Category: Advice for Learner Drivers

Driving in the Dark for the First Time

Before driving in the dark there are a few things you need to take care of. Maintaining all lights in good working order is a basic legal requirement, but when was the last time you checked yours?  How often do we see cars on the roads with only one brake light working, or even one…
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Can I Take a Test in My Own Car?

Can I take a test in my own car? This is a common question that driving examiners have to answer over the phone. The short answer is yes, why not? Many people seem to be under the mistaken impression that they need to be in a driving school car when they come for test. Although…
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Driving Test Show Me Tell Me Questions

1. About the Show me Tell me Questions You’ll be asked two vehicle safety (show me tell me) questions during your driving test. The examiner will ask you one: ‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving ‘show me’ question…
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Theory Test Practise Questions

Theory test practise questions from UK Driving Skills. We bring you the entire bank of DVSA revision questions to help you prepare for taking your theory test. To be fully prepared for any exam you need to study and practise. Taking a mock test is a really good idea as it will give you an idea…
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Hatched Road Markings

Modern roads seem to have more and more markings, and they seem to be in an increasingly large range of colours. But what do the hatched road markings (chevrons) mean? Hatched markings are an area of stripes painted across the road, usually painted in white. Their function is to separate streams of traffic; particularly those…
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Hazard Warning Lights & When to Use Them

All cars are fitted with hazard warning lights; you should use them as a warning to other road users. But when should you turn them on? Some drivers use them as an excuse for unsafe and inconsiderate parking. But pulling up on double yellow lines to make a phone call is still against the law;…
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Yellow Box Junction Rules

‘When can I wait in a yellow box junction‘ is a very common question from new drivers. There are some who think you cannot. The purpose of a yellow box junction is to keep an area clear. So the basic rule is not to enter it unless you have a space clear at the other…
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Choosing a Driving Instructor

Choosing a driving instructor is not a straightforward task. If you are going to pay a driving instructor to teach you to drive, then you should choose with care. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), need to pass qualifying exams and be registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in order to charge for lessons.…
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Can I Drive in a Cycle Lane?

Before you ask yourself, ‘can I drive in a cycle lane’, ask whether you actually need to. Cycle lanes are obviously meant for bike riders (not motorcycles and mopeds!), but can drivers enter them as well? If a cycle lane lane has s solid white line along its border, then you must not enter it.…
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When Should I Use Fog Lights?

Many drivers are not aware of the law on the use of fog lights and will often misuse them. It is only when visibility is seriously reduced below 100m that they should be used. If you pace that you out you will find it is actually not a great distance at all. The use of…
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