The first Association Meeting of 2020 will take place on Saturday 29 February at the Village Inn Hotel, Walsall.

One of our speakers will be Mike Warner, who is the new DVSA Head of External Affairs.  We are delighted to have him at the meeting, as this will be his first official contact with the wider industry and no doubt he will have plenty to talk to us about.  We met him at the […]

Driving Instructors Podcast episode 167

  The Driving Instructors Podcast 32 minutes The latest episode from Dipod is now freely available for your listening pleasure! Your response is always welcome at www.dipod.co.uk… Rob Cooling gave this ‘Electrified’ talk at the recent Expo and Conference that was held (very successfully) for the first time at the Heart of England conference centre. […]

Automaticity & The Psychomotor Driving Skills Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (September 2019)

Skillful and precise driving demands complex psychomotor skills, visuospatial co-ordination, vigilance and satisfactory judgment. However, many drivers lacks these skills – especially at the learning stage – and even though they will achieve a certain skill level to drive and  pass their driving test they will struggle to become as accomplished and ‘polished’ as a […]

Newly qualified driver research: driving on motorways

From January 2020, we’ll be surveying newly qualified drivers to find out: if they took motorway driving lessons whether practising on motorways helped to prepare them for a lifetime of safe driving If any of your previous candidates get in touch with you about this research, please encourage them to complete the survey. We’ll be […]

Cardiff test centre: temporary relocation

Car and ADI tests will be relocated to a temporary site while we carry out maintenance work. The last day of testing at Cardiff test centre will be Friday 31 January 2020.  From Monday 3 February 2020 any tests booked will be carried out from the Llanishen Rugby Club. Testing will recommence from Cardiff test […]

Hornchurch driving test centre: temporary closure

Hornchurch driving test centre will be closed between February and March while we carry out maintenance work. The last day of testing at Hornchurch test centre will be Monday 10 February 2020.  Testing will recommence from Hornchurch test centre as normal from Tuesday 3 March 2020. Candidates with tests booked have been notified of this change. […]

Greenham driving test centre: temporary relocation

Motorcycle module 2 tests will be relocated to a temporary site while we carry out maintenance work. The last day of testing at Greenham will be Friday 7 February 2020.  From Monday 10 February 2020, module 2 tests will be carried out from Newbury driving test centre. Testing will recommence from Greenham test centre as […]

Swansea test centre: temporary relocation

Car driving tests will be relocated to a temporary site while we carry out maintenance work. The last day of car driving tests at Swansea test centre will be Friday 21 February 2020.  From Monday 24 February 2020 any tests booked will be carried out from the Ibis Hotel. Testing will recommence from Swansea test […]