Tips

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With a smartphone app for practically everything these days, this month we have rounded up some of those that could prove useful for new and learner drivers to make things that little bit easier for you as you start out on your driving journey.

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Following the big overhaul of car tax that took place last year, this year sees in some new and additional changes. Effective from April 1, 2018 they will have an effect on a large proportion of drivers, not least diesel vehicle owners. The rationale behind many of these changes is to encourage drivers to opt […]

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One of the key things that drivers learn early on is about stopping and parking. It is all too easy to get confused by the rules that apply, particularly when you are just starting out – after all, there is so much to remember! Add to that the various restrictions that individual councils may introduce […]

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It is a question that comes up often during driving lessons and not just from new drivers but also from those who ask for a reminder of some of the rules. We thought we would run a quick refresher this month, covering two important elements of driving that are particularly applicable in urban areas: box […]

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The recent cold spell has given way to slowly rising temperatures and before we know it, it will officially be springtime and with that comes the rain. The Highway Code sets out a few basics for wet weather driving, but we are going a step further this month by letting you know what you need […]

DVLA steps up measures to track car tax dodgers

It has been widely reported recently that since the abolition of the tax disc the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has lost out on over £100 million in revenue. This is one of the reasons that the DVLA has stepped up its efforts to track and catch those who dodge paying their car tax. […]

Driving in icy conditions

This winter has already seen a few very cold spells and we are only just getting into January which is typically one of the coldest months in the UK, so it is safe to assume that we can expect more cold weather before the winter is out. While black ice is not uncommon on minor […]

Further information on the new driving test

You will recall a couple of months ago we covered the new driving test that is came into force on Monday the 4th of December. For a quick recap, here is the previous blog entry. At the time there was a limited amount of information available on how the new test would be run and […]

The benefits of an After Pass Course

Have you recently passed your driving test? Congratulations! We know it’s no easy feat – there is lots to learn in terms of theory and skills and plenty to keep in mind as you take your first tentative steps on the road without an instructor by your side.

Learning to drive on the motorway

Following the recent announcement that driving tests will be changing from the 4th of December 2017 (see our previous blog for full details) further changes are coming to the way in which new drivers learn how to drive.