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 …

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 …