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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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Can I Pass My Driving Test Without Lessons from an Instructor?

There’s no getting away from it, driving lessons with an official instructor are expensive. And unfortunately, that’s unlikely to change any time soon. So, we understand completely why you might be considering your options. And what many people don’t realise is that there’s actually no legal requirement for learner drivers to undertake formal lessons with

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