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How It Feels To Pass Your Driving Test!

How It Feels To Pass Your Driving Test!

A Very Happy Bunny...


Ricardo Pinto

Ricardo Pinto

No driver faults...


Daniel Cunningham

Daniel Cunningham

1st Time Pass...


Luke Walker

Luke Walker

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David Machin

David Machin

Another 1st Time Pass....


Keelan Loach

Keelan Loach

1st Time Pass!...


Katherine Rogers

Katherine Rogers

Another 1st time Pass...


James Browne

James Browne

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George Postle

George Postle

Yet Another 1st Time Pass...


Hannah Wells

Hannah Wells

Another 1st Time Pass...


Lucy Jeffries

Lucy Jeffries

1st Time Pass...


Adina Petruscu

Adina Petruscu

Passed at 1st attempt with Lytes...


Rebecca Grey

Rebecca Grey

Another 1st Time Pass...


James Tomlinson

James Tomlinson

Another 1st time pass...


Hoby Brathwait

Hoby Brathwait

Passed at 1st Attempt With Lytes...


Amy Yaxley

Amy Yaxley

1 Time Pass...


Dean Coutts

Dean Coutts

1st Time Pass...


Keegan Collington

Keegan Collington

Another 1st Time Pass...


Tamta Maisuradze

Tamta Maisuradze

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Ben Galbraithe

Ben Galbraithe

Passed at 1st Attempt With Lytes...


Charlotte Handley

Charlotte Handley

Another 1st Time Pass...


Jeniffer Edwards

Jeniffer Edwards

Another 1st Time Pass...


Nicola Mian

Nicola Mian

Another 1st Time Pass...


Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

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Peter Rose

Peter Rose

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Nicole Giglia

Nicole Giglia

Another 1st Time Pass....


Larissa Postolan

Larissa Postolan

Another 1st Time Pass!...


Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson

Another 1st Time Pass...


Minal Popat

Minal Popat

Another 1st time Pass....


Alastair Cooke

Alastair Cooke

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Mohammed Bardouz

Mohammed Bardouz

Another 1st time Pass...


Tom Bowlay

Tom Bowlay

Another 1st Time Pass!...


Claire Garnett

Claire Garnett

Another 1st Time Pass....


Anna Earp

Anna Earp

Another 1st time Pass!...


Connor guiness-Smith

Connor guiness-Smith

Another 1st Time Pass...


Katie Byres

Katie Byres

Yet Another 1st time Pass!...


Ryan Daws

Ryan Daws

Another 1st Time pass...


Daniel Yeates

Daniel Yeates

1st Time Pass...


Chris Dack

Chris Dack

1st Time Pass. NO DRIVER FAULTS!...


Ben Morris

Ben Morris

Swindon...


Carl Johnson

Carl Johnson

Another 1st Time pass...


Mitchell Dodson

Mitchell Dodson

Another 1st Time pass...


Zach Simons

Zach Simons

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Manisha Chaggar

Manisha Chaggar

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Peter Sturgess

Peter Sturgess

Another 1st Time pass...


Danielle Miller

Danielle Miller

Another 1st Time pass...


Freja Stadler

Freja Stadler

Another 1st Time pass...


Leroy Dacosta

Leroy Dacosta

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Sophie Dumbrill

Sophie Dumbrill

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Millie Poyser

Millie Poyser

Another 1st Time pass...


David Baird

David Baird

1st Time Pass....


Michaella Wilkinson

Michaella Wilkinson

1st time Pass....


Mohamed

Mohamed

1st time pass....


Julia Giibin

Julia Giibin

1st Time pass...


