Posts Tagged 'learner drivers'

Radical Changes to the DVSA Driving Theory Test to Help People with Disabilities

February 21, 2020 | Posted under: News

Radical Changes to the DVSA Driving Theory Test to Help People with Disabilities The radical changes to the DVSA theory test will make it ‘more accessible’ for those with reading difficulties and other disabilities. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that the written questions on the driving theory test will be replaced by 30-second video clips in a bid to make the qualification easier to attain for those with reading difficulties. The test is currently split…

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How to reduce the cost of learning to drive

August 31, 2018 | Posted under: Money Advice

How to reduce the cost of learning to drive From apps to help pass your theory test to driving lessons and insurance, we unlock the secrets to keeping the costs of passing your driving test down. According to advice from the Department for Transport, learner drivers should aim to have around 47 hours of driving lessons before taking their test, and with the average one-hour driving lesson costing between £24 - £27 learning to drive is increasingly becoming an expensive financial commitment. On…

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Learner drivers wasting £100,000s a year on driving tests they fail instantly

August 23, 2018 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Learner drivers wasting £100,000s a year on driving tests they fail instantly New research shows how many driving tests are instantly failed due to avoidable mistakes like the car not being suitable or learners forgetting their L plates Nearly 5,000 learner drivers are needlessly failing their test each year – and wasting money in the process – because their car doesn’t meet the Government’s basic required standards. These provisional drivers instantly fail their driving…

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Driving instructors want this new test manoeuvre banned - just weeks before it is set to be introduced

November 10, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Driving instructors want this new test manoeuvre banned – just weeks before it is set to be introduced The DVSA will introduce four new elements to the driving test on 4 December – but one in particular has come under fire by driving instructors for being unsafe and against the Highway Code. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced earlier this year that they are changing some of the elements in the driving test to ensure new drivers are tested on modern driving…

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Number of young people learning to drive falls as expensive lessons and insurance 'price them off the road'

September 15, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Number of young people learning to drive falls as expensive lessons and insurance ‘price them off the road’ According to recent figures, only 29% of 17-20 year olds hold a full driving licence – down from 35% 10 years ago. The increasing costs of learning to drive and running a car have been cited as the biggest reasons why the amount of young people passing the driving test is falling, according to official figures. Only 29% of 17-20 year olds now hold a full driving licence according…

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The easiest and hardest places in the UK to pass your driving test - revealed

July 17, 2017 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

The easiest and hardest places in the UK to pass your driving test – revealedIn 2015/16 1.3 million practical driving tests were taken and just 48 percent of those tests resulted in a new driving licence – so with a test costing at least £62, over £42 million was spent on failed attempts last year. If you have failed a driving test then you know how bitterly disappointing it can be – you might feel like the world is against you and that it definitely wasn’t your…

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How to Pass Your Driving Test – Top Tips

December 22, 2014 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How to Pass Your Driving Test – Top TipsWant a great deal on car insurance? Get a FREE quote now. Learning how to drive can be nerve wracking when you start out, but even the most confident learner drivers can find themselves dreading their test. Don’t be tempted to put off your test date, follow these tips to help you pass with flying colours. Find a Good Instructor You can ask for an assessment session or just book a single session to start off with.  You should find it…

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