Adverse Weather Clips Have Been Added to the Driving Hazard Perception Test

As of the end of 2018, part of the driving theory test known as the hazard perception test features clips included testing a learner driver’s ability to identify potential hazards during different adverse weather conditions. Fourteen clips are shown during the test, with up to five points awarded for each scenario. A hazard is defined as an event that would cause a driver to take action such as changing the … Read more

Learning to Drive with Irlen Syndrome

What is Irlen Syndrome? Firstly, what is Irlen syndrome? Like most of you, I had never heard of this condition and its effects. Surprisingly, Irlen syndrome is more common than we realise. Irlen syndrome is a condition which is often referred to as a visual stress disorder, it constantly affects the way the brain processes certain information especially what our brains see. So how does this condition work? Simply, Irlen … Read more

How to Check Driving Licences Online

In 2014 the DVLA made it possible to check your driving licence online. By signing in to the .GOV website, you can quickly and easily see important information such as what type of licence you hold, what vehicles you are licensed to drive, if you have incurred any penalty points or disqualifications and when your driving licence expires. Checking your Driving Licence To check your driving licence online you’ll need … Read more

Learn to Drive a Car in 6 Easy Steps

Step 1 Check you’re allowed to drive In the UK you can learn to drive from the age of 17 You need to know the requirements for driving legally Check out the eyesight rules Step 2 Get a provisional driving licence Apply online here for your provisional licence with the DVLA. The cost is currently £34 to £43 Reading a number plate from 20 metres away is a must. Step 3 Driving … Read more

Up Hills and Down Dales

One of the best things about being able to drive, is the ability and connection it gives you with your own personal freedom. I do wonder how this will change upon the arrival of driverless cars and in the push for greater technology – are we in some way losing our personal freedoms. I suppose this is not for me to answer but the generations who come after me – … Read more

What Kind of A Bay Parker Are You?

Pulling into Waitrose Car Park the other day. I looked at the way other cars were parked. One car in particular looked as if the driver had just thrown it into the space. The car was parked diagonally with the front end and near side wheel sticking into the next spot. My husband shook his head in disgust. As a Driving Instructor – seeing this sort of inconsiderate parking leaves … Read more

Learning to Drive in Bridlington

Why choose an intensive driving course? If you’ve found this blog post then you’re more than likely searching the internet looking for a driving school covering Bridlington. If this is the case then you’re probably also aware that there are plenty of options available online for those learning to drive. There are lots of driving schools in Bridlington that offer hourly driving lessons each week, allowing you to learn at … Read more

15 Tips for a Good Gear Change

As a new driver, developing the ‘palming method’ for gear changes you will use when driving, is an important skill to learn. It ensures a smooth transition between one gear and the next and allows you remain fully in control of your need to adjust the gears, for the correct speed and road conditions. #1 Check the gear diagram on top of the gear lever. It shows the layout. #2 … Read more

Road Trip to Yorkshire

One of the best things about learning to drive, is the ability to jump in the car and take a road trip somewhere new. Deciding to do just that. We took a road trip up to Yorkshire. We drove up the M25, M11 & A1 from the south east of england. This was my first time driving to the north and I was intrigued to see what the differences were. … Read more

Don’t Use Your Mobile. Just a SatNav.

A Pass 4 U has spoken previously about the implementation of the new driving test, which came into force on the 4th December 2017. From this point forward sat navs are being used as part of the test but using a mobile phone for the service as a learner or passed road user can still get you into hot water with the police, as the rules surrounding this may not … Read more