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A wider look at road safety news and issues, and how we're improving road safety.

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.

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.

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.

Why one motorcycle trainer thinks all bike instructors should offer the enhanced rider scheme

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Two motorcylists riding down a country road

Simon Hayes is the owner of RMT motorcycle school. In this blog he outlines the benefits offering the Enhanced Rider Scheme has brought to his business and talks about why it’s important all riders tackle the training – no matter what stage of their riding career they are at.

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

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Driver 2020 logo

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.