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How to control your driving test nerves

In this post, guest blogger Diane from L of a way 2 Pass shows how emotions can affect your ability to drive safely and confidently on the day of your driving test.

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Compulsory Basic Training and me...Samantha’s story

In this blog, Samantha talks about what inspired her to learn to ride, gives us some excellent tips on preparing for compulsory basic training (CBT) and talks us through what happened on the big day!

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What you need to know about CBT

Follow Jess as she shares her experience of Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). You’ll learn about proper prep, what happens on the day and what to consider next.

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The Highway Code and the New Hierarchy of Road Users

In this blog, we'll take a look at an important change to the Highway Code and give you the lowdown on how the new rules improve safety for everyone.

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A Guide to the New Mobile Phone Rules

In this blog we'll look at the new mobile phone rules in the Highway Code.

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A guide to driving through tunnels without tears

In this blog we'll explore driving through tunnels. On the way we’ll look at important topics such as staying safe and what to do if there's an emergency.

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Essential tips for safe driving in windy conditions

In this blog we explore how to stay safe when it's windy. On the way you'll learn about journey planning, overtaking and vulnerable road users.

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Top tips for driving in icy conditions

In this blog we'll explore the skills you need to drive safely when there's ice on the road.

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A beginner’s guide to vulnerable road users pt 2

Hello and welcome to the second part of our ‘guide to vulnerable road users.’ In this post we’re going to take a look at what you can do to stay safe around cyclists.

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A beginner’s guide to vulnerable road users pt 1

In this post, we’re going to take a look at two groups of vulnerable road users – pedestrians and motorcyclists. But just what is a vulnerable road user? And why is it important that you …

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Top tips for fuel-efficient driving

In this blog we'll explore how to drive with fuel-efficiency in mind.

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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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