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Driving school News

June 2015

Driver fined for Hogging middle lane

First driver convicted in court of hogging the middle lane of a motorway says he was victimised for driving a white van.
 
Driver Fined £940 for Hogging Middle Lane
 
The first motorist convicted in court of hogging the middle lane of a motorway says he was victimised for driving a white van, the Mirror reports. Ian Stephens, 42, was fined £940 and received 5 penalty points for cruising at 60mph in the middle lane of the M62 in his Citroen Berlingo. “It’s because I drive a white van (and) people will like that I’ve been made an example of”, he argues.

Pass plus

Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely.
It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.
You’ll need a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor () to teach you.
It may help you get a car insurance discount if you successfully complete the course.

You need to book Pass Plus with a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor ().

How to apply for a driving licence

To get your first provisional driving licence online for a car, motorcycle or moped you must:

Driving Test

What happens during the test
 
In the waiting room you will meet your examiner who will ask to see your driving licence and theory test certificate.
Before you start the driving ability part of your test, you’ll have an eyesight check and be asked 2 vehicle safety questions.
 
Eyesight check
 
You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of: 
   
  •     20 metres for vehicles with a new style number plate
  •     20.5 metres for vehicles with an old style number plate

Driving Test 'Show me', 'Tell me' questions

Show me, tell me vehicle safety questions
 
1. About the questions
You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions. These are also known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.
The examiner will ask you one ‘show me’ question, where you’ll have to show them how you’d carry out a vehicle safety check.
You’ll also be asked one ‘tell me’ question, where you’ll have to explain to the examiner how you’d carry out the check.
 
2. ‘Show me’ questions
 
2.1 Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.