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Driving Instructor History

Driving Instructor History      Learning to drive in 1910, when cars often resembled horseless carriages, was far harder work physically than today. There was no power steering, making it essential that learners turned the wheel using the laborious “push-pull” method still advocated in some circles. Starting the engine required a deft combination of mechanical understanding and brute force (starting handles were the order of the day) and brakes were rod-operated, heavy and ineffective compared to the servo-assisted systems we take for granted. But what sorted the men from the boys was changing gear. Today’s synchromesh is so good it’s

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Benefits of Learning to Drive and Tips on the Best Way to Prepare for a Driving Test.

Benefits of Learning to Drive and Tips on the Best Way to Prepare for a Driving Test.   Learning how to drive and passing your driving test, have many benefits than you have ever imagined. First driving is so much fun when learning and practicing it. It becomes particularly interesting when your driving instructor makes it easy and understandable for you. That is how we at Golden Mile Driving School do it. That is why we get five star reviews from our clients. We shall take you through the benefits of learning to drive and the tips on how to

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions  Current lesson fees are; £25.00 per hour £37.00 per 1.5 hrs £50.00 per 2 hrs In the event that pre-pay deals are not completed before you pass the practical test with us, any used training time will be re-calculated at the normal lesson rate and the remainder refunded accordingly. The 10 lessons for £198 deal (beginners only) 8 hours of lessons, taken in 2 hour slots, with the remaining 2 hours saved until the week of the test. The final 2 hours are conditional upon you having regular lessons and not having a break of more than 14

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Bispham Roundabout Blackpool
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Roundabouts, Why do most of us hate them?

Roundabouts , why do most of us hate them? Nearly all people learning to drive detest doing roundabouts on a driving lesson. Roundabouts are designed to ease traffic congestion but why do most of us prefer to opt for traffic lights over a roundabout? One of the UK’s notorious disliked roundabouts is Hemel Hempstead’s “Magic Roundabout”  The traffic island, containing six smaller roundabouts, fought off entries from more than 50 UK locations. Other destinations include roundabouts in  Falmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bath and Letchworth. Just outside Blackpool there is a infamous roundabout “Bispham Roundabout” which is a common fear amount learner

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Changing a Car Tyre

Changing a Car Tyre Here at Golden Mile Driving School we have always shown our learner how to change a tyre. You wouldnt believe the amount of people who pass their driving test and have no idea how to change a tyre. It’s important you can spot the signs that the tyre may be running flat and how to deal with a blow out when driving.  Our driving instructors offer a complete step by step guide along with a handout on how to change a tyre and will often show you where to locate various parts to enable you to

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How we would have to look to survive a car crash

How we would have to look to survive a car crash An artist’s life-like sculpture of the human body in a way that may look distorted and ugly, but the odd-looking person scarcely recognisable as human is designed to face deadly challenges on our roads. “Graham” as the sculpture has been named,  has a massive skull, but his features are tiny and recessed. His enormous head perches atop a barrel-shaped trunk with no visible neck to support it. Rows of flaccid sacks vaguely resembling deflated breasts dangle between his ribs, and an extra joint protrudes halfway down his shins, which

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Changes to the Driving Test DVLA

Changes to the Driving Test DVLA  You have probably seen or read the news stating that the DVLA will be changing the driving test. The aim is to make the driving test more realistic and to help improve the amount of road traffic accidents. One of the changes will be the cannidate following directions from a Sat Nav, more than half of car drivers are now using sat navs, and the government wants all new drivers to be trained to use these safely. The changes are as follows: * Increase the ‘independent driving’ part of the test from 10 to

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The easiest driving test in the world

The Easiest Driving Test In The World  According to Road Safety the UK has one of the best road safety records in the world. Our UK driving laws are there to ensure that drivers and vehicles are licensed and safe. UK Driving instructors that are approved by the DVSA are highly trained and have to sit 3 stringent exams in order to qualify to teach the public to drive and the UK driving test is structured in a way to test your ability to control the car safely and also demonstrate safe confident driving. So with all our laws, regulations and professionals

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The 6 Most Dangerous Things That Drivers Do

The 6 Most Dangerous Things That Drivers Do Don’t do these things when you’re behind the wheel.   Many people involved in traffic accidents often say, “It wasn’t me, it was the other persons fault!” Okay. So what was the other person doing? Are you the other person? Often, contol  error is a key factor in a wreck. Here are a few things not to do if you want to keep from becoming the cause of an accident. Most of these are no-brainers. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of seemingly brainless drivers on our roads.    1. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Drug driving arrests almost 8,000 in the past year

Drug driving arrests hits almost 8,000 in the past year Nearly 8,000 people were arrested for drug-driving in England and Wales last year, new data reveals. The figures come after regulations were introduced last year to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs. The capital’s Metropolitan Police made the most arrests, 1,636, followed by Greater Manchester Police with 573 and Cheshire Police with 546. The new regulations that were introduced in March last year cover legal driving limits for 8 illegal drugs and 8 prescription drugs. Under the old laws, police had to prove driving was impaired

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