The driving test is changing

After a considerable delay while trials and consultations were carried out, the DVSA have finally announced details of the new UK driving test. The new test will start on December 4th 2017 and contains significant changes.

The new test no longer contains the three point turn which seems to have been in the test for time immemorial. also dropped is the reverse around the corner.

 

In there place are two new manoeuvres – driving forward into a parking pay and then reversing out of it again and, controversially, pulling up on the wrong side of the road before reversing and then pulling away again.

Also in the test now is use of the satnav. Surprisingly this does not involve setting up the satnav. That will be done by the examiner using a satnav with pre planned routes. The satnav element will last 20 minutes (half of the test). However one in five tests will not involve use of the satnav but will instead require the current aspect of following road signs towards a given destination.

Other aspects of the test such as hill starts, angled starts and emergency stops (one in three tests) will remain the same as will the length of the test which is around 40 minutes.

Automatic lessons in Aylesbury

When people are looking to get a new car they will need to decide – manual or automatic/ Automatic cars are so easy to drive, so much less stressful that it is surprising that they are not more popular in the UK. If you are only ever going to want to drive an automatic then getting an automatic only licence is the easy option. Less stress, no gears to worry about, no messing around with the clutch and trying to find the biting point and above all no stalling!!!!

If you are looking for driving lessons in Aylesbury or Oxford or surrounding areas then you should look no further than Go-Gearless.

Go Gearless automatic driving school

Once you have passed your test you will be looking for good priced car insurance for your automatic car.

Maintaining a car can be a great deal of work, especially when you factor in the monthly cost of car insurance. Car insurance is an expensive reality of being a legal and responsible driver. Here are some common car insurance discounts that can make your monthly premium a little more affordable.
You can get a driver discount for things like taking a defensive driving class or pass plus or by maintaining good grades if you happen to be a student driver. It is highly recommended that you see what kind of driver discounts that you could qualify to get.
A vehicle discount is another discount that you can get on your car insurance. This type of discount is done when you have done things like added safety equipment to your car. You can also get vehicle discounts for doing things like owning an older model car as a cost much less to insure than a newer vehicle.
You can also get policy discounts when it comes to getting discounts on your car insurance. For example you can get the discount for say bundling your home insurance along with your life insurance and car insurance.
These are just a few of the common car insurance discounts that you can get so it is definitely worth your time to see what does comfort available out there for you. Also remember to look for as many quotes as possible so that you know you were getting the best possible deal on your automatic car insurance.

 

New driving test 2017

The New Driving Test

As from 4th December 2017 there will be a whole big change in the UK driving test practical. For the first time the use of a sat nav device will be included in the test while the three point turn (or turn in the road exercise) which has formed a staple part of driving lessons for time immemorial will be scrapped. Driving instructors such as Pete Bryce of No Ls Driving School Bristol will be teaching learners to pull up on the right hand side of the road and pull away again as well as to drive forward into a supermarket parking bay and reverse out as well as to do the current bay parking exercise. The reverse around the corner exercise is also set to be dropped from the driving test.

Why a new test?

The aim of the new test is to make the driving test more relevant to real life driving. The majority of UK drivers have a satnav device and the DVSA wants to ensure that drivers are able to use them safely, being aware of the dangers that over reliance on a satnav device can bring.

|The new move is not without its critics within the driver training industry. The highway code suggests that drivers should not park on the right facing oncoming traffic. Critics feel that the new test is effectively endorsing something that the highway code says should not be done. There is also some doubt amongst instructors as to how easy it will be for instructors and examiners to get use of supermarket car parks.
Overall the public reception to the new driving test and its new manoeuvres has been cautiosly positive. The DVSA are however recommending that drivers should be still taught the turn in the road and reverse around a corner exercises as part of their regular driving lessons course. These are important skills even though test candidates will not be tested on them. As such it is expected that driving schools will continue to teach these manoeuvres.

