“Stupid” Learner Arrested for Taking Driving Test in Stolen Car

On October 29, 2019 By Brady Myles

The driving test is tough enough without turning up to your big day in a motor you’ve just ‘borrowed without permission’. For one man in Birmingham, his big day turned into a self-inflicted disaster. First, he took a white Mistubishi Outlander ‘without the owner’s consent’. The learner then drove it unsupervised to his local test… Read More

Get Involved with Children in Need’s Big Learner Relay 2019

On October 25, 2019 By Brady Myles

Now in its sixth year, the Big Learner Relay continues to grow from strength to strength, raising over £400,00 for Children in Need (CIN) to date. Supported by Theory Test Pro, the Big Learner Relay sees driving instructors and their pupils carry a CIN-branded top box from one driving lesson to the next across England,… Read More

All-New Driving Examiner App: Why It’s Good News for Learners

On October 18, 2019 By Brady Myles

The days of the driving test marking sheet, the dreaded ‘DL25’, being paper-based are numbered as it is replaced by a tablet-based app – here’s why it will help learners too. While the all-new app is designed to make the marking process easier for driving examiners and reduce back office paperwork, there are also several advantages… Read More

Learners Quitting Driving Because of Road Rage Abuse

On October 11, 2019 By Brady Myles

A new survey by Marmalade Insurance reveals learners are being subjected to so much road rage from other road users that one in ten have quit learning altogether because they are too scared to continue. According to the survey of over 600 driving instructors, learners are having to put up with abuse from other motorists… Read More

Stay Safe: 6 Top Tips for Driving in Rain

On October 4, 2019 By Brady Myles

Autumn’s here and torrential storms and rain are sweeping the country – so make sure you know how to keep yourself safe when behind the wheel. If you need proof of how poor driving and wet weather can lead to serious accidents then look no further than the pic posted by North West Motorway Police… Read More

New AI-Powered Cameras Catch Drivers on their Mobiles

On September 27, 2019 By Brady Myles

A six-month pilot programme in Australia has seen a whopping 8.5 million drivers checked by new AI-powered cameras to see if they are using mobiles behind the wheel. The cameras take a picture of the driver and the front passenger seat with artificial intelligence (AI) then reviewing the image to analyse whether the driver is… Read More

Calls for Parents to Monitor Young Drivers Remotely

On September 19, 2019 By Brady Myles

A new report says that young drivers’ cars should be fitted with dashcams that send back footage to parents to assess, in turn helping to drive down accident rates. The question is though – would you let your folks remotely watch you drive? Your first reaction will most likely be “d’uh, no” at the idea… Read More

33 New Drivers Are Losing Their Licence Every Day

On September 13, 2019 By Brady Myles

New research shows that 33 drivers are having their licence revoked every day with those aged between 17-24 making up two thirds of that shocking figure. A Freedom of Information request made by the road safety charity, Brake, has uncovered that 11,953 new drivers had their licences taken off them in 2018 under the New… Read More

Too Close for Comfort: How Two Seconds Could Save Your Life

On September 6, 2019 By Brady Myles

A new study by MOVE_UK and telematics company The Floow reveals that we are in the middle of a new epidemic in the UK. After analysing over 8,500 hours and 100,000 miles of driving – that’s about the same as 60-year’s of driving – the new report reveals that British drivers are far worse at… Read More

Meet the ADI: David Chalmers

On August 27, 2019 By Brady Myles

Based in Fife, 49-year-old David Chalmers has been a driving instructor for nearly 15 years, covering the Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy test centre areas. Here he talks about the highs and lows of being a driving instructor, why students need to talk up during lessons, and why becoming a driving instructor proved such a challenge for… Read More

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