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UK government delays ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2035: what’s behind the change?

The ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and vans from 2030 has been scrapped, the Prime Minister has announced. In what he described as “a new approach to achieving net zero”, Rishi Sunak said that it would be pushed back by five years to 2035. He explained that the Government was “working hard” to make the UK a world leader in electric vehicles (EVs). “I’m proud that we’ve already attracted billions of new investments from companies like Tata’s Jaguar Land Rover gigafactory, and I expect that by 2030, the vast majority of cars sold will …

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London in the top five UK cities for learner drivers

The best cities for learner drivers have been ranked in a new study – with Manchester named the top spot for those looking for driving …

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Undeclared car modifications responsible for highest number of rejected insurance claims

Undeclared car modifications are the primary cause of disallowed car insurance claims in the UK, according to new research by Forbes Advisor. This comes after …

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Confusion and frustration: UK motorists struggle to navigate inner-city clean air zones

Inner-city clean air zones, such as London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are making motorists feel ‘suffocated’ due to the fact that they are struggling …

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Is Road Use Getting Better?

In this article Howard Redwood looks at the recently released provisional road casualty figures to see if road has been getting better over time.

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Coaching for the post test environment

Coaching is an effective way to help people learn and develop new skills by providing a personalised, structured, and supportive approach to learning. Neil Whightman takes a look at some ways coaching facilitates the learning process.

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Present yourself, respect yourself

Presentation skills are a very
necessary tool to have for any trainer, whether they are training in
a class, an auditorium, or one-on-one. Howard Redwood discusses the key elements of the trainer, such as knowing the subject and being prepared for the planned session.

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Graduated Licensing or Graduated Learning?

Howard Redwood looks at Graduated Licensing and Graduated Learning to discuss whether it is the next logical step for licencing practice within the UK.

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In the driving seat

Edmund King OBE explores driving instruction as a late-career choice

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Mouthing off about industry issues

Carly Brookfield discusses the most recent episode of Motormouth where the panel considered graduated licences in the wake of recent media speculation that the government is considering bringing in restrictions for new drivers.

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Capital allowances for driving instructors

Keith Halstead looks at how to maximise tax relief for driving instructors with capital allowances by claiming deductions on vehicles, computers, furniture, and more.

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Driver Training

Generation game

Edmund King OBE looks at how young people’s interest in driving is often misunderstood. Work and education are key motivators, but the driving test backlog and bots blocking slots are ongoing challenges.

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Coaching for the post test environment

Coaching is an effective way to help people learn and develop new skills by providing a personalised, structured, and supportive approach to learning Neil Whightman takes a look at some ways coaching facilitates the learning process.

Driver Training

The benefits of being an ORDIT registered trainer

In this article, Kevin Field explores the significance of the ORDIT register and the advantages that driver trainers can gain by choosing to voluntarily register. He highlights the benefits of being a registered trainer and why more driver trainers should consider joining.

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Assessing the situation

Howard Redwood describes the different types of assessment forms used in fleet training and what you need to record

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See driving in a new light

Howard Redwood explores the importance of training for driving in low-light conditions, with tips on setting lights, maintaining clear windscreens, managing visual challenges and the significance of comprehensive training that includes night driving for safer journeys.

Latest Reviews


Eco-Friendly Meets Everyday Practicality: The Ford Kuga SUV

Blending affordability with eco-friendly motoring, the Ford Kuga SUV impresses with its hybrid options and standout practicality. Dive into our comprehensive review, from running costs to comfort, as we rate one of Ford’s standout SUVs.

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Colourfile Professional 3: The Review

Now in its revised 3rd edition, Billy Lynch takes a look at the renowned training aid

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Electric Car

The Honda e:NY1 brings a pricey side to a competitive field

Quirky name aside the Honda e:NY1 very much plays by the rulebook for small electric crossovers and comes brimming with new tech

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Resource Materials

Book review: What, Where, When, Why, How?

The definitive Guide to Q&A Technique by Dr. John M Wells reviewed by Billy Lynch

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