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

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 ...

Failed Your Theory Test? Seven Ways to Get Back on Track

It can be incredibly demoralising when you pour effort into preparing for your theory test, only to find out you’ve been unsuccessful. Frustratingly, for some learner drivers, the downfall is when something they’ve practised over and over again goes wrong on the day. When it comes to your theory, it might be worth taking some comfort in cold, hard statistics. Government figures from 2015/16 show that of the 986,204 tests taken by m ...

Are You Prepared for Your Theory? The Questions Learners Trip up on Most

There’s no denying it: theory tests have become a lot more difficult in recent years. Some of the multiple-choice questions you’re going to face in your exam are fiendishly hard by design -- the objective is to separate those who have taken the time and effort to revise from people who may attempt to guess their way through the test. The very fact you’re reading this article suggests you’re determined to hit the nail on ...

Failing Isn’t the End of the World: How to Pass Your Theory Test Second Time Around

Jake Burges It happens to many of us. There’s no warning sign, no obvious flaw in your preparation and no comfort beyond an “Ah, better luck next time mate” when the time comes. We’re talking, of course, about failing your driving theory test.When I failed my theory test years ago, I was devastated. All of my mates had passed first time, full marks on all the questions with barely a glance at the highway code. If you’ve just had a bad resu ...

2017 Hazard Perception Test: Everything You Need to Know (with Videos)

How the hazard perception test works Explanatory video Summary of the format Sample hazard perception test videos 8 examples of developing hazards How can you practise hazard perception questions?Unfortunately for learner drivers these days, the multiple-choice questions answered in a theory test are only half the battle.That’s because it is quickly followed by the hazard perception exam -- a series of 14 questions which ca ...

Black Box Insurance: How Good Driving Theory Knowledge Saves You Money

Being a new driver on the UK’s roads can be tough these days. Insurers are nervous about giving younger motorists affordable cover, with research from the Association of British Insurers suggesting that drivers aged between 17 and 24 are three times likelier than older road users to make a “catastrophic claim”.But the days of eye-watering annual quotes that run into many thousands of pounds may be coming to an end, and this ...

Revision Tips for Your Theory Exam: 6 Ways to Get Prepared

You may be doing well in your practical lessons, but when coupled with college work, a demanding job and carving time out to have fun with friends, it can be difficult to cram in theory test revision.Burying your head in the sand until the big day of the test arrives isn’t going to work. And although you may think spending whole days with your head stuck in a revision book will help, none of it is going to soak in if you’re distracted a ...

10 Top Tips for Driving in Winter in the UK

We’re fortunate in the UK, that during the winter we don’t get to experience the more extreme weather conditions that they do in other countries. However, what this means for many road users is that when heavy rain, dense fog or icy conditions do strike they don’t know how to drive properly or what the rules are regarding the condition of their car.Let’s begin by considering the car and what needs to be done to ensure it’s ready to drive in w ...

Driving on Motorways: New Questions to Expect in Your Theory Test

For decades, newly qualified drivers have faced a daunting challenge after earning their licence: heading up a motorway slip road and joining a fast-moving stream of 70mph traffic, often without ever having driven on one of these roads before.You could have passed your theory test with flying colours and bossed your practical without any major infractions, but research shows you’re actually more likely to avoid motorways and use roads ...

The Anatomy of the UK Driving Theory Test: 15 Little Things You Need to Know to Pass

The Anatomy of the Driving Theory Test: 15 Little Things You Need to Know to PassContentsInfographic Know The Rules Test Timing The Multiple-Choice Section The Hardest Multiple-Choice Questions The Hazard Perception Section Passing Statistics Theory Test History The Highway Code Upcoming Changes to the Theory TestThe theory test is a computerised examination that you take before the practical driving test. Its purpose ...