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17 02, 2020

MSM

February 17th, 2020|

Before we get to exactly what MSM is, we’d just like to remind you that your mirrors are there to help you, so use them, you will fail your test if you aren’t seen to regularly use your mirrors, not just a quick glance but emphasising your head movement to show you are really [...]

11 02, 2020

Coping with Driving Test Nerves

February 11th, 2020|

It’s not unusual to be nervous before your test and most of us will have experienced feeling nervous and have our own ways of dealing with it but here are some ideas to help you. Before you take your driving test Chat to your instructor about how you feel, if there is something you [...]

6 02, 2020

Pro’s and Con’s of a Black Box

February 6th, 2020|

Once you have passed your test you then have to tackle the task of insuring your car. New driver insurance is notoriously expensive and more and more new drivers are turning to Black Box Insurance (telematics) to help reduce the cost. But what are the advantages and disadvantages to it? Is it worth [...]

31 01, 2020

Aggressive Driving

January 31st, 2020|

How many of you can directly relate your poor driving skills, aggressive road behaviour and carelessness on how badly your day is going? Do you set off on the school run or commute to work late and find yourself impatiently tooting the car in front for not pulling away quickly enough (in your [...]

22 01, 2020

Older or Younger What’s better?

January 22nd, 2020|

Did you know that the average age of a new learner is 26? I think most of us think that it’s all 17 and 18year olds, but with the cost of driving lessons going up over the years, more youngsters going off to university and two car families lots of young people are putting [...]

17 01, 2020

Manual Vs Automatic

January 17th, 2020|

When the time comes to take driving lessons the initial question is probably automatic or manual? So, what’s the difference and which should you choose. Well, a manual car has a clutch pedal and in order to change gear you need to depress that at the same time as changing gear. An automatic [...]

9 01, 2020

Learning to Drive with Mum & Dad

January 9th, 2020|

The DVSA say that on average 45 hours of driving lessons are needed before passing your test. In terms of money that is in the region of £1500. Most of our learners pass in about 30 hours and those that have additional driving time with Mum or Dad can often do it in [...]

1 01, 2020

How Do You Become a Driving Instructor

January 1st, 2020|

So, you fancy a change of career, always loved driving and think that becoming a Driving Instructor would be the perfect job for you? But where do you go from here? How do you go about training to become an ADI? In the first instance, you will need to be over 21 and [...]

17 12, 2019

Lone Driving and Safety

December 17th, 2019|

Sadly we live in a world where we need to consider our safety when we are out and about, particularly when we are driving alone. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you stay safe on the road: - Plan your trips – make sure you mapped out the route you’re [...]

11 12, 2019

P Plates Yes Or No?

December 11th, 2019|

P plates are a contentious subject for both new and experienced motorists, but do they give peace of mind to the new driver and help other road users make allowances? You’ve passed your test, ripped up the L Plates and then a kindly person presents you with P Plates. It was bad enough before [...]