The Driving Test

Different ways of looking at the driving test.

Aside from the actual passing of The Driving Test what other ways can we look at it. From Societies point of view? Passing your driving test is a rights of passage from which you receive your freedom. In this case that of the open road. Even The Queen has learnt to...

Are you ready for your driving test?

Are you ready for your test? Do you practice safe driving? How can you make sure your first time is really good? As a front seat passenger if you have found yourself going for the imaginary footbrake, it was not a very nice feeling. It meant the driver was going too...

GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR: THE GLASS

The glass in our cars serves a number of purposes to further the safety and comfort of the occupants. The most obvious is the taking and giving of information. Windows allow us to take in information such as signals from other road users. And they allow those other...

Seat Belt and Head Restraint: Why do we have them?

The purpose of the headrest is to stop your head rotating backwards. In order to set the headrest to you, you want the pointy bit at the back of your head to match up with the middle of your head restraint. The pointy bit is more correctly known as the occipital bone....

Passing Your Driving Test: How to Choose a Mechanic

You’ve passed your driving test. You’ve bought a car. You’ve got your insurance covered and paid your road tax but there’s something else to organise. A mechanic. We cannot stress enough, how much easier your life will be if you find a mechanic before you have any...

The Practical Driving Test

To pass the driving test you must be able to drive safely with a bit of confidence. Confidence will be shown by skill, judgement and experience. You will show this by how you deal with different road and traffic conditions. But also by how you apply The Highway Code...

The Theory Test

Your theory test is made up of 2 parts. The multiple-choice questions and the hazard perception. You can take it from your 17th birthday onward. It is done on a computer screen at selected centers. You must take a theory test if you want to go on to take a driving...

Provisional Driving Licence

  Before you drive any car on a public road you will need a driving licence. You can apply for your licence 3 months before you are 17 so it is possible to have a driving lesson on your birthday. If you receive the higher rate of the mobility part of the...

Gear Changing

Any gear changing is smooth and balanced. This will be how you use the clutch, gas and gear stick. If it is lumpy this means you are not changing properly or are changing into the wrong gear. As the clutch comes up start to lightly apply the gas and this should make...

Driving Faults

The examiner will be sat looking and seeing the same things as the candidate. He will be mentally comparing what should be done with what is actually done. The examiner is not allowed to trick or trap you. But he must mark how you deal with whatever happens on the...