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 …

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 …