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Young Driver

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...
A low price isn't always the best deal when it comes to insurance. Instead you need to make sure you're...
If you're a newly qualified driver, insurance is not going to be cheap. However there are ways you can...
Insuring a car is expensive - but new electric urban vehicles like the Renault Twizy could cut your premium...

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

Today's lesson, rather infuriatingly, involved a lot of traffic jams and red lights.
After a quick drive in the area around the test centre it was time to put all that practice to use, and...
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

What is the best car to buy for a 21 year old with a budget of £2500?
I am looking to buy my first car. Have been driving now for 12 years or so, mostly a works van, (Ford Transit) and never owned a car of my own. I am a...
I am 18 and have just started on an apprenticeship course. I currently have a 2001 Renault Clio 1.2 petrol and am looking to upgrade. Ideally I'd like...
My son would like to buy a Ford Fiesta size car for about £4000 to £5000, I have told him you can't go too far wrong with a Fiesta. Are there any other...
My daughter has been having driving lessons for a few months and feedback from her instruction is very good. To help provide her with more 'on the road...

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...
A Ford sponsored survey has revealed that one in four young drivers has checked or updated their social...

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,...
The Corsa is an extremely popular with driving instructors, learners and first car buyers alike - how...
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...
Our resident driving instructor dispels the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the practical...
Our expert driving instructor highlights the most common reasons learners fail their practical driving...

What's The Test Like?

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

 

 

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