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Top tips for passing your driving test and dealing with nerves

Our instructors give their top tips to help you deal with your nerves on the big day and pass your driving test with flying colours. Read on and get prepared to pass today!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day: how to find a supportive driving 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 […]

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DVLA and Autistic Spectrum Disorder policy change: our response

Drivers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition which affects people in different ways, were left angry and confused this week after DVLA changed the wording of a policy on its website. It stated that anyone with ASD had to declare their condition to DVLA or risk a £1,000 fine and prosecution if they were involved in an accident. After […]

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Self-driving cars: will I still need a driving licence?

At How-2-Drive we're fascinated by the many ways technology can be used to improve road safety. With self-driving cars now quickly becoming an everyday reality, we wanted to find out whether the drivers of tomorrow will still need to pass their driving test.

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As a new driver in Norfolk will you be driving along the Broadland Northway (NDR)?

Tips for New Drivers in Norfolk

If you passed your driving test with us, no doubt you're already a confident and competent driver. But in East Anglia, our local roads are as full of charm as they are littered with hidden dangers. Before setting off on your own for the first time, prepare yourself by reading our top tips for new drivers in Norfolk!

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A VW camper -- the perfect vehicle for a road trip!

Newly-Qualified Drivers Road Trip — Driving Outside Norfolk

If you’re a newly-qualified driver, you’re probably eager to get out on the open road for a proper journey. What better way to embrace your new found freedom than by taking a road trip? There really is no better way to explore Britain than by road and no better way to build up your driving confidence. For an inexperienced driver […]

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80 kph depicted on a speedometer. A speed awareness course should make a driver think twice before speeding.

What is a Speed Awareness Course?

In the UK, speeding is a common issue and a serious problem. Rather than by increasing penalties, the authorities hope they can cut re-offending by encouraging many speeders to take a speed awareness course instead. Read on to learn why these courses exist, who is eligible for them and what to expect if you end up taking one.

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