June 2013


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Driving Test Failure

The national pass rate for a UK driving test is around 43% . The biggest reason for failing the driving test first time is poor preparation. Once a learner driver has failed a driving test…


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Rules For Learner Drivers

Rules for learner drivers Before you start to drive, you must: hold a valid, provisional driving licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland make sure that any vehicle you drive is roadworthy and properly taxed…



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Structured learning to drive

Planning and recording how you learn to drive Research shows that learners who have a combination of professional instruction and private practice do better at the driving test. On average, those who pass have had…



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Contract awarded for hazard perception clips

The contract to refresh the hazard perception part of the driving theory test by introducing computer generated image (CGI) technology has been awarded to the London-based SME Jelly. The updated section is expected to be…



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Highway Code app

One of Britain’s most iconic publications is undergoing a digital revolution today as Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, marks the Highway Code’s 81st year by launching it as an interactive app for smartphones. The best-seller’s technological…


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New powers to protect learner drivers

Driving instructors who pose a significant threat to public safety will face immediate suspension under new legislation that was put forward in Parliament this week. Under the current legislation, it takes a minimum of 45…