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DVSA releases new Better Driving guide for improved driver behaviour

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The guide, Better Driving, has been produced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in partnership with leading psychologist in the field of driver behaviour, Dr Lisa Dorn.

Better Driving aims to help drivers develop their skills in unfamiliar driving situations such as motorways, complicated junctions or driving in bad weather. The book has advice on how to recognise risks, avoid distractions and overcome anxieties to help drivers become safer and more confident.

Lesley Young, DVSA chief driving examiner, said: “Learning to drive doesn’t end with the driving test, and drivers who take part in continuous training and update their skills are more likely to be safe, confident and considerate. Awareness of their own tendencies behind the wheel and how to counteract any negative behaviour plays a major part in keeping drivers and their fellow road users safe”

Author, Dr Lisa Dorn, added:“Many experienced drivers face challenges; from a lack of confidence on motorways, to how to adapt to new technology, such as driving whilst following instructions from a sat-nav.

“Despite these challenges, few drivers actually take the time to rectify them, which can cause anxiety and stress, and make driving an unpleasant experience. This book will help address these issues, encouraging drivers to self-reflect, giving concrete advice and helping them to gain more confidence in their driving abilities.”

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