Congratulations to Hannah

Congratulations to Hannah

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Should I Use Sun Cream When Driving
 
Driving Lessons Swindon ask, “Should I use sun cream when driving?”
We know we ought to protect ourselves from the sun when out and about, but does the car provide adequate protection? Research shows that more skin problems and cancers occur on the face and arms on the right side of the driver (the other side in countries who think its correct to drive on the wrong side of the road). Also, more advanced ageing occurs on that side. This effect builds up over time. UV rays are graded as to  wavelength. UVC is blocked by the atmosphere and is very damaging. UVA and UVB both do damage in different ways. Some car windows do have a degree of UV protection built in, but how much? I guess they vary and this is probably a technical field on its own. However, as regular road users we need some basic advice. It seems that windscreens provide more protection than the side windows because they are laminated. This means they have a sheet of plastic sandwiched in the glass. Plastic is dramatically affected by UV so protection is built in. The side windows are not always laminated so may not have this protection built in. Therefore, your car is not necessarily protecting you. However, this protection in not predominately there for our good health but to shield the laminate from sun damage and will not usually block out all harmful rays. The manual of your car or the manufacturer will be able to guide you further.

So to answer our question “Should I use sun cream when driving” The answer is a big YES.


Our advice is
1   Use a sun cream of at least factor 30.
2  Wear long sleeves.
3  Keep the windows up.
4  Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
5  Wear a hat.

 
 
Winter Driving
 
Winter Driving Winter Driving

There is no doubt that driving in winter can be challenging and potentially hazardous. However, with a little preparation you can reduce the risks dramatically.
We hope you will find some of the advice below of help.

The Highway Codes states that you must defrost and demist all windows before setting off. Clearing just a brick sized view hole in the windscreen is dangerous (I’m sure we have all seen someone do it).

A word of caution, If you leave your vehicle running and un-attended whilst demisting and it is stolen, your insurance company may not pay out as it may not be considered reasonable care of the vehicle.

Ensure you vehicles engine anti-freeze is up to the job. It needs changing periodically. Your local garage can easily test its effectiveness.

Ensure that you have sufficient high quality screen-wash in your washer bottle. You need to ensure this is capable of not freezing until -15 degrees Centigrade or below. The pipes that deliver the screen-wash to the nozzles are very thin and the screen-wash can easily freeze inside rendering the facility useless. I only use a concentrated screen-wash not the ready mixed type. That way I can control the mixture strength. In summer I may only have a 20% mix but in winter I may go up to 100%. Obviously follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the screen-wash and your vehicle.

Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained.

Consider buying winter tyres. Standard tyres are far less effective in low temperatures. Winter tyres are designed to work in temperatures below about +8 degrees Centigrade. Yes it’s more expense but it’s cheaper than an accident.

Make sure that the windscreen wipers are switched off before turning the ignition on. If the wipers are stuck to the screen the load could cause the fuse to blow or damage the linkage.

Check that all lights are working, clean and clear of snow.

Only ever use cold or tepid water to defrost the windscreen. Hot water may cause thermal shock and crack the screen.

Consider carrying a winter kit. Extra clothes in case of breakdown, a torch, shovel, towrope, sunglasses, mobile phone and 12v mobile phone charger, and maybe some old carpet or car mats to put under the wheels if you get stuck. Take out vehicle breakdown cover. Take a drink and a snack.

Listen to weather forecasts and try to make your journey before the bad weather sets in if possible.
 
In slippery conditions consider using 2nd gear to move away as it may afford greater traction.

Change up to a higher gear but keep the revs and your speed down.
Remember stopping distances can be up to 10 times longer on ice (much longer if downhill)

Switching off the vehicles traction control allows the wheels to spin. This sometimes helps moving away as the friction can melt the ice. But remember to switch it back on again as soon as you have moved away.

Keep your speed down.

Fresh snow offers more grip than compacted snow or ice.

Read your vehicle’s manual and understand how its Anti-lock Braking System works (ABS). ABS is NOT there to reduce braking distance. Its purpose is to stop the wheels from locking up so that you can still steer. You cannot switch ABS off.

Plan well ahead and operate all the controls gently and smoothly.

Should the car skid ease off the gas pedal and steer towards the skid.

If you ever get the chance practice skid control in a quiet car park.

 

 
 








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