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

The Food Truck Of The Future

I’m sitting here feeling a bit peckish and beginning to work out what I’m going to eat for dinner. My fingers explore the online world to see if there’s anything I fancy, as my tastebuds begin to tingle and my stomach churns. Coming across the food truck of the future is reminding me of what I’ve been able to do in the past as a holder of a UK driving … Read more

Don’t Lose Your Licence. #Just Drive

Penalties for using your mobile phone at the wheel in the UK increased on March 1st 2017 to six points and a £200 fine. Which is double what it was. If you are a new driver – (someone who has passed within the last two years) then you will automatically lose your licence. As gaining six or more points in the first two years means having your licence revoked. If … Read more

How Not to Get the Box Junction Blues

I’m very fortunate that writing these posts for A Pass 4 U Driving School, allows me to indulge my forgetful memory and remind my inner driver, exactly what certain aspects of our road traffic control measures mean and the most recent one which has caused me some consternation has been the BOX JUNCTION! I’ve said before, that passing your test as a Learner Driver doesn’t necessarily have to mean that … Read more

What Makes Up the Cost of Petrol in the UK

With Shell declaring that they only make a 2% profit margin on their fuel, how does the cost of petrol get worked out here in the UK and why does it fluctuate? The cost of our petrol is worked out by a variety of factors. The reason it fluctuates in price is because the cost of wholesale crude oil prices goes up and down and is normally traded in US … Read more

What Do You Think About Learner Drivers on Motorways?

Recently I sat in my car on the M25 with my husband, driving up to Mansfield. In front of us the traffic began to slow and the speed signs above, indicated to reduce our speed by 10 miles an hour at each sign. Wondering what was going on, as we slowed we saw in front of us a Highway Agency 4×4 with a flashing sign in the rear windscreen. The sign … Read more

Can You Face the Consequences?

I think we all need a consistent and constant reminder to not use our mobile phones when driving. Please take a moment to watch this video and see the havoc a person can cause by distracted driving. Would you want this to happen to someone in your family or friend circle? New rules coming into effect in England, Scotland and Wales in 2017, are being implemented to increase the hardline … Read more

12 Top Tips for Driving Abroad in Continental Europe

It may be coming towards the end of the summer here in the UK but the daily news is telling us that the we are at the beginning of sorting out the UK Brexit from europe, so I thought this might be a good time to offer a few tips on driving abroad, as all us Brits will still be able to do so. There are now a couple of different … Read more

Where Would You Like to Travel with Your Driving Licence?

As I write this, I’m sitting in an apartment based in an area of The Canary Islands called San Fernando, Gran Canaria. Living amongst its volcanic, rocky terrain and sweeping, tourist laden beaches. Recently I’ve had the joy of travelling up into its fertile heartland. Driving up into its expansive, cactus strewn, centre. Our vehicle maneuvered hairpin bends with sheer drops. I looked on in awe at its rocky spired, Grand Canyon interior and began to … Read more