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Learning to Drive in the New Year

Top Tips for Learning to Drive

If your New Year’s resolution is learning to drive, and you are in or around Manchester we’re here to help! Here’s a comprehensive list of what you need, what will help you, and a number of tips and tricks that have helped our new drivers pass their theory test and practical driving test with ease. Continue reading

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How to prepare for your driving theory test

In order to get your driving licence, you’ll have to first pass your theory test before taking the practical examination.

The theory test is split into two sections and is designed to test both your knowledge of the Highway Code as well as your hazard perception. The first section is multiple choice and the last part is an interactive video test. The driving theory test is designed to ensure the safety of new road users entering the road network. Continue reading

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What is the hazard perception test and how to prepare for it

When you’re learning to drive, the practical sessions out on the road are only half of the story as there’s also a theory test which must also be passed.

Part of the theory examination is the hazard perception test, an area which is specifically designed to look at your awareness of other road users and those around you.

Here’s a more detailed look at exactly what the hazard perception test involves and how you can prepare for it. Continue reading

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The most useful lessons ever?

What are the most useful lessons?

Many people opt to take professional driving lessons in order to pass their test, learning how to handle a car and perform the basic manoeuvres.

However, the learning doesn’t stop once the L plates are removed from the car. Having a test certificate doesn’t make you an experienced driver and there are lots more to learn about driving on the road in different conditions. Continue reading

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Driving test manoeuvres – turn in the road (the three point turn)

When you take your driving test you’ll be expected to perform certain manoeuvres, the three point turn – or turn in the road as it’s sometimes called – being one of these.

The examiner will be looking for certain features as you perform the three point turn: control, smoothness, safety, general awareness, observation skills and use of the clutch, accelerator and brake. You will also be expected to perform the manoeuvre without bumping against the kerb.

Although it might sound complex to a new driver, the three point turn is actually simpler than it sounds. Here are a few pointers to help you complete it with ease. Continue reading

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Driving Test: Show Me Tell Me Questions

Before you begin the practical side of any driving test you will be asked some simple questions. The first is designed to test your eyesight and has been part of the driving test since its beginnings. Assuming a candidate passes this then there will be two questions about the general safety/functioning of the vehicle – usually called the ‘Show Me Tell Me’ part of the driving test. Continue reading

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Learning to Drive: Manual Vs Automatic

You have two choices on the type of car you can learn to drive in: manual where you have to change gears by hand or automatic where the gears are changed for you by the car. When you are developing the skills to drive a car, one initial difficulty comes with changing gear and you might be forgiven for thinking that swapping to automatic will make things a whole lot easier. Continue reading