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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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COVID-19

Breathe easy

Kev and Tracey Field from Confident Drivers share some tips which might help pupils who find wearing face masks during driving lessons difficult

Driving test

Testing times

Liam Greaney looks at the driving test as a stakeholder assessment, a skill and luck assessment and evidence of the forces of evolution

Cars

Car consideration

Dr James Whalen discusses SUVs and outlines how the various costs of car ownership can be categorised to help with purchasing decisions

Supermini

Easy driver

The Vauxhall Corsa is fun to drive, well-equipped and a great all-rounder, but uncompetitive pricing may hold it back

Hatchback

Hot to handle

The Ford Focus is a great-handling family hatchback that matches its rivals on interior quality and cabin space

Hatchback

Superb family car

Skoda’s flagship Superb boasts sleek styling, plenty of space and great value for money

Supermini

Entertainingly equipped

It’s not flawless, but the latest Hyundai i20 is the firm’s most competitive entrant into the supermini market yet

Hatchback

Looking sharp

The revised Renault Megane hatch tries to catch up with its rivals

Supermini

Reliable reasonable Rio

The Kia Rio offers good value and practicality – a safe pair of hands in a talented supermini class

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