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Can’t Pass? What to Do if You Can’t Get Through Your Driving Test

You take lessons, sit your test and pass – even if it takes a few attempts. This is the way it goes, right? But what if you are consistently failing your test and feel like you should just give up? Continue reading

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Passing the Show Me/Tell Me Element of Your Driving Test

If you’re thinking about booking driving lessons, you may be focused on getting behind the wheel and learning how to control the car or vehicle safely. Whilst this is, of course, a vital part of your learning experience, you’ll also need to consider the other elements of the test. Continue reading

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4 Advantages of Learning to Drive in an Automatic

One of the first decisions you have to make when deciding to learn to drive is whether to learn in a manual or an automatic car. Here are some considerations to think about to help you decide. Continue reading

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Deadline to Pass Your Driving Test? Here’s What You Should do

It’s not uncommon for learner drivers to set themselves a deadline when it comes to passing their driving test (whether their first or second!). Many times this desired end date is actually flexible. However, other times – such as if someone is starting a job that requires a licence or is heading off on a fly-drive holiday – then it’s more imperative that things are done and dusted by a certain point. If you fall into the latter category, here’s what you can do to successfully hit your deadline.

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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 (providing you’re not on a deadline)? 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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