Author: drivingayrshire

Sep 22

Smoking Ban In Vehicles

From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of second hand smoke. Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every driver in […]

Aug 18

Road Signs In Summer

Well summer is still with us and greenery is out and blooming, Everybody is having fun it seems except those in cars  because plants, trees and bushes, all are growing like crazy. You see, this causes a problem with road signs. The local authorities are not able to keep on top of the growth and some signs have not been washed […]

Jul 20

New Driving Test Trials

I have been asked from students what the new driving test could be like and the differences there will be if its to be introduced after the trials. So here is an overview of the differences in the table below: At the current moment there is no plans to trial the new driving test at […]

Jun 26

Fronting On Insurance Cover For New Drivers

Car insurance can be a costly business after doing all your lessons to pass your test, but the reason for that is young drivers are statistically a bad risk when starting out driving. However, your parents – as an older, more experienced driver – are statistically a much lower risk, which is why their insurance costs are […]

Jun 05

Checking Driving Licences From The Photocard

From 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart of the driving licence will be scrapped and all driver details held electronically with the DVLA with the driver retaining just the photocard part. It was easy to check the paper counterpart for any endorsements or temporary bans but now this has to be done online or over […]

Feb 09

New CGI Hazard Perception

The DVSA has confirmed that computer generated clips will be introduced to the Hazard Perception Test today, Monday, 12th January 2015. Many apps and DVDs, including the current DVSA’s app don’t give a true reflection of the hazard test but the software developers at SmartDriving have managed to create a realistic environment to hazard perception, […]

Dec 27

Accompanying a learner driver

Accompanying a learner driver – The Legalities Accompanying a learner driver can be fun especially if they are a friend or relative you want to help to learn to drive. Learner drivers must be supervised whilst on a provisional licence. The requirements are to supervise a learner driver you must be at least 21 years old […]

Dec 07

Motorway driving after you pass your test

It can be a challenge just passing your driving test, but eventually you will be able to venture out on to busy extensive motorways that connect towns and cityies to where you want to go.  Driving on them involves the anticipation and planning skills you learned on your lesson and require you to drive safely at speed, be alert to […]

Dec 02

Dealing with cyclists on the road

How should we deal with cyclists when learning to drive? Cyclists are a major road user of the road but how do you feel about them and how are cyclists dealt with as you are learning to drive a car? The video below helps to explain the role of the car driver and cyclist as we […]

Nov 27

Driving Ayrshire test pass for Jacqueline

Driving Ayrshire test pass rate increases!! Congratulations to Jacqueline Creevy first time pass at Irvine Test Centre today with only six minors, happy driving!! If you’re looking to pass first time and get your licence contact us today to get the wheels in motion to pass first time! Driving Ayrshire test pass rate is excellent […]