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

Watch: 2 Videos Explaining Critical Part of New Driving Test

On September 15, 2017 By Adam Phillips

With only three months to go before the revised driving test is introduced on December 4th, the Driving and Vehicles Standards Agency has released two new videos that explain a key element of the incoming test. As well as a host of new features including revised manoeuvres and a sat nav-led driving section, the new… Read More

How To Avoid Choosing A Dodgy Driving Instructor

On August 31, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Avoid falling foul of dire driving instructors by using powerful online search services including the DVSA and Theory Test Pro’s directories to locate the best in your area. Finding an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) can be intimidating for any new learner. There are many questions that must be asked from whether the instructor has the right teaching style for you to if… Read More

Revealed: Why Using A Mobile Sat Nav Could Get You Banned

On August 25, 2017 By Adam Phillips

Despite the introduction of a new law earlier this year designed to curtail mobile phone use while driving, the National Police Chiefs Council has just issued a fresh warning to motorists about using their mobiles as a sat nav. While many of us are (hopefully) aware of the new law introduced in April that set out new… Read More

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

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