Shamed! The 8 Most Infuriating Driving Habits of 2017

On May 22, 2017 By Adam Phillips

The latest survey from the AA reveals which bad motoring habits are infuriating UK drivers the most when out on the road – but are you guilty of any of them? The AA has been polling its members since 2008 to uncover which motoring bad habits continue to drive us mad when we’re behind the wheel… Read More

Britain’s Worst Instructors Set To Be Exposed

On May 12, 2017 By Adam Phillips

According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), there is a very real possibility that the rankings of Britain’s 40,000 instructors could soon be published to help drive up what it believes are failing tuition standards. The most recent figures show that pass rates are falling with some learners only passing after nearly 40… Read More

No Way! Learner Fails Test Because Of Instructor

On May 11, 2017 By Adam Phillips

The driving test is tough enough – but for one student, it wasn’t her driving that was the problem; it was her instructor’s car. Picture the scene – you are halfway through your test and are driving your instructor’s Ford Fiesta. All’s going well until you see flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror and have… Read More

New Driving Test With Sat Navs Arrives This December

On April 15, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Big changes are afoot for learner drivers at the end of 2017 – so here’s what to expect. After months of speculation, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has finally confirmed that changes to the driving test will be rolled out on Monday 4th December, 2017. The new-style test will affect all tests in England,… Read More

Driving Instructor Sacked after Tirade at Horse-Riding Kids

On April 7, 2017 By Adam Phillips

One would hope that of all road users, it would be driving instructors who would know what’s what when it comes to horses and the rules of the road – but it actually took a 14-year-old horse rider to teach a ranting ADI the law. In a video that has gone viral, 52-year-old ADI Craig Allred… Read More

New Driving Test Rollout Plan Revealed & More

On March 31, 2017 By Adam Phillips

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched its five-year strategy that details the agency’s plans for improving the driving and theory tests, rolling out the new driving test and more. Here are some of the choice highlights. Revealing the Latest Driving and Theory Test Pass & Fail Rates The agency reveals that 1.5 million car… Read More

Motoring Group Demands Driving Test Be Made Tougher

On March 30, 2017 By Adam Phillips

You might feel the driving test is plenty tough enough but according to one motoring group, it doesn’t go far enough – especially for young drivers. While the test has continued to evolve over the past 80 years since its introduction in 1935, the York Institute of Advanced Motorists believes that it is still too limited…. Read More

New Drivers: 6 Tips For Slashing Car Insurance Costs

On March 23, 2017 By Adam Phillips

With insurance costs predicted to rise by £1,000 for young motorists, what can you do to drive down the cost of your car insurance? According to the BBC, the average cost of insurance for a 17-20 year old is a whopping £3,878 a year – and young drivers should brace themselves (and their bank balances) for… Read More

Stay Calm! How to Deal with Emergency Vehicles

On March 20, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Loud sirens, flashing blue lights; it’s enough to give any driver palpitations as we rush to assess where an emergency vehicle is approaching from and what to do so they can pass: As 1,2Drive’s Tony Lane explains here in his guest blog, it’s vital to follow the rules of the road to ensure you stay… Read More

Meet the ADI: Robert Anscombe

On March 14, 2017 By Adam Phillips

A veteran instructor based in Yorkshire, Robert Anscombe reveals how to stand out in a competitive marketplace and what the DVSA needs to do to make life easier for his students. Owner of Rob’s School of Motoring in Whitby, Robert has carved out a successful career as an ADI over the past ten years, putting… Read More

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