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Part 3 - Ready to pass:
Mock tests
https://readytopass.campaign.gov.uk/mock-driving-tests/

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Mock Tests

Mock Tests

A mock driving test is a practice driving test that you do with your driving instructor. Youd never take any other tests without doing some practice ones first...

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9th July 2024

Part 2 - Ready to pass:
Handling test nerves
https://readytopass.campaign.gov.uk/driving-test-nerves/

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Managing driving test nerves

Managing driving test nerves

Nervousness is a natural reaction to tests and exams. And driving tests are no different. Driving examiners know this, and theyll do their best to help you relax...

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2nd July 2024

Part 1 - Ready to pass:
The skills you need
https://readytopass.campaign.gov.uk/driving-skills/

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Skills you need to pass your driving test

Skills you need to pass your driving test

When you learn to drive, you’ll be learning and practising 27 important driving skills that you’ll need for a lifetime of safe driving...

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25th June 2024

The Basics of learning to drive
https://bookmygarage.com/blog/learning-to-drive-uk-basics/

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10 Things a learner Driver in the UK Needs to Know | BookMyGarage

10 Things a learner Driver in the UK Needs to Know | BookMyGarage

As soon as you turn 17, you can start learning to drive in the UK. Chances are you will have to wait at least a few months to start learning to drive. The earlier you start looking for lessons, the sooner you can get your name on a waiting list...

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18th June 2024

The true costs of independent motoring:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/.../how-to-book-a-driving-test...

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How much are UK driving lessons in 2024? - Times Money Mentor

How much are UK driving lessons in 2024? - Times Money Mentor

Driving lessons can cost up to £45 per hour and once you are ready for your test, you’ll then be faced with an average waiting time of 15 weeks to secure a test slot...

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11th June 2024

Have you developed your sixth sense?
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/.../driving-instructors...

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Driving instructors say'sixth sense' is needed for 'risky' career

Driving instructors say'sixth sense' is needed for 'risky' career

Driving instructors have shared their experiences of life on the road...

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4th June 2024

War never changes
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/.../The-desperate-learner...

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The desperate learners waiting SIX MONTHS for a driving test

The desperate learners waiting SIX MONTHS for a driving test

Wait time for a test now typically half a year at more than a third of test centres ...

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28th May 2024

Don't forget the essentials!
https://www.gov.uk/driving-test/what-to-take

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Driving test:cars

Driving test:cars

When to book your car driving test, what to take with you, what happens...

Tag: GOV.UK

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21st May 2024

Ahh yes, choosing NOT to gain a life skill as Uber will save you money in the long run! (Until you need to get somewhere in an emergency, or an impromptu weekend getaway, or somewhere on a public holiday like christmas or new years....)

https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/.../24290363.young.../

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Young Reporter Why learning to drive is stupid: Naomi Mance GCS

Young Reporter Why learning to drive is stupid: Naomi Mance GCS

Many young people who turn 17 are interested in learning to drive because of the new freedom that comes with travelling independently. Not having to rely on parents to give lifts, and being able to see friends at the drop of a hat is enticing. But surely having your own car is an outdated idea...

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14th May 2024

The great debate - Manual or Auto?
https://www.nottinghampost.com/.../should-you-learn-drive...

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Experts list pros and cons of learning to drive in an automatic

Experts list pros and cons of learning to drive in an automatic

Many car manufacturers are favouring automatic gearboxes nowadays...

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7th May 2024

Have YOUR car insurance payments gone up?
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/.../young-drivers-northern...

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Young drivers in NI paying 60% more for car insurance compared to last year

Young drivers in NI paying 60% more for car insurance compared to last year

New data shows that young drivers in Northern Ireland are paying an average of 1,400 per year for car insurance...

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9th Apr 2024

This is the coolest thing that I've ever posted
https://www.gov.uk/.../ministry-of-defence-and-mclaren...

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Ministry of Defence and McLaren team up to drive innovation

Ministry of Defence and McLaren team up to drive innovation

As part of the new partnership, the MOD will learn from McLaren Racings cutting-edge Accelerator team, who use knowledge and expertise from years of elite-level motorsport to produce advanced technology and manufacturing. McLaren and the MOD will work closely together to find new solutions for a variety of defence projects...

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2nd Apr 2024

"Experts" you say?
https://www.halesowennews.co.uk/.../24171888.experts-say...

