Sunday, 23 August 2020

Diana passes Automatic driving test in Northampton.

 Well done Diana on passing your Automatic driving test in Northampton at last!

It may have took six times but you on the road at last.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Automatic driving test pass in Northampton.

Well done Lios on passing the Automatic driving test first time in Northampton with only 3 minor faults today.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

We have more deaths on the hard shoulder than on the carriageway.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Automatic driving school car Nissan Leaf.

My new car a Nissan Leaf automatic was used for the first time today. I have been waiting for the last two months to use it on the road!

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Highway Code Introduction.

The Introduction page of the Highway Code is often skipped over and yet this set's the frame work for the driving test.

Use the link above for full page.

Monday, 20 April 2020

The Highway Code UK

To pass a UK driving test you must show the driving examiner that you have read and understand the Highway code for the UK.

The Theory test and the practical driving test are based on the Highway code to pass the Theory test you must pick the correct answer from the choices given 43 correct answer's out of 50 questions.

For the practical driving test you must demonstrate that you can drive and comply with the Highway code rules and recommendations for about 40 minute's of on road driving.

The Highway code is so important that has a copy that you can read free on line.

The Highway code UK

Please read the Highway code from the front cover to the back cover if you would like to pass the Theory and practical driving test in the UK.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

1st time pass

Well done Brooke on passing your Automatic driving test first time with only 8 minor faults in Northampton.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Friday, 25 May 2018

!st Time Automatic Driving Test Pass

Well done Ayla on passing your Automatic driving test 1st time! in Northampton with only 6 minor faults

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

New app for your phone "testi" for finding short notice driving tests. I am getting good reports.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Driving test link This is the correct address to book your UK driving test. Use the link below to book your early practical driving test and get a discount. This is the cheapest driving test finder i have found.
Driving link

Monday, 9 October 2017

Constanta passes her Automatic driving test in Northampton second time with only two minors! Well done Constanta! we moved her driving test forward and Constanta took her second driving test within four weeks of failing her first test.
Well done Slavyan on passing first time with only five minors in Northampton!.Slavyan moved his Automatic driving test from Luton to Northampton and moved it forward by using my short notice Automatic driving test service.
Well done Liam on passing your Automatic driving test in Northampton on your second attempt with only two minors!.Liam failed his first test just three weeks before with just two minors and one serious fault and used my short notice test service to move he next test from December.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Well done Adrian on passing your Automatic driving test in Northampton UK with only one minor fault after using my short notice driving test finder service.
Well done Hayley on passing your Automatic driving test first time in Northampton UK after using my short notice driving test finder service.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Well done Clare on passing the Automatic driving test first time in Northampton with only 8 minors.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

First time driving test pass in Northampton uk with zero faults!

Well done to Hollie on passing her driving test first time on the manual car in Northampton UK with 0 faults!

Make a New year resolution to improve your driving.

New post on The Safe Driver

Is it time to make a fresh start with your driving?

by safedriver
mudAs written for The Insurance Hunters. Please visit their blog.
Mmm, fresh! I love the smell of fresh baked foods, fresh air and freshly cut grass. There’s something to be said about starting new. Many people make New Year resolutions at the beginning of the calendar year with the hope of making changes that will be positive in their life. With that being said, I’d thought I would offer some suggestions for drivers who would like to start new skills during this calendar year.
The first suggestion I would like to offer is driving attitude. Many drivers are less patient than they could be while driving. Instead of getting annoyed with other road users, take a deep breath and ask yourself what is it about their actions that goes against what you’re doing. Does it really affect you as much as you think it does? After having this change of attitude over a month or so, you’ll be a much calmer driver, making better driving decisions because you’ll be thinking clearer.
Another new tip to offer is to become more of a proactive driver. Some people are chronic late comers. They leave things to the last moment. If this sounds like you, try these tips. Once you know how long your commute will be, leave early enough to give yourself an extra 10 or 15 minutes for travel. If you get to work 10 or 15 minutes early, you’ll have time to grab a coffee and relax before starting your work day. If you need that extra 10 or 15 minutes during your commute, you won’t be tempted to rush and make poor driving choices because you’ll be late.
Something that many drivers could benefit from making a new start is cleanliness. I’m not talking personal hygiene, I’m talking the vehicle. Securing loose items from inside the vehicle means less distractions. Items stuffed under the driver’s seat can become dislodged and can roll under the brake pedal. That may prohibit the driver from braking firmly in an emergency. Loose items such as wrappers and paper can blow around on a windy day in the spring and summer with the windows down, so put those away before driving so they don’t take your attention away from the driving task.
The last suggestion for a fresh start this year I would have to say should be slowing down sooner when approaching red lights or stopped traffic. Early slowing has many benefits for drivers. It saves fuels, saves brake wear and gives you the feeling that you’re going someplace. That feeling will often help you feeling positive as a driver and become less stressed on your daily commute.
These are just a few suggestions to get you started off in the New Year. Will you use them? Will you keep them longer than a week? I hope so, but don’t limit your fresh start to just these few. Make the entire year your year of safe driving.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

First time driving test pass in Northampton UK.

Well Done! Linda.
A first time pass is not an easy task!

