Driving Blog

Our driving blog includes the latest news from the motoring world. It includes tips for learner drivers, and advice for all road users.

Our team of writers will keep you up to date with the latest.

Ready for the Driving Test?

Want to know if you’re ready to take the driving test? How can you tell? The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (the people who conduct the test) have launched a campaign called ‘Ready to Pass?’. They’re concerned about the number of people  who fail driving tests simply because they haven’t done enough to prepare. Some

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New Mobile Phone Laws

From March 2022, new mobile phone laws mean that you could face prosecution if you use any hand held device when behind the wheel. This applies not only when you are driving, but also when you are stationary in traffic. The law does not only apply to mobile phones, but to any device that can

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Driving in Winter Sun

Driving in winter sun is perhaps the most underestimated danger of winter driving. The sun hangs lower in the sky during these months; it has a much more dazzling effect than the higher sun of warmer seasons. Its effect is at its greatest after rain or when there’s ice or snow on the ground. In

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Lights when Driving in Fog

Lights when driving in fog become very important tools. Don’t travel in fog unless you really have to. And consider checking the Met Office for any weather warnings before you set off. Making sure others can see you is vitally important in misty conditions. You MUST turn on headlights when visibility is poor. Or if

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Driverless Cars in the UK

Driverless cars are coming to the UK – should we be worried? Trials of these in the USA have actually resulted in hundreds of crashes, some of them fatal. During a four month period in 2022 eleven people were killed. Passengers and pedestrians are dying as a direct result of driverless technology. There are a

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Driving in Icy Conditions

When driving in icy conditions, you must use all controls with care. When setting off you must bring the clutch up gently and gradually without too much power from the engine. Steering must be smooth and steady, particularly if you’re moving out at an angle from behind a parked car. Acceleration has to be very

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