June 19, 2018
How To Have A Comfortable Driving Lesson Part 1

Finding the right instructor

Over the coming months you’ll be spending a lot of time with your driving instructor, so it can make all the difference finding someone that you feel comfortable with.  Being happy, calm and relaxed helps you to learn and remember better especially when you’re driving as it can already be very stressful for some people.  So don’t be afraid to change instructors if you don’t feel that they provide the right environment. And with our wide range of driving instructors with vast experience and Driving Standard Agency approved, finding the right instructor for you will be no problem.

Give us a call today and lets start your journey

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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June 18, 2018
Worrying About If You Will Pass?

Heres some quick tips on passing your practical test:
  • Plan your time: make sure you give yourself enough time to learn how to drive and make sure you are confident in passing.
  • Budget: make sure you have enough money to start learning, paying for your tests and lessons, insurance and buying a car.
  • Record progress: make sure you keep on track of your progress, what you’re good at and what needs improving this will help you pass!
  • Pass your theory test early: you can then focus on more time learning to drive

If you need any of our help, contact us!

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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June 15, 2018
What Examiners Look For – Part 4

Following on from yesterday’s blog post about awareness, the fourth part of our “What Examiners Look For” series ends for this week by covering the topic of reacting to road signs and markings.

When taking your driving test, as well as throughout your life behind the wheel, road signs, markings and other instructions are important to follow! It might sound simple, but without being able to follow these instructions, red lights, slow down, any pedestrian crossings and others, you risk failing the whole driving test! Make sure that it is legal to carry out the instructions on the sign and you’ll be fine for the whole thing! Remember when learning to drive with Britannia to keep your focus on the road and follow the law of the land.

Safe driving from Britannia!

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June 14, 2018
What Examiners Look For – Part 3

Welcome back to the third part in this week’s Britannia Driving School Blog posts. We’re still covering the things that driving examiners will be on the look for when you do take your driving test, and today we’re on about awareness.

Staying aware when behind the wheel is a key aspect to driving and one that you should be taking forward with you from your very first driving lesson. As a driver, you need to be able to anticipate what everyone on the road around you is going to be doing next. That sounds like a near-impossible task when it is put before you on paper, but providing that everyone else does the same, everyone can continue together safely.

It’s not just cars, remember to think about pedestrians, cyclists, other vehicles and even horses and you’ll be fine on the road. You can even try out our hazard perception test if you want to give it a practice.

Safe driving from Britannia!

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June 13, 2018
What Examiners Look For – Part 2

As we mentioned in yesterday’s article “What Examiners Look For“, we are back again today with the second part of helping you, the driver behind the wheel in what your driving examiner will be looking for when you do take your driving exam. Let’s continue!

When learning to drive you now have the opportunity to drive on the motorway to better get an understanding of what it is like to drive in that environment. This ties back to what examiners will be looking for, as maintaining a safe and reasonable distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you is key. How many times have you seen a driver almost glued to the back of the car in front? It happens a lot more than people would like to admit. When driving, remember to use the 2-second rule so that you are at least 2 seconds behind the car in front. In wet conditions, increase this to 4 seconds.

We’ll be back again tomorrow with some more tips to look out for!

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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June 12, 2018
What Examiners Look For

When taking your driving test your examiners will be looking for certain criteria. Today, we’ll be touching on a few of those points and go over how you can improve upon them.

When starting the engine, the examiners will be looking for you to successfully start the engine up and if you are using a manual gearbox rather than an automatic, get in gear smoothly when pulling away. The same goes for when you are parking. You want to be decelerating smoothly and making sure you are in complete control of the car.

We’ll be back again tomorrow with more tips on what examiners will be looking for when taking your driving exam.

Safe driving from Britannia!

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June 11, 2018
Mirror, Mirror

When learning to drive, one thing to remember to do is use your mirrors. A key thing that your examiner when taking your driving test will check for is your ability to check for any danger when parking, turning – pretty much anything you do you should check your mirrors first!

Using your mirrors is one of the most fundamental tips we can give you here at Britannia Driving School. Remember that practicing more and more will make checking your mirrors a natural thing, to a point where you won’t even realise you’re doing it when learning to drive.

Safe driving from Britannia!

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June 5, 2018
We value your feedback!

Your feedback means a lot to us here at Britannia Driving School. We’re always aiming to improve our skills as instructors, but also as people along the way. Check out a couple of reviews that you have left us on our site.

Darren was an amazing driving instructor. Making sure he always taught me well but kept me comfortable behind the wheel. I was so anxious but he always had words of wisdom to calm me down.
Alyah Lewis – Shepherds Bush, London (25th May 2018)

I just passed my test first time thanks to my fantastic instructor (Robert Stamp). Robert put me at ease from the beginning, was always calm and patient with me and is an informative and supportive teacher. Thank you Brtiannia but especially thank you Robert.
Izzie Jones – Mortlake, Richmond (1st June 2018)

Safe driving, from Britannia.

 

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