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

Self-Driving Cars: RIP Driving Test?

On July 13, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The potential benefits of self-driving cars are profound; from dramatically reducing road deaths to the appeal for young drivers (think reduced insurance premiums) – but what does it mean for the longterm future of learning to drive? If the director of Google’s self-drive car project, Chris Urmson, has anything to do with it, automated cars… Read More

Happy 20th Birthday Theory Test!

On July 1, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The modern theory test is 20 years old today – but just how much has the test changed over the years? In a word – massively. Learners today would gasp in disbelief at just how easy the theory test was before it changed two decades ago on July 1st, 1996. There was no need for… Read More

Self-Driving Cars: Your Views Wanted!

On June 29, 2016 By Adam Phillips

We want to hear from your thoughts about self-driving cars and if they could mean the end of driving tests and driver training at some point in the future. Theory Test Pro is putting together a blog about self-driving cars and their potential future impact on driver training, instructors and pupils. We want to hear… Read More

Pupil Gets Text-Powered Telling Off By Instructor

On June 23, 2016 By Adam Phillips

A student felt his instructor’s wrath after informing them via text that he was getting two extra lessons from another ADI. The resulting fallout wasn’t pretty. Breaking up can be tough it seems as student Matt Connell, 18, from Leyland, Lancashire discovered. Matt texted his instructor to tell them that he had booked two extra… Read More

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