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See also our semi intensive driving courses option.
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We will book both your theory and practical driving tests for you. Your practical driving test will be in place for you on the last day of your course.
You will have the same driving instructor for the duration of your course and you will learn on a one to one basis with no other pupils in the car.
Do Intensive Driving courses work?
The short answer is YES, but this depends on you and getting the right driving instructor who is an expert in Intensive Driving Courses.
While planning for an intensive driving course, the first thing you need to do is make the time available for your course. Read more, Do Intensive Driving Courses work?
How long it will take?
It takes one or two weeks. But it really depends on the individual as the courses are taught on a case by case basis. To give you an example of how a crash course can help you, see eg:
Lara Stone’s testimonial who had no previous driving experience and passed first time with flying colours.
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If Intensive Driving Courses are NOT Suitable for you
Why not try one of our semi intensive driving courses which are less intense and at a more relaxed pace.
For this course, you do not need to have passed your theory test, but you will have to have passed your theory test before we can book a practical driving test.
You will have the same driving instructor for the duration of your course and you will learn on a one to one basis with no other pupils in the car. Read more
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Which sign means that there may be people
walking along the road?
Always check the road signs. Triangular
signs are warning signs and they’ll keep
you informed of hazards ahead and help
you to anticipate any problems. There are a
number of different signs showing
pedestrians. Learn the meaning of each
If you’re turning into a side road,
pedestrians already crossing the road have
priority and you should give way to them.
Don’t wave them across the road, sound
your horn, flash your lights or give any
other misleading signal. Other road users
may misinterpret your signal and this may
lead the pedestrians into a dangerous
situation. If a pedestrian is slow or
indecisive be patient and wait. Don’t hurry
them across by revving your engine.
Always check the road into which you are
turning. Approaching at the correct speed
will allow you enough time to observe and
Give way to any pedestrians already
crossing the road.
Always look into the road into which you
are turning. If there are pedestrians
crossing, give way to them, but don’t wave
or signal to them to cross. Signal your
intention to turn as you approach
You are turning left into a side road. What
hazards should you be especially aware of?
Make sure that you have reduced your
speed and are in the correct gear for the
turn. Look into the road before you turn
and always give way to any pedestrians
who are crossing.
You intend to turn right into a side road.
Just before turning you should check for
motorcyclists who might be
Never attempt to change direction to the
right without first checking your right-hand
mirror. A motorcyclist might not have seen
your signal and could be hidden by the car
behind you. This action should become a
matter of routine.
A toucan crossing is different from other
Toucan crossings are shared by
pedestrians and cyclists and they are
shown the green light together. Cyclists are
permitted to cycle across.
The signals are push-button operated and
there is no flashing amber phase.
How will a school crossing patrol signal you
If a school crossing patrol steps out into
the road with a stop sign you must stop.
Don’t wave anyone across the road and
don’t get impatient or rev your engine.
Vehicles that are used to carry children to
and from school will be travelling at busy
times of the day. If you’re following a
vehicle with this sign be prepared for it to
make frequent stops. It might pick up or
set down passengers in places other than
normal bus stops.
Which sign tells you that pedestrians may
be walking in the road as there is no
Give pedestrians who are walking at the
side of the road plenty of room when you
pass them. They may turn around when
they hear your engine and unintentionally
step into the path of your vehicle.
This sign shows a shared route for
pedestrians and cyclists: when it ends, the
cyclists will be rejoining the main road.
You see a pedestrian with a white stick and
red band. This means that the person is
If someone is deaf as well as blind, they
may be carrying a white stick with a red
reflective band. You can’t see if a
pedestrian is deaf. Don’t assume everyone
can hear you approaching.
Be aware that older people might take a
long time to cross the road. They might
also be hard of hearing and not hear you
approaching. Don’t hurry older people
across the road by getting too close to
them or revving your engine.
You see two elderly pedestrians about to
cross the road ahead. You should
Older people may have impaired hearing,
vision, concentration and judgement. They
may also walk slowly and so could take a
long time to cross the road.
You are coming up to a roundabout. A
cyclist is signalling to turn right. What should
If you’re following a cyclist who’s signalling
to turn right at a roundabout leave plenty of
room. Give them space and time to get into
the correct lane.
Which TWO should you allow extra room
Don’t pass riders too closely as this may
cause them to lose balance. Always leave
as much room as you would for a car, and
don’t cut in.
Why should you look particularly for
motorcyclists and cyclists at junctions?
Cyclists and motorcyclists are smaller than
other vehicles and so are more difficult to
see. They can easily become hidden from
your view by cars parked near a junction.
You are waiting to come out of a side road.
