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Turning Off Your Car Alarm

Car alarm going off for no apparent reason? Read on for possible reasons and information on turning off your car alarm.

Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rundown

Want to know what comes out of your vehicle and how it affects you? Read our vehicle exhaust emissions rundown for more information!

Eyesight and Driving

Good eyesight and driving safely go hand in hand. But can you still drive with limited eyesight? Read on for more information!

10 Signs Your Gearbox is Failing

Gearbox issues can be expensive to fix, which is why it's better to catch them early. Read on for 10 signs your gearbox is failing.

Lowering Your Insurance

Had a quote from an insurance company and you're not happy with the result? Here are the best ways of lowering your insurance.

How to Jump Start a Car

Knowing how to jump start a car might be something you never need to put into practice, but it's best to be prepared!

Dealing with Rush Hour

Stuck in rush hour traffic and getting frustrated? You're not alone, which is why we've made this guide to dealing with rush hour traffic.

Haggling Car Prices

In the market for a new car? To make sure you get the best deal possible, read our guide to haggling car prices and purchase like a pro!

Using Antifreeze

Experiencing flooding in your area and need to drive? Read our advice for driving in floodwater to prevent damage to yourself or your car.

Driving through Floodwater

Experiencing flooding in your area and need to drive? Read our advice for driving in floodwater to prevent damage to yourself or your car.

Maintaining Your Car When Using It Less

Not using your car as frequently as before? Follow our guide for maintaining your car when using it less to ensure it stays raring to go!

Car Interior Cleaning Tips

Is the inside of your car feeling like a slum? We've created this list of car interior cleaning tips to help you out!

How Do Airbags Work?

A key feature of road safety, in this guide, we look at how airbags work, their effectiveness and how to maintain them.

Guide to Lower Mileage

A higher annual mileage will result in higher insurance premiums. To reduce this, read our guide to lower mileage for our advice!

Driving Safely in a Heatwave

While the U.K. isn't known for it's hot weather, it's best to be prepared. Read on for our list of tips for driving safely in a heatwave!

Saving for Driving Lessons as a Student

At university and want to learn to drive? Read our guide on saving for driving lessons as a student to make sure you get the best deal!

Weirdest Driving Laws in the World

Think the U.K. has strange road laws? Read on as we take a look at the weirdest driving laws in the world.

Driving Tests Around The World

Driving tests around the world can range from shockingly easy to extremely hard, read on as we look at different country's tests.

What Can Affect Your Insurance?

What can affect your insurance may surprise you. In this article, we provide a few of the reasons that you may not have known about.

Checking Your Engine Oil

Running out of oil can be disastrous for your engine. To prevent this, read our guide on checking your engine oil.

How to Reduce Your Emissions

If you're a driver that wants to do your part in helping the environment, then read our guide on how to reduce your emissions!

Low Emission Zones

A way of combating air pollution, Low Emission Zones are being established all around Europe. Read on for all you need to know about LEZ's!

The Myths of Stop-Start Engines

Interested in a car with a stop-start engine? Read on as we look at the myths of stop-start engines and break them down.

What is Engine Idling?

In this article, we look at exactly what engine idling is, how is it linked to air pollution and what we can do to stop it.

Damaging Driving Habits to Stop Doing!

Once the L plates are off, it's easy to fall into bad habits. So here are some of the many car damaging driving habits to stop doing!

What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

What is Adaptive Cruise Control? Read on for more information regarding the technological innovation for vehicles.

Car Roof Weight Limits

Getting ready to set off on a road trip? Get accustomed with car roof weight limits and use that extra storage space!

What to Do After an Accident

Not sure what the right thing to do after an accident is? We've created this handy guide to let you know the steps you need to take!

What is Autonomous Emergency Braking?

What is Autonomous Emergency Braking? Read on for more information on one of the biggest developments in vehicle safety!

Car is Making Unexpected Noises?

If your car is making unexpected noises, then read our guide to find out what it could be and what can be done to fix it.

Personalised Car Number Plate Rundown

Want to make your car feel more individual? Read the personalised car number plate rundown to get all the necessary info!

What are Emergency Refuge Areas?

