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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Although it is only on the rare occasion that we experience heavy snow here in the UK, it’s not uncommon to wake up to frosty cars and icy road or look out the window to see heavy rain. Driving, as we all know, can be incredibly dangerous all year round, but the likelihood of an…

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How To Encourage Confidence After Failing A Test

Failing a driving test can result in a massive knock in confidence. It can often be tricky to pluck up the courage to give it another attempt and understand how to encourage confidence or stay positive. There is no limit to the number of times you can rebook another driving test, which means examiners and…

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Tips For Your First Time Driving Alone

During lessons, you constantly dream about the time you finally pass and can get on the roads independantly. However, for many newly passed drivers, when they are faced with the task of being in control of the car without the support of their instructor, a sudden wave of nerves come over them. Your first journey…

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Rules For Pulling Over For Emergency Vehicles

During driving lessons, there is only so much your instructor can teach you through hypothetical situations, the ‘what if’ scenarios rather than directly facing issues and practically understanding how to react. Unless these particular circumstances occur, there is no real way of practising the process of how to react. One obvious example of situations you…

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5 Things Not To Do On Your Driving Test

Whether you have been learning to drive for many months or you plan to take an intensive course, there will always be the niggling worry of failing. You can never quite anticipate the situation or scenario you will be faced with on the day of your test; you must be prepared for every possible obstacle…

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How To Nail Theory Test Practice

Your practical driving test is usually seen as the most important part of gaining your license; it’s what every learner builds up to. However, your theory test can, in fact, be just as tricky to hack. There is a lot that needs to be memorised, and many people struggle to carry out productive theory test…

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The Steps to Learning to Drive Quickly

One of the first thoughts that goes through a young persons mind when they first start their driving lessons is “how quickly can I pass” when in actual fact, there is a skill to passing quickly. Pass your driving test quickly A lot of young people just book driving lessons without understanding what it takes…

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How to Judge and Prepare for Mini Roundabouts

I have been a driving instructor for a long time now, providing driving lessons in Oxford and the surrounding areas for more than 10 years, and I have seen a huge increase in roundabouts and mini roundabouts throughout Oxford and the surrounding villages. As a driving instructor, it is my goal to help you identify…

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How to Master the Turn in the Road First Time

During your driving lessons in Oxford you will be tested on a number of things that include; general driving ability, safety observations, independent driving and your ability to complete manoeuvres safely and correctly. One of those manoeuvres will inevitably be the turn in the road, which is sometimes called “the three point turn”. During this…

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Changing Gears in a Manual Car

If you’re still relatively new to learning to drive, changing gear in a manual car can be a little tricky. However, the more you practice and take regular driving lessons, you’ll pick it up quickly. If you’re struggling with your gear changes, then this article will certainly help you out. As well as this guide,…

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