Learning to Drive

FIRST STEP TO LEARN TO DRIVE

The first thing to do in becoming a learner driver is to obtain a provisional driving licence. If you already possess appropriate forms of identification such as a passport, you may make an application online. You may obtain your  provisional Driving licence before your 17th birthday so that you can if you want to begin lessons on your birthday.

 

THEORY

An important step towards obtaining a full licence is to pass your theory test. Many learners learn for their theory while they are taking practical driving lessons. As well as the questions you need to pass the hazard perception test. The candidate has to pass in both sections at the same test. if you fail at one you have to take both parts again.

 

DRIVING LESSONS

The majority of people who learn to drive in the UK have one driving lesson each week. But some learners become aware  that two or more lessons per week is better as they are more likely to remember what they have learned if they don’t have to wait a whole week between driving lessons. The time you have to wait for practical test appointments can vary but the Driving and vehicle Standards Agency target waiting time for practical tests is 6 weeks. However it’s important that you do not go for test before your instructor says you are ready. The UK pass rate is approximately50% and the Driving Standards Agency have made it clear that a major reason in candidates failing the practical test is that they are under prepared.

 

POST TEST TRAINING

When you have passed the test you will get a pass certificate. This allows you to drive immediately. The candidate will usually receive the full driving licence  within 2-3 weeks. Being a good driver is not about passing  a driving test. It’s about being a good  confident and considerate driver in all circumstances. To help our pupils we off the pass plus course of post test training to enable pupils to attain to an even higher standard

Nottingham

We cover West Bridgford, Ruddington, Plumtree, Keyworth, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Bunny, Bradmore, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Cotgrave, Cropwell Butler, Cropwell Bishop, The Meadows , Sneinton, Carlton, Burton Joyce, Gedling, Netherfield and Colwick.

We will teach you to drive in a Vauxhall Corsa to a very high standard. With our high pass rate and patient tuition, you can be sure you will make quick progress towards passing your driving test. We will also give you all the help you need to pass the Theory and Hazard Perception tests. Materials to help you with these tests can be purchased from our driving instructors.

We also provide refresher and motorway driving lessons and our instructors are Pass Plus registered. The Pass Plus Scheme is a course of just 6 lessons after passing your test.  It further develops your driving skills and includes valuable motorway tuition. Many insurance companies give good discounts to those who have completed the course and your instructor can supply you with a list of participating insurance companies.


 Our Driving School for lessons in and around Nottingham – call us for further information

Stockport driving lessons

Operating in all Stockport, Hyde, Reddish, Romiley, Marple, Offerton, Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Poynton, and High Peak areas, we have a great reputation  for an extremely friendly, patient and reliable approach to teaching all aspects of driving, whether you are a nervous beginner, or an qualified  driver looking for refresher or motorway lessons.

 My aim is to to make learning to drive both an enjoying and affordable experience, taking you through all the steps to turn you into a safe, confident and considerate driver.

You get free use of theory test materials, hints and tips on passing the test, lessons tailored to your individual needs by choice of times, locations and constant coaching, so you can be sure of  a rate of progress to your test that you feel happy with.

Once you have passed your practical driving test , why not further your learning by taking part in the Pass plus scheme. This will help you come to terms with places you  have never driven such as motorways, unlit rural roads, the airport, Trafford cente, and negotiating the tram system in Manchester town centre.

Pass Plus is recognised by many insurance companies who offer a reduction on your motor  insurance premiums.

Learning to drive in chesterfield

Choosing to learn to drive is  an important decision and you need to ensure that you choose  the right driving school for you. Apart from being an expensive job, you need to be focused and concentrated to learn the  skill of driving. If you are not concentrating enough, it can get difficult to drive. Driving School – Chesterfield is one of the most committed driving schools in and around Chesterfield areas. Cost effective and purpose oriented syllabus which can help you in passing your driving test. When you have passed your test Driving gives you freedom to explore. You do not have to get lessons from a driving school – but you are certainly more likely to pass if you do.

