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More Top tips for theory today, definately a must-read if you've got that theory test on the horizon!
https://www.drivingtestsuccess.com/pages/theory-test-first-time-pass

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19th Dec 2017

More Top Tip Tuesday, staying safe on the roads.
Make the glove box the phone box!
https://www.drivingtestsuccess.com/pages/driving-and-texting

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12th Dec 2017

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https://www.drivingtestsuccess.com/pages/last-minute-theory-revision

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5th Dec 2017

Another Top Tip Tuesday concerning the new Driving Test.
What's your thoughts on it all?
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow/One-month-to-go-until-the-driving-test-changes-Learner-drivers-urged-to-be-prepared-f5cd7333-576a-43e3-84c1-6b03e21447f8-ds

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One month to go until the driving test changes - Learner drivers urged to be prepared | The Mail

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28th Nov 2017

Top Tip Tuesday,
Yet again we're seeing these autonomous cars!
What's your thoughts?
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/tiredness-at-wheel-is-like-drink-driving-rqb3598vh

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Tiredness at the wheel is like drink-driving

The motorway sign proclaims that "Tiredness can kill" are base...

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21st Nov 2017

Driving tests and adverse weather - what do you need to do?
Find out here: https://despatch.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/15/keeping-you-updated-about-driving-tests-during-bad-weather/

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Keeping you updated about driving tests during bad weather - Despatch for driver and rider trainers

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7th Nov 2017

The new test and real life driving - is it fit for purpose?
https://despatch.blog.gov.uk/…/making-the-driving-test-mor…/

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31st Oct 2017

What effect will the new driving test have on examiners?
Knowledge is power!
https://despatch.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/07/driving-test-changes-the-new-instructions-examiners-will-give/

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Driving test changes: the new instructions examiners will give - Despatch for driver and rider trainers

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24th Oct 2017

What's all the fuss with pulling up on the right?
https://despatch.blog.gov.uk/2017/08/24/why-pulling-up-on-the-right-is-real-life-driving/

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Why pulling up on the right is real-life driving - Despatch for driver and rider trainers

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17th Oct 2017

One Top Tip for those aspiring instructors today, the full consultation on the changes to the driving test;
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-the-car-driving-test

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Improving the car driving test - GOV.UK

Changes to the car driving test to make sure newly qualified driv...

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10 Oct 2017

More Top Tips today, as a full overview on how the Driving test will be changing
https://www.gov.uk/driving-test/changes-december-2017

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Driving test: cars Changes to the test from December 2017 - GOV.UK

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3rd Oct 2017

Today's Top Tip regards the driving test "Show me tell me" questions
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-show-me-tell-me-vehicle-safety-questions/car-show-me-tell-me-vehicle-safety-questions-from-4-december-2017

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Car 'Show me, tell me, vehicle safety questions (from 4 December 2017) - GOV.UK

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26th Sept 2017

Top Tip Tuesday, and Driving test changes!
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017

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Driving test changes: 4 December 2017 - GOV.UK

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to in...

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19th Sept 2017

Naughty naughty!!! Documentation is very important, especially when it comes to the Driving Test!

Check this out for a drama on test day: http://www.adinews.co.uk/single-post/2017/05/22/Driving-instructors-uninsured-car-pulled-over-during-test

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DRiving instructor's uninsured car pulled over during test | adi news

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29th Aug 2017

Nerves are an important factor in anything, especially in the driving test! How could we use them to our advantage?

Definately worth a read: https://www.drivingtestsuccess.com/…/how-to-deal-with-drivi…

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How to deal with driving test nerves

Nervous about sitting your driving test? You're not alone! How to overcome driving test nerves It's essential that you feel confident BEFORE you put in for your

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22nd Aug 2017

Drink and Drug-driving is the topic of today's Tuesday article, and the devastating consequences it can have, both legally and morally.

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/121-drink-and-drug-drivers-caugh…

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121 drink and drug drivers caught in a week | adinews

A total of 121 drivers were detected for drink/drug driving offences following 3,619 breath tests carried out in last week's Police Scotland drink/drug drive ca...

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15th Aug 2017

A Top Traffic Tip today, one for the drivers who may have to commute a fair distance each day once they have passed!