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Experts say motorway driving should be mandatory in lessons

Experts say motorway driving should be mandatory in lessons

Currently, driving on the motorway is not mandatory during lessons or on the official test which determines whether learners are fit to drive on the roads...

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26th Mar 2024

A heartbreaking story https://www.bbc.co.uk/articles/c517rnryj04o

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The young men driving themselves to death

The young men driving themselves to death

Lewis Moghul, 22, was found to be more than three times the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his red BMW 225D MSport, killing himself and his 19-year-old passenger Sammy Phillips...

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

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19th Mar 2024

Safety always a good thing?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-68075222

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Young drivers: New limits could save lives - officials

Young drivers: New limits could save lives - officials

Restrictions on new drivers could help save lives, public health officials have said. A graduated driving licence could see restrictions on young people, such as how many passengers they can have...

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11th Mar 2024

I wonder if the wait is longer or shorter between when this article was posted and now...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-68251395

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Oxfordshire learner drivers frustrated at lack of test slots

Oxfordshire learner drivers frustrated at lack of test slots

A backlog of tests built up from the pandemic has been blamed for long waits for learners nationwide. The average wait in the county is now 17 weeks...

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

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4th Mar 2024

DVSA still somehow missing these!
https://www.which.co.uk/.../ads-for-fake-driving-licences...

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Ads for fake driving licences found on Facebook and Instagram

Ads for fake driving licences found on Facebook and Instagram

A snapshot investigation by Which? has uncovered a host of dodgy, most likely scam, adverts claiming to sell UK driving licences for as much as £600 – without the need for tests...

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27th Feb 2024

Disabled Drivers also feeling the effects of availability
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c28lg21e3zgo

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Disabled drivers face long wait for lessons

Disabled drivers face long wait for lessons

Learner drivers with disabilities face a long wait for lessons due to a lack of specially-adapted cars...

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

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19th Feb 2024

Driving Lessons before 17?
https://www.thestar.co.uk/.../young-driver-training...

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Driver training scheme for kids as young as four is returning to Meadowhall in March

Driver training scheme for kids as young as four is returning to Meadowhall in March

As many as 1,500 young drivers are killed in accidents in the UK every year....

Tag: THESTAR.CO.UK

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13th Feb 2024

"Would you pass your test again if you took it today?"
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/.../would-you-pass-your.../

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Would you pass your driving test today? KentOnline reporter retakes her test with Rochester Elite Driving school after nearly 30 years

Would you pass your driving test today? KentOnline reporter retakes her test with Rochester Elite Driving school after nearly 30 years

When she started driving on her 17th birthday lessons were £10 an hour, the test was only 20 minutes long and you had to master three important manoeuvres....

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6th Feb 2024

Important info for Learners and Instructors alike!
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/.../dla-pip-claimants...

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The DLA or PIP claimants eligible for up 40 hours of free driving lessons

The DLA or PIP claimants eligible for up 40 hours of free driving lessons

Free lessons offered through Motability could lead to people passing their test - and it not cost a penny...

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30th Jan 2024

Probably the best resource for learners out there!
https://www.gov.uk/learn-to-drive-a-car

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Learn to drive a car: step by step

Learn to drive a car: step by step

Check what you need to do to learn to drive...

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23rd Jan 2024

A fantastic guide here:
https://www.hgvuk.com/the-basics-of-car-ownership-a.../

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The Basics Of Car Ownership: A Roadmap For Every Driver

The Basics Of Car Ownership: A Roadmap For Every Driver

Owning a car is both a freedom and a challenge. From the thrill of driving on the open road to the responsibilities of maintenance and care, navigating the world of car ownership requires a combination of enthusiasm and practicality...

Tag: HGVUK.COM

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16th Jan 2024

Only a 24 week wait!
https://www.aberdeenlive.news/.../driving-test-waiting...

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Drop in Aberden driving test waiting times with 24-week wait at one centre

Drop in Aberden driving test waiting times with 24-week wait at one centre

Waiting times in Aberdeen have fallen but motorists still have to wait 11 weeks at one of the city's test centres. The wait at one centre in Aberdeenshire, however, is more than double...

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9th Jan 2024

How not to private practice between lessons!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-67774025

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Ella Smith: Learner drivers guilty of killing passenger

Ella Smith: Learner drivers guilty of killing passenger

Jago Clarke and Emma Price were seen swerving their vehicles before Ella Smith's Ford Ka, which Clarke was driving, collided with another car....

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

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2nd Jan 2024

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