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LEARNER CAR INSURANCE

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

Is It Illegal to Park on the Pavement?

Is it illegal to park on the pavement? This is a source of great controversy, and many drivers and pedestrians seem confused about the issue. So we thought we’d take a look at what the law has to say, so you can find out where you stand once and for all. Is It Illegal to … Read more

How to Not Stall a Car & Why Cars Stall

Even the most experienced of drivers stall cars from time to time. But if you understand why cars stall, it might help you to avoid stalling in the future. So this post is your complete guide to stalling! We’ll cover why cars stall, offer tips on how not to stall, and look at how you … Read more

Should I Learn to Drive an Automatic Car?

One of the hardest parts of learning to drive is getting to grips with the gear changes. Experienced drivers take it all for granted. But if you’re new to driving, it’s a lot to get your head around: Clutch down, hand off steering wheel, hand on gearstick, change gear, clutch up – and all without … Read more