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DVSA announces changes in Policy and Examiner Team

DVSA have today announced key changes in the Policy and Chief Examiner Teams, headed by Director Lesley Young. Chief amongst these changes is the news that Jacqui Turland will step up to be the ADI Registrar. Jacqui has been closely involved in ADI work and decisions for some time in her capacity as Deputy Registrar and will now fully assume the lead role in this area. Mark Magee will continue to head up the Central Policy Team, which provides policy advice and support across the Agency. He will therefore continue to have an input into ADI policy, and continue to lead and oversee implementation of the ADI Part 3 changes. Guy Chamberlain will concentrate on the theory test, handling business as usual work involving content and focusing on the design and future development of the test. Bob Hannigan will take responsibility for DVSA’s National Standards and Training Accreditation services, including…Read More

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How do we drive up safety on our high speeds roads?

Driving on high speed roads.How can we develop safer drivers on our motorways and other high speed roads?Fatalities and serious injuries on our strategic road network cost up to £700 million per yearThere are over 10,000 road traffic injury collisions per annumThere were over 220 deaths on our highways network in 2015, over 1500 seriously injuredLet’s help the next generation of high speed road users drive to a safer standard – and drive these figures downDIA is working in partnership with Highways England on a new project aimed at helping learners and new drivers develop their knowledge, competency and confidence in using motorways and other high-speed roads. An important element of this project is the development of training resources for both novice drivers and trainers which can be used in learning about this specific area of driving.The first stage of this project is crucial, and that is the research stage. We need to…Read More

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Get more from membership with DIA Plus

Our new enhanced level of membership, including income protection insurance, is designed to not only offer more protection and peace of mind to the working ADI, but also a range of other great benefits. The Driving Instructors Association (DIA) is currently the largest membership association for driver and rider trainers in the UK. But, by no means, do we arrogantly rest on our laurels and assume we’re doing a brilliant job. In fact, nearly every day the team will have some kind of discussion about how we can improve what we offer or we’re mulling over some member feedback and looking at how to deliver more – and better. We constantly strive to innovate and broaden our offering. We were the first association to introduce professional indemnity and public liability insurance into membership and we are the only association with FCA approval (Financial Conduct Authority) to offer such financial products…Read More

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Welcome to our new website!

After months of planning and hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. We wanted to build a new website to offer a better user experience for all visitors and to develop a new members area that allows our users more of a personalised experience. We are passionate about offering our members the best service possible. We wanted a design that is more modern, and one that would also make it easier for you to find the information that you’re looking for. We now have a news section where you’ll find the latest announcements on all things DIA and an online help platform that allows you to talk to one of our ADI experts to get instant advice. Along with the new website, we have launched DIA Plus – a new membership scheme that consists of income protection insurance, contribution to mutual savings fund…Read More