Automatic Driving Lessons Thatcham Pass Rates

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Which do you reckon has the higher pass-rate following manual or automatic driving lessons? You might think that as there is less to think about when driving an automatic car that their tests would yield the greater number of passes, but this turns out to be counter intuitive. The average pass-rate for manual transmission drivers […]

A1 Caravan Crash

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On 8th July, traffic on the Morpeth section of the A1 was brought to a halt after a motorist driving a Land Rover Freelander chose to take his makeshift trailer for a spin. The trailer was actually a caravan which had been cut in half. This led to the driver’s household belongings, including a washing […]

Augmented Reality Heads-Up Displays

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Car manufacturers have teased and hinted at Augmented Reality Heads-Up Displays (AR-HUD) since as early as 1965, when GM were drawing up the Mako Shark II. But this computer-age technology has existed since the Second World War. The de Havilland Mosquito’s radar information was projected for the pilot onto a piece of glass in front […]

Puncture Proof Tyres

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When I worked in the car leasing industry one of the main issues that saw people lose their deposits upon vehicle-return were damaged tyres, often having nails or random road debris embedded in the rubber. This was the bane of many driving instructors, as a lot of business was devoted to leasing dual-control cars. According […]

Manual or Automatic – Which is Better

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There is an issue in the driving world that is so taboo, so illicit and fraught with controversy that by merely posing the following question I might face immediate arrest and be marched straight to the gulag. The question is… which is better, Manual or Automatic? It is such a moral quandary because there are […]

Avoiding Accidents in Newbury

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According to RoSPA’s (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) website, in 2018 the UK saw 186 deaths due to drivers exceeding the speed limit, with thousands more seriously injured for the same reason. Speed can kill.   You might expect that most fatalities would take place on roads where the speed limit is […]

Clean Driving School Car

Clean Cars on Driving Lessons Basingstoke

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Peter Skelton Driving School always takes pride in the services we provide to our customers. That reflects in how we teach, how we present ourselves in a professional manner, our pass rate and also the cleanliness of our cars.   The car is our office and it reflects us so much as a driving school. […]