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 …

Busy roundabout

How to spot gaps at busy roundabouts

Learner drivers often find it hard to spot opportunities to emerge at busy roundabouts. Even some experienced drivers cwill go out of their way to avoid roundabouts that think are’ difficult’ or ‘scary’! But – as the video at the …

Too old to learn to drive?

Are you too old to learn to drive?

There are plenty of tricks you can teach an old dog: how to dribble on a sofa cushion, how to fart like an atomic bomb, how to ignore balls and chew orthopaedic slippers. But, as I nudge over The Big …

How many driving lessons will I need?

How many hours instruction will you need?

In 2006, the DSA (now the DVSA – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), published the results of a study that looked at how more than 48,000 new drivers had learned to drive and their experience of driving after they passed …