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 …

Pass your theory test

How to practice for (and pass!) your theory test

The theory test is, in effect, part one of your driving test. You can’t take the second part (the practical driving test) without passing your theory test first. Given the importance of the theory test, it’s surprising how many people …

Old driving school car 1947

My dad only needed 10 driving lessons!

Well done Dad! It’s certainly true that thirty – or even twenty – years ago most drivers only took 10 or 15 hours to get them through their test. But the average number of hours it takes learners to become …

How many driving lessons will I need?

How many hours instruction will you need?

In 2006, the DSA (now the DVSA – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), published the results of a study that looked at how more than 48,000 new drivers had learned to drive and their experience of driving after they passed …

Learn to drive - the rules

Tough new rules for new drivers

The Department of Transport is considering introducing graduated licences for new drivers and is trialling the scheme in Northern Ireland. Some of the proposals being considered by the government won’t go down well with many new drivers. They could face …

Checking driving licences

From 8th June 2015 you will no longer be supplied with a paper counterpart when your provisional licence arrives. The paper counter part used to hold information about any endorsements and driving bans. All driving instructors are required to check …

New driving laws for 2015

March – New drug-driving laws to be introduced From March 2nd, stricter rules are coming into force to combat the threat of drug driving whether under the influence of legal or illegal drugs. Illegal drugs covered by the new rules …