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December 3, 2018

Last month we let you know we'd be starting some research into how we can better prepare learner drivers for their test.

We wanted to confirm this research is still running until early 2019, with some learner drivers being contacted by text message.

If your pupil receive...

August 29, 2018

Have a go at the DVSA free practice theory tests, and test your knowledge. 

https://www.gov.uk/take-practice-theory-test

July 5, 2018

Driving examiners will now be using a new mobile search app to check if cars used for driving tests have a valid MOT and tax.

Most people won't have to worry as instructor cars should have both valid tax and MOT.

Only cars which examiners have reasonable concern with wil...

May 25, 2018

From Monday 4 June 2018, you will not be able to use any vehicle (not including motorbikes) for a driving test if:

its engine management light is on, or if the light does not work
its reversing lights don’t work (this only applies to cars first used from 1 September 2009...

March 1, 2018

From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.

This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.

How the change will work

Learner drivers will need to be:

accompanied by an...

December 7, 2017

Driving in icy and snowy weather
Rule 231

Drive extremely carefully when the roads are icy. Avoid sudden actions as these could cause loss of control.

You should:

Drive at a slow speed in as high a gear as possible; accelerate and brake very gently drive particularly slowl...

November 13, 2017

You can now get a free annual MOT email or text message reminder 4 weeks before your car's MOT is due, helping you keep your vehicle safe and legal.

DVSA is launching the 'Get MOT reminders' service in response to research which found three-quarters of MOTs were overdue...

April 15, 2017

From December 2017 there will be changes to the practical driving test. 

The following link will take you to the details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017 

Steve 

Echo One Driver Training 

January 13, 2017

The Department for Transport is seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years.

Options being looked at

The options being proposed are:

  • to keep the current period for vehicles requiring a first MOT at 3 years, with...

December 30, 2016

Learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways before passing their driving test under new plans.

Learner drivers would need to be accompanied by an approved driving instructor in a car fitted with dual controls.

Better prepared drivers

The changes will...

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