Thank you for the card.
You are most welcome.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Great advice from the Safe Driver. Driving comes first.

New post on The Safe Driver

Is using a cell phone while driving an addiction?

by safedriver
close upIt’s been a few years since our governments have made using a cell phone without a hands-free device illegal while driving. Sitting at a red light in traffic and using your phone is also illegal. Even though it’s been illegal for some time and widely publicized, it still happens every day. The numbers of tickets given out to drivers from police have risen each year even though public awareness of the risks associated to cell phone use while driving is huge. However, I think I have an explanation for this.
Our society has gotten so busy over the past few decades that we want things done immediately. Think about it. Drive-thru’s are available not just at fast food restaurants, but at the bank, some beer stores and I’ve even seen them at a store if you want to buy cigarettes. Let’s face it, we’re in a hurry and we have a problem. We’re far more impatient than we used to be. Having a cell phone means we can immediately act upon our thoughts. The key word here is immediately. When it comes to our cell phones, we can’t seem to control the urge to touch it, look at it or play with it.
For many people, our lives greatly depend upon the social networks. It seems like we can’t go a minute without checking messages, tweeting or checking someone’s status. After all, how can we expect to go on with our day without knowing what are friends are doing at that exact moment? It almost seems like an addiction doesn’t it? I know that sounds harsh, but a standard dictionary definition of addiction is “The fact or condition of being addicted to or having constant need to a particular substance, thing, or activity.” Doesn’t that sound familiar? Isn’t that what millions of people have when it comes to their cell phones – an addiction? Some may call it a habit, but whether you call it an addiction or a habit, you need to have control over it.
This addiction to the cell phone, like any other addiction, controls your brain. Our brains have a sense of reward when we accomplish something. It’s a matter of prioritising the reward though. Is there more mental satisfaction to complete a text message conversation or is there more mental satisfaction to drive the vehicle safely? To many people, driving takes a “backseat”, so to speak, to finding out what’s happening in cyber land.
Like any other addiction, you need to admit you have a problem. Acknowledging that you have a problem is the first step to controlling it. Once you do acknowledge there is a problem, you can begin the healing process of finding a solution to this problem. You’ll more likely listen to your friends and family once you’ve made this realization. Since I consider myself a friend of yours, I’d like to offer a few suggestions.
Before you get to your vehicle turn your phone off. If you don’t hear it, you may not be tempted to use it. Put your phone out of your reach. I mean really out of your reach. If you put the phone in your coat pocket and place your coat just behind your seat, you may be tempted to reach for it while driving. Secure the phone in a backpack, briefcase or other location that would make it relatively impossible to get to it while driving. Give it to a passenger to use while you’re driving. Let them text, tweet or post messages for you.
Addressing the addiction or habit will take time, a commitment from you and support from family and friends. Trust me, it will be worth it. Take it from a friend.
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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Take a break to stay awake.

Take a break – stay awake

by safedriver
one way at nightAs written for The Insurance Hunters. Please visit their blog.
I sometimes wonder what life would be like if we weren’t so busy. Would we be bored or would we learn to become more relaxed? Whether you’re busy with your job, your family or your pastimes, it can take quite a toll on us and cause fatigue. If these activities also cause you to drive, what can you do to combat fatigued driving?
What does fatigued driving or drowsy driving do to us? When our brain is tired it stops us from making proper decisions. It’s late getting messages to our eyes, hands and feet. Think of how you act at home when you’re tired. You may not be thinking clearly and may forget to do things. Now imagine that in the vehicle. Too dangerous to even consider, yet many people ignore the symptoms.
We need to recognize the early signs of fatigue. If you’re having a difficult time keeping your eyes open, extremely low energy, yawning a lot, drifting in your lane or have very little focus it’s time to do something different. Recognizing many of these signs beforegetting into your vehicle is best, but during some longer drives these symptoms begin to appear while you’re already in motion. So what are the common things drivers do to help stay alert while driving?
Many drivers will drink strong coffee, blow cold air on their face, play loud music and try to have a diverse conversation to help keep them alert. It may work, but only for a very short period of time. The best solution is sleep.  Find a safe place to pull over and rest. Find a parking lot, lock your doors and have that 15 to 20 minute nap. For many people, this little snooze refreshes them enough to become alert once again and become safe to drive. If you need more time than that, take it.
Now that’s all fine and dandy as a reactive solution, but let’s look at a proactive way to avoid fatigued driving altogether. Get plenty of rest before starting that long drive. Schedule breaks every couple of hours to allow you time to get out, stretch and perhaps take a washroom break. The best proactive solution is to share the driving with passengers, but do that before you get too tired. Avoid heavy meals before driving. Light snacks are better than a big meal. Apples are great to keep you alert and awake. And the last tip is to keep the temperature cool inside the vehicle. A very warm interior causes drowsiness.
I’m sure we all know stubborn drivers. They say they can handle while fatigued. Good drivers realize they can’t handle it. Having your eyes closed for just three seconds at 50 km/h (30 mph) means your vehicle travels roughly 40 metres. You’ll most likely pass through an intersection too and perhaps a stop sign or red light. I’m pretty certain you and your passengers deserve better. Take a break – stay awake.

