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Highway Code Changes: make sure you stay up to date

In this blog we’ll explore why it’s essential to keep up to date with changes to the Highway Code.

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More safe driving tips for young male drivers

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a rather splendid new campaign from our friends at THINK!

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How to drive safely through roadworks

In this blog we’ll show you how to keep cool when your journey is delayed by roadworks.

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How mindfulness can help you to become a better driver

In this blog post, we’ll hear from San Harper, a Gloucester-based approved driving instructor who’s been using mindfulness practices with her pupils.

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Why learning to tow is important

Our colleague Ian takes us through the basics of learning to tow.

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Towing safety campaign

Blog by DVSA Chief Driving Examiner, Mark Winn.

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How to Make Way for Emergency Vehicles with Blue Light Aware

In this article we reveal some top tips for responding to emergency services drivers.

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Flood, sweat and tears: the facts about flooding

In this article we explore flooding and the effects it can have on your journey.

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Tips for safe driving in winter: part 1

This blog looks at how to maintain vision all the way around your vehicle in rainy, grey conditions and in snow and ice.

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Tips for safe driving in winter: part 3

In this blog, we give you the lowdown on how to save money and stay legal this winter. Includes important advice on rule 123 of The Highway Code and leaving your engine running.

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After the driving test: the truth about newly qualified drivers

This blog gives some of the reasons why 1 in 5 newly qualified drivers crashes in the year after passing their practical driving test. We give top tips to stay safe after passing your test.

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Level crossings: everything you need to know to stay safe

What you need to know to keep safe at a level crossing. We cover what they are, why they can be dangerous and how to deal with them.

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A horse rider asks 'Can you cope with other road users?'

Horse rider, Ruth, asks: 'Are you smart enough to cope with other road users?' Learn how patience and understanding The Highway Code mean safer journeys for everyone.

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Learn to drive safely in summer showers

Summer showers can be sudden and violent. Learn about separation, tyre grip and journey planning and get prepared for driving in downpours.

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What you need to know about sat navs and safe driving

Learn how to use a sat nav safely and legally. Includes advice on dashboard positioning, using a mobile phone as a sat nav, and following directions.

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Winter driving: 5 tips for dealing with low sun

Low sun causes 3,900 injuries to drivers each year. Find out why and what you can do about it. Safety tips include adjusting stopping distances and keeping your screen clean.

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Tips for safe driving in winter: part 2

In this blog, we'll look at how to make sure your car runs smoothly in cold weather. Includes advice on tyre tread depth and using antifreeze and screenwash.

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Learning to drive: Charlotte's story, part 3

Let Charlotte guide you through her experiences of learning to drive. In part 3, she talks about lesson prep, what happened on the day of her practical test and buying a car!

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The ultimate guide to looking after your tyres

Read about how to maintain your tyres and keep safe, save money and stay legal. We cover tyre inflation, tyre tread depth and legal limits.

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The (new) top 10 reasons people fail their driving tests

DVSA reveals the top driving test faults made in the first year of the new test.

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Our guide to driving safely on country roads

All about driving on country roads. Learn to look out for blind bends and tricky weather conditions. Understand appropriate speeds and sharpen your hazard perception.

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Dashcams: how they work and why you should buy one

What are dashcams? How do they work? We look at the main reasons to buy one, including evidence in case of a road incident and reduced premiums.

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Learning to drive: Charlotte's story, part 2

In part 2 of Charlotte's story, she talks about driving at roundabouts. There's also some great advice about where and how to revise for the theory test.

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Learning to drive: Charlotte's story, part 1

Charlotte shares her experience of learning to drive. Follow her story as she chooses an instructor and has her first lesson. Discover how it feels to drive for the first time!


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