Frequently Asked Questions About Intensive Driving Courses & The Driving Test

What are intensive driving courses? If you need to pass your driving test in a hurry, intensive driving courses (also commonly known as driving crash courses) offer you the opportunity to dramatically reduce the time it takes you to pass your driving test. How long does it take to pass an intensive driving course? An intensive driving course will usually consist of a set number of hours of driver training … Read more

One Year of Motorway Driving for Learners

There have been many changes introduced to the driving test over the years in order to help learner drivers experience a range of real driving experiences and improve their confidence. This week marked the first anniversary of learner drivers being allowed to practice on a motorway along with an approved driving instructor. The purpose of allowing learners to practice on motorways was to help reduce the number of novice drivers … Read more

What’s a Roundabout? Shocking Lack of Road Knowledge Displayed by UK Drivers

A survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor, they didn’t recognise the roundabout sign. More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule. Over 1,000 motorists participated … Read more

Driving Test Changes Dec 2017

In Dec 2017 there will be changes made in the way the UK driving test is carried out. The changes have been designed to ensure that learner drivers pass their driving test well equipped to have a lifetime of safe driving. All driving tests after the 4th Dec will follow this procedure even if you are taking a retest, have cancelled and rebooked or moved your test date. Any A Pass … Read more

Get Ready For Changes to UK Driving Test in Dec 2017

In Dec 2017 there will be four main changes to the UK Driving Test: 1. The independent driving part of the test will increase from 10 to 20 mins 2. Following Directions from a Sat Nav Only an Examiner provided Sat Nav can be used They will set up the Sat Nav and route You’ll be able to ask Examiner for confirmation of where you are going, if you are unsure … Read more

NASP Report December 2016

Many of you will know that the National Assoc Strategic Partnership (NASP) is made up of the DVSA and industry bodies and that it meets regularly to look at various aspects of the driving instruction industry and road safety matters. On the 7th of December NASP met and various topics were discussed, • Examiner Recruitment • ADI Part 3 • Learners on Motorways • Practical Test Changes Mark Magee opened … Read more

Does Driving Make You Appy?

No it’s not a typo –  I genuinely mean it. Does driving make you Appy? I have to admit that I love watching TV and going to the Movies but don’t always appreciate adverts. Yet when I saw this particular one for Take the Aviva Drive Challenge – relating to a possible reduction in car insurance. If you pay over £200 a year and most learners and newly passed definitely do! I decided that … Read more

Changes to the UK Driving Licence : No More Counterpart

From yesterday, Monday 8th June 2015, the paper counterpart of the UK driving licence will no longer be issued by the DVLA. Here’s what you need to know about the changes. The paper counterpart of the UK driving licence has been used to display information about driving licences that is not included in the photocard, which was introduced in 1998. These details include the vehicle categories that you are entitled … Read more

Should “Graduated Driving Licences” Be Introduced to the UK?

According to research published by the British Medical Journal, almost 9000 injuries could have been avoided in the last two years had young drivers been restricted when they first passed their driving test. Campaigners would like to see a series of “graduated driving licences” which could include restrictions on the age of passengers that newly qualified drivers can carry, restrictions on driving at certain times at night and other similar … Read more

What is a Graduated Driving Licence?

This is the question I found myself asking the other day, when I heard it mentioned on the radio. So I decided to do a little digging, to help me and you understand the difference between the UK Driving Licence as it stands now and a Graduated Driving Licence, which may come into effect in the future. UK Driving Licence: If you pass your theory and practical driving tests, then … Read more