Instructor guiding learner driver

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 …

Dutch style roundabout

A roundabout to make your head spin…

The construction of a new roundabout does not often make national headlines, but one in Cambridge that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists has done just that. So why all the fuss? The Fendon Road roundabout is the UK’s first and so-far-only so-called “Dutch-style” roundabout. Situated near Addenbrooke’s and Papworth hospitals, it was built by …

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 …

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 …

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 …

teenager dies texting boyfriend

Using a mobile phone while driving leads to tragedy

A tragic story of a beautiful girl gone too soon. DO NOT EVER text and drive. It doesn’t matter if you just passed your test or you have been driving for decades. It’s never a safe thing to do, and it could cost you your life. Teenager died while texting boyfriend days after she passed …

Too old to learn to drive?

Are you too old to learn to drive?

There are plenty of tricks you can teach an old dog: how to dribble on a sofa cushion, how to fart like an atomic bomb, how to ignore balls and chew orthopaedic slippers. But, as I nudge over The Big Three Oh (30), I do wonder if I’ve left if just a little late to …