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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024
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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024

Looking for a car that’s cheap to insure? We’ve listed the cars with the cheapest insurance group ratings on sale in the UK today
8 Mar 2024
Motorway driving lessons: what to expect
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Motorway driving lessons: what to expect

The thought of driving on a motorway can be intimidating for a learner driver but our guide will help boost your knowledge and confidence.
1 Feb 2024
Pass Plus scheme: pros, cons, cost and insurance discounts
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Pass Plus scheme: pros, cons, cost and insurance discounts

Extra driver training is always welcome, but do insurance discounts make the Pass Plus prices worth paying?
1 Feb 2024
Top 10 best first cars for new drivers 2024
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Top 10 best first cars for new drivers 2024

A new car for a first time driver should be cheap, easy to drive and safe. Here are the 10 best first cars
19 Jan 2024
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Best driving theory test apps 2024
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Best driving theory test apps 2024

Handy smartphone theory guides for beginners are rated for their test-passing features
15 Jan 2024
Top 10 best learner driver cars 2024
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Top 10 best learner driver cars 2024

Easy to drive, affordable, and inexpensive to run, these are our top 10 used cars to learn in
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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How to get your driving licence
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How to get your driving licence

This is our simple, step-by-step guide to getting your full UK driving licence and learning to drive
15 Nov 2023
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Cost of learning to drive explodes by 47% in two years
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Cost of learning to drive explodes by 47% in two years

Rises in the average price of first cars and fuel have hit new drivers hard, according to Office of National Statistics data
27 Sep 2023
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
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Driving test ‘show me, tell me’ questions: top tips
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Driving test ‘show me, tell me’ questions: top tips

Before you begin your practical driving test, you’ll be asked some ‘show me, tell me’ questions. We reveal all…
17 Aug 2023
​UK driving test pass rates explained
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​UK driving test pass rates explained

We examine the latest stats on driving test pass rates to help you compare UK driving test centres 
25 Jul 2023
The Highway Code: What is it and how do I learn it?
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The Highway Code: What is it and how do I learn it?

What you need to know about the Highway Code, where to find it and how to use it to pass your driving test
23 Feb 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
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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
Learner driver car insurance explained
Learner driver insurance
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Learner driver car insurance explained

If you want to learn to drive in your own, or a parent’s, car you’ll need to get the right learner driver car insurance cover
1 Aug 2022
Pass your driving theory test first time with our guide
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Pass your driving theory test first time with our guide

Practice makes perfect in the driving theory test, so get up to speed before you book your test online
16 Jun 2022
Intensive driving courses: the ultimate guide
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Intensive driving courses: the ultimate guide

Are intensive driving courses a good way to get a driving licence? We guide you through the options to help you pass the practical test.
13 Apr 2022
Driving test changes: plan for 28-day wait before learners can re-book tests
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Driving test changes: plan for 28-day wait before learners can re-book tests

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency seeks to discourage learner drivers from booking their test before they’re ready
25 Jan 2022
Hazard perception test tips
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Hazard perception test tips

DVSA Hazard Perception Test tips for learner drivers, and what to expect when you take the test
26 Nov 2021
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Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips
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Cheap car insurance for young drivers: top tips

Our guide on car insurance for teenage drivers that could help save hundreds on your annual bill
12 Oct 2021
How much do driving lessons cost?
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How much do driving lessons cost?

Your guide to the cost of driving lessons, and how much money you’ll need to pass your test and get your licence
22 Apr 2021
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Driving eyesight rules explained
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Driving eyesight rules explained

What is the minimum vision standard required to drive on UK roads? And how can you check your own eyesight before driving?
26 May 2020
Young driver lessons
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Young driver lessons

We spend the day at a Young Driver lesson to find out the benefits of teaching your children to drive young
13 Dec 2018
Could you pass the new driving test?
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Could you pass the new driving test?

Would you pass in the new UK driving test? The updated practical test has arrived, we asked three recently qualified motorists to try it
24 Dec 2017
Would you pass your driving test now?
Would you pass your driving test now?
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Would you pass your driving test now?

To celebrate the UK driving test’s 80th birthday, we asked 12 experienced motorists to retake their tests. Did they pass or fail?
13 Nov 2015
Learner drivers to get test refunds
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Learner drivers to get test refunds

The DfT plans reforms to improve UK motoring services, including a cashback deal that will refund deposits of learners who pass their tests
13 Nov 2015
The history of the driving test
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The history of the driving test

The driving test is 80 years old, so we take a look back at its 110-year history
1 Jun 2015
Driving test aid test
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Driving test aid test

Forewarned is forearmed – so what better way to get a head start on your driving test than with a study aid? We try 10 top examples
20 May 2015