Author Archives: Steve Hawkins

The Friendly, Patient Approach – The SDF Way!

We have a very friendly and patient approach to teaching you to drive. Our school employs only DSA approved instructors because we understand the importance your intensive driving lessons. The more you can relax, the more you can learn. We also … Continue reading

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Should OAPs Have To Resit Their Driving Test

Few current topics relating to driving spark more heated debate than whether OAPs should be re-tested when they reach a certain again to see if they retain the skills needed to drive safely on the road. A story in the … Continue reading

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DO NOT Use Your Phone Whilst Driving

This is widely acknowledged to be one of the cardinal sins whilst driving. However, this is still not enough to stop people using the phone whilst behind the wheel. A danger to others as well as themselves, it cannot be … Continue reading

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Do You Drive a Diesel Car?

A report in 2015* claimed that just less than 50% of cars in the UK are powered by diesel engines. If you own or drive one of these cars, the following story may be of some interest to you. A … Continue reading

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Top Tips To Help Keep Insurance Costs Down

Are you worried about the cost of car insurance? The truth is that the cost of insuring a car has never been higher than it is right now. For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in … Continue reading

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The 4 BIG Changes To The UK Driving Test

It has been very difficult to miss the changes to the UK driving test that were implemented in early December 2017. However, 4 changes have stood out more than the rest and the Mirror recently offered a great article looking … Continue reading

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Make Sure You’re Not Breaking These Driving Laws

The Express recently highlighted the seven most ‘forgettable fines’ relating to driving.  If you are concerned that you may have forgotten these, read on!! 1.Renewing the photocard licence Driving licences only need to be renewed every decade but failing to … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Safe Driving In Winter Conditions?

There can be little doubt that driving conditions can be particularly tricky during the winter months. Officers from police forces across the area have all been issuing advice to motorists to keep themselves safe when they are out and about. … Continue reading

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Is Your Eyesight Still Up To Scratch?

A recent story on the BBC’s website has highlighted a potential issue with the eyesight of elderly drivers. Drivers should have compulsory eye tests every 10 years, the Association of Optometrists has said. One in three optometrists say they have … Continue reading

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Do You Drive With Your Pet?

Did you know that driving with your pet could land you up to £5,000 in fines and affect your car insurance? While driving with your pet in the car seems fairly harmless and innocuous, it could end up costing you a lot … Continue reading

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