Brave Learner Drives to the Police’s Rescue!

On October 17, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Imagine you’re in the middle of a driving lesson and the police desperately flag you down to help pursue a suspect – what would you do? For one female learner driver, it was supposed to be a typical evening driving lesson in Kingston, London. But that all changed when she and her instructor spotted two policemen… Read More

New Test May Cause Big Delays to Driving Test Bookings

On October 14, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Big waiting times are predicted if learners flock to do the old-style driving test before the new version is rolled out in 2017. Industry bodies that represent over 20,000 driving instructors in the UK are warning that the new driving test could mean waiting times of over 20 weeks for a driving test. The reason? Pupils might… Read More

Driving Tests Across the World: Which Are Easiest?

On October 7, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The UK driving test is pretty tough – it’s why you’re spending hours and large wads of cash on learning to drive safely. But how does our system shape up against the rest of the world? It can be stressful taking the British driving test; many learners walking into the test centre could be forgiven for… Read More

How to Deal With Driving Test Nerves

On September 27, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Discover how to deal with the stress of taking a test with our practical advice plus top tips from driving instructors. You’re taking lessons and they’re going well – which is good news, right? But you might be the kind of person (and there are a lot of us) who secretly dreads your instructor saying those two… Read More

Meet the ADIs: Andy and Lewis Wright

On September 15, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The father-and-son instructing team reveal how they created and grew the award-winning driving school, WrightStart. Created by the father and son team, Andy and Lewis Wright in 2013, WrightStart has been a huge success story, culminating in winning a place in the Small Business Saturday 100, the annual event that celebrates the very best in… Read More

How to Cut the Cost of Learning to Drive

On September 2, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Learning to drive is expensive – but can you drive down the costs without cutting corners? First, the facts; the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) recommends that pupils spend 47 hours behind the wheel with an instructor while research by MoneySupermarket reveals that it can cost £2,741 on average to qualify with the average cost… Read More

Meet the ADI: Alison Nolan

On August 24, 2016 By Adam Phillips

From training call centre employees to instructing pupils how to drive, ADI Alison Nolan has proven she has a natural gift for teaching. Founder of Alison’s Driving School in Sittingbourne, Kent, the former call centre operator-turned-ADI has been instructing since 2008, first as part of a franchise before striking out on her own and becoming… Read More

Caught on Camera: Mad, Bad Driving Video Round-Up

On July 29, 2016 By Adam Phillips

From a driving instructor being twerked in the middle of the road to the ludicrous antics of motorists playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel… … we present some of the most eye popping videos from around the world in this, our regular roundup of driving gone mad, bad – or both. Pokemon Stop! The… Read More

Meet the ADIs Making the Most of Theory Test Pro

On July 28, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The instructors featured here have all taken advantage of our special offer for free Theory Test Pro stickers for their cars as well as enlisting in our Directory service. As part of our sticker campaign, we invited participating instructors to also send in photos of their cars featuring the new stickers; click on the instructor’s photo… Read More

Meet Graham, The ‘Human’ Designed To Survive Car Crashes

On July 22, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Australian road safety campaigners have revealed how we humans would need to evolve if we wanted to stand the very best chance of surviving a car crash. No, you’re not looking at creature from a horror movie but something else entirely.  Created by artist Patricia Piccinini in conjunction with a trauma surgeon and a road crash… Read More

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