As more and more ERA's are developed along motorways, it's important to know what exactly are Emergency Refuge Areas

Dealing with Squeaky Brakes

Problems with brakes can be a source of worry for any driver. In this guide, we'll go through the best ways of dealing with squeaky brakes.

Finding Your Car’s Service History

Staying on top of maintenance is key to the health of a vehicle. But where do you start when it comes to finding your car's service history?

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

How long do car batteries last is an important question to ask to maintain your car. Read on to find out how to extend the battery life.

When is Undertaking Allowed?

Undertaking can be dangerous and is considered dangerous driving. However, is there any situation where undertaking is allowed?

Why Fronting Should Be Avoided

Fronting is a form of insurance fraud that many may accidentally do. Find out more about it and why fronting should be avoided by reading on!

Saving Money on Your MOT

The annual MOT test can quickly become expensive, but there are ways to limit the costs. Read on for our tips for saving money on your MOT.

Freeing a Car that’s Stuck in the Mud

Being stuck in the mud is something every driver wishes to avoid. To easily resolve it, follow our guide on freeing a stuck in the mud car.

Staying Awake While Driving

Falling asleep behind the wheel is extremely dangerous. For the best ways to avoid this, read our guide on staying awake while driving.

What are Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?

A new experiment to reduce emissions while lowering noise and air pollution, in this article, we discuss what are Low Traffic Neighbourhoods?

The Problem with Middle-Lane Hogging

In this article, we look at the problem with middle-lane hogging, the legality of it and if it is ever justified to do so?

Using Bus Lanes

Contrary to popular belief, using bus lanes can be permitted depending on the circumstances. Read on to find out more...

What Engine Oil to Use?

Engine oil is key to maintaining your car. However, picking the right oil is just as necessary. Read on for a complete guide to engine oil.

Replacing Brake Pads

Brakes are essential to road safety. But what to do when the brake pads need replacing? Read on for all you need to know about brake pads!

What Are Space Saver Wheels?

Space saver wheels are great in emergencies, but it's important to know when they should be used and their limits. Read on for more info!

Parent and Child Parking Rules

Unsure what the parent and child parking rules are? This guide looks at everything you need to know for parking with a child!

What is Car Cloning?

What is car cloning and how can it make you falsely accused of a crime? Read on for information on what it is and what to do.

Dealing with Car Sickness

Car sickness can ruin any good road trip, so read on to find out the best ways for dealing with car sickness.

What are Anti-Lock Brakes?

One of the most important safety features for cars, read on for information and to find out what are Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).

Driving without Tax

Vehicle Excise Duty, also known as vehicle tax, is mandatory for most vehicles. But what are the consequences of driving without tax?

The Benefits of Zip-Merging

Stuck in traffic while cars pass by can be infuriating. But, it can actually ease traffic. Read on for info on the benefits of zip-merging.

Identifying Car Leaks

Worrying about that puddle under your car? Read on and learn the different ways of identifying car leaks so you know what steps to take!

Car Service Rundown

Unsure what car services are or what's involved in the process? Read our car service rundown to have all your questions answered!

Passing Your Theory Test Tips

Preparing for your theory test is the best way of being ready for it. To improve your chances, follow our tips for passing your theory test.

Revising for your Theory Test

The theory test is a crucial step in getting your driving licence. Read on for tips on revising for your theory test.

Dealing with Tailgaters

Tailgaters can be intimidating, but dealing with them is the first step to staying safe. Read on for our guide on dealing with tailgaters.

Driving Alone For The First Time

After passing your test, driving alone for the first time can be a scary process. Read on for our top tips to your first solo journey!

Learning to Drive on a Budget

Learning to drive can be a costly a process. Follow our steps for learning to drive on a budget in order to cut down those costs!

Top Tips for Driving in London

Nervous about learning how to drive in London? Follow our top tips for driving in London and worry no more!

Using Your Own Car for the Driving Test

Feel more comfortable driving your own car? Find out exactly what requirements are needed for using your own car for the driving test.

Cruise Control on Wet Roads

Cruise control is a useful tool for maintaining your fuel efficiency, but what is cruise control like on wet roads? Read on for more info...

What is an Urban Clearway?

If Urban Clearways are unfamiliar to you, then read on to find out what is an urban clearway and what the rules are!

Pay and Display Parking

Pay and Display parking rules can be a nightmare for new learners. Read on as we break down all you need to know!

Setting Up Your Car Seat

Want to have the maximum comfort and safety while driving? Read our guide on setting up your car seat and this won't be an issue!

Can I Supervise a Learner Driver?

Can I supervise a learner driver is a question you may be wondering. Read on to find out if you are eligible to teach someone to drive!

Using Mindfulness to Pass

Pre test nerves are natural, however it can also be detrimental. Read on for information on using mindfulness to pass your driving test!

Choosing the Right Driving Instructor

Choosing the right driving instructor is a significant factor in learning to drive. Here, we share our top 4 ways of picking the right one!

Using the Hard Shoulder

Getting to grips with the motorway can be tricky, that's why we've created this guide on how you should be using the hard shoulder.

Driving with Passengers

Driving around with friends in your car is a great feeling, however there are certain things to consider when driving with passengers.

On-Street Parking Rules Explained

Trying to find a parking spot but can only find on-street parking? Read on as we explain the on-street parking rules.

Smoking in Cars

With 15% of the UK population being smokers, it doesn't hurt to know what the laws surrounding smoking in cars.

Most Common Reasons for Test Fails

More tests result in fails rather than passes. So we've made this list of the most common reasons for test fails, so you can avoid them!

Checking Your Blind Spots

One of the key elements of the driving test and road safety is checking your blind spots. Read on for information on approaching these checks.

Minor Driving Test Faults Explained

Read our article to have the minor driving test faults explained. What are they, how many can you get and which are the most popular?

Why Take Refresher Lessons?

If it's been a while since you passed your test and you feel nervous, read on for our advice on why you should take refresher lessons!

Why is Driving an Essential Skill?

Unsure on whether you want to start learning to drive? Read on to find out why driving is an essential skill.

Essential Road Safety Tips

Want to ensure the safety of yourself and other road users? Follow DRIVE Driving School's essential road safety trips.

Show Me, Tell Me Questions

Unsure of what to expect with the show me, tell me section of the test? Follow our guide on the show me, tell me questions!

DIY Car Maintenance

Want to know the best ways of keeping up with your car maintenance? Follow our DIY guide on car maintenance.

How Far Can You Drive an Overheating Car?

If your car is overheating and you're not sure how far you can drive it, then read our guide on overheating cars!

The Two Second Rule

Keeping your distance is a key element of road safety, so read on as we explain the two second rule and why it works!

The Importance of Seatbelts

Seatbelts are a vital part of road safety and precaution, which is why, in this guide, we are looking at the importance of seatbelts.

What are Speed Awareness Courses?

In this guide, we look at what exactly are speed awareness courses, what to expect from them and why are they being implemented?

Learning with a Disability

In this guide, we look at learning to drive with a disability, what challenges can be expected and what steps can be taken.

Making Money with Your Licence!

Passed your test and interested in earning while driving? Here are just a few ways of making money with your licence!

Petrol Cars vs Electric Cars

Petrol cars vs electric cars. There are arguments to made for which is better. Read on as we break down these arguments and evaluate each one.

What Are Graduated Licence Schemes?

What are graduated licence schemes and how may they affect you? Read on as we break them down and evaluate the pros and cons.

Driving in Snow

Driving while tired poses significant risk to yourself and others. Read on as we discuss the dangers of tired driving.

The Basics of Car Engine Sizes

The sizes of car engines can seem confusing at first, which is why we have made this guide to explain the basics of car engine sizes!

UK Road Markings Explained

Road markings are a crucial element of driving. Read on as we discuss the UK road markings and explain their meaning.

Smart Motorway Signs

Unsure about which sign means what on a Smart Motorway? Read our guide for information on the Smart Motorway signs.

Top 5 Fears that Cause Driving Anxiety

Nerves through the roof about driving? You're not alone. Read on to find out what people's greatest driving fears are and how to best them!

