Think….bike!

In 2017, motorcyclists accounted for 19% of all deaths of Great Britain’s roads, despite only making up around 1% of all road traffic. During the year, 2,656 motorcyclists were involved in accidents resulting from a driver or rider failing to …

Overtaking

How to overtake…safely

Overtaking is an inherently risky manoeuver. A lot can go wrong if you don’t do it correctly! So when overtaking it’s important to follow these steps: Consider if it’s necessary. You may feel frustrated being stuck behind someone driving slowly …

Parallel parking on driving test

Parallel parking

Parallel parking (reversing into a parking space behind a parked car) is not difficult…honestly! The step by step instructions below explain exactly how to do it safely. There is also a very good video that shows exactly how to parallel …

Driving test nerves

How to beat driving test nerves

You’re taking lessons and they’re going well – good news, right? But now you might be secretly dreading your instructor telling you that you’re ready for your driving test. Why? Surely it’s what you’ve been working towards for the last …

Pass your theory test

How to practice for (and pass!) your theory test

The theory test is, in effect, part one of your driving test. You can’t take the second part (the practical driving test) without passing your theory test first. Given the importance of the theory test, it’s surprising how many people …

Old driving school car 1947

My dad only needed 10 driving lessons!

Well done Dad! It’s certainly true that thirty – or even twenty – years ago most drivers only took 10 or 15 hours to get them through their test. But the average number of hours it takes learners to become …

Driving's Fatal Four

The Fatal Four

The four main causes of KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured) on our roads are known by the emergency services as The FATAL FOUR. 1. Inappropriate speed Even the difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between …