Category Archives: Driving

Trials to take place for new practical driving test.

Trials are to take place for a new practical driving test.The trials will take place in 20 or more practical driving centres around the UK.The new style test will include a section were the candidate will have to follow a sat-nav for a period of time,and there will also be changes to the manoeuvres such…

Driving Lessons, intensive courses, semi – intensive courses.

Driving Lessons. The main advantage of taking ‘ normal ‘ driving lessons is that it spreads the cost of learning to drive over a longer period. The down side of course is that having one or two lessons per week can mean that you may be learning to drive over a number of months, which…

Hazard perception test to receive welcome update.

If you’re currently practicing for your driving theory test you have probably spent many an hour on the hazard perception section squinting at your lap top screen trying to spot hazards in the picsalated distance, whilst clicking away at something that usually turns out to be a tree/bush/bollard. The DSA has recognised the problem with…

UK Driving test – A Brief History

Although the first driving licences were introduced in the UK in 1903, the first driving tests didn’t take place until 1st June 1935. The first examiners were recruited from the police and services. Driving tests were suspended during the second world war ( 1939 – 1945 ). Up until 1975 hand signals had to be…

Why Black Box Insurance could help learner drivers.

As a learner driver it can prove quite difficult finding a car insurance policy to suit you. One of the biggest problems is the fact that so many standard insurance firms offer temporary short term cover. Whilst this may sound like a good idea at first it could prove extremely expensive in the long-run. As…

Learning to drive – Frequently asked questions

Do the Examiners have a fixed quota of passes per day or week? No. The Examiners are monitored closely, and also checked by a senior Examiner regularly to see that they stick to the Driving standards Agency’s marking criteria. Each test that the Examiner conducts has to be fair, independent of, and be unaffected by,…

Cheaper Insurance for Learner Drivers.

Although driving lessons with an instructor are often seen as an essential part of learning to drive, having practice lessons with Mum, Dad or any other qualified driver has also got an important part to play in gaining invaluable experience for a young driver preparing to take their driving test. According to the Driving Standards…

Top 10 Reasons for Failing Your Driving Test

The current overall pass rate nationally is approximately 40%, and the first time pass rate is even lower. The Driving Standards Agency has published a list of the top ten reasons people fail their test. Most, if not all of the reasons could probably be put down to nerves on the day. Being nervous under…