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Oct 18

Driving Test Tips for Success


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It is normal for new drivers to be nervous as they approach the day of their driving test, but the way to ensure such nerves are placated on the day is to make sure you are as prepared as you can possibly be. The good news is there are a number of tips to follow that can be a big help in making sure that your nervousness does not unduly affect your performance in your driving test.

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Jul 18

What Should You Take on a Long Car Journey?


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Road trips can be exciting and fun, but it is important to make sure that certain preparations have been made in advance of a lengthy drive. Everyone has their own methods of ensuring their readiness for such an endeavour, be it by making a list of items to pack, collecting together a playlist of favourite songs, or bringing along much loved food items or games; but it is also crucial to take certain items that can make the drive safer, cheaper or just more interesting!

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Jun 18

Top Tips for Passing your Driving Test


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There is no great secret as to how to pass a driving test in the United Kingdom. For new drivers to pass that test, all that is required is hard work, determination, lots of practice, and actual road experience, which is arguably the most important of all. However, there are a number of tips that can give new drivers a better chance of ensuring they pass their driving test on the first attempt.

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Feb 18

The Driving Test: A Checklist for Young Drivers


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Young drivers rarely know everything there is to know about driving, and recognising this can actually be an asset in helping them to pass their driving test. In order to ensure that new drivers are able to perform to the best of their ability on the day of the test, there are a number of helpful tips that should be taken under consideration.

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Jan 18

Car Batteries and Winter: What You Need to Know


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Although car batteries do have a tendency to die during the months of winter, there is actually a case to be made that more batteries actually die during the summer season, according to some sources. However, science has an explanation in both cases, as the operation and life span of a car battery can actually be impacted by both cold and hot weather. It is a very good idea to have a check conducted on your car battery prior to summer trips, and maintenance performed regularly in the autumn before winter hits.

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Dec 17

Big Changes on the Way for the Driving Test


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Major changes to the way people in the United Kingdom take a driving test started in December 2017. In the past, changes to the test that have been introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have been relatively subtle ones, but the fact is that the way in which people drive in the 21st century has changed considerably, and has now resulted in a major overhaul. The chief executive of the DVSA, Gareth Williams, says that although roads in the United Kingdom are still among the safest in the world, more can be done to ensure that road users, particularly new drivers, are kept safe.

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Aug 17

The Hardest Places to Pass Your Test in 2017


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Drivers wanting the best chance of successfully passing their driving test would be better off avoiding the West Midlands if at all possible, according to a heatmap of the failure and pass rates of practical driving tests that has just been released recently.

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Apr 17

Don’t Let Driving Test Nerves Get the Better of You


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Driving test nerves are a problem for many people who are learning to drive. They might be quite confident drivers before taking their test, sailing through whatever problems their trainer presents them with. Come the day when they need to put their skills into practice, and some drivers morph into a person who really cannot drive.

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Mar 17

Some Changes to Driving Law for 2017


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A good number of the laws pertaining to driving have been around for many years. The spring of 2017 is likely to see a range of changes to the laws governing driving and how these will affect drivers as a whole. If you’ve not yet taken your driving test then you need to understand that the law governing drivers are changing. The authorities are cracking down on people using their mobile phone while they are driving, and road tax is set to rise – so how will this affect you?

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Feb 17

Petrol’s Going Up: And it’s Not the Only Thing…


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It’s indisputable that many of us are not earning enough to pay for everyday expenses as it is, without the situation becoming worse. The fact is that experts are warning that Brexit is going to cost us more than we expected, on top of rising rents, food prices, warnings of significant rises in the cost of a new car, and now an increase in petrol – at present the highest it’s been in two years, but set to rise even further. While we are not the only country where people at the bottom – and increasingly, people in the middle – are struggling, further price rises and the real, unknown cost of Brexit, are making things a lot worse.

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