10-Year-Olds Offered Driving Lessons on Motorway

On February 22, 2019 By Brady Myles

A new scheme is offering motorway-based lessons for youngsters aged 10 and over. The bold move is being introduced by Young Driver, the UK’s largest pre-17 driving school. It is in response to a company-commissioned survey that reveals 20% of UK drivers are nervous about taking their car out on to Britain’s motorways. One in… Read More

‘Zip-Merging’: What It Is & Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

On February 15, 2019 By Brady Myles

The Highway Code recommends we ‘merge in turn’ (or ‘zip merge’) – but the vast majority of us don’t, even though research shows ignoring it can lead to increased congestion – and frustration – on our roads. A survey of 22,000 British drivers has revealed that 70% of us are not aware of the Highway Code’s… Read More

The Good, Bad (& Ugly) News About Learning to Drive

On February 8, 2019 By Brady Myles

A new report highlights the many hurdles you must contend with before becoming a qualified driver – and what you should do once you’ve passed. According to insurer Admiral’s new Young Driver Report, you face big costs before, during and after you pass the test. Here’s a breakdown of the some of the biggest and… Read More

Your Car at Risk: Auto Theft Skyrockets by 50%

On January 31, 2019 By Brady Myles

Official data from the Home Office reveals that the number of car thefts has nearly doubled over the past five years. It’s now the equivalent of one car being stolen every five minutes in Britain – or 300 a day – with nearly 120,000 cars stolen in 2017-2018. Now compare that to over 75,000 stolen in… Read More

Meet the Instructor: Trisha Hagen

On January 25, 2019 By Brady Myles

Veteran healthcare worker Trisha Hagen has taken her unique set of people skills and applied them to teaching the next generation of safe drivers. Covering the Fife and Kinross areas, Trisha’s Flying Colours Motoring School in Scotland has been successfully operating for over a year. Here the 55-year-old instructor Trisha tells us why she made… Read More

Driver2020: Sign Up Now to Shape the Driving Test of the Future

On January 18, 2019 By Brady Myles

The folk behind the driving test are looking for learners to tell them about their driver training experiences to help young people in the future become safer, better drivers. Created by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), the Driver2020 project aims to make young drivers more confident and… Read More

Revealed: Shock Surge in Accidents Caused by Slow Driving

On December 30, 2018 By Brady Myles

Official figures show that road crash casualties caused by slow drivers shot up by a third in 2017 – don’t become part of the growing problem. According to the latest research from the Department for Transport, slow or hesitant drivers caused 175 injuries and two deaths in 2017, representing a 31% increase from the previous… Read More

Speed Camera Able to See 1 KM Away Snaps 1,293 Speeders in a Month

On December 18, 2018 By Brady Myles

Unveiled in November, the Lone Ranger features a massive telephoto lens that can capture high-definition images of speeding drivers from over half a mile away. The police says the distance offenders can be caught by the Lone Ranger is twice that offered by a regular speed camera. The cutting edge camera began testing in Gloucestershire… Read More

New Test Means New Drivers Feel Ready for Real Life Driving

On December 7, 2018 By Brady Myles

It’s been just over a year since the driving test underwent some seismic changes, introducing a raft of new and altered elements to help make learners better, safer drivers once they qualify. These included increasing the independent driving part of the test from 10 to 20 minutes and the majority of candidates being asked to… Read More

Meet the Instructor: Les Hopkinson

On November 30, 2018 By Brady Myles

Operating in the Newcastle upon Tyne area, Les qualified to become an instructor in October 2017 – and hasn’t looked back since. Through his RED-franchised driving school, Les has carved out a burgeoning career for himself over the past year, winning over his students with an inclusive, friendly teaching style. Here Les talks about why letting… Read More

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