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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, as that can make you lose concentration. 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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The Pros and Cons of Telling People About Your Driving Test

You’ll have to pass your driving test before you can think about getting out on the open road. The exam is a big occasion in most people’s lives – and yet many prefer to keep it a secret from their family and friends. If you’ve got your practical on the horizon, it’s possible you’ll be deliberating the following question: to tell or not to tell? Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for New Learner Drivers

If you’ve been taking your driving lessons in Croydon with Apex Driving School, then you’ll already have learned loads of great driving tips. However, we believe you can never have too much good advice so here are our top 5 tips for new learner drivers.

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4 Tips for Driving in the Dark

Driving in the dark can easily be one of the most daunting experiences there is for a learner driver. However, it is an important lesson to be learned as it’s likely something you will have to do frequently – especially during the winter. Driving at night need not be a nerve-racking experience, it’s simply a case of adjusting the way you drive to suit the conditions.

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Do I Need to Change My Instructor?

If you have failed your practical test a couple of times or more, you will probably be feeling disheartened and may even be considering giving up completely. However, you should keep going as you will eventually pass and all the pain will be worth it. If you keep making silly mistakes during your test, it might be worth considering a change of instructor.

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Too Late to Learn? Learning to Drive When You’re Over 30

Learning to drive is a rite of passage. You pass your test when you’re 18 and have the freedom of the road for the rest of your adult life. But for some people, learning to drive when you’re a teenager just doesn’t happen – you might have had an incident that knocked your confidence, not been able to afford lessons or simply never needed to learn.

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How to Choose Cool Driving Shoes

Driving shoes are probably the last thing you think of when you’re running out of the house to meet your driving instructor. But when you’re taking your driving lesson in Croydon with Apex driving school, we like to think of everything, so here’s our guide to the dos and don’ts of driving shoes.

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