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Driving Test Marking

Many of you will know that when you take a driving test in the UK it will be completed by the Driving Standards Agency and you will have to visit a driving test centre. In the case of the practical driving test there is a set format to the test which is undertaken by the […]

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Turn In The Road Manoeuvre

A Turn In The Road or 3 point turn as it is wrongly known, is probably the easiest of the manoeuvres but can still go wrong if not performed properly. The important items to watch are, Observations Dry Steering Speed – Clutch Control   Start off by setting the gas and find the biting point. […]

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Observation and using your mirrors

Many people when driving normally do not use their mirrors anywhere near enough and in fact only use it to check themselves out. Mirrors were put into and onto cars so drivers could see what was around them and more importantly if anything was over taking them. When talking to parents and partners of learner drivers […]

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Open and Closed Junctions

When dealing with junctions you must always consider whether it is safe to pull out and if you have enough time to get you and going before another vehicle comes along. Where your basic cross roads or T junctions are concerned you will need to decide if it is a Open or Closed junction. So what’s […]

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Meeting Traffic

When meeting traffic on the road you should always take into account what is the safest option but a general rule should be applied – who has a hazard in their lane. For example the picture to here shows the green car parked and is hindering the vehicle trying to get around it. If you […]

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What is a Clutch? How do I use it?

Using the clutch is one of the trickier things to master when learning to drive and can be the difference between a good driver and someone who has problems controlling the car. This is most relevant when learning how to drive on hills, up and down. Even some experienced drivers don’t actually know what the […]

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What kind of driving lessons should you have?

You would have thought that its quite simple organise driving lessons. Well it is if you know what you want. Some of the factors you will need to consider are, How quick do you want to learn? What can you afford? What time have you got? Do you need to organise work or children? Do […]

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Safety Check Questions – Show Tell Questions

As part of the UK driving tests you will be asked 2 out of 19 questions which are referred to by the Driving Standards Agency, the examiners, as Safety Check questions but known by us driving instructors as Show Tell questions. The reason we refer to them as Show/Tell is because the questions are always […]

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Ten Tips To Combat Driving Test Nerves

If you speak to someone who passed their driving test they will most likely be able to tell you more detail about it than their last birthday. In fact if you ask them what are the most memorable days in their life I would have a bet that their driving test would be up in […]

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How to Do a Controlled Stop (Emergency Stop) on a Driving Test

All driving tests are undertaken by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in the UK and at the moment are undertaken at specific driving test centres. Whether you learn by hourly lessons or via a driving crash course you will have to do a manoeuvre and possibly a “Controlled Stop” or more commonly known as an […]

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