We have updated all the links on the website today. Mainly this is due to the new government website, Gov.uk, which is where all DSA and motoring content has now moved.
If you spot any old or broken links, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put them right.
Lost your Theory Test certificate? The DSA have now launched an online checker so you can retrieve your certificate number.
Just pop over to gov.uk and enter your Driving Licence number and date of birth.
The FIA has announced a new racing series – Formula E, starting in 2014.
Set to race on street circuits around the globe, Formula E is for electric vehicles only. You can read more at the BBC site.
My only concern is the final line in this article:
…when a driver comes into the pits, he won’t just change his tyres.
He’ll change the whole car – swapping it for a new, and fully charged machine.
Surely this flies in the face of everything the FIA is attempting to do in other formulae in cost cutting? Is there no way batteries can be switched in the pits, or is this just journalistic licence?
The easy way to pass the Theory Test is to know your subject – as long as you know the information in the Highway Code, Know Your Traffic Signs and Driving, The Essential Skills you won’t have any trouble.
Watch this short video for some help and advice on the test itself:
Pass The Theory Test
Various driving publications are available as eBooks from the DSA, the latest of which is the highly recommended Essential Skills.
You can find it at The Stationery Office along with many others.
Following feedback from Instructors and test candidates, Examiners will no longer automatically show a diagram during the Independent Drive section of the practical test, although they will ask if the candidate would like to see one.
Two bits of news today.
I (or rather my students) have been fairly lucky in rarely having to cancel a test at short notice. The case has always been that, if you give more than 3 working days notice of a cancellation or change, you don’t lose your fee, with changes after this date costing you the £62 test fee. Fees could be safe in special circumstances (bereavement, illness, accident, etc) but I found out today that this is no longer the case. Now there are no allowances for such circumstances, thus you will lose your test fee if you cancel within the three working day window, whatever the reason.
Recently, the DSA have announced a new iPhone app based around the Highway Code. More details can be read at the DSA’a website. Not having an iPhone, I can’t vouch for the app, but if anyone has tried it, please let me know your thoughts. Available now for £3.99.
Don’t forget the Highway Code, as well as being available as a book, is free to view at Highway Code Online.