Here we will teach you all of the basics you can expect to learn in your first few driving lessons. From moving off and stopping, to signals and steering. Enjoy!
Here you will find video tutorials on the more advanced manoeuvres that you will learn after your first few Driving Lessons. From Meeting Situations in Traffic to Road Positioning and Speed Awareness.
Here, you will learn all parking manoeuvres. Bay and Parallel, Forward and Reverse. These tutorials will particularly come in handy when taking your test.
Here you will learn the more advanced manoeuvres you will need to learn before taking your Practical Driving Test. From T-Junctions to Roundabouts. You will usually learn these manoeuvres later in your Instructor's lesson plan.
Here you will find videos that are not Practical Tutorials but will certainly be useful before, during and after your Learner Driver's Journey. We will cover "Show me, tell me" questions as well as Hazard Perception and other important bits of information. We hope you find it helpful!
In this video, Francis The Instructor covers the use of signals. When to signal if you are turning and when not to signal. The general rule is for the driver to always question “will this signal be more helpful or misleading to others?” before indicating. This video teaches the basics that you should learn in your early driving lessons.
The Cockpit Drill is the first thing you do when you get in to drive a car for the first time. The routine is Doors, Seat, Steering Wheel, Seatbelt, Mirrors and it is your responsibility to make sure the drivers area is set up to suit you. DSSSM is literally the first thing you will learn on your first Lesson. Get ahead of your lessons by learning this before your first lesson with your Instructor.
In this Driving Tutorial video, Francis gives an overview of Appropriate Speeds that you should learn in your driving lessons that you will need to know on your Driving Test. Francis also drives through real life sample situations along with commentary driving. Remember guys, the Speed Limit is NOT a target speed, it's the absolute maximum speed IF the road conditions are perfect.
In this Driving Tutorial video you will learn how to handle meeting traffic in double parked streets using Acceleration Sense, the Hold Back Position, giving adequate clearance, driving priority rules and LADA; Look Assess Decide Act.
In this tutorial, Francis the Driving Instructor explains the importance of checking your blind spots, distancing yourself between other vehicles, reaction time and positioning - all of which are necessary when driving on a Motorway. Safely joining and exiting a Motorway can be scary at first, but with practice, you will be driving on the Motorway safely and effectively.
Driving on Country or Rural Roads can be nervewracking with the shortage of road markings and high National Speed Limits. In this Driving Tutorial, Francis the Instructor explains that while Driving on Country or Rural Roads, it is crucial to remember that the National Speed Limit is not mandatory and to use proper judgement to avoid reckless driving. Don't Treat Rural Roads like a Race Track.
Dual Carriageways are roads where you and oncoming traffic are separated by something physical, like a barrier, and usually have two or more lanes that are travelling in the same direction. In this tutorial, Francis the Instructor explains Safe Driving Tips for Dual Carriageways to help you make sure that you are keeping yourself safe when driving at faster speeds. It is important to remember the appropriate following distance and to make sure that you are travelling in the correct lane.
In this tutorial, Francis the Instructor explains What You Need to Know when using Sat Nav on a Driving Test. For those who don't know, Sat Nav is navigation information received from satellites and has been introduced to driving tests. Francis covers what information Sat Nav gives you, what it shows you, how to use it, and what happens if Sat Nav is wrong. Having Sat Nav available to you on your Driving Test can be very helpful, if you know how to use it correctly.
The Pulling Up On The Right manoeuvre is one of the manoeuvre's that can come up on your Driving Test. You will be asked to pull up on the right hand side of the road and reverse two car lengths to park. In this video Francis shows you how to pull up on the right, which reference point's to use and what you should look out for.
Parallel Parking is one of the manoeuvres that you may be asked to complete on your practical UK driving test. This is an important manoeuvre to learn properly in order to complete it safely and effectively. In this Tutorial, Francis the Instructor has learner Marcus in the car to demonstrate parking tips during his lesson. They help you review key reference points and speed control during this manoeuvre.
The Reverse Bay Parking Manoeuvre is one of the manoeuvre's you may be asked to complete on your practical UK driving test. When it is time for you to Reverse Bay Park in a car park, it is important that you know how to use the correct reference points and techniques. For this tutorial, Instructor Francis and his learner, Marcus, demonstrate parking tips during his lesson. They review how to safely reverse, park, and manoeuvre your vehicle safely.
The Forward Bay Parking manoeuvre is one of the manoeuvre's you may be asked to complete on your practical UK driving test. As a driver you will likely be using car parks regularly so this is a key skill to learn. For this Tutorial Instructor Francis has learner Marcus in the car to demonstrate parking tips during his lesson. They look at parking clutch control, parking technique and key forward bay parking reference points.
Large and Spiral Roundabouts are a major part of driving in the UK - suggesting that you may be asked to enter and exit one on your UK practical driving test. In this video, Francis the Instructor explains how to enter and exit Large and Busy Roundabouts safely and effectively. Francis also explains how traffic lights and right of way rules are key factors in understanding how to manoeuvre effectively.
In this tutorial you will learn about the road markings at T Junctions, the road rules, when to turn into a road, which car has the right of way or priority, what cutting corners means, what the Give Way sign means and the difference between open and closed junctions.
There are many different types of Crossroads in UK, in this video we are covering turning right at traffic lights which is a traffic lights controlled junction. Known commonly in driving lessons as 'Advanced Crossroads' we'll be looking at who has the right of way, both offside to offside turning and nearside to nearside turning as well as understanding where your point of turn is and how the yellow box junction controls traffic.
In this Driving Tutorial, Francis The Instructor demonstrates how to safely enter and exit Mini Roundabouts. Mini Roundabouts are a junction that you may encounter in your UK Practical Driving Test. Knowing the proper signaling and road signs is how you will be able to execute this manoeuvre through a Mini Roundabout safely and effectively.
Driving too slow is just as dangerous as driving too fast. Slow driving can increase accident risk by causing confusion, disorganisation or catching other drivers off-guard. The overall result of driving too slow is an increased risk of accidents on the road. In this video, Francis the Instructor explains the importance of driving at the appropriate speed while sharing a recent experience he encountered while dealing with a slow-moving vehicle.
Every 3 months the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) publishes data on pass rates for all DVSA driving test centres in the UK. Articles then start coming out on the test centres in the UK with the highest pass rates and lowest pass rates. These are great talking points but can be misleading if you are a learner driver trying to find a driving test centre near you with a high pass rate.
As part of your Driving Test in the UK you will be asked one Show Me and one Tell Me question. This is called Show Me, Tell Me or Vehicle Safety Questions. In this video, we break down all 14 Tell Me questions plus the 7 Show Me questions which will be asked while you're driving. The Show Me questions will always start with "when it's safe to do so" so there is no pressure. Remember, it's not a speed test and your Driving Test Examiner is not trying to catch you out. It's very important to know the car you are taking your Driving Test in as all controls are in different places.
In this video, Francis The Instructor gives an overview of why the Hazard Perception Test was introduced into the UK Theory Test, what to expect in the Hazard Perception Test and some real life examples and tips. He also explains the difference between Potential Hazards, Developing Hazards and Actual Hazards. If you passed your Driving Test before the Hazard Perception Test was introduced, this is still a very important video to watch to make the roads safer.