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Dealing with Sun Glare on Your Driving Lessons

Whether you’re an experienced driver or a complete beginner, dealing with sun glare on the road is a nuisance, a distraction and a danger. It can be particularly disconcerting if you are just starting out and will give you another thing to worry about. So here are some top tips to help you deal with sun glare on your driving lessons. Continue reading

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How to master the ‘Two Second Rule’

One of the most important safety lessons that beginner learner drivers can learn during driving lessons in Croydon is what’s known as the ‘Two Second Rule’. Continue reading

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3 Common Myths About Driving Tests

The UK driving test has been in existence for over 80 years, this means there’s been a lot of time for myths surrounding the test to develop. These can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety, especially before a test. To help fight your fear, we’ve set the record straight on these driving myths. Continue reading

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How Long Should You Leave Between Driving Tests?

In the event that you fail your practical driving test, there’s always going to be a temptation to book another one immediately. After all, it can often feel like there’s no time to waste when it comes to getting on the open road. In other circumstances, you might be hesitant to get behind the wheel again for some time. The question is then: how long should you leave between driving tests? Really it all depends on the individual, however, the following factors should always be considered.

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What You Need to Know About the Hazard Perception Section of Your Theory Test

Experts from driving schools in Croydon all agree that the ability to identify hazards on the road is one of the most important aspects of driving. A safe driver is a competent driver, and to ensure that all drivers understand how to look for potential or emerging hazards, the DVSA devised the Driving Theory Test. All learner drivers must complete this (with a pass mark of at least 44 out of 75).

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Tips for Older Learners

Learning to drive later in life, perhaps in your 30s, 40s or even beyond can feel like an achievable milestone. The average age to obtain a UK driving license is 23, but there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t learn to drive at any time. So if you are learning a little later, what can you do to make it easier on yourself? Read on for our top tips when learning to drive later in life. Continue reading

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5 Ways To Improve Your Concentration Before Your Driving Lessons

To make the most out of your driving lessons, you’ll need to work hard and concentrate. Unfortunately, even with good intentions, this can be easier said than done. In reality, many people struggle to focus for sustained periods of time – and this can be detrimental when trying to master techniques such as shifting gears and parallel parking. Continue reading

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4 Things You Must Do the Night Before Your Driving Test

It’s only normal to suffer from nerves on the run up to your driving test. However, you really shouldn’t allow those feelings of anxiety to take over you – especially the night before your practical exam. Continue reading

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How to Bounce Back from a Failed Driving Test

Failing a driving test can always prove something of a hit to people’s confidence. The amount of preparation and planning that goes into taking a test means that any result other than a pass can be hard to take. Continue reading

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Ready to Hit the Road? 5 Things to do Before Your First Driving Lesson

Learning to drive is one of life’s great rites of passage. You’re growing up and becoming independent, and gaining the freedom of the road is the next logical step in the process. Everyone reacts differently to learning to drive – some learners are incredibly nervous, while others can’t wait to get behind the wheel. However, you feel about your very first driving lesson, here are some essential tips before you hit the road. Continue reading

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