Theory test guides

Everything you need to gain your freedom

Theory Test

Top 10 most difficult theory test questions

Preparation is key to acing your theory test, and the good news is that any driving lesson experience you've had will feed into your general theory knowledge. Annoyingly there are always a few questions that will mess with yo...

stoppingdistances

Stopping Distances Explained in Full

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 ...

speed-limits

UK Speed Limits Explained in Full

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...

ultimate-driving-glossary

The Ultimate New Drivers' 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...

when-should-i-book-my-theory-test

When should I book my theory test?

So you think it’s time to take your theory test? 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...

Know your road signs Warning signs video

Know Your Road Signs: Warning Signs Video

Midrive’s video driving lessons are designed to give learner drivers an overview of some of the basic elements of learning to drive. They are for illustrative purposes only and are no substitute for real-life driving lessons....

car-lights-law

All About 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...

Direction and tourism road signs

Know Your Road Signs: Direction and Tourism Signs

Midrive’s video driving lessons are designed to give learner drivers an overview of some of the basic elements of learning to drive. They are for illustrative purposes only and are no substitute for real-life driving lessons....

A guide to one way road systems

A guide to one-way roads and systems

You’ll find one-way roads and systems in most towns and cities across the UK, and it’s possible that you’ll have to drive on them in your driving lessons and driving test. One-way systems might seem confusing at first, but as...

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...

all-you-need-to-know-theory-test

All you need to know on the theory test

Before you can take or even book your practical driving test, you must first pass the UK driving theory test. It can be challenging if you’re not prepared, if you know what to except and revise thoroughly beforehand, it’s a b...

How to deal with tailgators

How to Deal with Tailgaters Calmly

Most of us have had to deal with tailgaters. Whether we’ve been driving for 2 days or 20 years, there always seems to be other drivers who just don’t like being behind us. Drivers who tailgate can be intimidating, but knowing...

revision

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 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 17 (pro...

hazard

The hazard perception test: all you need to know

The UK driving theory test is made up of two sections: the 50 question multiple choice part and the hazard perception test. The hazard perception section of the driving test is designed to make sure learner drivers can recogn...

Failed theory exam

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...

road signs

The learner driver's guide to deciphering road signs

Price comparison website, Confused.com, approached us with an article designed to help learner drivers make sense of road signs. Using the formula of shapes, colours and pictures, working out what each road sign means doesn’t...

level-crossings

Everything you need to know about level crossings

Depending on where in the UK you’re learning to drive, you may have to tackle level crossings during a driving lesson. Even if you don’t learn to drive near a level crossing, you’re going to encounter them sooner or later, so...

pedestrian-crossing-lh

Pedestrian Crossings Broken Down

There are six different types of pedestrian crossings that you might encounter when you’re out and about on your driving lessons. Knowing how to correctly react to each type can be the difference between passing and failing y...

traffic-light

The learner drivers' guide to traffic lights

Traffic lights are among the first challenges that you'll face when you learn to drive. They’re not particularly complicated, but you should make sure you understand what the traffic light sequence means and how to react to i...

aquaplaning

How to Avoid Aquaplaning in Wet Weather

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. ...

avoid stalling a car

Learn 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...

When to use your hazard warning lights

When to use your hazard warning lights

Hazard warning lights are used to warn other drivers of your presence or to warn them of danger ahead. You shouldn’t have to use your hazard warning very often, but it’s important that you know when you should and that you us...