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Learner drivers left frustrated with “unacceptable” driving test wait times
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Learner drivers left frustrated with “unacceptable” driving test wait times

New data shows average wait times of as long as 14 weeks face new drivers booking tests across the UK
21 Mar 2024
Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024
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Never-ending backlog predicted as 5m learner drivers fight for 1.8m driving test slots in 2024

Without an increase in driving test capacity learner drivers face more long waits for test slots, and there’s no end to the delays in sight
19 Feb 2024
Should you learn to drive a manual or automatic? There’s definitely a trend!
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Should you learn to drive a manual or automatic? There’s definitely a trend!

EV sales are increasing, but does it make sense for learners to take an ‘auto only’ driving test?
4 Jan 2024
Box junctions: what are the rules and the penalties for breaking them?
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Box junctions: what are the rules and the penalties for breaking them?

It’s easy to fall foul of box junction rules: here’s how they work and how to avoid being fined
6 Dec 2023
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Driving test bookings: huge waiting lists play into the hands of fraudsters
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Driving test bookings: huge waiting lists play into the hands of fraudsters

Crooks and chancers are making a packet out of the failing UK driving test system, and its learner drivers who are paying the price
7 Sep 2023
Driving test examiners to go on strike: dates announced
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Driving test examiners to go on strike: dates announced

DVSA staff will walk out from 6 March, as union aims for “significant impact” on operations
22 Feb 2023
Practical driving test tips: how to prepare and pass
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Practical driving test tips: how to prepare and pass

Are you ready for your practical driving test? Prepare for the big day with our guide and top tips.
3 Nov 2022

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What is a clearway? Urban clearways, clearways and red routes explained
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What is a clearway? Urban clearways, clearways and red routes explained

If you’re unsure of the difference between a clearway, an urban clearway and a red route, you’ve come to the right place.
7 Dec 2021
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Advanced driving courses and tests: prices, insurance and safety benefits explained
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Advanced driving courses and tests: prices, insurance and safety benefits explained

Getting additional driver training beyond the usual lessons is a great idea for a host of reasons. That’s where advanced driving courses come in.
19 Nov 2021
Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox
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Driving test update to preserve the manual gearbox

With more drivers learning in autos and electric cars, the DVSA is looking to update the driving test so people can still drive manuals in future
16 Jun 2021
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Over 11,000 new drivers lost their licences in 2019
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Over 11,000 new drivers lost their licences in 2019

New figures show 11,125 drivers lost their licences in 2019, with insurance-related offences causing almost half of bans
12 May 2020
Driving tests of the world
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Driving tests of the world

We compare driving tests from around the world to find the simplest and toughest places you can learn to drive
10 Nov 2014