How to Tell the Speed Limit (for Cars & Motorcycles) on Roads in the UK

Nothing beats the freedom of travelling the open road. Going at your own pace along your own path can feel liberating. But driving a car or motorcycle on the road networks of the UK you might often find yourself asking “what is the speed limit here?”. Unlike some other parts of the world, in the UK the speed limit can vary depending on the type of road and the type … Read more

How the UK Driving Test Has Changed Over the Years

The UK driving test is something many young adults will undertake on their path to independence. However, whilst the underlying principle of learning to drive safely has remained the same, the driving test has had to adapt constantly to accommodate the country’s ever-changing roads, which means that it is more difficult to pass now than it was even just a few years ago. Below are just a handful of the … Read more

Learning To Drive In Lincoln And Boston

Why Should I Learn to Drive in Either Lincoln or Boston? You may wonder why Lincoln and Boston would be a great area to learn how to drive in, not only do both test centres have great pass rates, Lincoln had a pass rate of 47% between 2017-2018 and Boston with 52% which is higher than the average, they both have diverse areas. Lincoln and Boston are both surrounded by … Read more

Taking a Driving Test in Dudley

What do I need to know when taking a driving test in Dudley? There are many factors which you need to consider when taking a driving test at Dudley’s Lower Gornal test centre. The Lower Gornal test centre is a highly popular test centre not only because of its reasonable pass rates, 48.9% between April 2017 and March 2018, but it is a great test centre for learners who live … Read more

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