Driving Tips

Whether you’re just starting out as a learner driver or have already had your licence for years, we all need a few pointers here and there to help us avoid making mistakes and adapt to new situations. That’s why, in this section, we’ll provide you with plenty of informative and useful driving tips to help you become a safer, more confident driver, and get the most out of motoring. We’ll add in everything from articles and guides to interactive quizzes, meaning that there really is something for everyone. Check out our driving tips section for advice that all drivers can use!

What Are Smart Motorways?

View of smart motorway from driver's seat of car

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

Ambulance moving through traffic

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...

Driving at Night — Tips & Tricks

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At this time of year there are a number of things that can make driving more difficult. We’ve already looked at the frosty weather and its impact on the road, but this is also a particularly good time to cover night time driving. After all, now that we’re firmly in the grips of winter, night feels like any time after 4 o’clock! This means that, unless you’re planning to restrict your driving to the middle of the day (not advisable),...

Is It Worth Taking A Pass Plus Course?

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Passing your driving test is a great achievement and you’ll likely be itching to get out on the open road. Along with the excitement, it’s also totally normal to feel a bit daunted by the prospect of driving without an instructor by your side. After many hours of teaching, you might be nervous about being trusted to navigate the road alone. It is a lot of responsibility! If this sounds like you, there are further available steps that will enhance...

Ten Epic UK Road Trip Ideas

We’re currently in the dark depths of winter, so it’s natural to be thinking about an exotic getaway. The prospect of sun, sea and sand sure sounds appealing at this time of year! However, have you ever thought about what beautiful sights might be on your doorstep? A key motivation for many people when learning to drive is the freedom that having a car can give you. More so than any other means of transport, a car gives you the...

Learning to Drive with Anxiety

Keys with 'Learn to Drive' keyring

The process of learning to drive can be both exciting and stressful. For some, it can trigger a real sense of anxiety which is hard to shake and can hamper your progress. We get it—there are lots of new things to learn, it costs quite a bit of money, and you may even feel the burden of other peoples’ expectations weighing you down. When you see it laid out like that, it’s no wonder people get so nervous about driving!...

Automatic vs. Manual – Which is Best?

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When it comes to picking out a new car or deciding what kind of vehicle you want to learn in, there are many options to consider. How big do you want it to be? Who are the manufacturers you trust? Which shade of red perfectly reflects your passionate yet sensible personality? But before you get carried away with all that fun stuff, the first question to ask yourself is: manual or automatic? The Difference When people talk about ‘manual’ and...

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...

Learning to Drive in Winter: Pros & Cons

Close up of car tyre driving on snow covered road

What do you think of when someone says winter? Call us scrooges if you want, but the words that spring to mind for us are wet, cold and dark. Not exactly paradise and certainly not ideal driving conditions! However, if you live in the UK, we’re afraid these are going to be fairly common driving conditions. If you’re thinking about learning to drive sometime soon, you may be put off by the idea of taking your lessons in winter—precisely because...

Motorway Driving: Ultimate Guide

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Maybe it’s because it’s one of the only parts of driving you’re not allowed to experience until you’re qualified (this will change in 2018), but motorways can be a very daunting prospect for new drivers. To be fair, at first glance they can seem complex and intimidating. You might be surprised to learn, then, that they are some of the safest roads to drive on. In fact, many people find driving on motorways easier than using other roads. So, why...