Speed limits matter

Do speed limits matter?

β€œThe 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 …

Theory test scam alert

Don’t get scammed!

Almost every day we hear from learners who have paid money to book their test; not realising they were not booking it with the DVSA but through a third party website. These websites are charging for something that people can do for free themselves and with total ease. Many people are calling for the DVSA …

How to remeber stopping distances

How to remember stopping distances for your theory test

This article will help you remember stopping distances for the UK driving theory test and also help you overcome theory test nerves.A common question on the theory test is ‘what is the [overall stopping, thinking or braking] distance at 30 mph?’ etc. Rather than remembering a list of the distances, you can calculate them instead …

Traffic light

Traffic lights – what do they mean?

If you’re taking driving lessons, you really must understand what the different colour traffic lights mean! Standard traffic lights in the UK follow the same sequence – starting with red the sequence is: Red, Red and Amber, Green, Amber, Red. Read below to discover why green sometimes means stop! Red Red and amber Red means …

Emergency stop

The emergency stop

About one in every three driving tests involves a controlled, ’emergency’ stop. How it works Your examiner will ask you to stop in a safe place then say: ‘when I say ‘stop’ and hold my hand up like this, I want to stop the car promptly and under control. Move on when you’re ready.” Although …

teenager dies texting boyfriend

Using a mobile phone while driving leads to tragedy

A tragic story of a beautiful girl gone too soon. DO NOT EVER text and drive. It doesn’t matter if you just passed your test or you have been driving for decades. It’s never a safe thing to do, and it could cost you your life. Teenager died while texting boyfriend days after she passed …

Mirror…signal…

The hazard routine The hazard routine is a basic drill, or system of actions, that you will use each time you approach a hazard. A hazard is anything that causes you to change your speed or direction, for example, junctions, roundabouts, parked cars, animals on the road, etc. By taking a routine approach, you will …