Why should you watch carefully for
If you’re waiting to emerge from a side road
watch out for motorcycles: they’re small
and can be difficult to see. Be especially
careful if there are parked vehicles
restricting your view, there might be a
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, DON’T GO.
In daylight, an approaching motorcyclist is
using a dipped headlight. Why?
A motorcycle can be lost from sight behind
another vehicle. The use of the headlight
helps to make it more conspicuous and
therefore more easily seen.
Motorcyclists should wear bright clothing
Motorcycles are small vehicles and can be
difficult to see. If the rider wears bright
clothing it can make it easier for other road
users to see them approaching, especially
There is a slow-moving motorcyclist ahead
of you. You are unsure what the rider is
going to do. You should
If a motorcyclist is travelling slowly it may
be that they are looking for a turning or
entrance. Be patient and stay behind them
in case they need to make a sudden
change of direction.
Motorcyclists will often look round over their
right shoulder just before turning right. This
If you see a motorcyclist take a quick
glance over their shoulder, this could mean
they are about to change direction.
Recognising a clue like this helps you to be
prepared and take appropriate action,
making you safer on the road.
At road junctions which of the following are
Pedestrians and riders on two wheels can
be harder to see than other road users.
Make sure you keep a look-out for them,
especially at junctions. Good effective
observation, coupled with appropriate
action, can save lives.
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable
Another road user failing to see a
motorcyclist is a major cause of collisions
at junctions. Wherever streams of traffic join
or cross there’s the potential for this type of
incident to occur.
You are approaching a roundabout. There
are horses just ahead of you.
Choose TWO Of The Following
Horse riders often keep to the outside of
the roundabout even if they are turning
right. Give them plenty of room and
remember that they may have to cross
lanes of traffic.
As you approach a pelican crossing the
lights change to green. Elderly people are
halfway across. You should
Even if the lights turn to green, wait for
them to clear the crossing. Allow them to
cross the road in their own time, and don’t
try to hurry them by revving your engine.
There are flashing amber lights under a
school warning sign. What action should
The flashing amber lights are switched on
to warn you that children may be crossing
near a school. Slow down and take extra
care as you may have to stop.
The markings are there to show that the
area must be kept clear to allow an
unrestricted view for
• approaching drivers and riders
• children wanting to cross the road.
Watch out for children crossing the road
from the other side of the bus.
You are following two cyclists. They
approach a roundabout in the left-hand
lane. In which direction should you expect
the cyclists to go?
Cyclists approaching a roundabout in the
left-hand lane may be turning right but may
not have been able to get into the correct
lane due to the heavy traffic. They may also
feel safer keeping to the left all the way
round the roundabout. Be aware of them
and give them plenty of room.
You are travelling behind a moped. You
want to turn left just ahead. You should
Passing the moped and turning into the
junction could mean that you cut across
the front of the rider. This might force them
to slow down, stop or even lose control.
Slow down and stay behind the moped
until it has passed the junction and you can
then turn safely.
Allow the horse rider to enter and exit the
roundabout in their own time. They may
feel safer keeping to the left all the way
around the roundabout. Don’t get up close
behind or alongside them. This is very likely
to upset the horse and create a dangerous
How would you react to drivers who appear
to be inexperienced?
Learners might not have confidence when
they first start to drive. Allow them plenty of
room and don’t react adversely to their
hesitation. We all learn from experience, but
new drivers will have had less practice in
dealing with all the situations that might
You are following a learner driver who stalls
at a junction. You should
Learning is a process of practice and
experience. Try to understand this and
tolerate those who are at the beginning of
You are on a country road. What should you
expect to see coming towards you on
YOUR side of the road?
On a quiet country road always be aware
that there may be a hazard just around the
next bend, such as a slow-moving vehicle
or pedestrians. Pedestrians are advised to
walk on the right-hand side of the road if
there is no pavement, so they may be
walking towards you on your side of the
Check that it’s clear before you turn into a
junction. If there are pedestrians crossing
they have priority, so let them cross in their
You are following a car driven by an elderly
driver. You should
You must show consideration to other road
users. The reactions of older drivers may
be slower and they might need more time
to deal with a situation. Be tolerant and
don’t lose patience or show your
Make allowances for cyclists. Allow them
plenty of room. Don’t try to overtake and
then immediately turn left. Be patient and
stay behind them until they have passed
A horse rider is in the left-hand lane
approaching a roundabout. You should
expect the rider to
Horses and their riders will move more
slowly than other road users. They might
not have time to cut across heavy traffic to
take up positions in the offside lane. For
this reason a horse and rider may approach
a roundabout in the left-hand lane, even
though they’re turning right.
Powered vehicles used by disabled people
are small and hard to see. How do they give
early warning when on a dual carriageway?
Powered vehicles used by disabled people
are small, low, hard to see and travel very
slowly. On a dual carriageway a flashing
amber light will warn other road users.
