Category: Driving News, Views & Opinion

Keep up to date with the latest driving news from UK Driving Skills. Everyone has an opinion about driving including us, and this is where you will read it! We also bring you our own views and opinions on all aspects of driving, leaving them open for debate. Much of what you read here may be about the driving test, a subject which is often a cause for argument. We have experienced from the inside and the outside, so there is no-one better qualified to give you the facts.

We will also post hints and tips here which are of value to all drivers, not just the learners. Once drivers have passed their tests they often let standards slip and forget some of the basics that were taught. Well let us offer you a few reminders!

Rules and regulations are constantly changing; and it’s important that we all keep on the right side of safety and the law. We’ll do our best to keep our ears to the ground and keep you informed about any changes that come to our notice. We do sometimes get the benefit of ‘insider information’ so this might just be the first place that you hear that latest driving news.

Got something to tell us? We would love to hear from you if you have any news or views to share. Just use our contact form or reply to our blog posts to get in touch.

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LGV Tests Get Easier to Pass

LGV tests get easier; along with PCV (bus) tests as the Driving Standards Agency (DVSA) panic to tackle the lorry driver shortage. They are introducing a number of measures designed to make it easier...

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Checking the Tyre Tread

When was the last time you remember checking the tyre tread on your car? The minimum depth of tread required by law is 1.6 mm across the central three quarters of the tyre. Tread...


Shorter Driving Tests

Why are the DVSA proposing shorter driving tests? Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, the waiting list for driving tests has risen sharply. This resulted in the cancellation...