Driving lessons stop

Driving lessons and coronavirus

The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests The 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 …

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 …

Speed limits matter

Do speed limits matter?

“The majority of drivers regularly break speed limits. This is true for all classes of roads, all times of day and all days of the week.” (DETR) In built-up areas, even a slight increase in speed can make a huge difference to whether someone lives or dies. At 35mph a driver is twice as likely to …

Talk to driving examiners

Don’t talk to the examiner!!

You don’t have to talk to driving examiners!! You will only have yourself to blame if you get carried away chatting, commit a driving error which turns out to be a failing point. DVSA examiners try to get candidates to relax and will thus engage in a little bit of a friendly chat usually ‘breaking …

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 …