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Apr 15

Should you Carry on with Lessons After your Test?


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In recent years, concerns have been raised regarding whether the current UK driving test is fully preparing new drivers for the types of conditions they may experience on the roads today. The test has not been significantly updated since the introduction of the theory test back in 1996, and since then the types of common distraction when behind the wheel has changed drastically. Plans are now in place to adapt the UK driving test to make it more relevant to today’s environment, but a question many are asking is if it’s beneficial to continue with lessons after passing the test to ensure a more well-rounded knowledge and overall road safety.

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23
Apr 15

How to Service Your Own Car


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Record numbers of drivers are skipping annual servicing at a garage due to increasing costs. Reports suggest that the cost of the service, coupled with repair fees and new parts from brand names could cost drivers between £300 and £600 every year. However, regular servicing is vital, not only for your own safety and the safety of others on the roads, but also for your financial future. According to Kwik Fit, more than half of car buyers wouldn’t purchase a vehicle if the owner was unable to demonstrate a comprehensive service history, and 19 percent would ask for a substantial discount. It’s worth staying up-to-date with car servicing, but how can you cut costs while still ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy?

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23
Apr 15

Rise in Frauds Taking Driving Tests


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Do we really know who’s driving on Britain’s roads? Perhaps not. While the country has a strong licensing system in place, media sources are reporting a huge rise in driving test fraud, meaning that it is likely that there are hundreds of licensed drivers on the roads today who have never passed a formal driving test. There are growing concerns that driver and passenger safety will be significantly compromised if police do not crack down on this type of fraud.

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09
Apr 15

Learning to Drive via Sat Nav?


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Could we soon be tested on our sat nav skills when learning to drive? Yes, if proposed changes to the current UK driving test are approved! From April 2015, 20 driving test centres across the country will be testing their drivers on their ability to follow directions using an in-car satellite navigation system, rather than relying upon traditional road signs. If the trial proves to be successful, it is anticipated that this new and improved driving test will be officially rolled out to all test centres in the UK.

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02
Apr 15

Why 2 out of 3 Drivers Would Now Fail Their Theory Test


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A recent study undertaken by Churchill insurance shows that two thirds of drivers have forgotten about the Highway Code, so much so that they would fail their theory test if they had to take it again!

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