October 9, 2018

So you’ve heard the term blind spots but you’ve no idea what it means? Basically they are the areas that you can’t see by looking forward or in your mirrors. This creates a problem as there could be something alongside you that you can’t see. Generally the bigger the v...

October 9, 2018

Getting to know your dashboard is an important part of owning a vehicle – you need to know which lights should be there and which lights should not. Some lights you would expect to see whilst driving and others are more of a problem.

Generally there is a colour coded sy...

October 9, 2018

Lots of people seem to be ill at the moment so it put me in mind of the part of the National Standards for Driving that talks about being fit to drive - but what does this really mean?

Physical health

We all get ill from time to time and it’s not that we can’t drive as s...

September 13, 2017

With less than 3 months to go to the new test I thought a summary of the changes would be useful for everyone.  Please feel free to comment on this post with any questions.  I’ve already been teaching the changes to the test for several months, even to those likely to...

August 4, 2016

I’ve realised recently that a lot of people – learners and experienced drivers – seem confused about which lane to use to follow the road ahead at a roundabout.  The issue mainly arises when there are only 2 lanes so see below for a helpful list.

You should use the left...

July 18, 2016

Spending as much time as I do on the roads I see how people panic when having to deal with an emergency services vehicle so I thought I would write some hints and tips to help you.  It may be that we encounter some during our lessons or it may not, unfortunately this i...

July 18, 2016

What do you if your car breaks down?  Well a lot of it depends on where you are but there are some general rules to follow.

  • Get your car off the carriageway if possible and turn on your hazard warning lights if you are causing an obstruction. If it is night time or...

July 18, 2016

Despite the note on the back of the practical test pass certificate many people seem to be unaware of the need to report certain medical conditions to DVLA.  Why do they need to know about your condition?  It’s not so they can take your licence away but to make sure yo...

June 28, 2016

It seems that understanding the differences between the different types of pedestrian crossings can be a bit of a minefield so I thought I would write a post showing the main points for each type so hopefully it’s easier for people to remember.  As a point of note ther...

June 15, 2016

As I’ve been writing a lot lately about motorways and dual carriageways I thought I’d write a quick post about cat’s eyes.  Cat’s eyes (officially known as reflective road studs) are useful to help you understand the road layout as they are colour coded.

Red: on the lef...

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