The DGN Driving Blog

The latest advice, guidance and driving insights from DGN to help you learn quicker, pass your test and become a better driver.

Silly Mistakes that Could Cost You Your Driving Test

October 7th, 2019|

One of the most frustrating things about learning to drive is that it can be the silliest things that cost you your test pass. Whether flicking your indicator switch the wrong way and not following through, or rolling to a stop at a junction, it’s the little unthinking errors that [...]

How and When to Change Gears

September 10th, 2019|

Every day’s a school day when it comes to learning to drive. There’s so much information to take on board, so many processes to fathom. But amongst it all, the same few issues always rise to the top. And one of the questions we get asked more than any other [...]

How to Keep Your Cool for Your Practical Driving Test

August 8th, 2019|

No matter how capable or confident you are, your practical driving test is usually a highly stressful experience. It’s not just the anxiety attendant on any kind of exam, although that is definitely there. It’s exacerbated by the fact that many of the test elements are out of your control [...]

How a Mock Driving Test Could Help You Pass First Time

July 2nd, 2019|

Everyone has a different experience of learning to drive. But overly anxious or brimming with confidence, there’s one stage that almost all learners encounter: wanting to just get on with it. As you move towards the natural end of your driving lessons, any suggestion of taking a mock test can [...]

How Do You Know If You’re Ready to Take Your Driving Test?

June 3rd, 2019|

Knowing when you’re ready to take your driving test isn’t always easy. Broadly speaking there are three categories of learner driver: ‘Ready? I was born ready!’ – These learners will usual fail. Often more than once. Because while confidence is good, too much confidence isn’t. ‘I’d be fine if there [...]

The 5 Most Common Driving Test Errors

May 28th, 2019|

Taking any kind of test at any time of life can be stressful. But there’s something about taking a driving test that turns normally calm, sensible, intelligent people into gibbering wrecks. Passing your driving test is hard. Not because you’re being asked to do anything that you’ve not already learned. [...]