Drive4Life Blog

At Drive 4 life we have a wealth of knowledge about safe driving. We’ve written several articles which you can read below, to help you expand your driving skill and knowledge.

Getting To Know Rainham’s Roads

admin : August 13, 2018 8:32 am : blog

Rainham Aerial Shot

Rainham was an independent village until 1928 when it became incorporated into the borough of Gillingham. As this is quite a popular location and due to the fact that there are a variety of roads, it will often be included within a driving exam. more »

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An Overview of The UK Driving Laws 2018

admin : July 16, 2018 1:01 pm : blog

UK Driving Laws 2018As a learner driver, all the different laws can be very intimidating but fret not. Whether you are looking for driving lessons in Gillingham or elsewhere, this post will be sure to keep you clued up on the current laws! 

Checking that your vehicle is safe to drive 

One of the most important things that you need to do before driving is checking your vehicle is safe to drive. A vehicle can still be unsafe even with an up to date MOT. Every time you drive you should make sure you have checked that; the windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean, all the lights work and that the brakes work. more »

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Tips To Help You With Your Driving Lesson

admin : May 2, 2018 8:02 am : blog, driving lessons

When it comes to learning to drive there are some that take to it like a duck to water. While there are others who struggle all the way. more »

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Common Questions Asked on a Driving Lesson

admin : January 19, 2018 8:56 am : blog

Common Driving Lesson QuestionsThe time spent learning to drive is an investment that will last you the rest of your life, the skills you learn will make you a good driver and keep you safe for years to come. It is not just the practical side of driving the car you need to master, the theory side is just as important and an essential part of the test. more »

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The Top 5 Mistakes Made on a Driving Test & How to Avoid Them

admin : November 28, 2017 9:14 am : blog

Driving Test MistakesDuring a driving test, it is common to make mistakes. This is because the period that you take your driving is normally short to allow you remember everything that you have been taught during your driving course. You will need a substantial amount of practice and experience for you to stop making these mistakes. The five major ones are as follows: more »

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Driving Test Changes To Be Aware Of

admin : August 30, 2017 3:30 pm : blog

Motorways sign image by Jevanto Productions (via Shutterstock).
Driving Test Changes to be Aware of Before December 4th, 2017. Image by Jevanto Productions (via Shutterstock).

Most fatalities on our roads involve teenage car drivers with inadequate training on post-test driving skills, a reason that prompted the Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency to expand its curricula to capture these concerns in driving lessons. more »

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Automatic or Manual Gears?

admin : July 24, 2017 8:36 am : blog, blogpost

Should you go for a car with automatic or manual gears, or one with both?

Automatic or Manual Gears?
Which is better: the automatic one or the manual one? Images by aSuruwataRi and Plus69 (via Shutterstock).

In the motoring world, there is one argument that’ll rage on for years to come. Not the differences between having a Ford Fiesta compared with a Volkswagen Golf. That of the differences between automatic or manual gears.

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UK Road Numbering Zones Explained

admin : June 15, 2017 10:50 am : blog, blogpost

How the British road numbering system works

UK Road Zones
UK Road Zones

Without road numbering zones, our journeys would be harder to complete. Imagine asking for directions, or directing drivers, without reference to A-roads, B-roads, or motorways? If you travel some distance, it would be harder than eating soup with a fork. more »

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Unusual Overseas Driving Laws

admin : May 23, 2017 2:46 pm : blog

Dotty driving laws from around the world

Driving laws image by Sayu (via Shutterstock).
Image by Sayu (via Shutterstock).

You might think that some of our driving laws are a bit petty. With this blog post, we at Drive 4 Life Academy suggest you ought to think again.

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League Tables for Driving Instructors?

admin : May 8, 2017 2:44 pm : blog

Could Ofsted style league tables be introduced for driving instructors?

League tables image by Albert999 (via Shutterstock).
Pole Position: the UK’s driving instructors could be measured by league tables. Image by Albert999 (via Shutterstock).

This week is the start of the Key Stage 2 examinations for Year 6 pupils. It is also the beginning of the test period for Key Stage 1 pupils. Since the National Curriculum was conceived as per the Education Act 1988, the success of each school is due to its test results. In 1991, Ofsted introduced league tables which, alongside Parental Choice, could influence a school’s fortunes.

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