Driving Test change

Driving test







The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres.

What is Black Box insurance?

Black Box

What is black box insurance?

If you are a young driver or you’ve recently passed your test, you could be facing an eye-watering quote for your car insurance if you do not have a black box fitted. This is because most insurers base their premium calculations on a block of driver profiles and general statistical evidence – and, unfortunately, young and newly qualified drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in an accident than any other group.

Vehicle tax changes

vehicle tax

The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017.


Magic Roundabout Swindon







Roundabouts are one of the hardest areas for beginners to understand. Not surprising when many experienced drivers don’t seem to know how to negotiate them either!

Driving test how marked

DL25 driving test









Many pupils ask how the driving test is marked and what constitutes a minor or major fault.

Bad parking 3

Bad parking







Well the Bay parking didn’t go too well!

It is possible!

It is possible








It is possible to pass with no minors as one of my pupils managed this week.


Bad parking 2

Bad parking

Bad parking

Bad parking

Bad parking

Mobile phone whilst driving

no mobile phone use








Just a quick reminder, that as from the 1st March, the consequences of being caught using your mobile phone while driving, will double to six points and a £200 fine.