selling car is better than ever, as the Toyota Corolla offers efficiency, peerless reliability and an enjoyable drive

Small SUV

The Puma is back

The Ford Puma is back – the small, sporty coupe is now a stylish, practical compact SUV that’s good to drive, but lacks cabin space.

The Fiesta is good fun and remains a solid buy

Fun Fiesta

The Fiesta is good fun and remains a solid buy, despite increasingly strong competition.

City car

Fun and frugal

It’s stylish, fun, and cheap to run, but the Toyota Aygo faces some formidable rivals.

Small SUV

Pleasant Arona

The SEAT Arona is a well-rounded small SUV, with refined engines and generous standard equipment.

Small SUV

Solid success

The all-new Vauxhall Mokka has arrived in the UK to take on the Ford Puma and Renault Captur, says Auto Express.

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