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The ultimate driving glossary

When you’re learning to drive you hear a lot of new things. New words, new ideas, new acronyms that are meant to be easy to remember but somehow aren’t, there’s just too much to learn! To help you out, we’re building a livin...

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5 myths about learning to drive

If you’re thinking about learning to drive, you’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves. You might also have been hearing a few horror stories about driving lessons or some ‘top tips’ from your mates about bein...

Road rage a matter of perspective

Road Rage: a matter of perspective.

Picture yourself cruising along the inside lane of your nearest motorway, a little late for a meeting, your eyes are on the road while your favourite album plays through the dashboard. Then, all of a sudden, a car’s rear-end ...

Are you ready to learn to drive

Are you ready to learn to drive?

Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be very exciting, but before you learn to drive, you need to make sure you’re ready. Follow our handy checklist and you’ll be cruising with your L-plates on in no time....

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When should I book my theory test?

So you think it’s time to take your theory? Or maybe you’re wondering: when will I be ready to take my theory? Passing it is an essential step towards gaining your full licence. But going for it before you’re ready could mean...

are cheap driving lessons worth it

Are cheap driving lessons worth it?

If you’ve decided it’s time to get on the road, you’re probably going to start your search for a driving instructor pretty soon. There’s a few things you’ll need to consider before picking your driving instructor, and we’ve p...

choosing a car to learn to drive in

Choosing a car to learn to drive in

There are many things you’ll need to consider when you decide it’s time to learn to drive. You’ll need to apply for your provisional driving licence, find a driving instructor, get learner driver insurance, and make sure you’...

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Car lights and the law

If you take driving lessons in the evenings, you might well experience driving in the dark with your instructor. But all learner and new drivers should get at least some practice of driving in the dark before they take to the...

drink driving the morning after

Drink driving: the morning after

Christmas is a time for celebrating with friends and family, and that often means having a drink or two. At this time of year, however, police forces all over the UK introduce campaigns to remind drivers of the risks of drink...

Have you got road rage

Have you got road rage?

If there’s one thing we hate more than bad manners, it’s bad manners on the road. We know that being a driver can be tough sometimes and that you’ll occasionally feel like calling someone a w*nker or giving them the finger, s...

black box insurance

How does black box insurance work?

Black box insurance – or telematics insurance – is a great way of saving money... but what is it? In your driving lessons you'll learn everything you need to drive safely and confidently in post-test life... but one thing tha...

Learning to drive with a disability

Learning to drive with a disability

If you have a disability or health condition, learning to drive can seem like a far off goal to achieve, but it doesn’t have to be. Learning to drive with a disability might bring more challenges, but it’s not impossible. Her...

What is a mock driving test

What is a mock driving test?

Taking a mock driving test is a great way to get yourself prepared for the real thing. Many driving instructors encourage their learners to take a mock driving test a couple of weeks or so before their real driving test, as i...

Tips for passing your theory test

Tips for passing your theory test

Before you can take your practical driving test, you’ll need to make sure you’ve passed your theory test and that you know your stuff when it comes to the highway code. A theory test costs £25 a go, so you want to make sure y...

Busting UK driving age rumours

Busting UK driving age rumours

Every now and again, rumours regarding the UK driving age being raised to 18-years-old start to circulate. These driving age rumours have been around for as long as people have been taking driving tests, so we look at whether...

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The UK driving licence explained

Before you embark on your journey through driving lessons to a full, pink driving licence, you’ll probably want to know what each section of your driving licence means. The UK’s photocard provisional and full driving licences...

When should I learn to drive

When should I learn to drive?

Many people want to start learning to drive as soon as they turn 17 years old, but that doesn’t mean every learner driver learns and passes at the same age. Deciding when the right time to take to the road depends on a number...

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How to revise for your theory test

Before you can get to grips with your practical driving test, you’ll have to pass your theory driving test, proving you know your stuff when it comes to the rules of the road. You can take your theory test as soon as you turn...

Choosing Learner Driver Insurance

Choosing learner driver insurance

Learner driver insurance doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might expect, and many car insurance providers have special policies to help you make the most of your time on the road. Choosing which learner driver insurance ...

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Failed the theory exam? Don't panic!

We can all remember, or are still experiencing, exams and those terrifying words: ‘turn over your papers’. They strike fear into hearts. To pass any exam you have to know your stuff, and the only way to do that is to get your...

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UK speed limits explained

Speed limits differ depending on what kind of road you’re on, and there may well be long stretches of road with different speed limits to contend with. Learning what the speed limit is on the road that you’re driving on is an...

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Stopping distances explained

Knowing your stopping distances is crucial because, in case of emergency, you will need to make sure you allow yourself enough time to come to a standstill. Being able to calculate how much space you should leave between you ...

Where to place L-plates on a car

Where to place L-plates on a car

There are a surprising amount of rules and regulations regarding your L-plates. They have to be a specific size and be displayed in a certain way to be considered legally valid. Failure to meet the government’s requirements c...

what's under the car bonnet

What's under the car bonnet

Pipes, engine, spinny things, it’s a lot to take in, and you'll likely have to spend some time processing all the info outside of your driving lessons! Understanding what’s under the bonnet isn’t just a necessity to passing t...

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