Green Light given for Learners to Drive on Motorways from 4th June 2018

The much-anticipated government legislation allowing learner drivers to practice driving on motorways has been given the green light. With effect 4th of June this year it will be legal for learners to gain invaluable experience of driving on motorways, if; They are accompanied by a qualified driving instructor There are dual controls fitted to the…

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Using a Sat-Nav when Driving

The recent announcement by government transport minister, Andrew Jones about the upcoming changes to the practical driving test has focussed minds on the legal and safe use of satellite navigation technology when driving. The minister stated that the independent driving part of the test would be increased from 10 to 20 minutes. Until the new…

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How to Maintain Concentration when Driving

One of the most difficult aspects of keeping safe when driving is trying to keep concentration levels high. For most of us, the most potentially dangerous activity we carry out is the school, shop, or work journey – usually on familiar roads. We all expect to get from A to B safely but distractions can…

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Yorkshire Choice Awards – Saturday 2nd April 2017

Learn Driving UKs Director Helen Hirst attended the prestigious Yorkshire Choice Awards with friends and family on Saturday 2nd April 2017. Held at the Centenary Pavilions, Elland Road (home of Leeds United FC), the classy awards ceremony was recognising the outstanding business achievements of Yorkshires entrepreneurs and helped raise thousands of pounds for charity. Hosted…

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Space and Time – Your Best Friends on the Road!

Have you noticed that when you are carefully observing the speed limit, you look in your rear-view mirror to see a queue of tailgaters trying to push you along faster? Driving can be emotive and if we are not careful we can let the pressure of following drivers get the better of us. The last…

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How to reduce your fuel bill by up to 25%

Have you noticed that fuel prices have been creeping up steadily over the last few months? Prices are at their highest since July 2015 due to a 3p litre rise in December. The cost of oil has increased as the organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has cut the production of oil. So, what…

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Learner Drivers practicing on Motorways!

The government has issued proposals, for industry consultation, concerning learner drivers gaining experience on motorways prior to taking their practical driving test. At Learn Driving UK, we have been strong advocates of the Pass Plus Scheme for newly-qualified drivers which includes a practical motorway module. Unfortunately, Pass Plus has not had strong industry backing and…

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The New Practical Driving Test

The updated practical driving test is likely to be rolled out across the country in the summer of 2017. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) trialled the new test at a selection of driving test centres over the last two years. Test candidates had a choice at these test centres; either choose the existing…

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