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What to Do if You Want to Learn to Drive with a Notifiable Condition

Applying for your provisional driving licence can be a really exciting moment. It’s not quite on a level with getting behind the wheel for the first time. But it’s up there. Unless you happen to have a notifiable health condition. If you do, when you reach page seven of the application form, you’ll face the

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Can You Learn to Drive with Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia (AKA Developmental Coordination Disorder or DCD) hit the headlines recently, when an MP blamed the condition for missing an election vote. Some people questioned whether it was a valid reason or simply and excuse. But anyone living with the condition will know just how much it can impact various parts of life. It’s not

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Five Things that Infuriate Other Drivers – And How to Avoid Them

When you’re learning to drive, you have a lot to take in. There’s the physical control of the vehicle, for one. And that can take a huge amount of getting used to. There’s driving in traffic. And then, there’s the theory. It feels incredibly daunting to start with. But in a surprisingly short space of

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How Do You Know You’ve Chosen the Wrong Driving Instructor?

There’s no denying that learning to drive has its moments of anxiety for everyone. There’s a lot to take in, and the potential risks can be scary. And that’s something all learners need to know. But you should never dread your driving lessons. And if you do, it could be down to your instructor. So,

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How to Drive Safely in Flood Conditions

If there’s one thing to be said about 2024 so far, it’s that it’s been wet. Very, very wet. The succession of named storms crossing the country have meant that a lot of areas have faced significant flooding. And the West Midlands is no exception. So, it’s a good thing for all new drivers to

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The Nine Most Dangerous Things to Avoid Doing When Driving

No one ever said that driving was without risk. It is, in fact, inherently dangerous. But you can take steps to make your driving experience as safe and risk-free as possible. That’s why it always makes sense to have driving lessons with a professional instructor. They will not only teach you how to drive, but

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Top Safety Tips for Driving in Snow

Much of the UK has already had its first snowfall for this winter. And if the forecast is right, we look set to have more over the next few months. While this is usually something for us all to get pretty excited about, it can make driving tricky. So, what do you need to do

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Can I Refuse to Demonstrate a Driving Test Manoeuvre?

When learning to drive, everyone has that one thing that they simply cannot do. It might be parallel parking or reversing around a corner. But every lesson you dread it coming up. Because no matter how many times you practice, you always end up clenching your jaw, sweating, and biting back the swear words. And

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How to Recover from Driving Test Errors

It’s easy to make mistakes when sitting your driving test. That’s why you’re allowed to make up to 15 minor faults during the course of your test. No one is expected to be perfect. The problem for many learner drivers though, is that once they become aware that they’ve made an error, panic sets in.

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