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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …