Driving Law

Whilst it might not always seem like the most exciting subject, all drivers and learners need to have a solid knowledge of driving law. Knowing the rules of the road doesn’t just mean that you could keep away from any sticky situations with the law—it also means you could avoid putting yourself, and other road users, in danger. To help our readers stay safe on the road, we’ve created our driving law section, which goes in depth on all the rules and regulations surrounding driving. We’ll also go into some of the history of driving law in the UK, so you can see how things have changed over time.

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Driving Instructor?

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Have you ever thought about a career as a driving instructor? Being your own boss, a life on the road (though perhaps not in the Mick Jagger sense), not being tied to a desk, regularly cranking down the window to feel the breeze in your hair… Yep, it can all sound pretty great when you think of the perks. Becoming and then sustaining a life as an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor), though, is a serious commitment. If you’re the right kind...

Help! I’ve Lost My Provisional—What Do I Do?

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Nothing quite strikes fear in the heart than realising you’ve lost something very important. If you’re a learner driver, that shiny green card known as the provisional licence is about as important as it gets! So, what do you do if it seems to disappear into thin air? Before embarking on a level 10 freak out, take a few steps to confirm that is really is lost. Rack your brain for its last whereabouts, turn your room upside down, and...

Learner Drivers on Motorways from June 4th

Driving laws and the driving test itself are always undergoing changes—adapting to increase safety on the roads for the public and all road users. We’ve seen this most recently with the 2018 MOT test changes and the 2017 driving test changes. A notable addition to these changes is the impending introduction of a new law that allows learner drivers on motorways. From June 4th, ADIs will be allowed to offer motorway lessons for learner drivers. Find out exactly what the...

The New MOT: Stricter Rules for Diesel Cars

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If you’re not completely up-to-date with the latest news on our blog, you might not be aware of the upheaval caused by the new MOT test. The changes brought in with this new test will certainly make things more difficult for drivers across the UK. We’re going to take a closer look at the new, stricter MOT rules for diesel car drivers and how this will affect you. What are the new MOT rules for diesel car drivers? If you’ve...

The New MOT Certificate—Everything You Need To Know

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There’s a lot to take in with the new MOT test—from the way defects are categorised to harsher emissions tests. While we have already looked at these general changes, there’s certainly no such thing as too much information when it comes to driving. With that in mind, we’re going to delve further into how these changes have impacted the new MOT certificate that you’ll receive at the end of your test. MOT changes and the test certificate… As we’ve already...

MOT Changes in May 2018—Everything You Need to Know

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Whether you’re a learner or an experienced driver with several years under your belt, you’ll have undoubtedly heard of the MOT test. An annual test of vehicle safety, the MOT test was first introduced in 1960. The test has been updated and expanded upon since its inception, all in the name of keeping road users safe and ensuring all vehicles are roadworthy. It has stayed more or less the same in recent years. This is set to change, however. The...

What Are Smart Motorways?

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If you’ve been out and about on Britain’s roads lately, you may have noticed a developing trend on the motorways. We are of course talking about the expansion of so-called ‘smart motorways‘. This is an age where we rely on smartphones and new technology to carry out many of our basic needs. It makes sense, then, that we start applying such innovation to our roads. Indeed, the process is already in full swing. Parts of the M1, M4, M6 and...

Dealing With Emergency Vehicles Safely

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Whether you’re a learner driver or a veteran of many years, you’ll undoubtedly have encountered emergency vehicles on the road. In these moments, you may be faced with a level of panic when you attempt to figure out what you should do. With the sirens and lights going, it can be difficult to keep a level head. So, are you supposed to brake, swerve or continue on your way? To help you make the best decision, we’ve compiled a guide...

L and P Plates: What Are the Rules?

Learner drivers are always easily recognisable on the road thanks to the familiar red L plates adorning their vehicle. Meanwhile, new drivers often sport green P plates, proudly showing that they’ve passed their test. However, whilst these signs are incredibly common, you may not know when you should (or shouldn’t) be using them. That’s why we’ve decided to put together this handy guide to all of the rules surrounding L and P plates. Contents L plates About L plates How many L plates...

Driving Under the Influence: Everything You Should Know

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With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to remember the risky consequences that some of the festive frivolities can have. You know what it’s like: you’re at a friend’s party and they persuade you to have another drink. That drink turns into three and, before you know it, you’re feeling extra merry and decide it’s time to head home. The problem is, you’ve driven over and can’t be bothered forking out the money for a cab. Maybe it won’t...