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Begin Driving Motorway Course

Motorway Driving Awareness Motorway driving is something that you will not be taught as a learner driver as the current law doesn’t allow learner drivers on motorways. Begin Driving offers motorway courses for all drivers from the new driver to drivers that want to build/improve their motorway skills. If you are not correctly prepared your […]

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Drivers and mobile phones

In recent months I have been shocked at the amount of drivers using mobile phones whilst driving a vehicle on the the move, in queuing traffic, negotiating junctions and many other circumstances. Not only making phone calls but texting or just holding the mobile phone in plain view. They vary from car drivers to truck […]

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Shocking facts about children behind the wheel

Recent research has highlighted the shocking facts about children being prosecuted for dangerous driving. Every week a child is prosecuted for dangerous driving with at least 66 minors being convicted in 2015. Despite not being legally old enough to drive, at least 12 children were convicted of DR10, ‘driving or attempting to drive with alcohol […]

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Begin Driving Team attended MSA meeting

In February we attended a Motor Schools Association (MSA) meeting at Chandlers BMW in Hailsham. The meeting focused on industry changes and the standards check. Some good points were raised throughout the evening and a few grey areas were cleared up with input from different instructors attending. The staff at Chandlers put on a great […]

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Illegal tyres

A recent survey carried out by Tyre Safe and Highways England found that a quarter of all drivers had an illegal tyre on their vehicle, at the time they were replaced – suggesting that nearly 10 million tyres on the roads of England, Scotland, and Wales could be dangerous and illegal in 2015. This has […]

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Hazard perception test wins road safety award

A national road safety group has awarded recognition for the role hazard perception plays in reducing accidents and its potential to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads. The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award has been welcomed by DVSA Chief Executive Alastair Peoples, who said: “I am extremely pleased […]

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