It’s Time for Learner Drivers to Expand Their Experience

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have issued a new campaign into broadening the experience of learner drivers. There are many things that you must learn and experience in order to be able to pass your practical driving examination. From December 2017, the driving test was changed in order to make sure that new drivers have the up-to-date skills they need to help them in safe driving. Throughout the … 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

Common Thoughts and Worries Before a Learner’s First Lesson

Like learning to walk, driving is never going to be easy on the first go. You are probably going to worry, you will most definitely make mistakes and at one point you might even want to give up. As you start to consider the benefits of learning to drive, like me, you might wonder if it is really necessary. Well no, of course it isn’t, but driving opens up much … Read more

Jess’ Driving Diary [Part 19] – Bay Parking

Welcome to Part 19 of Jess’ Driving Diary. The Driving Diary will be a weekly blog of the driving lessons for a 17 year old pupil but will be from the perspective of both the pupil and the instructor. Our aim is to help learners understand that the challenges they encounter are dealt with by most pupils and that they need not be as nervous about driving as they think. It … Read more

The Agony and Ecstasy of Being a Driving Instructor

You know somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a note on the windscreen. It said ‘Parking Fine.’                                                                        Tommy Cooper  Recently talking with my husband – a former driving instructor, we conversed about … Read more