Learning to Drive?

Driving Tips

If you’re looking for advice or have questions about driving, learning to drive (or teaching someone), then you won’t find a better place to start. With over 40 years of experience in teaching and testing drivers at all levels, the staff here at UKDS are always willing to pass on the benefit of their knowledge.

Ask Us

If you have questions about driving lessons, driving schools, or need help to pass the test, use our online tutorials or send us a message. We can also help you to pass the theory test with our books and online theory test practise questions.

Our Goal

Our mission is to help learner drivers on the road to success. Whether you are learning with an instructor, a friend or a relative; we are here to help you along to make sure that you achieve your goals. We will help you navigate through the pitfalls and pot holes of learning to drive; and to hopefully take the stress out of your journey to passing the practical test and gaining your first full licence.

Driving Licences

If you’re looking to get your first provisional driving licence, or you’re looking for advice, we tell you how to:

  • apply for a licence
  • renew your licence
  • replace a lost or stolen licence
  • change the address on your licence

Learning to Drive

Our site is packed with advice for learner drivers, including:

  • choosing an instructor
  • driving lesson theory
  • books for beginners
  • supervising a learner

The Driving Test

Pass the driving test first time with our great study aids and advice:

  • practical driving test tips
  • test centre locations
  • how to book a test
  • online theory test practise

  • Do driving test cancellation apps work?
    Do driving test cancellation apps work? If you are one of the many people frustrated by the long waiting times for driving tests; that’s a question you may be asking. Test cancellations do appear on a fairly regular basis. People may be ill or have an accident, or perhaps they have just decided that they… Read more: Do driving test cancellation apps work?
  • Why Can’t I Book a Driving Test?
    Why can’t I book a driving test? That’s a question many learner drivers are asking; and there are a number of reasons. But are they really telling you the truth? According to Loveday Ryder, the Chief Executive of the DVSA, the three main reasons are: an increase in forecast demand caused by a stronger than… Read more: Why Can’t I Book a Driving Test?
  • Learner Driver Insurance
    Learner driver insurance can be very expensive. It’s one of the many hurdles you need to get past in order to get your hands on that driving licence. If you’re learning to drive with a driving school, then you should already be covered. However, if you decide to take private practise, either in your own… Read more: Learner Driver Insurance
  • Reversing onto a Main Road
    Reversing onto a main road is something that many people do; whether this is after driving forward into a side road, or reversing out of a driveway. Some people ask if it’s illegal to reverse onto a road. So what does the law say? You are not actually breaking the law by reversing onto a… Read more: Reversing onto a Main Road
  • Can I Appeal a Driving Test?
    Whether you can appeal a driving test depends upon your reason for doing so; but generally the answer is no! Understandably, when drivers fail the test it’s always going to be a disappointment. They may not be happy about the way in which the examiner has assessed their driving; but who is in the best… Read more: Can I Appeal a Driving Test?
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