The new edition of Driving - The Essential Skills is out now

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Published 15 December 2023
Last updated 15 December 2023

The new edition of Driving - The Essential Skills has published. Find out how this industry standard driving manual can help you become a better, safer driver.

Hands up who likes early Christmas presents! Oh, that's everyone then. Well good, because we've got some really fantastic news for you - and it doesn't involve rubbish socks from your auntie or overcooked turkey.

OK, drum roll: we are proud to announce that the new edition of Driving - The Essential Skills (DES) has published. DES is the industry standard driving manual and a go-to resource for anyone who wants to become a safe and competent driver. Oh, and did I mention that it also (together with The Official Highway Code and Know Your Traffic Signs) provides the source material for the learner car driver and driving instructor theory tests? Two more good reasons to buy a copy then.

So, what else does it cover and what's new in this edition?

  • Essential driving techniques, including overtaking safely, using limit points, defensive driving and manoeuvring
  • Expert advice on driving safely and confidently at night, in bad weather conditions, on motorways and through roadworks
  • Complete run down of the recent updates to The Official Highway Code
  • New for this edition: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). With in-vehicle technology changing rapidly, DES has been updated to cover some of the main driver assistance features. These include advanced emergency braking systems (AEB), forward-collision warning, traffic sign recognition; driver-drowsiness detection, and lane-departure warning/lane-keep assist
  • Hints and tips for a lifetime of safe driving - ideal for refreshing your knowledge before and after your test

For more information on the new edition of DES, pop over to the Safe Driving for Life shop, where you'll also find our complete range of DVSA titles for drivers, riders, HGV drivers and approved driving instructors.

Oh and remember: for a limited period you can get 35% off everything in our shop - including e-learning and every title in the Official DVSA range.

Just enter 'FO35' when you checkout and our safe driving elves will do the rest.

Happy browsing and Happy Christmas!

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