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.

Tips for Driving Safely in Wet Weather Conditions

October 19th, 2020|

OK, so if there’s one thing we all know it’s that the UK gets a lot of rain in winter. And that can make driving a little scary. Especially for learner drivers and those who’ve just passed their test.  So, in this blog, we’re going to talk about the things [...]

How to Handle Roundabouts

September 15th, 2020|

When you’re learning to drive, it can seem like you’re facing one anxiety after another. If it’s not the initial fear of the road, it’s parallel parking, pulling out into traffic, or roundabouts. Where we teach people to drive in Birmingham and the surrounds, there are some great examples of [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Driving Theory Test

August 18th, 2020|

It’s 24 years since the driving theory test began striking fear into the hearts of learner drivers. But while it’s always met with trepidation, it’s nothing that a little bit of preparation can’t handle. The driving theory test isn’t there to trip you up. It’s simply there to make sure [...]

Post-Lockdown Driving Lessons: Keeping You Safe While Keeping You Moving

July 21st, 2020|

OK, so we’ve been back in the saddle for a few weeks now. Post-lockdown driving lessons officially restarted on July 4th and its been great to see so many students back behind the wheel. Not to mention many new faces. But we’re still getting asked a lot of questions about [...]

Driving Manoeuvres: When and Where to Practice

June 17th, 2020|

One of the things learner drivers get most stressed about when preparing for their driving test is manoeuvres. Whether it’s parallel parking or reversing around corners. Everyone gets the fear about something. And like it or not, the only way to get to grips with manoeuvres is to practice. So, [...]

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 [...]