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LEARNER CAR INSURANCE

When Should You Flash Your Headlights?

One of the questions in your driving theory test is: “When should you flash your headlights?” Like all theory test questions, there’s a clear answer to this, and it’s not up for debate. When Should You Flash Your Headlights? You should only flash your headlights to let other drivers know you’re there. This is rule … Read more

How to Change Windscreen Wipers: Step by Step Guide

Changing your windscreen wipers is a straightforward process: Turn off your car engine and remove the key from the ignition. This way, there’ll be no risk of the wipers moving while you’re trying to change them. Carefully lift the windscreen wiper arm away from your windscreen. You should be able to lock them un an … Read more

How to Cancel Your Driving and Theory Tests

Under Covid-19 lockdown, the UK government cancelled all driving tests and theory tests. Driving instructors stopped giving lessons. So if you were learning to drive in the months leading up to lockdown, it’s likely that your learning has ground to a halt in recent months. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: … Read more

Where Should You Never Overtake a Cyclist?

Where should you never overtake a cyclist? You might get asked this question in your theory test, and it’s a situation that might come up in your practical test. But this isn’t just an issue for learner drivers. It’s something that all drivers should understand, no matter how long you’ve been driving. So let’s take … Read more

How to Use a Handbrake – Beginner’s Guide

We’re sure that you will already know what a handbrake is for – to prevent your car from rolling when you’ve stopped. If you’re completely new to driving, you may not be clear on exactly how a handbrake works, and when you should use it. It is one of the areas that your instructor will … Read more

When Can You Drive in a Bus Lane?

Most of the time, you cannot drive in a bus lane. If you’re ever in any doubt as to whether you can drive in a bus lane, you can safely assume that you cannot. However, there are some occasions when it’s perfectly OK to drive in a bus lane. You just have to learn to … Read more

I Hit a Cyclist with My Car – What Do I Do?

Accidentally hitting a cyclist will be a traumatic experience for both the driver and the cyclist. It doesn’t matter how it happened, when it happened, or where it happened. There are some clear steps that all drivers should follow after all accidents involving cyclists. Hit a Cyclist with Your Car – Immediate Actions Hitting a … Read more

How Do You Do a Hill Start with an Electric Handbrake?

Many new cars are fitted with electric handbrakes to replace the traditional lever-operated system. These are designed to make life easier for drivers. But like every new bit of tech, they’re causing a bit of confusion. How do they work? How do you use them as part of standard driving manoeuvres, like the hill start? … Read more

What Should You Do When Parking Facing Downhill?

Parking on a hill is nerve-wracking, when you think about it. What if your handbrake doesn’t work? What if you leave your car, only for it to roll down the hill, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake? To prevent this from happening, there are certain procedures you should follow when parking facing downhill. … Read more

Is It Illegal to Park Across a Driveway?

Parking restrictions are pretty strict in some areas. But wherever these strict parking restrictions exist, you’ll know about it. They’ll be clearly indicated by red lines or double red lines along the kerb, or signposts will outline the specific restrictions in place. But what about in areas where things aren’t so clear? Is it illegal … Read more