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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 …

Short notice driving tests

There is always a waiting list for driving tests – six or eight weeks used to be typical. At the moment you might have to wait for a lot longer – maybe several months! But there are ways that you can get a test sooner. Reminder: always book your test in the usual way via …

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 …

Pass your theory test

The theory test – how to practice and pass it first time!

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 do very little practice before they take it. And how surprised they are when they …

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 …

Rules for learner drivers, newly qualified drivers and driving instructors

If you live in the Scunthorpe area and are thinking about learning to drive it might be a good idea to book your driving lessons today – before the new rules about driver training come into effect. The Government is planning to introduce a range of changes designed to improve the quality of training and reduce the terribly …

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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 ‘test ready’ nowadays is, according to the DVSA, 47 hours PLUS 20 hours of private …