Learning to change gear will be pointless due to 2030 rule change, experts say

Learner drivers are increasingly choosing to take both driving lessons and their practical driving tests in cars with automatic gearboxes.
Learner drivers battle to book tests post-lockdown with six-hour online queues

Long driving test backlog remains

Learner drivers continue to face lengthy waiting times for practical driving tests, in some cases as long as 24 weeks.

Costs to get on the road?

Here we break down the essentials to help you budget for life behind the wheel.
Learner drivers struggle to book tests amid backlog

Chronic shortage of driving instructors

Driving test backlog could stretch into 2022
Young Driver driving lessons with instructor

Learner drivers wait six months for lessons

Four out of five (81%) of driving instructors are reporting waiting lists, with some learners being told to wait six months or more.
How to avoid stress and keep calm in a driving test

Top 10 ways to combat driving test nerves

Driving tests are suspended at the moment but under normal circumstances, around 6,000 people take one each day. It's a nervy time.
Research predicts driving instructor shortage

Research predicts driving instructor shortage

New research has predicted an increasing shortage of driving instructors due to a combination of factors including the coronavirus pandemic.
James May launches driving theory app

James May launches driving theory test app

James May has launched a new app that helps students with their driving theory tests — but do you need to brush up on your knowledge too?
Those who pass driving test first time are safest drivers, says study

Those who pass driving test first time are safest

New research has settled the debate about whether or not the best drivers actually pass first time.
Drivers in Georgia no longer have to pass a test to get driving licence

No test needed for Georgian learners under Covid

The American state of Georgia has announced teenagers will no longer have to pass a formal driving test to obtain a driving license.
More than 1 in 4 drivers have caused a crash due to misreading a road sign

1 in 4 drivers have crashed after misreading sign

Luckily, you don’t have to know a lot of the things you learned when you were 17. However, knowing your road signs is fairly important.

Driving tests have been temporarily suspended

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has announced that driving tests due to take place today and tomorrow will be postponed due to Covid-19.

Less than half of learners pass tougher theory

Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.