driving in fog

Driving in fog

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.
Rule 236
You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves.Law RVLR regs 25 & 27

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New post on The Safe Driver

Win the parking lot battle

by safedriver
tire change 004There’s something we all do as drivers that many seem to overlook as being risky – driving through the dreaded parking lot during the holiday season. For many drivers during this time of year it becomes an all-out combat zone to find that one remaining vacant parking space. Driving manners seem to be thrown out the window, but there are things you can do to win the battle.
Driving up and down the aisles during this busy time of year means you’ll find pedestrians walking between vehicles to get to and from the stores and their vehicle. Larger vehicles such as vans and SUVs can hide the pedestrians from you and you from them. To help keep everyone safe, reduce your speed and drive toward the centre of the aisle. By driving away from the parked vehicles, you’re improving the angle you and the pedestrians have of each other. It allows each of you to see each other sooner and will also give more response time for both of you in case either of you have to stop. Ensure you drift back toward the right side of your aisle when oncoming vehicle approach and as you approach any intersecting aisle. This will protects you from vehicles turning sharply into your aisle as it will give them more space to enter.
Treat the aisle you’re driving in as you would a roadway. Yield to pedestrians and cross traffic, signal your intentions so everyone else knows which way you’re planning to go, including your parking space once you find one. To find that parking space, it’s best to start at one end of the parking lot and work your way to the other side. Be prepared to park further away than you may like during peak times, so ensure you’re wearing good walking shoes.
bad parkingPerhaps the best tip to find that elusive parking space is to decide when the best time to get to the mall would be. If you can go there when the stores first open while many others are either at work or in school, you’ll find plenty of parking spots. Not only will the parking be plentiful, but the stores won’t be as busy, therefore your shopping trip will take less time. If you can do that it will seem to be a win-win for you. Not all of us can do that, so that may not work for some.
One final tip to finding an empty parking space in a busy parking lot is to head directly to a set of doors to find people leaving the mall. Let them begin walking toward their vehicle and you then follow them, staying well back. Once you find which vehicle they’re getting into, put on your turn signal and position your vehicle ready to park. That should help you find that last space.
Whichever tip you use, do it safely and be patient. An empty space will arrive soon enough. And when it does, you’ve won the battle.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

First time driving test pass in Northampton with the Automatic car. Well done Ian Harvey for passing with only 3 minor marks!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Recent driving test passes in Northampton in the Automatic car.
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Well done to  Sarah on passing first time in Northampton with only 4 minors in the Automatic car with Mr Melvin Meakins ADI.

Friday, 14 February 2014

First time Automatic driving test pass in Northampton.

Well done Caz Izzard on passing the Automatic driving test first time in Northampton with only four minor faults!.

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Another Automatic Driving Test pass in Northampton UK.

Miss Adedamola Oluokun passes her driving test in Northampton UK with only six minor faults.
Automatic driving test pass in Northampton UK

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To pass your driving test in Northampton UK. Do the opposit of this

How to fail your road test

by safedriver
mannersAs most people I come to meet through Young Drivers of Canada they want to pass their road test and get their driver’s licence as soon as possible. Some of the students I’ve taught over the years actually want to drive safely. Passing the road test is just a step for them. Good thinking in my books.
Now, in most cases you can fail the road test by any violation of the law, a dangerous action and of course, a collision. Other factors would include poor observation on a regular basis and consistent errors of the same nature. These factors for failing are fairly consistent within most jurisdictions, but with this list, I’m trying to think outside the box.
Regardless of the goals you may set for yourself, I thought it may be a good idea to come up with a top 10 list to help people with their road test. Some top 10 lists have been done over and over again, so I had to be a little creative. After a long 15 seconds of thought, I decided what my top 10 list would contain. The following is the top 10 ways to fail your road test. *Not to be tried on an actual road test. See how many of these you may be tempted to do.

10. Lay on the horn and chase pedestrians out of the crosswalk.
9. Constantly ask the examiner out on a date.
8. Answer “Okay baby” after each instruction the examiner gives you.
7. Play the Fast and the Furious theme song while driving your road test.
6. Get dressed up for the test by wearing your birthday suit.
5. Use the parking brake to slide your vehicle sideways into your parallel park position.
4. Shift to neutral and rev the engine while looking at the driver next to you at a red light.
3. Curse aloud at the driver who just cut you off during their lane change.
2. Suddenly look over your shoulder out the rear window and yell “Crap! It’s the cops!”
1. Say to the examiner “Whatever you do, don’t open the glove box”.
This was certainly a fun tongue-in-cheek article to write and I hope you never end up doing any of these crazy things during a road test. I’m certain you won’t know anyone who has tried these things during their road test. Or have you? For anyone who has tried any of these things, you’ve created a lot of talk around the office water cooler…to say the least.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Automatic Driving Test Pass in Northampton UK

 Mr Edgars Podnieks pass his Automatic driving test in Kettering with only six minor faults.

Edgars has been learning on and off for ten years!

With the help of the short notice test plan he finally could fit his driving test into his busy life!.

Well done Edgars

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