We now offer 1-2-1 online theory test training. This is available to anyone that may need extra help with understanding the multiple choice questions or the hazard perception videos. These training sessions are carried out using Zoom. The only requirement is that you have login details to Theory Test Pro.
1 hour session £15
Due to Kent being in Tier 4, lessons and practical driving tests cannot take place. You can only practise driving with members of your household or support bubble. It must be travel for work, education or other necessary journeys. We will post an update as soon as we hear anything.
The Government has announced new national restrictions will be in place in England from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The Government has announced that during these dates, driving lessons should not take place in England. The DVSA are emailing everyone with a test booked between Thursday 5th November and Tuesday 1st December to let them know it will be rescheduled to a new time and date, and will continue to keep the situation under review in line with Government advice.
Drivers will soon no longer be able to escape punishment for using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the Government revealed plans to close an outdated legal loophole.
Drivers are technically only banned from making calls or texting while in charge of a vehicle – with pressure mounting for the law to be brought up to date to include functions like taking a photo, watching videos or playing games. Read more by clicking the lick below.
From 28th Sept 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you'll watch. The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a reading difficulty (like dyslexia), learning disability or a developmental condition (like autism) The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with.
The government has launched a call for evidence on using “life-changing” automated driving systems.
A consultation will consider how Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) could make driving “safer, smoother and easier for motorists”.
Systems capable of steering a vehicle within a lane for extended periods could appear on vehicles in the UK from as early as spring 2021.
Views from the motoring industry will help shape how the technology can be safely implemented within the current legal framework.
The government will consider whether cars fitted with the systems should be legally classed as an automated vehicle, placing safety responsibilities with the technology provider, rather than the driver.
Motorists using ALKS are required to take control of their car when prompted by the system.
The gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown has seen more new drivers than ever opting to learn with another family member, analysis of RAC Learner Driver Insurance data suggests.
With driving instructors unable to start giving tuition again until 4 July as a result of the pandemic, figures show just how eager new drivers were to get behind the wheel with RAC Insurance recording its highest-ever weekly demand for learner driver insurance during the first week of June – up on the same week last year marginally, and a significant 37% up on 2018.
And despite driving schools now back in operation the desire to take lessons from a family member shows no signs of abating, perhaps in part fuelled by a long backlog of students wanting to learn to drive with an instructor.
Driving lessons and theory tests will resume in England on Saturday 4 July, while practical driving tests will return on Wednesday 22 July.
The return dates were confirmed after Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg announced he wanted to help instructors “return to a life that is as close to normal as possible, as quickly and fairly as possible”.
The DVSA confirmed that new rules will apply to all types of driver training in England, including when privately practicing with someone in your support bubble.
Theory test centres will open with new social distancing measures in place, and driving tests will restart more than two weeks later to give learner drivers time for refresher lessons. Learners may be asked to wear face masks and wash their hands before each lesson, while instructors will be responsible for thoroughly cleaning vehicles and paying attention to key touch points.
Leading motor associations are urging the Government to ditch the six-month MOT exemption announced on 30 March, as the fear of dangerous cars on the road rises.
Concerns have grown after the Prime Minister asked those unable to work from home to return to the workplace while avoiding public transport.
Although cycling and walking are preferred, many commuters will have no option but to return to work by driving their potentially unsafe cars.
Restrictions have also been lifted in England for those that want to travel to beaches or parks to exercise, leading to a sharp rise in traffic volume.
If you’ve left the car unused since lockdown rules began, you might find it struggles to start when you need it next.
It’s been two weeks since Boris Johnson asked the public not to leave home except for absolutely essential journeys and exercise – long enough for weaker car batteries to go flat.
Motorists can attempt to charge batteries themselves or call for breakdown assistance to get back on the road if they need to make an essential journey.
The risk of catching coronavirus (COVID-19) is now rated as high according to the government. The government has now announced that everyone must stay at home. The Government has put together some updated guidance.
You can only go out to either shop for basic necessities, to take one form of exercise a day, for a medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, to travel to and from essential work. Self-isolate for seven days if you have either have a high temperature, and a new continuous cough. This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Download this PDF from the GOV website and use the form to record any private driving practice you do with family or friends. It includes practising driving in the dark, on different types of road, like country roads, or dual carriageways* and in different weather conditions. You also need to practice how to plan and navigate a route. This supports the progress you make during your driving lessons.
Anyone you practise your driving with (without paying them) must be over 21, be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you want to learn in, for example they must have a manual car licence if they’re supervising you in a manual car and have had their full driving licence for 3 years (from the UK, the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) You need your own insurance as a learner driver if you’re practising in a car you own. Your family member or friend will usually be covered on this.
If you’re practising in someone else’s car, you need to make sure their insurance policy covers you as a learner driver.
*You must not drive on a motorway when you’re being supervised by someone who is not a fully-qualified approved driving instructor