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Online hub to help learner drivers ahead of law change

Learning to drive and want to boost your confidence and driving skills on a motorway? Then why not prove it by testing your skills on a free online driving hub. The DrivingHub is being launched to help people improve learner drivers’ safety awareness in the run up to a law change on June 4. The

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DIA GDPR Guide 2018

Data protection law has changed. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Any company, big or small, will need to

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How MOT changes will affect the driving test

From Monday 4 June 2018 you won’t be able to use vehicles (except motorcycles) for practical driving tests if they: are displaying an engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), or a MIL that doesn’t work, or have inoperative reversing lights (if the vehicle was first used after 1 September 2009) This is in line with the

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Changes to the Theory Test to be introduced

The driving Theory Test questions are changing to make the test more accessible for everyone, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. The agency have teamed up with the British Dyslexia Association, the British Deaf Association and other stakeholders to make the test more accessible for candidates. The revised questions in the theory

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Sign up to the new trainer booking agreement

In the latest DVSA blog post, Mark Winn informed you about the changes coming to the trainer booking service, from 3 April 2018. To make sure you can continue to book tests using the service, you’ll need to sign up to the new agreement on GOV.UK. You’ll need to do this after 2pm on 3

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Date announced for Learners on motorways

The UK’s largest representative body for driving instructors, Driving Instructors Association (DIA), has today welcomed the news that Learners will be allowed on motorways from June this year – particularly welcoming the caveat that training can only take place in a dual control car under the strict supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). A press

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EXCLUSIVE: DVSA responds to DIA concerns on safeguarding sanctions announcement

In response to widespread concern within the ADI community in reaction to the announcement last weekend of new sanctions for ADIs found to be engaged in sexually inappropriate relationship, (or found guilty of other serious safeguarding breaches), DIA has urged DVSA to address the lack of balance in their original press announcement and to reassure

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DIA challenges DVSA single track tack on safeguarding issues

The Driving Instructors Association has expressed concern at DVSA’s handling of the communication of a new policy focused on safeguarding in the sector – and is furthermore challenging the agency on whether an enforcement only approach, predominantly focused on one single element of safeguarding, is the most effective way of ‘stepping up’ safeguards for pupils

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DVSA survey: national standards for driving and riding

The DVSA need your help to improve how easy it is to find and use the national standards for driving and riding. You just need to fill in a short survey – it takes around 5 minutes to do. The survey will ask you questions about how aware you are of the national standards for

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Consultation on remote control parking and motorway assist

On 19 December 2017, the Department for Transport launched a consultation on plans to amend regulations and the Highway Code. The consultation asks for your views on proposed changes to the Highway Code, which would allow the use of remote control parking and motorway assist. These changes will help us safely take advantage of the

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