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.
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.
Flood, sweat and tears: the facts about flooding
In this article we explore flooding and the effects it can have on your journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
How 'looking but not seeing' affects your driving
Why do drivers miss closed road signs? This blog shows how 'inattentional blindness' affects our ability to drive safely. Includes great tips for staying focused on the road.
How well do you know your traffic signs?
Get prepared for your theory test by learning about traffic signs and road markings. Find out why they're important, and get links to extra revision resources.
How to keep pedestrians safe and be a better driver
This blog explains why knowing The Highway Code, talking to your instructor and understanding traffic signs all help you to drive safely near pedestrians.