January 20, 2019

My 78 year old father worked various driving jobs in Edinburgh and across the UK since he was 17. Motor bikes, Mini buses, HGVs, and up until a year ago he was still driving his car daily. But as is common with men around his age he suffered a stroke. His speech was af...

November 25, 2018

There has been lots of coverage around the subject of autonomic vehicles. Only this week it has been reported that Edinburgh is to be the first UK city to use driverless buses. It is thought by many to be the biggest technological advancement in recent times, however I...

In my 8 years experience as a driving instructor I know all learners experience nervousness to some degree especially just before their driving test. You get over the initial fear of doing something new, learn all the road rules and controls of the car, book the test a...

November 6, 2015


So it's time for your first driving lesson... here are some things to expect and some tips for what to bring and wear.


Whether you have looked forward to it since you saw your first movie car chase or being forced into it through personal circumstance, your first...

October 14, 2015


Choosing the car and dealer.

If you haven’t already make a shortlist of the cars you like. Decide on essential features to determine the spec of the model for instance- fuel type, low cost road tax,engine size, stop/start technology, Bluetooth, sat nav, air con, allo...

August 4, 2015


Intensive driving courses or crash courses are not easy and are certainly not for everyone. They require a lot of hard work and concentration and can be very demanding both mentally and physically.


There are different lengths of Intensive/crash courses avai...

June 22, 2015

Consideration of the signal when moving off or parking should be done while carrying out the observations. Please see my other Blog 'Tips To Help You Be A Good Driver 'Observations Moving Off.


There are four things you should ask yourself:


1. W...

April 14, 2015

It just takes one missed observation when driving to be involved in an accident. So here are a couple of tips to help maintain good awareness while driving in the UK and hopefully reduce your chances of ever being in an accident when moving off.



January 20, 2015

I was pretty confident that I understood how to use the basic contols of a car before I had ever put the key in the ignition.


The reason quite simply was that I had been in the car observing my dad drive for years. Watching his feet move the pedals and his hands shift...

January 12, 2015

Firstly, what is a good driver?
Someone who is considerate to all road users and pedestrians. They are focused on the road in front and aware of what is around them at all times and always drive to the road rules and conditions.

Just by reading this you are already di...

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