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driving test passes in 2022

We just smashed last year’s test pass record…in May!

With two more people passing their driving test with us today, we just overtook 2021's total already! 2021 was a record year for driving test passes ...
april 2022 driving test passes

April 2022 test passes

Huge congratulations to each of you passing your driving test in April 2022. There were 19 of you! Getting a driving test date hasn't been easy ...
march 2022 test passes

March 2022 test passes

Wow 🤯 24 test passes this month! A new record for us. The signs of recovery from COVID are getting stronger and clearer with an absolute ...

February 2022 test passes

With 14 test passes last month, our instructors have been very busy indeed! Huge congratulations to everybody who passed with us this month, you're all superstars. ...
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Coronavirus Update

Update: 28.02.2022 From tomorrow (1st of March), you will no longer be required to wear a face covering during driving lessons or tests. In line with other ...
january 2022 driving test passes

January 2022 test passes

The new year has brought an absolutely bumper month for driving test passes, with an amazing 15 pupils passing their test through us! Well done to ...
December 2021 driving test passes

December 2021 test passes

It's that time of the month again where we say a huge well done to everybody who passed their driving test with us during December. And ...
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Our 5-step guide to winning Christmas 2021

What better present could there be than the gift of driving? We're talking about unlocking so many doors, from basic domestic mobility to employment. Let's face ...
november 2021 driving test passes

November 2021 test passes

November was another bumper month for our pupils, with a perfect 10 passing their practical driving test across the month. Well done to each and ...
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Archive: masks must legally now be worn in driving lessons

Update: The law and guidance for the pandemic has now changed. Click here for the latest. This article has been archived. From today (Tuesday 30/11/2021), the ...
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October 2021 test passes

October saw another amazing month for our learners, 9 people passed their driving test with us in the 31 days! As always we'd like to also ...
Driving test passes september 2021

September 2021 test passes

September was a bumper month for driving test passes, with a perfect 10 over the month! We're super proud of all our pupils for acing their ...
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Well done to our trainees!

Emerging from the debris of the pandemic with a wealth of hope, prospect and ambition, our trainees have done us so proud over the last ...
2021 new rules for towing

Everything you need to know about… New towing rules 2021

The rules on towing trailers and caravans will be changing later on in the year, affecting millions of drivers in the UK. We've put together ...
august 2021 driving test passes

August 2021 test passes

It's been another amazing month for our pupils, with another batch heading off into the world with their brand new pink full licences! As the demand ...
Everything you need to know about e10 petrol

Everything you need to know about… E10 petrol

E10 petrol is coming on the 1st of September, but what is it? And how can you make sure you're filling up with the correct ...
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The 4-step guide to cutting post-lockdown nerves

In a recent report for ITV's Westcountry News, figures released showed that more than 1 in 3 drivers (36%) were nervous about getting back behind ...
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Theory & practical test fees could be on the rise

The DVSA have announced they are launching a consultation today on raising the test fees for the theory and practical tests for learner drivers. The test ...
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📹 1st 4 Driving on ITV News

Eagle-eyed viewers in the South West with their TV sets tuned in to ITV will have noticed our Managing Director Dave Foster on Tuesday evening's ...
july 2021 driving test passes

July 2021 test passes

Congratulations to all our pupils who passed their driving test this month! It's a difficult time at the moment with a massive backlog for driving tests ...
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Introducing… our new(ish) logo

Frequent visitors to our website and social media may this morning have noticed some changes to the look and feel of our company branding. Here's our ...
how to pass your theory test

How to book and pass your theory test first time

Once you have applied for your provisional licence and got it back, you'll be able to start looking at booking your theory test. The theory ...
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Learning to drive made simple

Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI There have been many books written about learning to drive. These books often span hundreds of pages and make driving seem like some ...

New theory test booking service launched

A new booking system for theory tests was launched today, July 19th, for England Scotland and Wales. The new system went live at 8am this ...
applying for your provisional licence

How to apply for your provisional driving licence

Before you can get started with your driving lessons, you'll need to apply for your provisional driving licence. The provisional licence is a form of ...
driving test passes june 2021

June 2021 test passes

As the month comes to a close, we say congratulations to all our test passes from this month, June 2021. Well done to: Diane Jack Jess ...
driving test passes may 2021

May 2021 test passes

Congratulations to all our pupils who passed their driving test this month! As we start getting back to normal post-lockdown, we've got some test passes A huge ...
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We don’t accept third-party vouchers ❌

Unfortunately we are not accepting vouchers bought through other websites We've noticed a trend in the past few months of people trying to redeem vouchers with ...
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📷 Infographic: A-Z of Learning to Drive

Each week between July and December 2019, we posted our essential A-Z of Learning to Drive over on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. So we made ...
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Is My Driving Instructor Any Good?

Honestly, looking for a driving instructor is a minefield. It’s really not easy. And that's not through a lack of finding them. They're in local ads, ...
Driving test nerves

Cut driving test nerves with this one simple trick!

Do you feel nervous or even scared about taking your driving test? Maybe you've taken a driving test and failed because your nerves let you down. ...
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Infographic: Why Our Driving Lessons Are The Best

With so much choice out there for driving lessons, it's important to know that you can trust the driving school that you choose. So we've made ...
Full, free theory training

Full, Free Theory Training!

So you've heard that the Theory Test is difficult, but luckily you were clever and booked driving lessons with 1st 4 Driving, meaning you qualify ...
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Nervous Pupils Are Very Welcome!

Are You Feeling Nervous About Your Driving Lesson? There are many reasons why you may be nervous as a pupil and we understand this. Maybe it's ...
How many driving lessons will I need?

How Many Driving Lessons You Will Need

The REAL truth about how many driving lessons you will need - explained by Driving School Dave. One of the most common questions we are asked ...
cheap driving lessons

Cheap Driving Lessons – Not Always What They Seem…

In this article, Driving School Dave explains how cheap driving lessons may not always be as good as they look, while looking at the tell-tale ...
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Driving Instructors Near Me

What you must know before choosing your driving school. (Get this wrong and it will cost you a fortune in driving lessons.) We've all had to ...
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How To Pass The Driving Test First Time

Nobody passes their driving test first time, right? Wrong! The majority of our pupils pass first time! Driving School Dave explains how... This article looks at how ...
pass the driving test easier

How to Pass the Driving Test Easier

This is the first article in a short series designed to help learner drivers pass the driving test easier and remove some of the mysteries ...

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