Learning to drive in Chiswick

If you are wanting driving lessons in Chiswick, this is all the information that you need to help you to pass your driving test.

The driving test lasts for about 38-40 minutes. Half of that time will involve the driving test examiner giving you instructions on a turn by turn basis. The other half is called independent driving. On most test this will involve following instructions from a satnav. However for one test out of every five the independent driving  involves following road signs towards a particular destination. – for instance the examiner will say “follow the road signs to Chiswick until I tell you otherwise”

You will need to turn up at the test centre about 10 minutes before your test time and wait in the waiting room. The examiner will ask to see your provisional licence and will ask you to sign the insurance and residency declaration. They will then ask if you want your accompanying driver/instructor to accompany you on the test or if you want them to be present for the debrief at the end. As you walk out of the waiting room with the examiner they will introduce themselves to you. They will then take you to a suitable place to read a number plate 20 metres away before getting to your car. At your car they will ask you the “tell me” vehicle question.

During the test you will normally also be asked to pull up several times at the side of the road on the left. One of these will usually be on a hill (hill start) and one time close to another car (angled start). You may also be asked to do a controlled stop (commonly called the emergency stop). One test out of every three involves an emergency stop so you may find that you don’t need to do one on your test. During the test you will be asked one “show me” question. For instance to open the window or switch on the headlights on the move.

In addition you will normally be asked to do one manoeuvre involving reversing – either

  • pull up on the right, reverse for two car lengths, pull away again
  • drive forward into a parking bay and reverse out
  • reverse park (either into a car parking bay at the test centre or by pulling up alongside another car in the road and reversing into a space)

At the end of the test you will be told whether you have passed. If you have passed the examiner will offer to send off for your new licence for you (he will then keep your provisional licence) and give you your pass certificate.


Nearest test centres for Chiswick are at Greenford –

96 Horsenden Lane North
Greater London

Driving lessons in Stockport and Poynton

VH Driving School in Manchester offer driving lessons in Stockport and Poynton with a friendly fully qualified driving instructor. The lessons are carried out in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere with the aim that you learn to drive in a style and at a pace that suits you. Intensive driving courses and block booking discounts are available and lessons are carried out in a dual controlled Ford focus – one of the most popular driving school cars around. If you need help with the theory test then recommended books dvds and other resources are available. If you are interested in finding out more about driving lessons in Cheshire and south Manchaester with Van Halen Driving School then visit the website for more information.

Dr1veschool Leicester

If you live in leicester there is a new driving school in town that you should try. Dr1veschool and it’s owner Shiraz have been successfully teaching in London for a number of years and now shiraz has moved to leicester and is offering the same high quality driving lessons at really affordable prices.

Dr1veSchool leicester driving school boasts an 80% pass rate and offers home pickup, block booking discounts and intensive driving courses in leicester.

To find out more about intensive driving lessons in leicester you can call Dr1veschool on 07506 132742.

If you are a driving instructor looking for a franchise in Leicester then Dr1veschool are recruiting instructors to join their team. Visit the website to find out how you can join up.

Dr1ve School


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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 High Wycombe Aylesbury or Oxford or surrounding areas then you should look no further than MRA School of Motoring

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.

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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


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.



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.



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.



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


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