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 instead …

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 …

Emergency stop

The emergency stop

About one in every three driving tests involves a controlled, ’emergency’ stop. How it works Your examiner will ask you to stop in a safe place then say: ‘when I say ‘stop’ and hold my hand up like this, I want to stop the car promptly and under control. Move on when you’re ready.” Although …

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 …

Driving's Fatal Four

The Fatal Four

The four main causes of KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured) on our roads are known by the emergency services as The FATAL FOUR. 1. Inappropriate speed Even the difference of a few miles per hour can mean the difference between life and death. The speed limit is not a target, you should drive at a …

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 …

Overtaking

How to overtake…safely

Overtaking is an inherently risky manoeuver. A lot can go wrong if you don’t do it correctly! So when overtaking it’s important to follow these steps: Consider if it’s necessary. You may feel frustrated being stuck behind someone driving slowly and holding up your journey, but if you’re getting off that road soon anyway, is …

How to perform the turn in the road

This manoeuvre is often called the three-point-turn but in fact it doesn’t have to be completed in three movements. The number of moves required will depend upon how wide the road is, how big your car is and the turning circle of your car. And of course, your skill at the manoeuvre! The turn in …

Fog lights and when to use them

Fog Lights – when to use them and when not to!

There’s a lot of confusion of the use of fog lights. If you get it wrong you could be risking your life and the life of others. And you could be breaking the law! Key points You must use dipped headlights lights if visibility is reduced. While dipped headlights won’t help you to see in foggy …

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