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Archive for September, 2011

5 Sep 2011

Driving Test DVD Stirs up a Storm

There was a blog report not so long ago about the top driving test materials available today. We’re talking books, CDs and DVDs all aimed at helping learner drivers pass their tests.

But now there’s a new contender for the top spot: Brian Stratton’s The Driving Test: Essential Information. read more »

5 Sep 2011

Young Marmalade tastes sweet success

For a number of years, Young Marmalade have been the primary providers of learner and newly-qualified driver insurance. For those who haven’t heard the name before, Young Marmalade and their automotive sidekick, Provisional Marmalade, are one of a small handful of companies which offer affordable car insurance solely to young drivers, both whilst learning and after passing their practical tests. read more »

4 Sep 2011

5-day Intensive Fast Track Course to Driving Success

Intensive driving courses are becoming more popular as more of us find we have less time to devote to learning to drive. The concept of being able to simply take a week off work, stay over somewhere in a hotel and pay a modest sum of money to be taught to drive (and pass your test) is always going to appeal. read more »

3 Sep 2011

19% Fewer New Drivers on UK Roads than in 2005

A recent study by Newsbeat has shown that the number of young people learning to drive has dropped dramatically since 2005, with a 19% decrease over the 6-year period. This equates to 200,000 drivers.

The reasons for the drop in numbers are, sadly, fairly obvious. Rising insurance costs, changes to both the practical driving test and theory tests with the introduction of independent driving and the hazard perception test, and of course the increases in the cost of driving lessons, have all contributed. read more »

2 Sep 2011

Car Insurance hikes could prompt law-breaking

An EU directive advising insurance companies to charge equal amounts for both male and female drivers could see many young women choosing to drive uninsured.

The plan to bring female car insurance rates in line with their (significantly higher) male counterparts’ is a move being criticised by many as unnecessary and problematic. read more »

1 Sep 2011

Average motorist speeds over 18,000 times

Calls from a UK road safety charity, BRAKE, have been prompted after a report concluded that the average driver broke the speed limit over 18,000 times in their life.

BRAKE’s warning to watch our speed comes as the summer holidays see more children playing outside in the streets – and therefore a hike in the number of child-related car accidents.
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