The Beginner’s Guide to Learning How to Drive

On December 6, 2016 By Adam Phillips

In the first of a three-part series, Theory Test Pro reveals what you need to begin learning to drive, source a good instructor and what to expect during your first driving lesson. Maybe it’s the moment you’ve been waiting months, even years for or perhaps it’s just something that ‘needs to be done’ so you can… Read More

Men vs. Women: Who Are Better Learner Drivers?

On December 2, 2016 By Adam Phillips

To settle the argument once and for all, insurer Admiral teamed up with the Driving Instructors Association to uncover which gender is best behind the wheel from learning to drive through to heading out on to the road as a qualified driver. First, instructors were asked if gender actually makes a difference to learning to… Read More

Hard-Hitting Short Film Highlights Dangers of Text-Driving

On November 25, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Instead of relying on shocking, often very brief footage of how text-driving devastates lives, the AA Charitable Trust has taken a very different approach, producing a short drama to show the horrific consequences of using a mobile while driving. We’re all used to watching quick public information commercials or clips about the dangers of text-driving,… Read More

5 Reasons Why Learners Fail the Driving Test

On November 18, 2016 By Adam Phillips

They say being forewarned is forearmed – so use this list of top reasons for failing the driving test to ensure you pass with flying colours. Many of us have experienced that sinking feeling when we fail our test – 53% of us in fact according to the latest official pass/fail rates from the Driving and… Read More

Insurer To Use Facebook Posts to Judge Driving Ability

On November 2, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Insurer Admiral’s new insurance scheme aims to decipher what kind of driver you are based on your social media interactions. The cost of insurance to new drivers is crippling but there are now many incentives available to help drive down cost of insurance premiums from carmaker incentives to black boxes that monitor your driving behaviour. Admiral Insurance though thinks… Read More

Meet the ADI: Rob Gwilliams

On October 27, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Former factory line trainer turned ADI Rob Gwilliams reveals why his move into instructing was the best career decision he ever made – and how it could help the future career of his motorsports-obsessed daughter. Owner of the Shrewsbury-based Rob Gwilliams Driving School, Rob has been a successful ADI since 2004 and is using the training skills he learned… Read More

Brave Learner Drives to the Police’s Rescue!

On October 17, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Imagine you’re in the middle of a driving lesson and the police desperately flag you down to help pursue a suspect – what would you do? For one female learner driver, it was supposed to be a typical evening driving lesson in Kingston, London. But that all changed when she and her instructor spotted two policemen… Read More

New Test May Cause Big Delays to Driving Test Bookings

On October 14, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Big waiting times are predicted if learners flock to do the old-style driving test before the new version is rolled out in 2017. Industry bodies that represent over 20,000 driving instructors in the UK are warning that the new driving test could mean waiting times of over 20 weeks for a driving test. The reason? Pupils might… Read More

Driving Tests Across the World: Which Are Easiest?

On October 7, 2016 By Adam Phillips

The UK driving test is pretty tough – it’s why you’re spending hours and large wads of cash on learning to drive safely. But how does our system shape up against the rest of the world? It can be stressful taking the British driving test; many learners walking into the test centre could be forgiven for… Read More

How to Deal With Driving Test Nerves

On September 27, 2016 By Adam Phillips

Discover how to deal with the stress of taking a test with our practical advice plus top tips from driving instructors. You’re taking lessons and they’re going well – which is good news, right? But you might be the kind of person (and there are a lot of us) who secretly dreads your instructor saying those two… Read More

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