Category: Knowledge base

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 a handy guide on everything you need to know.

new rules for towing

The most important piece of advice we can give you is to seek training from a qualified driver trainer before attempting to tow a trailer or a caravan. The fact of the matter is that this new law change WILL have an impact on road safety. We highly recommend B+E training for anybody looking to tow for the first time.

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 fuel?everything you need to know about e10 petrol

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 the wheel after life in lockdown.

I was privileged to be asked to give my thoughts of was featured on their programme. As is the case with TV, my time was limited, so I’m going to to share my 4-step guide here.

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Above: We’re all adjusting to getting back out on the roads again after 18 months of uncertainty

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 deep art or something that can only be mastered properly as a Class 1 police pursuit driver. In fact, one of the most popular books written on this subject was just that, written for class 1 police drivers under pursuit conditions (chasing the bad guys).

Unlike the people who write these long-winded books, I’m well known for making things simple, breaking things down into bite-sized manageable chunks. Now I’m writing this article to show you just how simple it can be to learn to drive.

learning to drive made simple

📷 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 a handy infographic that covers the A-Z of learning to drive. When you take lessons with us, your instructor will cover everything you need for a safe life of driving beyond being a learner.

Whether you’re nervous about Signs, Gears or Zebra crossings, our patient and friendly driving instructors here at 1st 4 Driving are your best choice for driving lessons in your area. Check out the A-Z of Learning to Drive:

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 it simple by producing an infographic that shows you exactly why we’re the best driving school around. From free theory training to our great reviews and our guarantee, you can see how much we can do for you when you book with 1st 4 Driving.


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 for FULL, FREE theory training with Theory Test Pro.

Full, free theory training

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 meeting your Driving Instructor for the first time – they are a stranger to you after all. You might be thinking “Will they shout at me if I get something wrong?” “Will I be ok as a pupil?” “Will I make a mistake?”

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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 is How many driving lessons you will need to take the practical test? This is a very valid question but one that is very difficult to answer. That said, there are some definite guidelines and tips to reduce the amount you need without compromising your safety.

How many driving lessons will I need?

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 signs that something may not be quite right.

I am always hearing from driving instructors “all pupils want are cheap driving lessons.” Is this true, or do they really want value driving lessons? Are the two the same?  In this article I will answer these questions, as well as showing you how you can save real money on driving lessons.

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