Matt Russell

Driver Eye Care

To help our members regularly screen their vision to ensure they are complying with eyesight for driving regulations, and to maintain good eye health generally, DIA members now qualify for discounts through our partnership with Specsavers. ​ Optical care vouchers are perfect for all drivers, and are particularly useful for the professional driver. These special Driver

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Enhanced criminal record checks for taxi and private hire drivers

Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on new licensing guidelines for councils.  Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make background

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Opening hours: Christmas and New Year

Should you need anything over the Christmas period, our opening hours will be as follows: Friday 14th December 2018: 8.00 – 4.00pmMonday 24th December 2018: ClosedTuesday 25th December 2018: ClosedWednesday 26th December 2018: ClosedThursday 27th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmFriday 28th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmMonday 31st December 2018: ClosedTuesday 1st January 2019: ClosedWednesday 2nd January 2019: 8.00am – 6.00pm (Normal opening hours)

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Driving Magazine Issue Winter 2018

In this edition, Olivia Baldock-Ward asks whether new technology is improving the driving experience and keeping us safer, or if it is making us complacent. There’s a comprehensive guide to selling your car privately, and we find out about a village that has really embraced the electric car lifestyle. As well as this, we have a handy guide to saving money on your car running costs and we  review the Volvo V90 hybrid, Ford Focus ST and Tesla Model 3.

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