Learner's Guide Articles

News ArticleThis page lists a selection of articles which may be of interest to both learners and instructors.

Covered Insurance

From £2 a day Covered Learner Driver Insurance can help you develop the skills passed onto you by your driving instructor, also assists you in receiving the minimum of 42 hours driving tuition as recommended by the Government Driving Standards Agency, they recommended the 42 hours contain at least 24 hours of unstructured time behind the wheel. A Covered Learner Driver policy could save you as much as £900.Read article...

Driving on the Motorway

As a learner driver, the motorway can seem like a scary and dangerous place to drive. It is totally natural for you to feel nervous the first few times you drive on the motorway, but don't worry because after some practise you will get used to it. Read article...

Free learner driver progress charts - Driver's Logbook

Learners Guide highly recommend that any pupil learning to drive has some form of progress chart / pupil record booklet to help monitor the progress being made and the standard of driving on various roads, manoeuvres and dealing with hazards etc. Read article...

Cars suitable for young drivers

Coming soon on the Learners Guide, are details on second hand car dealers throughout the UK that regularly stock small used cars suitable for a first time buyer / young driver. Read article...

Only Young Drivers - Cheap car insurance for young drivers

Only Young Drivers provides cheap car insurance for young drivers by using a unique over the phone risk assessment application and Only Young Drivers gives young motorists a quote based on their own merits. Read article...

European ruling hugely affects young persons car insurance premiums

A European ruling came into affect in December 2012 which makes car insurance companies charge the same premiums for male and female drivers. This will have a huge impact on current car insurance premiums for woman and male drivers, especially young drivers newly qualified without any no claims discount. Read article...

Cheap advertising for driving schools

With the highest amount of unemployment between 17 and 24 year olds since the 1980's, it's no surprise that driving schools are struggling to keep anywhere near a full diary. Also there has been a trend for some time for woman to have children later on in life which has left less youngsters turning 17 and the numbers are set to decline even further for many years. Read article...

Good value driving lessons

More and more I'm hearing from highly qualified driving instructors often with pass rates well above the national average, that the only thing people are interested in, is how much do they charge per lesson! Read article...

Award winning driving school joins Learners Guide

The Learners Guide is very happy to now include the award winning driving school, the Rushden School of Motoring. Read article...

Become a driving instructor

This article is intended on giving a brief insight into what's involved in becoming a driving instructor and whether or not it's a job you may want to pursue. Read article

Finding the best driving instructors

Recent TV programmes such as Watchdog and Rip-off Britain have highlighted the experience of many people having a very poor service from their driving instructors. Watchdog was mainly showing people who had taken up driving lessons with BSM. Read article...

Eco-safe driving

Driving for economy is an enviromentally friendly way to drive, by driving in such a way that you reduce your fuel consumption and therefore your carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Read article...

Top 10 reasons why people fail their driving test

10: Inappropriate speed – You should drive at a speed suitable for each road and not unnecessarily hold up traffic. Driving too slow is likely to marked as a driving fault and driving much slower than necessary is the 10th most common reason for failing the driving test. Read article...

DSA launches Facebook page for learner drivers

The Driving Standard Agency has launched a new facebook page called 'I can't wait to pass my driving test' and has put the word out for learners to become fans. Read article...

DSA to stop publishing questions used in theory tests

The Driving Standards Agency are to stop publishing the multiple choice questions and answers used in theory tests. This will be sure to help new drivers learn the principles behind driving theory rather than just memorising answers. Read article...

Independent driving

In October 2010, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) introduced an 'independent driving' element to all driving tests. Read article...