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Follow my blog on YouTube


I hardly ever use this blog since YouTube started their community feature. I now post several times a week on my community page so if you want to see what I’m up to and keep up to date with my latest news then follow me through the link below https://www.youtube.com/1stdrive/community

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Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018


The government has announced that from 2018 learner drivers will be allowed to drive on the motorway before passing their driving test. This is something many people have wanted for a long time and I think it’s a good idea. Far too many people drive on motorways having no understanding of the rules and how…

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Driving the wrong way down a national speed dual carriageway!


Driving the wrong way down a national speed dual carriageway!   This week on a driving lesson I recorded one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. Someone was driving the wrong way towards us on a national speed limit dual carriageway! That means the road had a speed limit of 70 mph for cars….

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New driving test starts December 4th 2017


The new driving test will be starting on December 4th 2017. I’ve been involved in helping to form the new test for over two years as you can see from my videos on my new driving test page¬†which were recorded back in 2015. The three main changes are: New manoeuvres. The turn in the road…

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How to use clutch control


I released a video today showing me teaching a pupil how to use clutch control. I know I’ve been releasing a lot of videos lately that don’t have a lot to do with driving lessons and I’m trying to get the focus back on tuition and lessons. It’s nice to take a break now and…

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12th anniversary of 1stDrive.com


It might be April fools day but this is no joke. Today I am celebrating 12 years of 1stDrive.com and looking back at how things have changed over the years. I started out working for a driving school and over the years I have started my own school, grown my video library and got through…

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I passed my standards check


I finally got to take my standards check today and I’m pleased to say I passed. I was aiming to get a grade A and I got a grade B but I really don’t mind because I’m just so pleased to have it out of the way so I can start getting my life back…

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Busy times


As you’ll know if you watched my latest mini-series of seven videos, I’m busy putting the finishing touches to my new video zone. This will be an area of my website featuring premium video content not available on YouTube for a monthly subscription fee. I have most of the videos done but have a few…

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Driving test waiting times


Driving test waiting times continue to grow. As I write this on August 11th 2016 the earliest driving test available at my local test centre is December 7th! You need to know about this when booking lessons or planning a course of driving lessons. On this page I’m going to explain why the waiting times…

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Testing times


I’ve just got back from a driving test with the pupil I’ve been filming all the driving lessons with. What was the result? Hold on, what is the pupils name even? You’ll have to watch my site and my YouTube channel to find out more. After launching my new site and making these videos I’m…

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