7 Car Customisation Ideas

Looking to spruce up your car and give it a more unique look? Here are 7 car customisation ideas to help inspire your creativity!

Setting Up Your Steering Wheel

In this guide, we're looking at how to set up your car steering wheel. Read on as we discuss each of the steps.

How to Set Up Your Car Mirrors

One of the key elements of driving is the mirrors. Follow along as we walk you through how to set up your car mirrors.

What Are Smart Motorways?

Not sure exactly what are smart motorways? We're here to help with this article breaking down all you need to know about smart motorways.

Motorway Driving Rundown

Feel underprepared for tackling the motorway? Read our motorway driving rundown for a comprehensive breakdown of what to expect!

Hill Starts in an Automatic Car

Driving an automatic but feeling nervous about doing a hill start? Read on for our guide to performing hill starts in an automatic car.

Can You Drive If You’re Deaf?

Wanting to learn how to drive but are worried your hearing is impaired? Read on to find out how you can drive if you're deaf.

Advice for Buying a New Car

Fancy treating yourself to a brand new car but not sure where to start? It's easy! Just follow our advice for buying a new car!

Advice for Buying a Used Car

Wanting to save some money while purchasing a car? Read our advice for buying a used car to get the best deal!

Young Driver Insurance Overview

Passed your driving test and looking into insurance for your car? Read our overview of young driver insurance to get the best deal possible!

Black Box Insurance Rundown

DRIVE Driving School have created this black box insurance rundown to teach you everything you need to know about black box insurance!

Dealing with Junctions

Needing help for dealing with junctions? Read our guide on the different types of junctions, what to expect and how to prepare!

The Different Types Of Pedestrian Crossings

Wondering when should you use your sidelights? Follow our guide for information regarding sidelights and when they should be switched on!

When Should I Use My Sidelights?

Wondering when should you use your sidelights? Follow our guide for information regarding sidelights and when they should be switched on!

Right of Way at Junctions

Unsure as to who has right of way at junctions? We have created this guide to help clear up any doubt and make you feel safer on the roads!

Driving an Automatic Car

Interested in switching from manual to automatic? Read on information on the main aspects of driving an automatic car.

Box Junction Rules

One of the more confusing types of junction is the box junction. Read on to find out what exactly are the box junction rules?

Understanding the National Speed Limit

The national speed limit is as important as it can be confusing. Read on to gain a greater understanding of the national speed limit.

Tips and Tricks for New Drivers

Recently passed your driving test but looking to expand your knowledge? Read on for our list of tips and tricks for new drivers!

Car Lights Rundown

Unsure of which light does what? DRIVE Driving School have created this handy rundown of car lights to keep you informed and safe!

How to be a Courteous Driver

Want to do your part in making the roads politer? Read on for a list of top tips on how to be a courteous driver!

All You Need to Know About Black Ice

Heard of the dangers of black ice but aren't sure what it is? Read on for all you need to know about black ice!

Do You Need to Learn to Drive?

Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of learning to drive are? Read on to see how if you really do need to learn to drive?

Making Your Car Last Longer

Bought a new car and want to get the most bang for your buck? Follow our guide on the best ways for making your car last longer!

Keeping Your Car Clean

Is your car a mess and you're not sure where to start? Read on for our advice on the best ways of keeping your car clean!

Driving with Children

Nervous about driving with children in the car? Follow our handy guide for tips & tricks for a smooth drive

Controlling Road Rage

From managing your own feelings to how to avoid the wrath of others, we have you covered on all you need to know about controlling road rage!

Keeping Your Car Secure

Having your car stolen is a source of worry for many drivers. To help, we have compiled a list of the best ways for keeping your car secure.

What to Check to Pass Your MOT

Not sure what to check to pass your MOT? Read on for some quick tips on what you can check to give yourself the best chance at passing!

Driving on Country Roads

Worried about driving on country roads? Our handy guide is here to help prepare you for what to expect and what to do!

Defrosting Your Car Windscreen

Just woke up and found your car windscreen has frosted over? Learn today the key steps for defrosting your car windscreen!

