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Jul 18

Conquer your Driving Test Nerves


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Everyone suffers from nerves at one time or another, but some people can be more impacted than others. Nerves can be particularly inconvenient during periods when it is important to be at the height of your concentration, such as when you are taking your driving test. Happily however, there are a number of things that new drivers can do in order to ensure that their chances of passing the driving test on the first attempt are not scuppered by their own nerves.

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Jun 18

8 Ways to Fail Your Driving Test!


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People fail their driving tests for a number of reasons, but there are some causes that are more common than others…

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11
Jan 18

Improve your Skills with a Rally Driving Day


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Experiencing a rally driving day is an excellent way for experienced drivers to test their rally skills, such as the likes of driving on wet surfaces, and ensure they only keep getting better when on the road. There are many professional companies offering rally driving days in the United Kingdom who cater for group bookings, corporate clients and individuals and offer a wide range of passenger rides and rally driving courses.

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Nov 17

Learn New Driving Skills β€” at a Skid Pan!


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Skid pans offer a great way to learn new driving skills, and can be a particularly good idea for young drivers (or new drivers at any age), making them an ideal gift for Christmas from a thoughtful friend or relative. Skid pans offer a multitude of driving experiences that are realistic in nature, while ensuring a safe environment for drivers to be able to test out their handling skills. They offer practical experience in dealing with the control of a car in the event of a skidding scenario.

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Aug 17

Top Tips for your Practical Driving Test


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Very few people ever feel completely ready for, and confident about, their driving test, even after taking endless driving lessons and learning on the road for hundreds of miles and dozens of hours.

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16
Mar 17

A Look at Advanced Driving Training Schemes


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It is an achievement to pass the driving test, and to be able to drive yourself wherever you want to go. There are some things that are not covered in any depth, but it is possible to take one of the advanced driving training tests. Advanced tests will not only make you a safer driver; in some occupations more in-depth driving training will more than likely get you the job.

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02
Feb 17

Does Location Affect Driving Test Results?


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You, or a member of your family may just have applied for a provisional driving licence, or may be looking forward to taking your actual driving test. You may find it hard to believe that not all driving test centres are equal, just as not all driving tutors are equal. The fact is that where you take your test will more than likely affect your chance of passing. The national average of first time passes, according to figures from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) is around 47%, but numbers can vary dramatically, depending on where you live.

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27
Oct 16

Government Consults Public on Driving Test Changes


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This year, the proposed changes to the driving test put forward by the DVSA have been sent out for public consultation. Although the consultation period is now at an end, some sources show that the public, a good number of whom were existing licence holders, were mostly in agreement that the independent part of the test should be extended.

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Sep 16

Know Your Limits


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It is illegal to drive faster than the stated miles per hour limit on any road; at the same time, driving too slowly can also result in problems. Don’t keep your speed down to 40mph on a dual carriageway where the speed limit might be 60, as you can hold up other drivers and this can cause accidents. Speedometers are not always accurate, so it is best to adjust your speed a little to allow for that. If, for example you are driving in a zone that has a 40 miles per hour limit, then you should aim for something between 35 and 40 miles.

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01
Sep 16

Driving Test Shakeup on the Cards


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New technologies, and their increasing use in everyday life, often require a new look at how we assess things, including the skills needed to drive a car. From power assisted steering to satellite navigation systems, the way we drive, and what we expect from modern vehicles has changed dramatically in the last few decades. Some of these changes have prompted calls for new ways of assessing the skills of someone learning to drive.

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