Meet the Instructor: Ellis Wood

On September 13, 2018 By Brady Myles

Deciding to become a driving instructor was a no-brainer for former web developer Ellis Wood – but qualifying to become one proved to be the real challenge. Operating across Hartlepool and the Teesside area, Wood has been an ADI since 2016 after establishing his successful driving school Driving with Ellis. Here Wood talks about why he… Read More

More Young Drivers Hitting Parents’ Wallets to Cover Motoring Costs

On September 7, 2018 By Brady Myles

A new report reveals that newly qualified motorists are having to rely on their parents’ deep(ish) pockets more than ever to cover the cost of their motoring. According to Compare the Market, over half (52%) of 17-24 year olds turned to their parents to cough up cash to stay on the road over the past… Read More

Women ARE better drivers than men – but take longer to pass test

On August 31, 2018 By Brady Myles

A new study has revealed that women are safer drivers than their male counterparts – but it takes them longer to get a pass in the driving test. According to Confused.com research, it’s women who are in pole position when it comes to committing the least amount of motoring offences, being involved in the least number… Read More

Be aware: Speeding laws are set to become far stricter

On August 23, 2018 By Brady Myles

Police are currently reviewing their enforcement guidelines because they believe that the current punishments aren’t deterring speeding UK drivers. According to reports, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, the head of road policing, has launched an official review into speeding on UK roads, specifically into the ‘buffer zone’; this sees drivers ‘able’ to go over the speed limit… Read More

Driver Fined £36,000 for Speeding During a Single Night

On August 9, 2018 By Brady Myles

A British driver has managed to amass speeding fines totalling tens of thousands of pounds after caning a rented Lamborghini in the emirates. We all love the idea of owning an exotic sports car – but for most of us, it’s probably not something that we will ever be able to afford. Instead, you could… Read More

Meet the Instructor: Nick Salzen

On July 27, 2018 By Brady Myles

Nick Salzen walked away from a job in the banking sector and trained to become a driving instructor instead – and has since gone on to establish a successful driving school based in Kent. Former banking professional Nick Salzen decided that he’d had enough of managing money and would rather help learner drivers by making them… Read More

Test: Can You Pick Out the Fake Signs from the Real Ones?

On July 13, 2018 By Brady Myles

According to research carried out by Leasing Options, the great British driving public aren’t very good when it comes to road signs – at all. The company challenged 2,000 drivers to undertake a test where they were presented with eight real signs and eight fakes signs, and asked to identify which were the real deal… Read More

Calls For Pothole Training To Be Included In Driving Test

On July 6, 2018 By Brady Myles

After surveying driving instructors across the country, the AA is now calling for potholes to be featured in the hazard perception test and for official guidance to be included in the Highway Code Potholes are the curse of Britain’s roads with one in five of our roads riddled with them and experts are predicting that… Read More

10 weeks: How long it takes after passing our test to become a bad driver

On June 29, 2018 By Brady Myles

A new study of 2,000 drivers shows that once we’ve passed our test, we have a horrible habit of adopting bad driving habits within a matter of weeks. In fact, according to research by the Accident Advice Helpline, it takes some of us only 10 weeks before we start flouting the law on a regular… Read More

Will This New Style Roundabout Be A Nightmare For Drivers?

On June 19, 2018 By Brady Myles

Already used all over Holland, these roundabouts give right of way to cyclists and pedestrians before drivers. The intention? They’re supposed to save lives – but could they be a nightmare to use for motorists? If successful, you could be looking at the future of British roundabouts. Being built in Cambridge for the princely sum of… Read More

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