How to pick a driving instructor

What to know when choosing a driver instructor… 1. Are they registered with Driver & Vehicle Agency? 2. Only approved driving instructors can charge money for teaching you! 3. How long have they been an instructor? 4. What is their first time pass rate? 5. Can they offer any works sheets for recording my private practice? 6. Do they […]

Guide to private practice

It is crucial to get some extra practice between driving lessons with an instructor.  This helps the learner to practice what they are being taught in the professional lessons in a wider range of driving situations. Research shows that the more driving experience learners obtain, the safer they are likely to be when they start […]

Learner insurance explained

There are a few options available to you for getting insurance when doing private practice: You can be added to your parent’s or guardian’s policy, this will normally be for a 12 month period and an additional premium will be required. In recent years a new insurance product for learners has become available. You can […]

10 tips for passing your test

Before the test… On the day of the test there are some important things you need to remember to take with you. These are: Your valid provisional licence including the paper part. Your pass certificate from your theory test. Your glasses (if you need them for driving) as you will have to take an eyesight […]

Top 10 driving test failure reasons

Taking your driving test can be a daunting experience so we have researched the top 10 reasons why people fail, in order to help you pass your test first time. Junctions observation You should make effective observations at junctions before proceeding, watch out for vulnerable road users, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Left reverse – control […]

Most common distractions

The number one cause of car crashes is driver distraction, and is it any wonder when there are so many things just waiting to grab your attention? Even if you’re used to multi-tasking, trying to juggle all the aspects of driving with something such as checking your texts or drinking a coffee is just asking for […]

Graduated driving licence proposed changes

Graduated Driving Licence – Proposed Changes in the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill. Part 3 of the  Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill which refers to Learner and New Drivers, proposes to introduce a mandatory learning period during which time a Programme of Training will be followed and evidenced via a logbook. This will provide a more structured […]

Practical test for cars explained

The practical driving test includes an eyesight check, safety questions, and about 40 minutes of driving which will include a section of independent driving. You can prepare yourself for these by reading the information below. Eyesight check The test will include an eyesight check (if you fail this, your test will not continue). The eyesight […]