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Tunnels are always tricky theory questions!
Answers in the Inbox

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Tag: Theory Thursday

23rd Jan 2020

Usual post-christmas statistics!
https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/.../dft-figures-show-drink-driving...

View more at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

DfT figures show drink-driving increase

DfT figures show drink-driving increase

Fatal and serious drink-drive casualties have reached their highest level since 2010, according to new figures from the Department for Transport (DfT)...

Tag: FLEETNEWS.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

21st Jan 2020

The (cold) early bird gets the worm!
#Cold #January #Morning #Ice #DrivingLessonsRoyton

The Early Bird catches the (cold) Worm

Tag: General

19th Jan 2020

We finally got Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/mikesdrivinglessons/
Give us a follow

Tag: INSTAGRAM.COM

Tag: General

17th Jan 2020

Copied from a friend..

A good reminder to parents of any pupils starting to learn to drive ..........

Driving in the 80s

When I was taught to drive it took me 10 hours to pass the test.
Reverse parking was not taught.
There was no Theory test.
There was no hazard perception test.
There was no independent drive section.
There was no Sat-nav element.
There were no show me/tell me questions.
There were no /very few bus lanes.
There were no red routes.
There were no/very few cycle lanes.
There were no advanced stop lines.
Cyclists were taught cycling proficiency at school.
Pedestrians were taught the Green X Code.
There were more police enforcing driving standards.
There were less vehicles on the road.
Hardly any parked cars.
I never heard the term "road rage"
There were no speed humps, 20 zones, build outs or other traffic "calming" measures.

As far as I remember other drivers gave me space and time while I was learning.

There were less/no mini roundabouts/double mini roundabouts.

Roads were better maintained with signs and line markings you could actually see, and pot holes had not been invented.
Supermarkets were not open 24/7 and closed on Sundays so you could always use their car parks for some initial practice.
The test only lasted about 20 minutes.

Your children have so much more to deal with than your ever did so please show them the respect and admiration they deserve for just attempting to learn to drive let alone facing the dreaded L test...

Tag: General

16th Jan 2020

Did you know you can buy gift vouchers for Driving Lessons?
A perfect gift for Christmas!

Email info@mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk to order, or for more info, call us on 07825 636 871.

Stocks are Very limited and running out, so it's currently First-come First-served, but all Voucher Hours will be redeemable! Don't Miss Out!

Tag: School News

1st Nov 2019

First aid on today's Theory Teaser I said they would be difficult!

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

16th Jan 2020

This is one I'm following every move on
Genuinely want your thoughts on this!
https://www.independent.co.uk/.../harry-dunn-dead-family-trum...

Contribute your thoughts at: www.facebook.com/DrivingLessonsRoyton

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Harry Dunn’s family attack ‘deeply disturbing’ statement from American woman’s lawyer over prosecution

Harry Dunn's family attack 'deeply disturbing' statement from American woman's lawyer over prosecution

Extradition battle looms as Anne Sacoolas refuses to return to UK ...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

14th Jan 2020

Theory Thursday back again!
Some hard ones lined up for you

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

9th Jan 2020

Top tip Tuesday in 2020!
Weather could still be against us

https://www.iii.org/article/winter-driving

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Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

Avoid cold weather driving disasters with these tips. Be prepared for driving in inclement and freezing weather...

Tag: III.ORG

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

7th Jan 2020

How would a driving licence change your life?
Check out Harry's Story of gaining his Independence here:

View Harry's Story

Harry's Story - Mikes Driving Lessons

This is a quick cartoon showing Harry's story of learning to drive and getting his independence. Want to get on the road too? Simply contact us on any of ...

Tag: YOUTUBE

Tag: General

31st Oct 2015

It's days like this I love my job :)
New car and motivated pupils
Don't worry if you haven't been taught today, we'll be coming for you!

If you haven't booked in yet, what's stopping you
Make 2020 YOUR year!

Tag: School News

4th Jan 2020

Merry Christmas from Everyone behind-the-scenes at Mike's Driving Lessons!

Hope everyone has a fantastic day and we will see you all soon!

Tag: School News

25th Dec 2019

Tag: School News, General News

17th Dec 2019

Weather conditions in the final Theory Thursday of the year!
Definitely a bit blustery out there

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

19th Dec 2019

Diesel vehicles in today's Top Tip
Could the ban be coming near us?

https://www.rac.co.uk/.../bristol-could-become-the-uks-first.../

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Bristol could become the UK's first city to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol could become the UK's first city to ban diesel vehicles

Diesels would initially be prohibited from entering a central area of the city between 7am and 3pm from March 2021, under...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

17th Dec 2019

Vehicle Maintenence and Theory Thursday!
Answers via contact page

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

12th Dec 2019

Top Tip Tuesday: Smart Motorways
Controvertial!

https://www.rac.co.uk/.../government-we-know-people-are-dyin.../...

