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I was attacked in a road rage incident

I was driving to a lesson several years ago when I was attacked by another driver. It was a case of road rage where the driver behind me didn’t like the fact I was sticking to the speed limit of 20 mph and decided to get out and hit me in the face. You can…

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New dash cams are here!

My new Mobius Maxi dash cams have arrived! From now on I’ll be filming even my day-to-day videos in 1080p at 60 fps. That means all my videos will look much smoother. Up until now I’ve recorded in 30fps (frames per second) which has been great but it just doesn’t look as smooth. If you’ve…

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What a strange 24 hours

The last 24 hours have been bizarre. I got home from work yesterday and felt fine. I’d had two good lessons and sat down to have a cup of tea when I started feeling ill. Within an hour I was at my doctors with horrific stomach pain. I felt like I was going to faint,…

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ADI training and the future of my driving school

I became a driving instructor because of the bad experience I had when learning to drive. I had an awful instructor who taught me many incorrect methods and did the same route on every lesson. I’ve never told the full story but maybe one day I will. That’s why I became a driving instructor though:…

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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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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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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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Driving lesson video series finished!

I’ve just finished the long awaited series of me teaching a pupil to drive from start to finish! This is the biggest video project I’ve ever done. It took four years to find a pupil that was willing to be filmed and after months of hard work and dozens of hours of editing I can…

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