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 …

Instructor guiding learner driver

Learning to drive and dyspraxia

Learning to drive is often a long and difficult process, no matter who you are. But if you have dyspraxia, it can be even more difficult. What is dyspraxia?Dyspraxia, also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination. According to the NHS, dyspraxia…can affect your co-ordination skills – …

Dutch style roundabout

A roundabout to make your head spin…

The construction of a new roundabout does not often make national headlines, but one in Cambridge that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists has done just that. So why all the fuss? The Fendon Road roundabout is the UK’s first and so-far-only so-called “Dutch-style” roundabout. Situated near Addenbrooke’s and Papworth hospitals, it was built by …

Roundabouts - a complete guide for learner drivers

Roundabouts – a complete guide

This useful article (which includes videos) explains how learner drivers should approach roundabouts, which lane to be in and how to spot gaps in traffic.

Driving lessons stop

Driving lessons and coronavirus

The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on driving lessons, theory tests and driving testsThe last driving lessons I delivered in Scunthorpe and Brigg (in common with nearly all the other driving instructors in the country) were on March 23rd. Since then, my car has stayed in my driveway gathering dust. The only people driving instructors can …

Viagra

Too much Viagra = no car tax?

An unnamed motorist pleaded to the DVLA that the reason he had neglected to renew his road tax disc was because he had overdosed on Viagra. The driver claimed that his unwavering trouser tent prevented him from popping to the post office to re-tax his car, something that didn’t wash with the DVLA, particularly as …

Save money on your driving lessons

How to save money on your driving lessons

Before you start learning to drive, you need to research your local driving schools. Not all driving instructors are the same! If you want a reliable, friendly and patient driving instructor, (and one who is going to help you pass your driving test in the shortest time possible), ask friends and family for recommendations. If …

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 look properly. This was 17% of all accidents involving motorcycles. The video below isn’t new …