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Government: We know people are dying on smart motorways

Government: We know people are dying on smart motorways

The Government will review smart motorway safety in the wake of concerns expressed by drivers, the RAC and a cross-party group of MPs...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

10th Dec 2019

Who hasn't got lost before?
What's the safest thing to do?

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

5th Dec 2019

Struggling with the Theory test?
Perhaps you are unsure when exactly to click on the Hazard Perception phase?
Get all your questions answered in our FREE e-book "Everything you need to know for the Theory Test" packed with top tips and hints to get you the pass you deserve!
Available to download here: http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/everything-you-need-to-know-for-the-theory-test.html

everything you need to know for the theory test

Mikes Driving Lessons, Royton, Oldham - Everything you need to know for the Theory Test...

Find out more about starting Driving Lessons with Mike in the Oldham and Rochdale areas of...

Tag: MIKESDRIVINGLESSONS.CO.UK

Tag: School News

11th May 2016

Being a passenger is the subject of today's Top Tip
How do you feel when getting a lift?

https://www.rac.co.uk/.../61-of-passengers-admit-being-on-ed.../

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61% of passengers admit being 'on edge' with family and friends' speed

61% of passengers admit being 'on edge' with family and friends' speed

Interestingly, almost a third (29%) wouldn’t ask their driver to slow down, suggesting many motorists are driving on unaware of their dangerous habits...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

3rd Dec 2019

Trailer use and Theory!
Definitely a hard one for a learner

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

28th Nov 2019

Top Tip Tuesday and Vehicle loading, this is definately one for the theory test!
https://www.independent.co.uk/.../car-on-roof-man-aberystwyth...

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Man caught driving with another car on his roof admits 'it was a stupid thing to do'

Man caught driving with another car on his roof admits 'it was a stupid thing to do'

A man who was caught driving a car with another car balanced on top has been given three penalty points on his licence...

Tag: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

26th Nov 2019

saphy completes pass-plus with mike fowler adi

Another day of motorway roadtrips, and today was Saphy's turn to brave the M6 on her Pass Plus Course
Very nicely handled when the entire police force shot down the hard shoulder towards the smashed cars ahead
Enjoy the open road and embrace Cruise Control!

Find out more about Pass Plus and Motorway Tuition on http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/how-to-get-started.html.

Tag: School-news

23rd Nov 2019

alfie passes driving test with mike fowler adi

alfie passes driving test with mike fowler adi

Today's congratulations go to Alfie who put in the hard work, kept his nerve, and passed his driving test at Rochdale test center this morning.
So early in fact, his brother was still in his pyjamas!
Always good to hear an examiner say the words "really good drive"
Enjoy the Skoda and the freedom it brings

Spaces for new starters are strictly limited so don't delay, call or text 07825636871.

Tag: School-news

22nd Nov 2019

Do you know about our "Recommend a Friend" scheme?
If you're a current or former pupil and you recommend Mike's Driving Lessons to a friend, when they make their first block booking you receive 20. Easy!
Some T&C's do apply so message us on here or simply ask during lessons!

Tag: School News | General News

6th Jan 2016

Overtaking on today's Theory Teaser
What does the highway code say?

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

21st Nov 2019

Top Tip Tuesday and Electric Vehicles
What's your thoughts on the new technology?

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Electric car owners to be given green plates which could let them use bus lanes and park for free

Electric car owners to be given green plates which could let them use bus lanes and park for free

The government campaign aims to raise awareness of the increasing number of zero tailpipe emission vehicles on UK roads, help their drivers to benefit more easily from local incentives and encourage greater...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

19th Nov 2019

jacob completes pass-plus with mike fowler adi

Today's congratulations goes to Jacob who flew through the Pass Plus Course with ease!
Very nicely handled with the horrendous traffic on the M60
Enjoy the open road

Find out more about the Pass Plus Course on http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/how-to-get-started.html.

Tag: School-news

16th Nov 2019

Did you know you can buy gift vouchers for Driving Lessons?
A perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas!

Email info@mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk to order, or for more info, call us on 07825 636 871

Stocks are Very limited and running out, so it's currently First-come First-served, but all Voucher Hours will be redeemable! Don't Miss Out!

Tag: School News | General

30th November 2016

Batteries on Theory Thursday today
Tricky?

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

14th Nov 2019

saphy passes driving test with mike fowler adi

Well done to Saphy who smashed it and got her full licence at Rochdale Test Centre earlier today.

Your one liner of "will sat nav come back on?" will stay with me for a long time!
Get out of my car and into yours :)

See you soon for motorway training

Spaces are still limited, so if you want to get started with lessons message us or call/text 07825636871.

Tag: School-news

12th Nov 2019

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