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/Drivers-lose-an-average-of-10-da…

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Drivers lose an average of 10 days a year due to congestion | adinews

Research suggests that 10 days a year are lost due to sitting in rush hour traffic and congestion...

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8th Aug 2017

Another Dashcam related Top Tip, what are your opinions on this?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-40100934

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Lady Susan Zetland cleared of dangerous driving after crash - BBC News

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1st Aug 2017

Top Tip Tuesday and motorway speed limits today, this could make Pass Plus courses fun!

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/Motorway-speed-limit-could-be-cu…

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Motorway speed limit could be cut from 70mph to 60mph | adinews

The Government is considering a number of possible actions to tackle air pollution in the UK, one of them being changing the speed limit on motorways from 70mph...

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25th July 2017

It's that time of the week again, and today we've got a video demonstrating why both Mirror signal manoeuvre, and Dashcams are so important!

https://www.driving.co.uk/…/porsche-driver-narrowly-avoids…/

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Video: Porsche driver narrowly avoids car travelling wrong way on A3

A porsche driver captured on video the moment he narrowly avoided a collision with another motorist who was travelling in the wrong direction on the A3

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18th July 2017

Today, our top tips looks at Mobile phone use!!! If you're prepared to break the law, be prepared to face the consequences!

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/200-UK-drivers-caught-using-mobi…

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200 UK drivers caught using mobile phones at the wheel every day in March | adinews

The police have caught more than 200 drivers a day using a mobile at the wheel immediately after...

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11th July 2017

Top Tip Tuesday looks at Tax today, and how to keep your motoring costs down whilst out and about on the road!

https://www.driving.co.uk/news/features/top-10s/best-cars-avoid-paying-road-tax-ved/

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The best cars for avoiding road tax (VED)

Want to avoid paying road tax? Driving names the 10 best electri...

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4th July 2017

Electric cars feature in our Top Tip Tuesday, do you think they are the future for our roads?

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/London-taxis-get-ready-for-switc…

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London black cabs get ready to switch to electric | adinews

A sign of the future was introduced on the doorstep of St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch - London's onlyroadside high-speed electric car charging point. Dozens...

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27th June 2017

Top Tip Tuesday looks at Dash Cameras today, why they're a fantastic investment and how they could help you save on insurance too!

https://www.driving.co.uk/news/products/buying-guide-leading-dashboard-cameras-dash-cams-reviewed/

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Buying Guide: leading dashcam cameras (dashcams) reviewed

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20th June 2017

Speed limits the features of today's Top Tip, how do you identify the speed limit of the road you're driving on?
Check out the consequences here!

http://www.adinews.co.uk/…/Drivers-face-fines-as-sat-navs-g…

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Drivers face fines as sat navs get speed limits wrong | adinews

A number of incidents have been caused because drivers have been over reliant on sat navs. There is more than just an inconvenience for many motorists who put t...

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13th June 2017

Top Tip Tuesday and personalised plates today, What would your favourite number plate be? :D

http://www.driving-news.co.uk/the-best-private-number-plates/

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The Best Private Number Plates | Driving News

Since 1903 it has been a legal requirement for motor vehicles in...

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6th June 2017

Today's Top Tip concerns Alcohol and the road, and we all know there's "None for the road" but do we know all the facts and figures behind it?

https://www.gov.uk/drink-drive-limit

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The drink drive limit- GOV.UK

The legal alcohol limis for drivers in the UK - microgrammes, milligrams

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30th May 2017

A controversial one for today's Top Tip, mobile phones and driving. Definitely worth a read after the recent law change!

https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law

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Using mobile phones when driving - GOV.UK

It's illegal to use a hand-held phone when driving - you'll get 6points...

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23rd May 2017

One that catches a lot of people out for today's Top Tip, Eyesight and the road!

https://www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules

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Driving eyesight rules GOV.UK

The eyesight rules to pass your driving teat and for whenever you...

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16th May 2017

Another Tuesday, another top tip, and one we all struggle with!

https://www.gov.uk/speed-limits

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Speed Limits - GOV.UK

A limit of 30 miles per hour or 48 kilometres per hour usually app...

