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Complete guide for anyone starting off on the road for the first time. Learning, Insurance, Buying a car, Maintenance and Staying Safe.

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Getting Started

Applying for the provisional Licence, cost of learning to drive and the Parent/Guardian agreement

Theory Test

How to book your theory test, top tips for the theory test, discounts for learning to drive and more…

How to choose driving instructor, video tutorials, guide to private practice, top tips for the practical test and more…

This sections covers, everything you need know about insurance including some great insurance offers.

Check out our top 10 new and used cars for first time drivers, as well as top tips on buying a car.

In this section we show you how to be a safer driver and how to keep your vehicle in road worthy condition.

Our Recent Posts

Road Safe NI Awards launchNews

New Driver sponsor the Education Sector Award at the NI Road Safety Awards 2023

This year’s Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards, which recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve road safety in their communities, has been launched on Friday 15th September at Applegreen (M1) Southbound, Lisburn. The awards, now in their ninth year, are organised by Road Safe NI…
Distracted Driving - Primary cause of collisionsNewsStay Safe


Policing data analysed by shows that the most common factor for road collisions and casualties in Northern Ireland during 2022/23 was ‘inattention or attention diverted’.   The top three most common principal causation factors for all injury road traffic collisions in 2022/23 were ‘inattention or attention diverted’ (880 collisions),…
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Three things young drivers need to know about car insurance

Getting your first car as a young person can give you more freedom and independence, but it's important to consider the financial aspects of getting on the road. Additional costs such as road tax, MOTs, servicing and in particular, car insurance, can quickly add up. Insuring your car is mandatory…
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