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The best strategies to overcome anxiety when you drive

The best strategies from DVSA to overcome anxiety when you drive. Includes relearning the skills you need to pass your driving test, how to stay calm, route planning and refresher lessons.

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Read our top tips for beating driver stress

We explore driver stress. Find out what it is, how it starts and how it affects your driving. Get advice on what to do if you're feeling stressed out at the wheel.

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Your driving test and the emergency stop

In this blog, we'll explore how your examiner will expect you to drive before the emergency stop and get tips on the best way to prepare for this exercise.

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How to parallel park on the side of the road

Learn how to parallel park on the side of the road. Get top tips on using the brakes, clutch and steering lock for parallel parking success.

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Do not drive when you're tired

20% of accidents are fatigue related. Make sure you do not become a statistic by reading this blog. Learn strategies including journey planning and rest breaks.

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Top tips to beat the rush hour blues for a smooth commute

Rush hour can be a frustrating time to drive … but do not worry! Learn how good food, proper journey planning and managing your mood can help your commute.

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Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre for the learner driver

Learn the Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre (MSM) driving technique and give clear signals to other road users. Understand how to use MSM to safely manoeuvre your vehicle.

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How to read the road for hidden dangers

Learn to spot 'hidden' hazards and use information to predict the actions of other road users. Includes common scenarios and likely outcomes.

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Having trouble on mini-roundabouts

Ever struggled at a mini-roundabout? This blog explains how to approach them, when to give way and how much space to leave other vehicles. Become a mini-roundabout expert today!

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The driver and the cyclist

Cyclists are amongst the most vulnerable road users. In this blog, we explore ways to keep them (and you) safe by giving them room and identiying accident hotspots.

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Risk perception and decision making in young drivers

We look at the development of the brain and the pre-frontal cortex (used for planning, judgement and risk perception), and how this affects young drivers.

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Tips from the examiners: sharing the road

A driving examiner encourages us to consider all road users, and understand the challenges they face on the road. Doing so, he argues, will make all our journeys easier and safer.

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Why wearing a seat belt is important

Find out why seat belts improve safety with some great seat belt stats. Check to see if you're less likely to wear one!

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Tips from driving examiners: talking can help on test day

We show you how talking with your examiner can help you relax. Includes advice on listening to your examiner before and after the driving test.

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Top tips for driving in summer

In this blog, we provide top tips for driving in summer so that you stay safe. They include basic vehicle checks, route planning and how to stay alert.

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Where's your head at? Control your driving test nerves

We look at what happens when you get stressed and why it occurs. We provide techniques to help manage stress and control your practical driving test nerves.

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Beware of deer while driving

Over 2 million wild deer live in Britain, so drivers need to be alert. Find out which signs to look out for, and what to do if you find one in the road.

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Blind spots and how to deal with them

What are blind spots and how do they affect your driving? In this blog, we look at how to check your blind spots when you're moving off and when you're on the move.

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Drug-driving behaviour: what users believe and the truth

People do not know that drug-driving affects safety. They do not think about the consequences and legal penalties. We expose the myths and reveal the truth.

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Tips from driving examiners: dress for comfort on test day!

A driving examiner provides useful tips on what to wear for your practical driving test. You do not need to dress to impress – it's all about your comfort.

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What's the speed limit and how to work it out?

How to tell the speed limit quickly and safely. Includes the national speed limit, residential areas, and single and dual carriageways.

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Drug driving and the law: being stopped and penalties

What the law says about drug driving. Covers prescription and illegal drugs, what happens if you're stopped and what the penalties are.

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Five steps to preparing to drive in icy weather

Follow our 5-step guide and get prepared for winter driving. Learn how to clear the windscreen safely and understand the importance of journey planning.

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The V5C: what is it and why is it important?

Learn about the V5C – the document that registers your vehicle with DVSA. Find out why it's important, especially when you're buying a car.

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