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Flip flop fines and other ways to get caught out behind the wheel

There are all sorts of things that can cause you to incur fines when you’re behind the wheel. From using your mobile phone to speeding and parking in the wrong place, to driving in restricted areas, you can be caught out for a wide variety of reasons. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the more unusual ways you…

Driving in a heatwave and extreme weather: what you need to know

This summer has felt changeable to say the least – dry heat one minute, hot and humid the next, and then a thunderstorm out of nowhere with cooler days behind it. With a scorching week like this though, it’s important to think about how the heat can affect you behind the wheel. All weather conditions, including heatwaves, present their own…

10 signs you’re with the wrong driving instructor

We often have learner drivers come to us after they have already had lessons with another driving school or instructor, and haven’t wanted to continue with them. Over the years our instructors have heard lots of stories from pupils about the frustrating and sometimes upsetting experiences they’ve had, including one who was told on their first lesson, “You’re the reason…

Test pass rate success for drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Learner drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk are outperforming the national average when taking their theory and practical tests. The latest data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, covering April to December 2018, shows male learners continued to dominate the practical test. However, both male and female candidates in Norfolk and Suffolk beat the average for Great Britain. 54.1% of…

Driving safely on the Norwich NDR roundabouts: 12 months on

It has been one year since the final section of the often-controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Route (NDR), now known as the Broadland Northway, opened. The 20km-length dual carriageway runs from the A47 at Postwick, east of Norwich, to the A1067 Fakenham Road north of Taverham. As well as initial work on the route, Norfolk County Council recently carried out maintenance…

World Autism Awareness Day: tips to find a supportive instructor

To mark World Autism Awareness Week, and World Autism Awareness Day today, we want to highlight some of the ways in which a supportive driving instructor can make lessons safe and enjoyable for people with ASD. Lots of people were upset in February by a sudden but temporary switch in policy by the DVLA on drivers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder…