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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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! 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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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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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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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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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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