Learner

An experienced instructor won’t need to keep grabbing the wheel

Driving Theory Test 

The Theory Test is something one needs to watch for, but it does not stop you from taking driving lessons before you pass. It is better you take driving lessons simultaneously while preparing for the theory test  as it will help you to apply the theoretical knowledge gained during the practical driving sessions. One can get rid of any anxiety regarding the theory test because the teaching curriculum includes all the required driving lessons to help you clear the test.

  • Driving lessons take care of all the aspects whether you are a beginner or you want to have refresher lessons.
  • Driving lessons include driving in different weather conditions.

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Pass Plus Course

You can get the pass plus course in Chesterfield. This course will help you become a better driver with more skill and experience.

  • Pass Plus course is for drivers who have cleared practical driving test but are still looking to improve their driving skills.
  • The Course is divided into six different modules which cover diverse areas of driving like driving in busy motorways or night driving and so on.

Prices have been fixed carefully to design a cost effective way and to reduce burden on the learners. You can book your first lesson and take up the Beginners offers to get a good start at cheap prices

Theory Test Special Needs

Other Languages & Special Needs

 

Other Languages

In Wales and along the Welsh borders you can take the theory test with Welsh on the screen. A Welsh voiceover for the theorty test is also available..

Using a headset you can also hear the test questions read in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Mirpuri, Polish, Potugese, Punjabi, Pushto, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu.

To take the test in another language you will need to bring a DSA approved translator. This needs to be arranged at the time of booking, is only available at certain test centres and you need to pay for the translator yourself.

 

Special Needs

If you have special needs you will need to make them known at the time of booking. Be aware that not all theory test centres have easy disabled access.

Theory Test and Reading Difficulties:
You can have an English voiceover on a headset if you have reading difficulties or dyslexia. You can also ask for up to twice the normal amount of time for the test. You will however need to provide a letter from a suitable independent person who knows of your difficulties.

The Test and Hearing Difficulties
The multiple choice questions and introduction to the hazard perception test can be delivered in British Sign Language on-screen. Alternatively a BSL signer can be provided if requested at the time of booking.

Physical Disabilities
If you have difficulties using the mouse, special arrangements can be made if you inform the DSA when you book.

Theory Test Modules

The Theory Test is divided up into a number of modules and you will get questions from each of these modules when you take your test. Your result form will indicate to you which modules you scored incorrect answers for. It is important to make sure that you get plenty of theory test practice before taking the test

The modules are:

ALERTNESS: This section covers questions on observation, anticipation, concentration, awareness, distraction and boredom.

An example question would be: If your mobile phone rings on the motorway what should you do?

ATTITUDE: This section is about consideration, courtesy, who has priority and following distances.

An example would be: Why should you never wave people to cross the road?

SAFETY & YOUR VEHICLE: This covers fault detection, defects, safety equipment, emissions and noise.

An example question could be: What is the purpose of a catalytic converter?

SAFETY MARGINS: This involves stopping distances, road surfaces, skidding and dealing with varying weather conditions

An example might be: How much longer could it take you to stop in icy conditions?

HAZARD AWARENESS: Topics covered include anticipation and attention, speed and distance, reaction times, alcohol, drugs and tiredness

A question might be: The driver in front has forgotten to cancel his signal – what should you do?

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS: Being aware of how to deal with pedestrians, children, cyclists, older drivers, disabled people, animals

A sample question would be: Who is especially in danger of not being seen as you reverse your car?

OTHER TYPES OF VEHICLE: Motorbikes, buses, lorries, trams

An example question might be: Why is it more difficult to pass a larger vehicle than a car?

VEHICLE HANDLING: Weather conditions, road conditions, time of the day, speed, traffic calming.

Example Question: You are travelling in very heavy rain, how much greater is your stopping distance likely to be?