Driving Safely in Fog

Worried about driving with low visibility? Follow our guide on driving safely in fog to help you reach your destination!

City vs Country Driving

Wanting to know the major differences between city and country driving? Read on for more information on what to expect!

Taking Your Car to University

Ready to go to university but unsure of what to do with your car? We've compiled a list of pros and cons of taking your car to university!

Avoiding Your Phone While Driving

With the temptation to check your phone posing serious risk, we have made this handy list of tips for avoiding your phone while driving.

What is Aquaplaning?

You may have heard of aquaplaning but may not know what it is or how to react. In this guide, we will break down exactly what is aquaplaning?

How to Save Fuel While Driving

With fuel costs steadily increasing, we have created this guide to advise on how best to save fuel while driving!

Changing Lanes Safely

Wanting to know the best way of changing lanes safely? Follow our guide where we break down the steps and how to approach it.

Should I Buy A Dash Cam?

Wondering whether you should buy a dash cam? Read on as we weigh up the pros and cons of owning a dash cam!

Should I Buy A New Or Used Car?

A question every driver wonders is should they buy a new or a used car? We have created this guide to breakdown the pros and cons to both!

Single vs Double Yellow Lines

Unsure of what the different yellow lines mean on roads? No worries, DRIVE Driving School has created this guide to help you understand!

Tips to Help You Stop Speeding

One of the most common motoring offences is speeding. To combat this, we've crated a list of tips to help you stop speeding!

Should There be a Cut-off Age for Driving?

Currently, there is no maximum age for driving in the UK. However, many do wonder whether there should be a cut-off age for driving?

Driving Around Cyclists

In this guide, we’ll share a few top tips to help you figure out exactly how you should be driving around cyclists and how you can stay safe.

Upgrading from Automatic to Manual

Changed your mind about driving automatic and want to switch to manual? Follow our guide on tips for upgrading from manual to automatic!

Eco-Friendly Driving Habits

Wanting to do your part to save the environment but still want to drive? Here are some eco-friendly driving habits to start now!

What Will My First Driving Lesson Be Like?

Nervous about your first driving lesson? Knowing what to expect can certainly help to ease your mind, read on for more information!

What to Do If You Witness an Accident?

Unsure about what to do if you witness an accident while driving? In this article, we'll cover the obligations and necessary advice.

How To Avoid Car Wear And Tear

Want to make your car last as long as possible? Read DRIVE Driving School's handy guide on how to avoid car wear and tear.

How To Overcome A Fear Of Driving

Scared to get behind the wheel? Here is a guide of key techniques that can help you overcome your fear of driving.

Petrol Vs Diesel

Having a hard time deciding whether to go for diesel or petrol? Read our handy guide for a breakdown on the pros and cons of both!

Advice on Towing a Trailer

Feeling nervous about towing a trailer for the first time? Let DRIVE Driving School set your mind at ease by reading our guide!

Preparing for an MOT Test

Not sure how to prepare for an MOT Test or what to expect? Read our handy guide for more information on what will happen!

Driving Licence Rundown

Wanting more information on photocard driving licences. DRIVE Driving School have created this guide to provide everything you need to know!

Lost Your Driving Licence?

Lost your driving licence and unsure of what to do? Read on for information on who to contact and what your next steps should be!

How to Change Your Driving Licence Address

Moved address and not sure what do you with driving licence details? This guide will breakdown how to change your driving licence address.

Five Biggest Learner Regrets

Many learners often reflect on their experience with regrets. To avoid this, here is a list of their biggest regrets!

Coming Back To Driving After A Break

Returning to driving after a long break can be nerve-wracking. To rebuild your confidence and ensure your safety, read our handy guide!

How Different Loads Affect Your Driving

One of the common issues drivers may face is how it feels to drive with different loads in their car. Read our guide for more info!

What Happens After You Pass Your Theory Test?

Wondering what happens after you pass your theory test? Wonder no more! Read on for more information for what happens next!

Parking in Gear

No idea of the importance, in certain areas, of parking in gear? Read our guide to find out how it can be better than parking in neutral.

Eating While Driving: What Are The Rules?

Unsure about if it's legal to chow down on a snack while driving? Read on for more information on the legality of eating while driving.

