One of the most common questions we get asked as instructor trainers is regarding the relative benefits of choosing between buying or leasing a dual controlled car – should I buy or lease my instructor car? Our trainee instructors can start teaching learners of their own once they have completed a 40 hour training programme…

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***DRIVING LESSONS TO RESTART FROM JULY 4TH**  The government has given the go ahead for driving lessons to restart from Saturday 4th July. Whilst we are delighted that progress is being made to get learners back on the road, we were surprised at the suddenness of this announcement. To enable us to have as safe…

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One of the most common things we get told by anyone who comes to us for driving lessons is that they are very nervous about learning. This is a very natural feeling. Some people tell us they have anxiety issues when thinking about learning to drive which can be more than just being nervous. We…

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Covid-19 – an ideal time to prepare for the Theory Test! Because of the coronavirus situation you are not currently able to book a theory test – hopefully this will change soon as theory tests have been suspended until April 20th – although this date could be prolonged. But this is an ideal time to…

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The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced some changes to the theory test that will take effect from April 14th 2020. This is only a minor change to the multiple choice questions however so there is no need for anyone to worry unduly. At present you get a ‘case study’ where you have…

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This is probably the second most common question we get asked when someone contacts us to book lessons – the first being ‘how much will it cost?’ So how many driving lessons are you likely to need before you are ready for your driving test? The problem with answering this question without ever seeing anyone…

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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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driving test success

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently published its annual report on the top reasons for failing the driving test – this is covered in another blog post https://www.trainingwheelz.co.uk/reasons-people-fail-their-driving-test/. Many national newspapers however have latched on to the idea that (slightly) lower pass rates for the driving test in the last year are due…

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