New Hazard Perception Clips: Everything You Need to Know

On March 15, 2019 By Brady Myles

First introduced to the hazard perception test in 2015, computer-generated clips (CGI) have been a hit with learners. Here’s why – and how to practise them. As a learner, you’ll already know that fourteen one-minute clips are used during the theory test’s hazard perception segment. In each, you are asked to spot potential and developing hazards…. Read More

1 in 6 Motorists STILL Using Mobile Phone While Driving

On March 8, 2019 By Brady Myles

Despite tough new penalties introduced two years ago, many drivers are still using their phones while at the wheel – with serious consequences for their licences and lives. A new survey from Swinton Insurance reveals that 16% of motorists admit their mobile phones remain a huge distraction for them while driving. Of this group: • Half… Read More

New In-Car Technology Could Make Speed Cameras Extinct

On February 28, 2019 By Brady Myles

Motorists could soon find themselves unable to break the speed limit because of in-car technology designed to stop those of us with a heavy right foot. The days of going over the speed limit – and Britain’s proliferation of speed cameras – could be numbered after a plan was approved for mandatory speed limiting technology… Read More

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

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