Learning to Drive FAQ

This section deals specifically with learning to drive and many of the frequently asked questions by new drivers. We’ll also cover questions asked specifically about learning to drive in an automatic car.

Legal Eyesight Requirements for Driving UKLegal Eyesight Requirements for Driving UK

By law, every driver either learner or qualified must meet a certain minimum standard of eyesight visual acuity. Here we explain what that is and how to tell if you need glasses for driving.

L-plate rules for learner driversL Plate Rules for Learner Drivers

Becoming a learner driver means displaying L plates. Here we explain the L plate rules, where to best place L plates on your car, the different types of L plates and details for printing your own.

Is It Easier to Learn to Drive an Automatic Car?Is It Easier to Learn to Drive an Automatic Car?

For those that are about to start learning to drive or those who are already learning in a manual car, we look at whether it’s easier to learn to drive in an automatic car.

Help for new drivers scared of learning to driveI’m Scared about Learning to Drive

It’s common for new drivers to be scared at the thought of learning to drive. As experienced driving instructors, we’ve compiled the best tips and advice for those that are nervous, anxious and scared of learning to drive.

Guide explaining if it's difficult learning to driveIs it Difficult to Learn to Drive?

This guide explains if it’s difficult learning to drive and details the various skills required for the learner driver to master. The guide also explains how to make learning to drive easier.

Rules for who can sit next to a learner driverWho Can Sit Next to a Learner Driver?

There are of course rules for both the supervising driver and for the learner driver. Here we explain the rules for who can sit next to a learner driver, along with many more frequently asked questions about supervising learner drivers and what learner drivers can legally do.

Article explaining 6 reasons why you should learn to drive in an automatic6 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Drive Automatic

Deciding whether to learn to drive in a manual or an automatic can be a difficult decision to make. To make things easier, here’s 6 reasons why you should learn to drive in an automatic car.

What are driving test routes explainedWhat are Driving Test Routes?

You may have heard of driving test routes. Here we explain what driving test routes are, whether each test centre has set routes and who makes them. We also cover the various ways that you can practice on test routes to improve your chances of passing the driving test.

Should I learn to Drive in My Own Car?Should I Learn to Drive in My Own Car?

These are the benefits and disadvantages of learning to drive in your own car. Learning to drive in your own car can save money, but if it’s not done properly, can can cause more time and money.

Techniques on how to remember which way is left and right while drivingHow to Remember Left and Right When Driving

It’s actually quite common for learner drivers, and even qualified experienced driving to get their left and rights confused. Use these techniques to help you know your left from your right.

Guide explaining how to check if a driving instructor is qualifiedHow to Check if a Driving Instructor is Qualified

It’s illegal to teach driving for pay without being qualified and registered with the DVSA. This guide explains how to check if a driving instructor is qualified.

Guide offering advice on how to find a good automatic driving instructorHow to Find a Good Automatic Driving Instructor

Choosing a good driving instructor is essential as it can make learning to drive easier, driving lesson more enjoyable and it might save you money. This guide explains how to find a good automatic driving instructor.

Guide Explaining How to Know if Your Driving Instructor is GoodHow to Know if Your Driving Instructor is Good

Driving lessons are expensive, so it’s important that you know if you have a good driving instructor. In this guide, we run through the essential skills that all good instructors must have.

Guide explaining how many driving lessons to take each weekHow Many Driving Lessons Should I Take a Week?

We all want the best value for money and the best learning progress for driving lessons. Explained is an ideal weekly driving lesson structure for learner drivers to maximise value for money and learning progress.

See all the skills you need to learn in the driving lesson syllabusDriving Lesson Syllabus

The driving lesson syllabus allows you to see all of the skills that you need to master when learning to drive. It’s also an ideal reference guide of you’re teaching someone to drive.