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.

What is a Driving Test Fail

May 21st, 2020|

One of the most common reasons for driving test fails is that the learner thinks that a minor error is a major and loses all hope. They might stall the car or bump the kerb in a manoeuvre and the panic and despair kick in. From then on, all concentration [...]

Thinking of Learning to Drive? 9 Questions to Ask Potential Driving Instructors

April 6th, 2020|

Learning to drive is a big deal. And choosing the right instructor can make a serious difference to your pass potential. Not only because their instructing style really does count. But because you’re going to be spending hours in an enclosed space with this person and you want to be [...]

Safety and the Art of Overtaking

March 12th, 2020|

It’s one of the most common driving manoeuvres, but overtaking can be daunting in the early days on the road. So, what do you need to know to start overtaking confidently and safely? Everything you need to know about overtaking safely What is meant by ‘overtaking’? Overtaking is the process [...]

Parallel Parking in Practise

February 10th, 2020|

Parallel parking is one of those things that can send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned of drivers. In fact, many people will go out of their way just to avoid it. But the problem for you is, if it comes up on your driving test, you [...]

Show Me Tell Me: What Can You Expect on Your Driving Test?

January 13th, 2020|

Vehicle Safety Questions – AKA Show Me, Tell Me – instil horror in a lot of learner drivers. You’re trying your best to get your head around the intricacies of actually staying on the road and now they expect you to know how to check your hydraulic brake fluid?! What [...]

Driving Licence: Tips for a First Time Pass

December 11th, 2019|

There’s no denying that when you’re learning to drive, passing first time is the ultimate goal. Who cares if less than half of all learners manage to achieve it? It’s you that we’re interested in. And you are phenomenal! You’ve got the skillz, man! But self-confidence doesn’t really count for [...]

Learning to Drive in Wolverhampton

November 11th, 2019|

So. You live in Wolverhampton and you want to learn to drive? You’ve come to the right place! Learning to drive here is just like learning to drive anywhere else. You need determination, concentration, and a really good driving instructor… Like I said, you’ve come to the right place! But [...]

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 [...]