Matthew Russell

DVSA urges trainers to ensure pupils really are ready for test

Last week DVSA launched the ‘Ready to Pass?’ campaign to improve learner drivers’ understanding of what it means to be test ready. Now, whilst the true professionals reading this, who never takes a pupil to test who isn’t ready for the responsibility of full licensure and independent driving, may see the initiative as a little bit of teaching Grandma …

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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 trainer industry. This is the place to make sure you’re up to date with the latest DVSA changes, technology, policies and anything else driving related. This edition focuses on some …

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DVLA plan to go digital for driving licences and MOT certifictes

DVLA plan to go digital for driving licences and MOT certificates

The DVLA has announced a trial that could see plastic driving licences phased out over the next few years in favour of a new digital system. The first phase of the plans will see the launch of new mobile provisional licences for learner drivers, which will be accessible via a smartphone app. Reports suggest full …

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UK start-up saving classic cars by turning them electric

UK start-up saving classic cars by turning them electric

A 21st-century makeover is giving classic motoring enthusiasts hope that they will still be able to keep their cars on the road. There are 40 million vehicles on UK roads, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. But many of these are now in conflict with the UK government’s green thinking plans. …

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Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Void or Valid: 10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

Car insurance prices have reached a seven-year low1, with Covid helping to drive down the price, but it’s important to remember to be as accurate as possible when providing your personal details.  Providing false information or failing to update with changes of circumstance, whether accidentally or not, can invalidate your insurance, meaning your insurer is …

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Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

Charge points to be ‘switched off’ for nine-hours a day to protect grid

New electric vehicle (EV) charge points, installed at home and in the workplace from May, will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to ease pressure on the National Grid. A ‘randomised delay’ of up to 30 minutes, when there is high demand from motorists, will also be introduced as more company car drivers …

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NASP continues to challenge Standards Check changes

The National Associations Strategic Partnership, composed of DIA, ADINJC and MSA, has released a statement today detailing the continuing frustration and concern regarding changes to how Standards Checks and Part 3 assessments are prioritised. Read the full statement below. DIA Chief Executive Carly Brookfield commented “We have continued to meet with DVSA regularly on this …

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Update to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle

DVSA have published updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for both car and motorcycle. These have now been reviewed and refreshed to take account of recent national updates. Click below to see the DVSA Standard Operating Procedure – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Conducting driving tests, for both car and motorcycle Mod 1 & Mod 2. DVSA Standard Operating …

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