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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.

Developing a smartphone app to help learner drivers

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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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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.

Celebrating the first year of learner drivers on motorways

Learner driving red car down road

Today (4 June 2019) marks one year since the rules changed to allow learner drivers to practice driving on motorways, with a driving instructor. Mark Winn shares the thoughts of some ADI's who've taken learners on the motorway.

New research to help better prepare learners for a lifetime of safe driving

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Dr Shaun Helman is the chief scientist for Behavioural Sciences and Human Factors at the Transport Research Laboratory. In this blog post he shares more about the Driver 2020 project, and lets you know how you can help.