Less than half of learner drivers pass tougher theory test


Pass rates for car theory tests are 25 percentage points lower than they were in 2007, statistics from the Department for Transport have shown.
AA says Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot pothole to pass test

The AA: Learners should be able to spot potholes


Learner drivers should have to prove they can spot and handle potholes to gain a licence, according to the AA.
New drivers develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks

New drivers develop bad habits in just 10 weeks


New motorists develop bad habits and turn into 'bad drivers' in just 10 weeks, according to a new poll. 
Learner drivers can now get motorway lessons ... but most Brits want it included in test

Most Brits want motorway lessons included in test


From today, learner drivers in England, Scotland and Wales can now have lessons on motorways. However, most seem to believe more needs to be done
Substandard driving instructors to be exposed in Ofsted-style league table

Substandard driving instructors to be exposed


Ofsted-style ratings for driving instructors will be published amid concerns that too many learners are being forced to sit their test...
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Learner drivers: why it pays to go to far-flung places...


The Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides has no traffic lights, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings or, really, more than one main road
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News: Driving test could drop three-point turn in favour...


Learner drivers could be required to follow directions from a sat-nav system rather than reading road signs and the three-point turn could be dropped...
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News: Tipping points: 16,000 learner drivers banned...


Almost 16,000 learner drivers are currently banned from British roads before even taking their test, figures obtained by Driving from the Driver and...
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News: Curfew for young drivers ‘unworkable’, say...


Drivers who have just passed their test will not be subject to curfews and other restrictions, reversing government plans.
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NEWS: 54,000 learner drivers earn penalty points before...


According to new research, 54,000 learner drivers have been reckless enough to earn penalty points on their provisional licence.
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News: I’m sorry to say you’ve failed ‒ as my...


A NEW survey has found that 20% of novice drivers fall out with their instructor and change them for another before they’ve even taken their test.
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News: When I tap the dashboard ... you’re about to...


MIRROR, SIGNAL, MANGLED: almost 3,000 learner drivers crashed during their test in the past five years, including three who hit pedestrians.