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Learning to drive

What we're doing to improve and set standards for learning to drive, including the skills, knowledge and understanding needed for a lifetime of safe driving.

Car driving examiners – what’s the role like?

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DVSA is launching its third phase of its campaign to recruit more car driving examiners with the aim of reducing waiting times created by the pandemic.

Kelly Swift started as a driving examiner with DVSA in June 2021. She discusses her experience of the recruitment and training process, and how she’s finding her new role.

What you told us about driving independently

pupil driving in a car with an adi

Find out more about our research findings into encouraging learners to spend more time driving independently before taking their test. This blog post is part of a series updating you on what we're doing to encourage learner drivers to broaden their experience before taking their test.

Working with you to encourage learners to practice driving in the dark

Cars driving down a busy main road in a town centre, in the dark with their lights on.

Last year we launched a campaign to encourage learners to broaden their experience before taking their test. Mark Winn shares our research findings and explains how you can help encourage learners to spend more time practising driving in the dark.

Developing a smartphone app to help learner drivers

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pace notes learner driver assistant

This is a guest blog post from Andrew Brown-Allan. Find out how we've worked with telematics company, Trak Global Group, to develop a smartphone app for learner drivers. The app is designed to help improve the amount of practise they have before taking their test.

How we’re planning to encourage learner drivers to broaden their experience

Learner driving red car down road

We’re launching a campaign to encourage learner drivers to increase the amount of practice they have driving on country roads, driving independently and driving in the dark. Find out why we’re doing it, and how we’ll work with the driver training industry.

Working with road safety campaigner Ria Brisland to improve motorcyclist safety

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Nick Brisland looking happy

This is a guest blog post from road safety campaigner, Ria Brisland. Ria has worked with DVSA to create new learning materials to raise awareness of vulnerable road users, after her son tragically died in a motorcycle collision.