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Should You Learn 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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Prepare Yourself for Changes to Your Driving Test in December

It’s not exactly uncommon for the DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) to update the procedure used for examining new drivers in the UK. As such, coming this December, you can expect some further changes designed to test your abilities behind the wheel. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Fit Driving Lessons Around School or Work

Learning to drive marks an exciting moment in anyone’s life and many teenagers countdown to their 17th birthdays for that exact reason. Whether you’re learning as a teen or as an adult, one major thing you may have considered is how you’ll fit your lessons around your busy life, especially if you go to school or work. Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Take Pass Plus

Let us begin by offering you a huge congratulations: you’ve passed your test! This incredible achievement always comes with a much deserved sense of pride and excitement, however it can also be quite nerve wracking. For many new drivers the thought of suddenly being all on their own behind the wheel can be extremely daunting, but it need not be. Continue reading

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Tips to Help You Overcome a Fear of Motorway Driving

It is incredibly common for many new drivers to quickly develop fears of driving on a motorway, or similar dual carriageway roads. This is expected as motorways are where you are expected to drive the quickest, where there can be sudden large changes in driving speeds and where we see many accidents plastered over television or radio shows. But in fact, motorway driving is in so many ways the easiest and safest method of getting around. So to help you out, here are three tips on overcoming your fear of motorway driving. Continue reading

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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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