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9th May 2017

Top Tip Tuesday is back again, with probably the most important thing to read leading up to your theory test:

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Know your traffic signs - GOV.UK

Guidance on road traffic signage in Great Britain

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2nd May 2017

More Top Tips today, looking at your legal responsibilities and obligations as a road user;

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Legal obligations of drivers and riders - GOV.UK

What you need to do before you can drive a car or ride a motorc...

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25th April 2017

Top Tip Tuesday looks at the big one - the rulebook to end all rulebooks... a must read!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

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The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.UK

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The ...

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18th April 2017

More Top Tip Tuesday, today looking at Quad bikes and their road legality.
Have you spotted any that flaunt the rules?

https://www.gov.uk/quad-bikes-the-rules

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Quad Bikes: the rules - GOV.UK

To drive a road legal quad bike you must have it approved, registered, taxed and given an MOT if needed

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11th April 2017

Top tip Tuesday departs from the Annexes and looks at other key sources to help you know all the rules and regulations of being on the road!
Our first one - Tinted windows and the law

https://www.gov.uk/tinted-vehicle-window-rules

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Tinted vehicle windows: the law - GOV.UK

Rules for tinted vehicle windows and what could happen if you break the rules

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4th April 2017

The final part of our Annexes series looks at the new driver act, and how it affects you when you've passed your test;

https://www.gov.uk/…/th…/annex-8-safety-code-for-new-drivers

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Annex 8. Safety code for new drivers - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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28th March 2017

More Highway code in today's Top Tip Tuesday, looking at first aid on the road;

https://www.gov.uk/…/the-high…/annex-7-first-aid-on-the-road

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Annex 7. First aid on the road - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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21st March 2017

Top Tip Tuesday again, and its back to the highway code with advice about Vehicle Maintenence;

https://www.gov.uk/…/annex-6-vehicle-maintenance-safety-and…

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Annex 6. Vehicle maintenance, safety and security - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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14th March 2017

Part 5 of our Annexes series looks at penalties for breaking the laws of the road. Well worth a read!

https://www.gov.uk/guida…/the-highway-code/annex-5-penalties

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Annex 5. Penalties - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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7th March 2017

Our next Annex of Top Tip Tuesday looks at road users and the law;

https://www.gov.uk/…/the-…/annex-4-the-road-user-and-the-law

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Annex 4. The Road user and the law - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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28th February 2017

Part 3 of our Top Tip Tuesday series concerns Documention for learners, one we all must read!

https://www.gov.uk/…/annex-3-motor-vehicle-documentation-an…

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Annex 3. Motor vehicle documentation and learner driver requirements - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

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21st February 2017

The next part of our Top Tip Tuesday concerns Motorcycles, and the licencing requirements they must obey.
One for the theory test!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/annex-2-motorcycle-licence-requirements

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Annex 2. Motorcycle licence requirements - The Highway Code - Guidance - GOV.uk

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14th February 2017

Top Tip Tuesday concerns the Annexes of the highway code, part 1 all about cyclists!

https://www.gov.uk/…/the-highw…/annex-1-you-and-your-bicycle

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Annex 1. You and your bicycle - The Highway Code Guidance - GOV.UK

This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

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7th February 2017

Today's Top Tip courtesy of Ingenie, and the Driving test!

https://www.ingenie.com/you…/how-to-pass-your-driving-test-2

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How to pass your driving test - ingenie Young Drivers Guide

Our best tips for passing your driving test first time

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31st January 2017

Our last one on Snow for a while, I promise!

http://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/

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Winter driving advice for motorists | RAC Drive

The RAC is one of the strongest voices for safe, accurate and up-to-date winter driving advice. Use this page to prepare for winter driving this season.

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24th January 2017

A more light hearted Top Tip Today, and I know some of my pupils who would love these!

http://wonderfulengineering.com/are-these-the-worst-car-mo…/

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worst car modifications

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17th January 2017

More to get you prepared for when snow hits!
Don't say I never help you :)

https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/motoring/cars/using/winter-driving-tips

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winter driving

19 winter driving tips

Some driving tips to help you and your car cope with cold and ice...

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10th January 2017

Another one after our lovely alcohol filled festive period courtesy of Drinkaware

https:www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/alcohol-and-the-law/drink-driving-penalties/

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winter car maintenance

Drink driving penalties

Find out about the convictions and penalties which can occur...

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3rd January 2017

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