Learners to be Let Loose on Motorways from 2018

On August 13, 2017 By Adam Phillips

After a lengthy consultation period, the Driving & Vehicles Standards Agency has finally given the thumbs up to learners being allowed onto motorways. In a push to make new drivers safer than ever, the DVSA has said that the new law will come into effect at some point in 2018. Learners will only be allowed… Read More

Learners Attacking Driving Examiners On The Increase

On August 11, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Examiners and driving test staff are increasingly on the receiving end of verbal abuse and even physical assault from learners who fail their test, and the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has had enough, launching a zero tolerance campaign to take down offenders. According to statistics released by the DVSA, over 300 driving examiners, vehicle testers and… Read More

Revealed: The best time of day to take your test

On August 4, 2017 By Adam Phillips

According to new research, there is a time of day which will give you the best possible chance of passing your practical driving test – but it’s not the time experts have previously said is ideal. In the past, pundits have proclaimed that booking your test in an early slot is the best option as… Read More

Meet the ADIs: Stewart Latcham & Family

On July 26, 2017 By Adam Phillips

After the driving school he worked for closed down, ADI Stewart Latcham started his own family-run business, KSL Driving School, with wife Karen Latcham, which has been operating in the Stafford and Telford areas since 2009. So successful has the school been that the couple have gone on to create franchises with their son, Tom Latcham aged 22,… Read More

Learners Benefiting From Quicker Bookings & More Examiners, Says DVSA

On July 19, 2017 By Adam Phillips

The Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency has just released its annual report and is sounding mighty pleased with itself – and for good reason judging from the improvements they claim learners have experienced over the last 12 months. The agency has been making significant changes to its extensive range of services. According to the DVSA, 2.2 million driving theory tests… Read More

Blame Game: Which Driver Is At Fault? You Decide

On July 14, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Show off your Highway Code knowledge by acting as judge and jury on this selection of six driving cock-ups – and decide who you think is at fault and critically, why. The proliferation of dashcams in cars and trucks has seen the internet becoming littered with thousands of clips of truly terrible driving. In some… Read More

‘Dangerous’ New Driving Test: DVSA Says Changes Promote Safety

On July 7, 2017 By Adam Phillips

The revised manoeuvres featured in the new driving test have been heavily criticised by instructors for being ‘dangerous’, perhaps forcing the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency to explain why it believes the changes are necessary. As has been well publicised now, the new test touches down in December and followers of the Theory Test Pro… Read More

New Practical Test Is “Dangerous” Claim Driving Instructors

On June 29, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Big changes to the driving test touch down in December – but some instructors are not happy with the new manoeuvres while many drivers believe the new test doesn’t go far enough. When the new test was confirmed in April, the change that dominated headlines was the introduction of sat navs. The move was met with thumbs up… Read More

UK Drivers Say Learners Should Be Allowed Onto Motorways

On June 23, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Last year the government launched a consultation on whether learner drivers should be allowed to practise on motorways – but a recent survey reveals that British motorists are already giving the potential move two thumbs up. The government’s proposals would see learners allowed to head out onto a motorway before their test as long as… Read More

The iPhone Set To Stop Drivers Texting At The Wheel

On June 8, 2017 By Adam Phillips

With drivers still continuing to use their mobiles while at the wheel, the maker of the iPhone, Apple, has decided to introduce a mode that could cull the killer practise overnight. We all know that using our phones while driving is bad news – you are four times more likely to have a crash according… Read More

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