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Learner driver research: text message trial

DVSA is working with its Behaviour Insights Team to send text messages to car test candidates to: Make sure they’re better prepared to take their test Encourage them not to take their test before they’re ready Help keep them safer once they’ve passed Between now and March the DVSA will be trialling a variety of

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Introducing PlayPass, a brand new DIA member benefit

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new DIA member benefit, PlayPass. PlayPass is powered by Boundless, a unique club (part of the Civil Services Motoring Association or CSMA) for civil service and public sector workers, with specialist links to the motoring and leisure industry dating back to 1923. In recognition of the

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ADI survey: raising awareness to improve road sharing with cyclists

The Department for Transport has provided funding for a project to help prepare drivers for sharing the road with cyclists. In the coming months a range of cycle awareness learning resources will be developed by cycling and driving instructors and piloted with ADIs. This online survey has been created for you to share your experience of

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Highways England showcases ‘Connected Corridor’

Highways England showcases innovative technology allowing vehicles and the roads to ‘talk’ to each other Pioneering work led by Highways England could transform journeys on the UK’s busiest routes, with the development of new technology allowing vehicles and roads to ‘talk’ to each other. A hi-tech ‘corridor’ is being created on sections of the A2

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Reaching for cyclist safety

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced changes to the Highway Code, aimed at keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads. The government is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians, as part of its goal to drive down unnecessary deaths. The new Highway Code will

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Pull up on the right proving to be the right move?

Pupil performance in managing riskier manoeuvres has improved since this was introduced to the Category B test last December. Latest test statistics show that driving faults for moving away safely have reduced by 3.4%. This indicates candidates now have greater awareness of the risk of moving away from the side of the road and understand how

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Collingwood Insurance wins at Insurance Choice Awards

Collingwood Insurance Services UK Ltd have won the 2018 Insurance Choice Award for Best Specialist Insurance Provider. The Insurance Choice Awards are voted for by customers. Winners are chosen based on feedback received from over 24,000 customers who rate their insurance on the level of service received. Collingwood Insurance CEO Steve Welton said: “We are

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DVSA announce changes to driving test timings

To make sure driving examiners have enough time dedicated to their training and development, DVSA have announced that from 10 October 2018, they will be changing the testing schedules for driving examiners on one day a week. The change has been proposed to help DVSA to deliver a better service to customers and provide more

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Free stand at our National Conference in November

Are you a driver or rider trainer with a product or service you want to market to fellow trainers? We want to help trainers grow their businesses – in whatever direction you’re driving it. So, if you want to promote what you do to an engaged and core audience of professional trainers, come along to

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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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