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 …

Mirror, signal

Mirror…signal…

The hazard routine The hazard routine is a routine that you use each time you approach a hazard or before you carry out any sort of manoeuver. It’s a safe system of work designed to minimise the risks involved when you’re driving a car. Note: a ‘manoeuver’ is any change of direction. A hazard is …

Stalling on driving test

Stalling On Your Driving Test

Many thanks to Diary of an ADI for permission to reproduce this article. Do I fail if I stall on my test? No. Not automatically. It depends on many things, like where you do it, how many times, and how you deal with it. Stalling is NOT automatically a serious (or “major”) fault. If you …

Which way is left?

Which way is left?

Do you always go the right way when your instructor says ‘take the next road on the left please? Or do you sometimes go the wrong way? It’s odd, isn’t it, how someone who usually knows their left from their right gets really confused when they’re  having a driving lesson! When you take your driving …

Prepare, observe, move

How to move off…safely

Moving off? That’s not too difficult, surely? Well….many learner drivers fail their driving test because of mistakes they make when moving off, either through poor observation skills or the incorrect use of signals. Let’s clarify the technique for moving off and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Prepare, Observe, Move The technique for moving …

Jasmine passed her driving test first

How to pass your driving test first time

There are about 45 million drivers on UK roads and about 47% passed their driving test first time.1 So – theoretically at least – you’ve got about a 50/50 chance of passing your driving test first time. But you can improve those odds massively if you follow the advice in this article. Not only that, …

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 …

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 …