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Driver passes test at 24th attempt

  •  07 Jul, 2014
Learner sign being ripped

Perseverance has finally paid off for Britain's most persistent learner driver.

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Video: It's never too late to learn to drive - Episode 1

Never too late to learn episode one

Do you remember your first time? We follow 32-year-old Gareth as he learns to drive. Here, he meets his instructor from AA driving school and takes to the road for the first time.

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19 emotions you felt when learning to drive

L Plate on car for learner driver

From feeling left out while your friends pass their tests to finally throwing off the L plates yourself. Here are the emotions we all experienced when learning to drive.

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Curfew for young drivers put on hold

Car headlights at night

Government proposals to cut road accidents by imposing a night-time ban on young drivers have been delayed once again.

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Blog: 41% of drivers admit they can't park

A car reverse parking

Does the thought of parallel parking leave you cold? Do you avoid reversing into a space? Some 41 per cent of drivers say they are not good at parking. Are you?

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Driving test proves harder to pass for older motorists

Young and older male drivers

Motorists aged between 51 and 55 have the highest number of attempted driving tests with more than 40 per cent more tries than 17-year-olds, government figures show.

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How to drive safely in wet weather

Car with driver side mirror covered in rain

As the British winter draws nearer drivers are being advised to take care on wet roads. Here are our top tips for driving safely in the rain.

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Blog: Motorway lessons would tackle bad driving

A busy motorway

Forget fines for middle-lane-hogging and tailgating: the only way to get rid of bad driving habits is compulsory motorway lessons, argues Chris Torney.

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Campaign for law change to protect cyclists

A cyclist riding on a city road

Do we need a law change to protect cyclists? A group called Cycle Law Scotland is campaigning for just that. Motorist and cyclist Chris Torney takes a closer look.

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Blog: Do you prefer automatic or manual cars?

Automatic car gear stick

Automatic versus manual cars: Which do you prefer? Motoring writer Tim Barnes-Clay explores why clutchless motors have never become the norm in the UK.

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