Which way is left?

Which way is left?

Do you always go the right way when your instructor says ‘take the next road on the left please? Or do you sometimes go the wrong way? It’s odd, isn’t it, how someone who usually knows their left from their right gets really confused when they’re  having a driving lesson! When you take your driving …

Short notice driving tests

There is always a waiting list for driving tests – six or eight weeks used to be typical. At the moment you might have to wait for a lot longer – maybe several months! But there are ways that you can get a test sooner. Reminder: always book your test in the usual way via …

Drink driving – the consequences

  In the last 30 years road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but Provisional estimates for 2019 show that between 240 and 320 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit, with a central estimate of 280 deaths. The provisional estimate of …

Look left

Observations at junctions

The most common reason for failing a driving testFor many years, the number one reason for failing a driving test has been poor or inadequate obervations at junctions.1 All the most common reasons for failing a driving test – and how to avoid them! A junction is defined as any place where one road joins …

Prepare, observe, move

How to move off…safely

Moving off? That’s not too difficult, surely? Well….many learner drivers fail their driving test because of mistakes they make when moving off, either through poor observation skills or the incorrect use of signals. Let’s clarify the technique for moving off and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Prepare, Observe, Move The technique for moving …

Pass your theory test

The theory test – how to practice and pass it first time!

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 do very little practice before they take it. And how surprised they are when they …

How we help nervous drivers

Does the thought of dual carriageways, hill starts or busy roundabouts make you nervous? Do you struggle to remember your reversing manoeuvers? Maybe you can’t even remember your left from your right? (I can fix that in ten seconds by the way). Can you drive really well during your lessons but the thought of your …

Jasmine passed her driving test first

How to pass your driving test first time

There are about 45 million drivers on UK roads and about 47% passed their driving test first time.1 So – theoretically at least – you’ve got about a 50/50 chance of passing your driving test first time. But you can improve those odds massively if you follow the advice in this article. Not only that, …

Driving test nerves

Five things to do (and NOT to do!) if you fail your driving test

You’re not alone. Research shows that over half of learners fail on their first attempt and many people take several attempts before they pass their driving test. And any driving instructor will tell you that it’s often the best drivers who take more than one attempt at their driving test. So don’t worry over what’s …