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

Videos of the New ‘Show Me, Tell Me’ Driving Test Questions

In December 2017 there will be changes to the “Show me, tell me” part of the UK driving test. The questions you can be asked, and how you’ll be asked them will change. During the test, examiners ask the pupil two vehicle safety questions – known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. Currently, both questions are asked at the start of the test, but from 4 December 2017, pupils … Read more

Hesitation… It’s Not What I Need

Popping up to Lakeside – our local out of town shopping centre, my husband couldn’t help but comment a couple of times on my lane changes. Once a driving instructor, forever a driving instructor! Hesitation… It’s what happens to me when I’m not sure when is the right time to move into the faster lane of traffic to overtake. I find the amount of time between thinking about it and … 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

The Triumphs and Traumas of Being a New Driver

As I waved goodbye to my daughter, she began the long drive from Southend back to Bournemouth. It all seems to have gone by in a blur – being a parent. On one level its taken such a long time and on another – its all flown by so fast.  What an interesting journey, being a Mother and watching your own child, take lessons, pass their test and drive their own … 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