Take the Theory Test: Knowing You’re Ready

Unsure about when to do the theory? Feeling unprepared? Read on for info on when to take the theory test and building confidence for it.

When Should You Signal?

Unsure about when should you signal while driving? This guide is here to help by providing a list of reasons and how to signal!

Driving While Pregnant

Unsure whether you can drive while pregnant? In this guide, we'll discuss the DVSA's advice and provide tips on staying safe and comfortable.

Theory Test Rundown

Need more information on the theory test and what to expect? Here is DRIVE Driving School's Theory Test Rundown to help!

Failed Your Theory Test?

Wondering what happens if you fail your theory test? We have made this guide to let you know what's next in the event of a fail.

Can You Refuse An Examiner?

Wondering whether you can refuse an examiner for your driving test and what circumstances would permit it? Read on for more information!

Stuck in Traffic on your Test?

Wondering what happens if you end up stuck in traffic on your test? Here is all the information you will need to best be prepared!

How to Appeal a Driving Test

Unhappy with the result of your practical driving test? DRIVE Driving School talks through how to appeal the result and what can happen.

Steering a Car

One of the most vital elements of driving, this handy guide will teach you everything you need to know about steering a car.

Pulling Over Safely

One of the essential manouevres and key to being a skilled driver, in this guide, we talk you through how to pull over safely.

The Emergency Stop

Feeling underprepared for the emergency stop? DRIVE Driving School has created this handy guide to help set your mind at ease!

What Happens After Passing Your Driving Test?

Want to know what happens after passing your driving test? DRIVE Driving School have created this handy guide to let you know what's next!

Turn In The Road

DRIVE Driving School's step by step guide on the turn in the road manoeuvre, how to approach it and perfect it!

Parallel Parking

DRIVE Driving School's step by step guide on the parallel parking manoeuvre, how to approach it and perfect it!

Reversing Around A Corner

DRIVE Driving School's step by step guide on the reversing around a corner manoeuvre, how to approach it and perfect it!

Bay Parking

DRIVE Driving School's step by step guide on the bay parking manoeuvre, how to approach it and perfect it!

Pulling up on the Right

DRIVE Driving School's step by step guide on the pulling up on the right manoeuvre and how to approach it.

Driving in the Rain

If you're driving in Britain, you need to be prepared for rain. To make this process easy, we've created a list of tips for driving in rain.

Driving With a Sat Nav

Whether you're a learner preparing for the driving test, or an experienced driver testing out the wonders of satellite navigation for the first time, we're here to help!

How Do Penalty Points Work?

Everyone knows that it's bad to get points. However, you may still have questions about them. In this guide, we explain everything you need to know!

What Is A Vehicle Log Book (V5C)?

Otherwise known as the V5C, the vehicle log book has numerous purposes, so it's vital that you know what it is and when you might need it

Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN)

Everything you need to know about the Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) and how it can affect you as a driver.

Foot Brake vs Handbrake

Certain situations require different uses of each brake. Read on and find out when the foot brake and handbrake should be used!

What to Take to My Driving Test?

It is vital to show up to the test with the right things. If you don’t, it may be cancelled! Here is what to take to your driving test.

Using Hazard Lights

Hazard warning lights aren't used very often, but it's important that you know when you should and that you use them correctly.

What To Do If Your Car Breaks Down

We all dread breaking down while driving, however, it helps to be prepared in case. Here is a guide on what to do if your car breaks down.

When Should I Learn to Drive?

Deciding when to take to the road is important. Here are some key factors you should consider when thinking about taking lessons.

Motorway Driving Tips

Driving on the motorway can be nerve-wracking. That is why we have created a list of motorway driving tips to help put your mind at ease.

The First Post-Test Drive

After passing, the first post-test drive alone can be daunting. To lessen that stress, we have provided some tips and advice for your drive.

The Basics of Car Controls

Our guide will take you through the key car controls you’ll be expected to know, their purpose and how to operate them.

Adjusting to a New Car

Whether you've bought a new car or need to borrow someone else's, here are the simple steps for adjusting to a new car.

