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All the essentials for young and new drivers

Essentials: Insurance

All you need to know about insuring your car

All you need to know about insuring you car, building up your no claims bonus and what's what in the world of insurance.
A low price isn't always the best deal when it comes to insurance. Instead you need to make sure you're getting the best value for your money...
If you're a newly qualified driver, insurance is not going to be cheap. However there are ways you can reduce the cost and here's how.
Insuring a car is expensive - but new electric urban vehicles like the Renault Twizy could cut your premium when they go on sale.
Learner Driver Diaries

Meet Robyn and Charlotte. We're following them as they learn to drive. From their first lessons to ripping up their L plates

After a quick drive in the area around the test centre it was time to put all that practice to use, and take my practical test...
Today's lesson, rather infuriatingly, involved a lot of traffic jams and red lights.
This lesson was at a busy time in town, which was pretty stressful!
Today I drove on some unfamiliar roads, but with my confidence improving that wasn't too off putting
In this lesson I had to deal with various unusual situations, as well as practice on the dual carriageway.
Your first car questions

Latest questions covering everything first drivers should know

My son has passed his test and we are looking at insurances. A policy on my Mitsubishi Colt without him costs £170 but when I add him as a named driver...
My 20 year old daughter is learning to drive and despite numerous lessons is really struggling with manual transmission. She has suggested trying an automatic...
I am currently searching for my first car. I love the shape of the MINI compared to the Polo, but as I've found out the Polo comes in a 1.2 engine. I have...
A young driver with an insurance monitor fitted made a stupid mistake, considerably exceeding the speed limit. The insurance company cancelled his policy...
I am looking to buy a used car. I have just passed my test month and I am 22. I need something for lots of motorway miles, with decent economy and low...
Latest News

All the latest news affecting young drivers

Jaguar Land Rover has started its latest drive to recruit apprentices, with up to 200 places on offer.
Ford has extended its free driver training programme for motorists aged 17-24. Driving Skills for Life was launched across the UK in 2013 in a bid to cut accidents.
A Ford sponsored survey has revealed that one in four young drivers has checked or updated their social media page while driving.
Learner Road Tests

Will it make a good first car?

Quirky styling makes the easy-to-drive Ypsilon stand out, but it isn't without a few problems.
The cute, likeable, inexpensive Up is about as close to the the ideal first car you can get.
The best selling car in the UK is among the most popular in which to learn - and it's a good choice, too.
The Corsa is an extremely popular with driving instructors, learners and first car buyers alike - how good is it for young drivers?
The 107 is cute, cheap to buy and cheap to run, but it lags behind the Volkswagen Up in key areas.
Tips from the expert

Advice from our resident driving instructor

Once you've passed your driving test there's still a lot to learn, Louise found out when she visited a skidpan to learn more advanced car control.
Our resident driving instructor dispels the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the practical driving test.
Our expert driving instructor highlights the most common reasons learners fail their practical driving test and gives tips on how to overcome them.
What's The Test Like?

Video Guidance On What To Expect In The Theory and Practical Tests



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