Driving lessons and driving tests during a pandemic
May17

Driving lessons and driving tests during a pandemic

As any parent of older teenagers (and definitely the older teenagers themselves) will tell you – getting driving lessons and driving tests during the pandemic hasn’t been easy! There are plenty of year 13s who wanted to learn to drive as soon as they turned 17 who haven’t yet passed their tests. Many have had them rescheduled endlessly. Then there are year 12s who turned 17 a while ago who are on long waiting lists...

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My son, the driving test and the very good week
Oct09

My son, the driving test and the very good week

When he turned 17 at the end of June, my son told me he was going to pass his driving test first time – and he was going to do it within three months of his birthday. You’ve got to love the eternal optimism of the young. I’m not an optimist. On a good day I’m a realist, at times I’m a pessimist. I told him he should aim to pass his test by Christmas and that it didn’t matter if he passed first time....

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A car for a teenager?
May04

A car for a teenager?

I’ve had my yellow Mini a couple of years now and I love it. It’s pretty reliable (well, apart from the time it broke down) and it’s easy to park, even for a terrible driver like me. I only need it for driving to school and dance lessons, so a small car is perfect for me. Unfortunately, my eldest thinks it will be perfect for him too. He’s nearly 16, so he’ll be learning to drive in just over a year. And...

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