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.
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.
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.
Find out more about the work we've done to improve the driving test experience for candidates.
This is a guest blog post from driving instructor Chris Bensted. Chris shares his experience of using the smartphone app called PaceNotes, which encourages learner drivers to spend more time practising.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a guest blog post from the NWG network, who tackle child sexual exploitation. In it, they share guidance about how driving instructors can help keep vulnerable people safe.