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Fun Facts From GEM – The Driving Test At 80!

June 1, 2015

Today is the 80th birthday of the driving test, so road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has gathered a few fun facts to help us mark this important road safety milestone. GEM chief executive David Williams commented: “The driving test has had a positive and significant impact on road safety from its very […]

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Ford Confirms 2014 Skills For Life Free Driver Training Dates

September 1, 2014

Ford Driving Skills for Life is targeted at inexperienced drivers who have recently passed their driving test, highlighting some of the dangers they are exposed to as new drivers and how they can be minimised.  This includes using a mobile phone at the wheel, managing emergencies and night and wet-weather driving. Now in its second […]

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Tips On Parking From The IAM

April 20, 2014

Road safety charity the IAM is offering weekly motoring tips from Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger. This week he is advising on parking. Park on the left-hand side of the road if possible. In a car park, try and reverse into parking spaces. It’s safer when you’re driving out and more fuel efficient as […]

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A Full System Of Graduated Licensing For Younger Drivers?

October 12, 2013

It is currently all over the news – a government commissioned report has stipulated that a full system of graduated driver licensing would reduce crashes and casualties involving young drivers.  It estimates it would result in 4,471 fewer casualties and £224 million in cost savings annually. Read the report. Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive at Brake, […]

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Help Your 11-17 Year Old Learn To Drive With Land Rover

October 2, 2013

Land Rover has developed a unique new driving programme for youngsters – Start Off-Road. The scheme allows 11-17 year olds to get behind the wheel of a Range Rover Evoque and experience true off-road driving, teaching them skills and techniques that they will go on to utilise throughout their future years both on and off […]

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Do Young Drivers Need More Preparation Time?

June 2, 2013

A new survey conducted by GEM Motoring Assist has shown that there is some concern over the level of preparation and lack of learning by new drivers. GEM’s latest poll reveals that 89% of UK motorists believe that there should be a minimum learning period ahead of people taking the driving test, with the majority […]

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Practical Driving Tests Spread To Other Halfords Stores

May 9, 2013

One of the issues around the driving test is driving yourself to the test centre.  The sweating palms, the nervous worry and the stress can be huge.  Imagine then simply driving to your local Halfords to complete your test.  You could even pick up an air freshener for the car you’re going to buy at […]

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IAM Advocates More Support For Younger Drivers

April 5, 2013

Young drivers need more guidance and support in the first six months of obtaining their license, according to road safety charity IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists). Last month, the DfT announced a green paper would be published this summer looking at ways to improve the safety of young drivers. The announcement includes the possibility of […]

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The Most Common Reasons to Fail a Driving Test

August 1, 2012

It’s nerve-wrecking, taking your driving test – you’re focusing on what you’re doing and sometimes it’s what the public is doing that’s the problem. We’ve all been there, trying to predict someone’s next move before it happens. Let’s take a look at some common and unusual points that learners fail on. Using your mirrors Checking […]

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On Driving Experience…

August 6, 2009

There’s nothing quite like repeating a journey day after day to dull your senses. This is especially true if you’re the driver of a journey that you take regularly. This can be dangerous due to being lulled into a false sense of security or driving on autopilot. It’s on just those occasions when you must […]

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