About This Blog

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.

– Ray Davis

We will be blogging about all things driving related.  We will be keeping it informative and hopefully an interesting read for you.

If you have driving related experiences that wish us to write about please get in contact with us.

Chief editor

My name is Noel Gaughan

I run Intensive Courses,
I have been a driving instructor for over 25 years and I believe being a driving instructor is the best job in the world.

I have written for most of the driving instructor magazines in the UK.

How many Driving Lessons Will I need

How many driving lessons will I need?

29Oct2019
One of the most common question pupils ask is, How many driving lessons will I need?  As Instructors can set their own prices for driving lessons - there’s no minimum or maximum cost, according to the GOV.uk site, we have created a guide to help people who are looking for driving...Read More

What’s the difference between Crash Courses, Intensive Learning and Intensive Driving Courses?

28Oct2019
What's the difference between Crash Courses, Intensive Learning or Intensive Driving Courses? What’s in a name? You’re searching for a quick but effective way to learn to drive, so you’ll have seen these phrases a few times. But what’s the difference between them, and how relevant to you are the...Read More

Older Learner Driver: Too old to learn to drive?

01Oct2019
We get lots of calls from people in their mid-twenties, the thirties and even older wondering if it is too late to learn to drive. They need a driving licence ASAP. Most of them tried learning to drive when the were 17 or 18 years old but it didn't work...Read More

Differences between Good and Bad Driving Instructors

26Aug2019
Driving lessons are not cheap so you should look to get the best driving instructor you can find, but how can you tell the difference between a good driving instructor and a bad one. Getting a bad driving instructor cannot only help you waste money but also can cause you...Read More

Driving Test Fail? 🙁 What Should I do next?

19Aug2019
Driving Test Fail?  Have you failed your driving test again?  A lot of people come to us because they failed their driving test and not quite sure what to do next. This is what you need to know what to do next. If you have just failed your DVSA practical...Read More

How To Teach Your Kids To Drive

29Jul2019
How to teach your kids to drive? Teaching your teenage son or daughter to drive can be daunting, but it can be enjoyable and a lot of fun if done properly. have started teaching my son to drive recently and so far it is going well. As a driving instructor...Read More

New Drivers Could Be Banned From Driving At Night, UK Government Says

18Jul2019
"New Drivers Could Be Banned From Driving At Night"-  UK Government Says. The Government is looking into banning new drivers from driving at night in order to improve road safety. The Department For Transport (DFT) is said to be considering an Australian type graduating driving licence. Source: DFT The department...Read More

How to become a Good Driver and pass your Driving Test?

17Jul2019
Would like to become a good driver? Many people think way too much about how they can pass their driving test without considering the most important question, how can I become a good and safe driver for the rest of my life? When you become a good driver, you save...Read More

Why People Fail the Driving Test? 12 Practical Reasons

10Jul2019
What are the most common reasons why people fail the driving test? Have you asked yourself this questions? Find below 12 Practical Reasons Why People Fail the Driving Test! All you need to know. Stop wasting time and money. Pass your Driving Test the first time! Over the years very...Read More

Pass Your Driving Test the First Time – 14 Top Tips

08Jul2019
Pass Your Driving Test The First Time in 2019   Passing your driving test the first time must be your ultimate goal when you are doing your driving lessons. Everyone has got or will get nervous on the day of their practical driving test, it’s human nature.  Always try and...Read More
Motorway Driving For Learner Drivers

Motorway Driving Lessons – Intensive Courses

13Jun2019
Your driving instructor should aim to cover all aspects of motorway driving. Please see below the DVSA’s aim when they instructed motorway lessons for learner drivers. It is not a comprehensive list but it will help learner drivers become safer drivers. Which is what every driving instructor strives for.Read More

Are you a Distracted Driver?

02Apr2019
This week I had the pleasure of doing a piece to camera for the ITV program Good Morning Britain on distracted driving, especially looking at distracted drivers who use their mobile phones to text and tweet while driving. The presenter and cameraman turned up at 6 am to shoot the piece, we decided to drive into […]Read More

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