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

Driving Test Pass Rates: The Best and Worst Places in the UK

You wouldn’t necessarily think that you face a postcode lottery when you’re taking your driving test, but when you drill down into official figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, the reality becomes shockingly apparent. Research which looked at success rates over a five-year period showed a crystal clear divide between your chances of passing in rural and urban areas. 5 Facts about Your Passing Chances1 Where ...

Motorcycle MOTs - 13 Things a Mechanic Will Check During a Test

It’s important to keep a track of whether your motorcycle is covered by an MOT. It can be a costly mistake, with fines of up to £1,000 possible for riders caught without one. Once your motorcycle is three years old, you will need an MOT -- and another test every 12 months thereafter. And here’s the best news: the maximum fee for examining a standard motorcycle is currently £29.65 -- considerably less than what mechanics can char ...

Underage Drivers

“It’s Truck Day. I’ve only been driving for 5 months and I’m about to get behind the wheel of a Parcel Force lorry. It’s great. I can now say, “I’m 15 years old and the second vehicle I’ve ever driven was a 7.5-ton truck.” These are the words of Katie. She’s not a joyrider, and not from some exotic country with very easy-going attitudes towards young people driving. She is someone from the UK and a member of a car club for underage drivers ...

Taking Your Driving Test? 5 Things You Must Never Do

One thing you only want to do once is take your driving test. If you’re hoping to pass in 2017, then aim to be in the 53% of drivers who succeed first time. But how? What are the most common pitfalls that you need to avoid during that all-important 40 minutes? Check out our guide and nail the five most likely faults that examiners will spot! 5 Most Likely Faults That Examiners Will Spot1 Get a Good Look Out – Observation at Junctions ...

Driving at Night - Six Top Tips for Safe Travel in the Dark

Driving in the dark is an intimidating experience for many drivers -- and even seasoned motorists. And unfortunately, it seems these fears are well placed. According to Government figures, nearly one in three of the deaths and injuries on the UK’s roads occur between 7pm and 7am -- and that’s despite the fact that only 15% of travel happens in this 12-hour period. The problem has been compounded by the fact that hundreds of thousa ...

Know Your Driving Offences - Violations That Can Get You Disqualified

Unsafe driving can have life or death consequences. And when it comes to new motorists, the Government takes an especially tough approach to those convicted of driving offences. If you get six penalty points within the first 24 months of passing your test, you become automatically disqualified from driving. From here, you’ll go back to square one -- and will need to re-sit both your theory and practical tests. And once you get this f ...

Replace Lost Driving Licence: Step-by-Step Guide

Losing your driving licence can be quite annoying -- but also worrying if you’re concerned you may have left it in a public place where it might fall into the wrong hands. Don’t worry: the DVLA has made it easy to get a replacement organised pronto. 6 Tips for Easy Replacing of a Driving Licence1 Ordering a Replacement When Your Licence Is Lost or Damaged To get the ball rolling, it is fastest to apply on the GovernmentR ...

Your Hazard Perception Test in 6 Manageable Chunks

Jake Burges The hazard perception test can be a little more intense than the theory questions, so we’ve put together a little guide, broken up into 6 manageable chunks. If you’re booked in for your test – or are looking to start driving soon – then it’s worth knowing what the test involves, as well as some best practices for the day. So, What Is the Hazard Perception Test? Where the theory questions gauge your understanding of the rules of t ...

Change Your Driving Licence Address: A Step-By-Step Guide (2017)

It’s worthwhile knowing the process for informing the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency that you’ve moved to a new property, as failing to notify them of a change in your address could result in a maximum fine of £1,000.How to tell DVLA you’ve changed address:1 Some useful things to bear in mind Irrespective of whether you’re still a learner driver with a provisional licence, or a qualified driver with a full li ...