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how to pick a driving instructor

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...


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 ...

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...

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...


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...

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-...


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...


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...


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...

avoid stalling a car

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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