• Candidate attempts theory test 107 times
    March 05 2013

    Passing your theory test is an exhilarating experience, but what happens if you don’t pass the first time?  Nerves do get the better of some people and it is not unusual to have to sit your...

  • Police crack down on Driving Test fraud
    February 26 2013

    Fraud seems to be an unrelenting force within the world of driving tests with both practical and theory tests attracting their fair share of unscrupulous instructor’s examiners and candidates.  In recent weeks the police have raided...

  • Licences can be immediately suspended if driver fails police eye sight test.
    February 07 2013

    A new procedure has been launched today (7th February 2013) which gives the police the power to request an immediate suspension of a driver’s licence if the driver fails a police eyesight test. Before the introduction of this...

  • Cycle Awareness Petition Needs Support
    January 29 2013

    A Leicestershire cyclist has petitioned the government asking for cycle awareness to be a compulsory element in the practical driving test.  Cycle awareness is already covered in the theory driving test but is not a requirement of...

  • Young Farmers would like to see rural roads included in driving tests
    January 29 2013

    In a meeting with Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond, the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) has asked that rural roads be included in the national driving test. Milly Wastie, Chairman of the NFYFC campaign, called upon...

  • Practical and Theory driving tests in Foreign Languages to be banned
    January 22 2013

    In an attempt to crackdown on cheating, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that practical and theory driving tests will no longer be available in a foreign language.  Currently, the test can be taken in twenty one...

  • Halfords to offer Practical Driving tests from February 2013
    January 08 2013

    Road safety minister Stephen Hammond, has given the go ahead for practical driving tests to offered by the car parts and accessories chain, Halfords.  The deal has been in the pipeline since summer 2012 but was given the...

  • Passenger restrictions may be placed on Young Drivers
    November 23 2012

    Ministers are considering the option of placing a ban on young drivers in England and Wales from carrying passengers, other than family members in their car. The proposal is specifically aimed at young newly qualified drivers and is...

  • ABI calls for more training for young drivers
    October 17 2012

    The number of accidents caused by or involving young, newly qualified drivers seems to be on the increase.  The 17-24 age group accounts for over 27% of personal injury car insurance claims which exceed £500,000.  Statistics show that...

  • Number of drivers over the age of 80 set to soar by 2022
    October 16 2012

    The number of drivers over the age of 80 is set to increase to just under 1.3 million by 2022.  But should this make our roads a more dangerous place? The UK’s aging population has prompted some to question...