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LEARNER CAR INSURANCE

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

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Who Can Supervise a Learner Driver and How?

The more time you spend behind the wheel, the better you’ll get at driving. This is true for everyone. When you’re learning to drive, it really helps to get some practice in between your lessons. This will give you a chance to practice some of the techniques your instructor taught you. It’ll also let you … Read more

Hazard Perception Test – Tips to Pass

The Hazard Perception Test is an important part of your theory test. How Does the Hazard Perception Test Work? It’s like a game: You watch a video of an everyday situation on the roads. The video is filmed as if from the eyes of a driver. It’s your job to look out for developing hazards … Read more

How Many Minors Can You Have on Your Driving Test?

Good news! Your driving test does not have to go perfectly for you to pass! You’re allowed to make a few mistakes. But what sort of mistakes are forgivable, and how many are you allowed to make before you fail? In this post we’ll explore driving test minors, and let you know the sort of … Read more