So you’re thinking about learning to drive or you’ve already taken the plunge and started your lessons – what an exciting time! You’ll soon be a licence holder and have the freedom that being a driver gives you. It can really take you places!

First things first, there’s a lot to learn! Although driving is enjoyable and gives you freedom, it also comes with a lot of responsibility. You must learn the rules of the road, the skills it takes to drive well and above all, ensure you are a safe driver.

Luckily, we are driving experts – it’s what we do. We’ve put together a selection of helpful articles on lots of different driving-related topics to give you some extra information and advice.

If there’s a driving topic that you’d like to know more about, please email us on and we will endeavour to write a blog on that subject soon.

Assessment criteria: Controls and instruments

Controls:   Expected outcome / competence This section covers, where appropriate, the safe and controlled use of accelerator, clutch, gears, footbrake, parking brake, and steering. The vehicles controls should be used as smoothly as possible, For example: Making...

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On test: Controls and instruments

Know your car and how to control it. Smooth and balanced. In order to do this, do it in good time. The less an examiner notices about your use of the controls the better it is.    In terms of steering you may cross your hands so long as this does not result in a...

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles    I used to think that all us driving instructors would soon be out of a job. Attending the last DIA conference and the Portsmouth University Artificial Intelligence Transport Hub Conference tells me something different. There are going to be...

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