Applying for your provisional driving licence

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I get asked how soon could you apply for their provisional driving licence before your 17th birthday. Well the answer is you can apply three months prior to your 17th birthday. However don’t forget, even with our provisional driving licence, you cant start your driving lessons until your 17th birthday, until you choose to do an off road course prior to starting to drive on roads. You can see more information on the direct.gov.uk website. So if you are still 16 and want to start your lessons on your 17th birthday, then apply for your licence and at the same time contact me to book your first lesson, so as to not wait any longer!
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Common Faults By Pupils On Test

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Something I get asked frequently is what are the list of common faults made on test, there is not real pattern which is probably a good thing. But below are a few faults for any other student who may be taking their practical driving tests soon to look out for. Moving off – Safely If you are asked by the examiner to pull over in a safe position then make sure after you have parked at the side of the road, that you cancel the indicator and make sure the left hand indicator is not still going when you pull away again. In the pressure of the test, it’s very easy not hear the indicator going or the flashing green arrow sign! Progress – Appropriate speed A fault that often…
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What is Pass Plus?

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Pass Plus Pass Plus is a scheme linked to allow you to receive insurance discounts upon being a newly qualified driver, by: •Saving you money on your car insurance premiums initially as a new driver. •Showing you the techniques to be a positive driver which is both enjoyable and safe. •Helping you gain quality driving experience upon passing your driving test that you can use for lifelong driving. The pass plus course has been designed in six modules. Modules will not all take the same amount of time to cover, but each course must consist of a minimum of six hours tuition, five of which must be driving. The Modules Module 1:Introduction Module 2: Town driving and all weather driving Module 3:Out of town driving on rural roads Module 4:Night driving Module 5:Dual…
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What are Show Me Tell Me Questions on a driving test?

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Below are the Show me Tell Me Questions you could be asked on your Driving Test: Under the Bonnet 1) Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level. Identify reservoir and explain how to check level. 2) Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check the engine has sufficient oil. Identify dipstick/oil level indicator describe the maximum and minimum level. 3) Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant and tell me how you would check the engine has the correct level. Identify the high/low level markings on the header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to the correct…
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