Passing Parked Cars: Who Has Priority?

What are the rules and tips for passing parked cars and how to react appropriately to them.

City Centre Driving

Feeling nervous about driving in the city centre? Read this guide to find out how best to approach city centre driving.

Defensive Driving Tips and Techniques

Driving comes with plenty of everyday challenges. Here are some specific skills to help prevent accidents and reduce the risk of collision.

Dealing with Bad Drivers

What to do when dealing with bad drivers on the road and how to be best prepared when in this situation.

Struggling With Clutch Control?

Some top tips to help you overcome your clutch control problems and be able to enjoy smooth driving from now on.

Driving in Hot Weather: Dos and Don’ts

A list of dos and don'ts to follow while driving in hot weather to ensure a stress-free summer road trip.

Can My Examiner Stop The Driving Test Early?

In this article, we’ll guide you through the circumstances in which an examiner might stop the driving test early.

Driving Test Faults Explained

A guide on the different types of driving test faults, how to avoid them and what the consequences are.

Observation at Junctions

Advice on observation at junctions and how to approach them safely.

Driving at Night Advice

Advice for when it comes to driving with limited visibility and how to stay safe at night.

What To Do When Pulled Over By The Police?

A step by step tutorial on what to do when pulled over by the police.

Essential Items to Keep in Your Car

Assorted lists of essential items to keep in your car for different situations and conditions.

Stopping Distances Explained

A car's stopping distance is an important part of any learner driver's theory test. Read on for more information.

Everything You Need To Know About Stalling

Stalling can affect everyone, from beginners to experienced drivers. Find out everything you need to know about stalling!

What to Do If You Get a Flat Tyre?

Getting a flat tyre is a common hazard that can happen any to other driver. Find out what to do in this event and how to prevent it!

History of the Theory Test

The history of the theory test from its inception to the present day.

Mock Driving Tests

The pros and cons of mock driving tests, how to prepare for them and what to expect.

How to Apply For Your Provisional Driving Licence

Advice on how to apply and re-apply for your provisional driving licence.

How to Demist Your Windscreen Quickly

How to demist your windscreen quickly, so you won’t have to sit and wait all morning for it to clear!

How to Safely Let Emergency Vehicles Past

Information on how to safely let emergency vehicles past in case of an accident.

What is the Blind Spot?

What is the blind spot? It's a term you may have heard but not understand, so read on as we discuss what it is and why it's crucial to know.

Master the Cockpit Drill in 6 Steps

Struggling to fully master the cockpit drill? Follow these 6 steps and you will have it perfected in no time!

Top 8 Practical Driving Test Tips

Follow these tips to increase your chances of passing the practical driving test!

Top 10 Bad Driving Habits to Watch Out For

Here are some common driving habits that you shouldn't be doing!

Learning to Drive Glossary

A glossary of key words relating to learning to drive.

Fun Facts about Driving

Some fun facts relating to driving!

Six Ways to Relax Before Your Driving Test

Six methods on relaxation before the practical driving test.

Learning to Drive with Just Drive

Are you ready to become a confident driver? Then sign up today!

Part 3 Test Review Webinar 16/11/2023

DRIVE Driving School's part 3 test review webinar, conducted on the 16/11/2023

Part 2 Test Review Webinar 16/11/2023

DRIVE Driving School's part 2 test review webinar, conducted on the 16/11/2023

P3 Module 11 Update/Recap

Module 11. Module 11. Are you ready to become a confident driver? Emergency Stop. We are here to provide you…

PDI Webinars 21 – Pedestrian Safety

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss pedestrian safety.

PDI Webinars 20 – Talking about Manoeuvres

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Manoeuvres'.

PDI Webinars 19 – Crossroads

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Crossroads'.

PDI Webinars 18 – Junctions Turning Right

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Junctions - Turning Right'

PDI Webinars 17 – Junctions Emerging

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Junctions Emerging'

PDI Webinars 16 – Meeting

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'meeting'.

PDI Webinars 15 – Stopping

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss stopping.

PDI Webinars 14 – Moving Off

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss moving off.

PDI Webinars 13 – Signals

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss signals.

