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Why people fail their driving test – 2019 update

Driving test success

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published its annual report of the top 10 reasons why people fail their driving test. The first five are all ‘non-movers’ from 2018! Poor observations at junctions Poor/no mirror use when changing direction Lack of steering control Poor judgment when turning right at a junction Failure to…

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Don’t believe everything you read in the papers!

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently published its annual report on the top 10 reasons why learners fail the driving test – this is covered in another blog post. Many national newspapers however have latched on to the idea that (slightly) lower pass rates for the driving test in the last year are…

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Be Your Own Boss!

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Is this something you dream about? You CAN turn this into reality – and that moment could be NOW! Our PDIs (potential driving instructors) have many and varied reasons for training to become an instructor. Some are disillusioned with their current position and long for a change, some are facing redundancy,…

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Belt up and in the back too!

Whilst it is a legal requirement to wear a seat belt when travelling in a vehicle, sadly there are some people who, for whatever reason, do not do so. Using a three-point seat belt – the type in most cars where the belt goes across your lap and chest reduces the chances of being killed…

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Reasons why people fail their driving test

Driving tests – The DVSA has published details of the main reasons why people fail their driving test. Try to make sure you avoid these so that your first test is your last one! The link to the DVSA site is: http://goo.gl/r4rViK These reasons have remained remarkably static for the last 10 years. Each year there…

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Learners on Motorways – an update

Learner drivers on motorways – it is now just over two months since learner drivers were allowed to drive on a motorway – but only with a fully approved driving instructor in a car fitted with dual controls. There was a lot of discussion on various sites regarding this prior to its introduction. Opinion was…

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Learners on Motorways

As from Monday 4th June learners are allowed to drive on motorways – but only with a fully qualified approved driving instructor (ADI). There has been a lot of controversy over this and some of the general public have concerns. However, we believe this to be a very positive move in contributing towards road safety.…

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Using a Sat-Nav while driving

The changes introduced into the driving test last December include the use of a sat-nav for the independent drive part of the test. The examiner will produce a sat nav with a pre-programmed route for the candidate to follow for around 20 minutes. This will allow for a better assessment of driving independently on high-risk…

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The New Driving Test – Update

Are you aware that the driving test is undergoing a few changes from December 4th 2017? The main changes are: The independent driving section is changing from around 10 minutes to 20 minutes so it will now take up roughly half of the test. However, the reversing manoeuvre you will be asked to do on…

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