New Driving Test With Sat Navs Arrives TODAY!

On December 4, 2017 By Brady Myles

In spite of industrial action by driving examiners today and tomorrow, the new driving test has finally gone live and features a host of changes. The controversial new-style test is finally here and affects all tests in England, Scotland and Wales. From a heavily revised independent driving section to new manoeuvres, we profile the big… Read More

New Video Explains the New Driving Test’s Big, Big Changes

On November 29, 2017 By Brady Myles

With the new test touching down next week, now’s the ideal time to learn about what the changes are and critically, why they have been made. The Driving Instructors Association has released a new video that offers an overview of what the biggest and most significant changes are to the test. “We put this walkthrough… Read More

The 7 Best Xmas Gifts for Learner Drivers

On November 25, 2017 By Brady Myles

While there are mass of great gifts suitable for new and old drivers alike, sourcing suitable presents for learners can be a bit more challenging. It’s why we’ve put together this list of gift ideas that loved ones can buy student drivers – or if you are a learner yourself, can ask others to get… Read More

Could Your Test Be Cancelled Because It’s Too ‘Dangerous’?

On November 16, 2017 By Brady Myles

All ready to take your test on the 4th or 5th December? Alas, you might not be able to because of planned industrial action by examiners who believe the new test is too dangerous. While most of us are waiting with some expectation (and a little trepidation) for the new practical driving test touching down… Read More

Hazard Perception Test: How to Click Your Way to a Pass

By Brady Myles

It’s a test that demands commitment and practise to pass – but how are ADIs teaching their pupils to deal with its challenges? Evaluating and understanding the Hazard Perception Test and how it works is something of a dark art for ADIs and pupils alike. In theory, the process is straightforward according to the DVSA’s… Read More

The New Driving Test: What Examiners Really Think Of It

On November 10, 2017 By Brady Myles

The latest updates from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency reveal that even driving examiners have had their doubts about the new test – but are they still worried? Regular followers of our blogs will know that some driving instructors are unhappy with the new manoeuvres being introduced to the revised practical driving test –… Read More

From kissing to red light running: What we get up to in our cars

On October 26, 2017 By Brady Myles

Twenty red lights run, 54 engines stalled, 81 kisses shared; a new survey from the British Lung Foundation uncovers what we really do in our cars over a lifetime of driving. In a survey commissioned to highlight the damaging effects of toxic fumes on our health when we’re stuck in traffic, the BLF’s research reveals we spend 1,080 days at… Read More

Smart Motorways: What They Are & How To Use Them

On October 19, 2017 By Brady Myles

From next year, you’ll be allowed to head out on to motorways with your driving instructor and for many of us, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up driving on a ‘smart’ motorway. But what is one exactly? It refers to a selection of UK motorways that boast congestion-busting features that if ignored, could prove… Read More

Theory Test Pro’s Guide to Using Your Car’s Hazard Lights

On October 10, 2017 By Brady Myles

Discover the right and wrong times to use your vehicle’s hazard warning lights to ensure you always stay on the right side of the Highway Code. That button featuring a red triangle on your dashboard has the potential to save your life; once pressed, it offers other drivers ample warning that something is amiss up… Read More

7 Things To Do (& Not To Do) If You Fail Your Driving Test

On September 25, 2017 By Adam Phillips

You’ve failed your practical driving test and it feels like the end of the world – but it needn’t be if you follow this seven-step guide to making a winning comeback. The first thing to remember is that you’re not alone. Research shows that over half of learners fail on their first attempt. The real issue is… Read More

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