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Driver Education, 2005

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is dedicated to influencing young people’s attitudes towards learning to drive. The agency constantly strives to make learning to drive more relevant to today’s road conditions, and those of the future. It wants to encourage everyone to value safe driving as a life skill that in turn will have a positive impact on road safety.

Part of this ambition is to instil in young people the right attitudes towards road safety and safe driving and at the same time raise the standard of tuition offered by driving instructors. To do this the agency has championed a more structured approach to learning, to prepare novice drivers for a safe driving career, not just to pass a test.

One such measure has been the development and introduction of a learner driver logbook, currently called the Driver’s Record which is issued free of charge to all learner car drivers, around 900,000 copies per year will be distributed. This logbook is approach is an essential element of the structured learning process.