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!

How To Avoid Test Day Nerves

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When embarking on any kind of test, nerves are likely to creep in at some stage. This is completely normal. You can even try to use the extra adrenaline coursing through your veins to your advantage, as it does keep you alert and wired for action. However, an overwhelming sense of anxiety can be detrimental to your performance and, let’s face it, downright unpleasant. When it comes to the driving test, we don’t want you opting for the latter option...

The Top 5 Reasons People Failed Their Driving Test 2016/17

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You’ve passed your theory, completed hours of lessons and memorised the highway code (sort of). Now, it’s time for the main event: the practical driving test. This can be a nerve-wracking 40 minutes in which your ability to observe, judge and navigate the road will be examined by a stranger with a clipboard. Hopefully, your instructor has trained you well for this moment, but there are a couple of extra things to consider that will help you on the big...

Differences Between Driving in Europe and the UK

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If you’re used to driving in Europe, coming to the UK in a car can seem like a daunting experience. You might have heard that there’s a completely different driving culture to get to grips with when you arrive here, for instance, or that there’s tonnes of legislation that you’ll need to sift through. It needn’t be difficult though—we’ve detailed all the major differences between driving in Europe and the UK in this helpful guide. General precautions and major differences...

History of the Highway Code

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Whether you’re a learner driver or a veteran driver with many years under your belt, you’ll undoubtedly have heard of the Highway Code. Introduced in 1931, the Highway Code has undergone drastic changes over the years in order to keep drivers and the rest of the public as safe as possible. A knowledge of the Highway Code is vital for every driver out there, so get ready for a full history of the Highway Code! What is the Highway Code?...

Is there a Minimum Speed Limit?

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When we think about speed limits, we tend to think about the maximum speed that you are permitted to travel on different roads, and the type of vehicle you are driving. We all understand the need for keeping to a restricted speed: the safety of ourselves and other road users is at stake. We also understand that exceeding the speed limit can result in points on your licence, a fine, or even disqualification from driving. But can you be penalised...

Different Types Of Sat Nav—Which Is Best for Me?

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Just 15 years ago, satellite navigation units (aka sat navs) were something of a rarity. If you got into someone’s car and saw a screen mounted on the dashboard, you knew you were sitting in something special! These days, however, it’s becoming more and more common to see sat navs fitted as standard to cars. Portable satellite navigation units have also become hugely popular, and most smartphones now have mapping capability. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of the...

Defensive Driving Tips and Techniques

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Learner drivers typically have one goal in mind: passing their practical. However, driving comes with plenty of everyday challenges that you won’t encounter during your test. In response to these challenges, drivers can adopt specific skills to help prevent accidents and reduce the risk of collision. This set of skills is known as defensive driving, and learning them can help keep you—and other drivers—safe on the road. Read on to learn more....