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The driving report explained

Throughout your driving test, your driving examiner will be marking any faults you make whilst on the road on a piece of paper. Faults will be separated into levels of severity: minor faults, serious faults and dangerous faul...

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Top 10: Driving test tips

The practical driving test is the final challenge for learner drivers. Pass it, and you’re a fully qualified driver, free to explore the roads without L-plates stuck to your car or a driving instructor in the passenger seat. ...

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How to: Pick a driving instructor

So, you’ve decided that it’s time to get your driver’s licence and you’re looking for driving lessons. However, picking a driving instructor who’s right for you is proving to be a bit of a challenge. What do you look for? Wha...

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Eating while driving

We all know the dangers of being distracted while driving, and that using your phone is illegal, but do you know where you stand when it comes to eating while driving? Here we look at the dangers of eating while driving, and ...

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Bad weather driving test tips

Driving in bad weather is something we all get used to pretty quickly in the UK, but what happens if you have bad weather on the day of your driving test? Unfortunately, you can’t control the weather conditions and you might ...

How to drive in the rain

How to drive in the rain

Let’s face it, motorists in the UK get more experience than many when it comes to driving in wet conditions, and by the time you've finished your driving lessons, you'll probably have a ton of experience. Even in the summer, ...

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Driving in snow and ice

Driving in snow can be daunting for even the most experienced drivers, and you're unlikely to have encountered it in your driving lessons. So, if you’re taking to the roads for the first time this winter, you’ll probably want...

How to park a car

How to park a car

Learning how to park is something which many learner drivers struggle to get to grips with, but it’s a skill which you’ll need to master before you can sit your driving test. There are numerous different ways to park and your...

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How to parallel park

The parallel park, also known as the reverse park, is one of the trickier manoeuvres that might come up on your driving test. Control, thorough observation and finesse are required, but with our tips and plenty of practice du...

How to reverse around a corner (left corner reverse)

How to do an emergency stop

The emergency stop is a simple element of the driving test but it is also one which catches a lot of learner drivers out. As you'll discover in your driving lessons, it’s not quite as simple as slamming the brakes on and hopi...

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How to do a turn in the road

The turn in the road, also called the three-point turn, though no longer examined on the driving test, is a manoeuvre instructors are still encouraged to teach in your driving lessons. It’s a relatively simple manoeuvre, alth...

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How to do a hill start

Learning to drive is a great way to gain independence and to open up opportunities, but there will be challenges along the way. Once you’ve got the hang of handling the vehicle, your driving lessons will cover all of the driv...

How to overtake safely

How to overtake safely

Overtaking is something which you probably won’t have done a great deal of during your driving lessons, but it’s important to know how to do it safely. There may be times when you need to overtake a slow moving vehicle, cycli...

Don't forget your mspsl routine

Don’t forget your MSPSL routine

You may have heard of the mirror, signal, manoeuvre (MSM) routine. It’s as familiar a part of learning to drive as L-plates and stalling, but many driving instructors now consider mirror, signal, manoeuvre to be a bit out-of-...

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When to use your indicators

Whether you call it signalling, using the indicators, turning on the blinkers, or something else, letting other road users know what you’re doing is more than just a matter of good manners; it’s an essential part of road safe...

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How to turn left and right safely

When you’re learning to drive, how to approach and how to turn at a junction will be two things you'll learn early on in your driving lessons. Knowing when it’s safe and when it’s not safe to go is something you should pick u...

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How to drive on rural roads

Whilst many learner drivers don’t have to worry about driving on rural roads during their driving lessons, those who live in the country will have to get used to driving on winding roads where a whole host of new hazards exis...

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Vulnerable road users and you

There are different types of vulnerable road users and, as your instructor will stress in your driving lessons, it’s important to remember to be courteous and patient around them. Read our guide to find out how everyone can s...

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How to avoid aquaplaning

Aquaplaning is when your car loses traction on the road to due to surface water. It happens when there is a layer of water between your tyre and the road, meaning the driver may lose control of their vehicle. ...

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How to avoid stalling a car

Learning to drive can be a tricky business. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with trying to master reverse parking; you’ve also just experienced the joys of stalling in front of a queue of traffic. Don’t worry thou...

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