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 …

How many driving lessons will I need?

How many hours instruction will you need?

In 2006, the DSA (now the DVSA – Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), published the results of a study that looked at how more than 48,000 new drivers had learned to drive and their experience of driving after they passed their test. Specifically, the aims of the study were: to investigate how people learn to …

Clutch control

Clutch control when moving off

The clutch….it’s a mystery to most new drivers! What does it do? Do I need to press it down? When do I press it down? Should I lift it up? All the way or just a bit? What’s the ‘biting point’ all about? Understanding how the clutch works and how to use it when moving …

Roundabouts

Roundabouts – how to approach and spot gaps in traffic

Roundabouts come in many sizes. They are circular junctions that are designed to allow traffic to keep moving, where possible, without necessarily having to stop, with all traffic travelling from right to left, clockwise. Basically, you should give way to traffic on the roundabout coming from your immediate right. They’re not easy to deal with …

Driving lesson in Scunthorpe and Brigg

The UK driving test – what to expect

The big day has arrived! It’s time to take your driving test. You’re bound to feel a bit nervous before you start but that’s good – a bit of nerves will help you perform well. But it’s important not to become too worried. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t pass – …

How to emerge safely at closed junctions

This is a summary of what you have to do on the approach to a closed give way junction like the one shown in the photo below. Hopefully, it will help you understand what to do with your feet and where to look 🙂 But don’t worry if it doesn’t make a lot of sense …

Clutch control at roundabouts

Not sure how to approach roundabouts? How to spot gaps? Worried that you might stall? This driving lesson video will help make roundabouts easy!!

Be ready to stop!

Children on their way home from school are often rushing and often don’t look both ways before they cross the road…as this video shows! Be ready to stop!!!

How to tell if a driving instructor is fully qualified

Check the badge in the driving instructor’s windscreen – if there isn’t one you should not take lessons in that car! The person sitting next to you might be pretending to be an instructor. They could be anyone. A green octagonal badge shows the instructor is fully qualified and an ‘approved driving instructor’. A pink …