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25 03, 2020

What Happens During The Test

March 25th, 2020|

There are 5 parts to the driving test: 1.       an eyesight check 2.       ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions 3.       general driving ability 4.       reversing your vehicle 5.       independent driving The test is the same for both manual and automatic cars. How long the test lasts You’ll drive [...]

9 03, 2020

Hazard Drill (MSPSGL)

March 9th, 2020|

Once you have perfected your basic control skills you will be ready to learn the procedures necessary to navigate safely round the various road systems. For example, left hand and right-hand junctions and emerging from a side road, Each time you are presented with a potential or actual hazard on the road (i.e. anything [...]

3 03, 2020

Important Driving Routines

March 3rd, 2020|

1. D.S.S.M (Door, seat, steering, seat belt and mirror) Also known as ‘the cockpit check’, you should carry out this routine before setting off anywhere. Its purpose is to make sure you are in a safe and secure driving position and able to control the car with proper visibility for your upcoming journey. 2. [...]

26 02, 2020

Theory Test

February 26th, 2020|

Theory test Before you can start driving lessons you must hold a provisional licence, you can apply for this any time after you reach 15 years and 9 months. You can take your theory test anytime from your 17th birthday so if you are keen to learn to drive you might want to start [...]

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 [...]