PDI Webinars 12 – Emergency Stop

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss the 'Emergency Stop'

PDI Webinars 11 – The First Lesson

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss the 'first lesson'

PDI Webinars 10 – What is Your Job?

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'what is your job?'.

PDI Webinars 9 – Overtaking

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Overtaking and should you teach it?'

PDI Webinars 8 – Too Much?

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'when is too much, too much'.

PDI Webinars 7 – MSM

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss 'Does MSM really work and what are the alternatives?

PDI Webinars 6 – Small Chunk Learning

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss a 'small chunk learning' and the benefits to you, your pupils and your lessons.

PDI Webinars 5 – Lesson Structure

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss a 'Typical teaching sequence- ie: lesson 1 - 10 + 10 to 20 etc'.

PDI Webinars 4 – Helping

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss when talking and helping can be too much...

PDI Webinars 3 – Cockpit Drill

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss the cockpit drill and is it necessary

PDI Webinars 2 – Sharing Responsibility

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas discuss what is your job/learner's job, how relevant is it to Part 3 or SC and every lesson and where does this fit in with a sc form?

PST Testing – Northern Ireland – Part 3

In this webinar, DRIVE discuss PST Testing for Northern Ireland

Preparing for your First Lesson

DRIVE discusses the steps needed for preparing for your first lesson.

Campaign Areas

In this webinar, DRIVE discuss the advertising campaigns and how the campaign areas work.

PDI Webinars 1 – What is CCL?

Training Principal John Farlam and Head Trainer Graham Lucas cover a quick resume of CCL

Campaigns Webinar

In this webinar, DRIVE discuss the advertising campaigns and how they work.

Working With Drivers With Disabilities

Webinar from SmartDriving in association with ADINJC, with Chris Kingsley (Lead ADI at QEF) about working with drivers with disabilities.

Advertising Rules

DRIVE discusses the rules of advertising when training to become a driving instructor.

Discussion with the Industry – Making Tax Digital

Discussion with the Industry - Making Tax Digital

Covering Your Costs

DRIVE discusses how to cover your costs while training to be a driving instructor.

Standards Check Success 08

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Standards Check Success 07

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Standards Check Success 06

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Discussion with the Industry – Calming the Anxious Mind

Keith Woodward discusses the stress and anxiety in our industry and the 'Calming The Anxious Mind' workshop course he has developed.

Contacting the Customer

DRIVE discusses the process of contacting the customer as an instructor.

Teaching Area Experience

DRIVE discusses the area of teaching and how it can benefit your experience.

Diary Planning with Total Drive

DRIVE discusses diary planning using Total Drive.

Induction 2 – Customer Service and Administration

DRIVE discusses the customer service and administration aspect of being a driving instructor.

Standards Check Success 05

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Discussion with the Industry – NDORS

Discussion with the Industry - NDORS.

Standards Check Success 04

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

The Future of the Driving School Webinar

The Future of the Driving School with Smart Driving, ADI NJC & Red Driving School.

Standards Check Success 03

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Standards Check Success 02

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

Conversation with the DVSA – October 2018 – John Sheridan

John Sheridan answers questions on the impact of the new driving test, ORDIT and more.

Road Safety Webinar – Graham Feest

ADI Support and Development Webinar from SmartDriving in association with ADI NJC was our Road Safety Consultation with Graham Feest.

Standards Check Success 01

Graham Lucas, Andrew Love & John Farlam discuss the standards check form.

GDPR – ‘Debunking the myths’ Webinar

SmartDriving’s John Farlam and Adam Bragg discuss the GDPR.

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Samantha Taylor Testimonial

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Rodney ‘Joe’ Cocker Testimonial

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Akhtar Niser Testimonial

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Matthew Leeden Testimonial

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Lee Mister Testimonial

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Nick Blackshaw Testimonial

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Josh Ramwell Testimonial

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Julie Hazell Testimonial

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Rob Walker Testimonial

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Sharon Gay Testimonial

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James Travis Testimonial

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Chris Kenney Testimonial

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Rob Preston Testimonial

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John Ramsay Bell Testimonial

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