Driving Tips: How to Pass Your Test and Be a Good Driver

Speeding: Why 80 Shouldn’t Be the New 70

Jake Burges Speeding is pretty intuitive, right? If you’re coasting along 10mph above the limit, then you’re travelling ten extra miles every hour. You’ll be there in no time! Except that, in reality, you won’t. Long Distance Doesn’t Mean Big Savings Speeding cannot be condoned: the law exists for a reason, and serves to protect our health and that of others. That said, let’s not pretend that speeding isn’t a common, everyday occurrence ...

UK Road Signs: Five Things to Remember

Road signs in the UK are changing constantly, and a motorist’s knowledge can quickly end up out of date. However, the shapes and colours used to give advanced notification can usually give drivers a good indication of what lies ahead in a matter of seconds -- even if they haven’t seen that particular sign before. As a learner driver, the first step is to develop an understanding of how the system works. In this article, we’l ...

Petrol Prices - How to Save Money on Fuel in Your New Car

There’s no denying it: 2017 is an expensive time to hit the road as a new driver. A lot of this is down to prices at petrol pumps across the UK. They’re at a two-year high -- and with sterling weak because of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, not to mention unfavourable oil prices, this is unlikely to change soon. That said, there are some things that you can do when you’re behind the wheel which will help your money go f ...

Key Differences between Theory Tests for Motorbikes and Cars

The nuts and bolts of theory tests when you’re learning to ride a motorbike or drive a car are the same. Both examinations have the same number of multiple-choice questions and hazard perception clips. However, the content of each theory test is entirely different. And here’s the important thing to remember: if you already know how to drive a car, you’re going to need to sit a second theory test in order to be qualified to ...

How Car Insurers Calculate Premiums - and What You Can Do to Save Money

When it comes to how much you’ll be paying for car insurance, insurers consider a whole lot more than how long you’ve been driving. Understanding the factors involved in calculating a premium can make a world of difference when you’re hunting out the best price -- as a few simple changes to your habits can bring costs tumbling down. Firstly, you need to think about the vehicle that you’re seeking to get protected. N ...

Preventing Accidents - What Makes a Crash Statistically Likelier

If you aspire to be a responsible driver, it’s a smart idea to understand the factors which contribute to road accidents. Being aware of these hazards makes them easier to spot as they develop, helping you to prevent potential crashes. As our article explains, it’s also important to ensure that you are always in a fit state to drive. Tiredness is often the reason why motorists involved in collisions make basic mistakes -- and fatigue ca ...

Braking Distances: Key Facts to Prepare You for the Theory Test

From a safety perspective, braking distances are one of the most crucial things you need to learn in advance of your theory test. However, your knowledge shouldn’t just be confined to metres and feet. It is important to understand the factors which can affect the distance that it will take you to come to a complete stop safely. The Difference between Braking Distance and Stopping Distance Braking distance is the term used to describe t ...

Want to Learn to Drive? Three Top Tips for Getting Started

If your 17th birthday is just around the corner, the odds are that you’re going to want to start learning to drive and enjoying the independence that a licence can bring. But how do you get the ball rolling? What are the steps you need to take in order to find a qualified driving instructor so you can hit the road? 3 Steps to Start Your Driving Life1 Get Your Provisional Licence It’s worth bearing in mind that the Government ...

How to Park a Car: The Parallel Parking Manoeuvres You May Face in Your Test

Research from the AA shows that many qualified drivers remain nervous about parking manoeuvres, even after passing their test. The study shows that parallel parking is often the most problematic move for Britain’s motorists, with one in six admitting they don’t feel confident completing the manoeuvre. Women are more likely than men to say that they lack the skills to pull off the move safely, and drivers in London are the most as ...