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

Revealed: Big Changes to Hazard Perception Test’s Video Clips

On November 23, 2018 By Brady Myles

From snow and fog to night driving, the hazard perception test has just introduced weather conditions to its clips library – here’s everything you need to know! In 2015, the test saw the long overdue arrival of computer-generated videos to test your ability of spotting potential dangers in the road. Fast forward to today and… Read More

Road Crossings: Everything You Need to Know

On November 16, 2018 By Brady Myles

A recent survey has revealed that four in five of us are unable to identify a pelican crossing – how about you? It’s not only pelican crossings that are causing confusion for us Brits – the survey carried out by Admiral Insurance also uncovered that 85% of drivers and pedestrians didn’t know the difference between a… Read More

Meet the Instructor: Amanda Aldridge

On October 31, 2018 By Brady Myles

Former coach driver turned driving instructor Amanda Aldridge reveals what she thinks about the current driving test – and why some examiners must be more respectful to learners. Operating across the Leicester and Loughborough areas, Amanda is part of the Acclaim driving franchise, winning over students with her positive and empathetic approach to teaching. Here… Read More

‘Dutch Reach’: What It Is & Why It’s in the New Highway Code

On October 19, 2018 By Brady Myles

In a bid to cut the number of cyclists injured or killed on our roads, the latest version of the Highway Code will now include details of the ‘Dutch Reach’. The technique is designed to protect cyclists from riding into car doors opened by unobservant drivers or passengers. Instead of the driver opening the door… Read More

Controversial New Test Manoeuvre Improving Learner Safety

On October 11, 2018 By Brady Myles

New data reveals that the controversial new driving test manoeuvre – pulling up on the right hand side of the road – could be boosting learner awareness, making them safer, better drivers. When the new driving test was introduced at the end of last year, many of the changes were welcomed – save for one, which… Read More

Level Crossing Lunacy: Nearly 50 Vehicles Hit by Trains Every Week

On October 5, 2018 By Brady Myles

A new report has uncovered the risks UK drivers are taking when confronted with a level crossing. According to new research, one in seven drivers admit they would ignore red lights and jump a level crossing. Such absurd risk-taking probably explains why 46 incidents involving vehicles happen every week on the UK’s level crossings. Over… Read More

Uncovered: New Driving Laws You Need to Know

On September 28, 2018 By Brady Myles

There are a host of new laws and schemes being introduced – or under consideration – that will significantly impact on your driving life. From renewed calls for a Graduated Driving Licence scheme to the police using double decker buses to spot distracted drivers, we offer a breakdown of some of the new laws, schemes and technologies… Read More

Tailgating Crackdown: ‘Stay Back to Stay Safe’ Says New Campaign

On September 20, 2018 By Brady Myles

Driving too close behind another vehicle is causing 100 deaths or serious injuries a year on our roads and motorways according to research – and Highways England thinks it’s high time we all woke up to the dangers of tailgating. The government agency has launched a new campaign that addresses the issue by focusing on new… Read More

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