You should never attempt to overtake a
If you want to turn left and there’s a cyclist
in front of you, hold back. Wait until the
cyclist has passed the junction and then
turn left behind them.
Ahead of you there is a moving vehicle with
a flashing amber beacon. This means it is
As you approach the vehicle, assess the
situation. Due to its slow progress you will
need to judge whether it is safe to
The picture of a cycle will also usually be
painted on the road, sometimes with a
different coloured surface. Leave these
clear for cyclists and don’t pass too closely
when you overtake.
Be particularly careful when approaching
horse riders – slow down and be prepared
to stop. Always pass wide and slowly and
look out for signals given by horse riders.
Horses are unpredictable: always treat
them as potential hazards and take great
care when passing them.
These markings are found on the road
outside schools. DO NOT stop (even to set
down or pick up children) or park on them.
The markings are to make sure that drivers,
riders, children and other pedestrians have
a clear view.
The left-hand pavement is closed due to
street repairs. What should you do?
Where street repairs have closed off
pavements, proceed carefully and slowly as
pedestrians might have to walk in the road.
You are following a motorcyclist on an
uneven road. You should
Potholes and bumps in the road can
unbalance a motorcyclist. For this reason
the rider might swerve to avoid an uneven
road surface. Watch out at places where
this is likely to occur.
With people’s concern today for the
environment, cycle routes are being created
in our towns and cities. These are usually
defined by road markings and signs.
Respect the presence of cyclists on the
road and give them plenty of room if you
need to pass.
Cycling in today’s heavy traffic can be
hazardous. Some cyclists may not feel
happy about crossing the path of traffic to
take up a position in an outside lane. Be
aware of this and understand that, although
in the left-hand lane, the cyclist might be
Be courteous and prepare to stop. Do not
wave people across as this could be
dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
You see a pedestrian with a dog. The dog
has a yellow or burgundy coat. This
especially warns you that the pedestrian is
Take extra care as the pedestrian may not
be aware of vehicles approaching.
At toucan crossings
There are some crossings where cycle
routes lead the cyclists to cross at the
same place as pedestrians. These are
called toucan crossings. Always look out
for cyclists, as they’re likely to be
approaching faster than pedestrians.
Some junctions controlled by traffic lights
have a marked area between two stop lines.
What is this for?
These are known as advanced stop lines.
When the lights are red (or about to
become red) you should stop at the first
white line. However if you have crossed
that line as the lights change you must stop
at the second line even if it means you are
in the area reserved for cyclists.
At some traffic lights there are advance stop
lines and a marked area. What are these
You should always stop at the first white
line. Avoid going into the marked area
which is reserved for cyclists only. However
if you have crossed the first white line at
the time the signal changes to red you
must stop at the second line even if you
are in the marked area.
When you are overtaking a cyclist you
should leave as much room as you would
give to a car. What is the main reason for
Before overtaking assess the situation.
Look well ahead to see if the cyclist will
need to change direction. Be especially
aware of the cyclist approaching parked
vehicles as they will need to alter course.
Do not pass too closely or cut in sharply.
Which THREE should you do when passing
sheep on a road?
Slow down and be ready to stop if you see
animals in the road ahead. Animals are
easily frightened by noise and vehicles
passing too close to them. Stop if signalled
to do so by the person in charge.
At night you see a pedestrian wearing
reflective clothing and carrying a bright red
light. What does this mean?
The people on the walk should be keeping
to the left, but don’t assume this. Pass
slowly, make sure you have time to do so
safely. Be aware that the pedestrians have
their backs to you and may not know that
You have just passed your test. How can
you reduce your risk of being involved in a
New drivers and riders are often involved in
a collision or incident early in their driving
career. Due to a lack of experience they
may not react to hazards as quickly as
more experienced road users. Approved
training courses are offered by driver and
rider training schools. The Pass Plus
scheme has been created by DSA for new
drivers who would like to improve their
basic skills and safely widen their driving
You want to reverse into a side road. You
are not sure that the area behind your car is
clear. What should you do?
If you cannot be sure whether there is
anything behind you, it is always safest to
check before reversing. There may be a
small child or a low obstruction close
behind your car. The shape and size of
your vehicle can restrict visibility.
You are about to reverse into a side road. A
pedestrian wishes to cross behind you. You
If you need to reverse into a side road try
to find a place that’s free from traffic and
pedestrians. Look all around before and
during the manoeuvre. Stop and give way
to any pedestrians who want to cross
behind you. Avoid waving them across,
sounding the horn, flashing your lights or
giving any misleading signals that could
lead them into a dangerous situation.
Who is especially in danger of not being
seen as you reverse your car?
As you look through the rear of your vehicle
you may not be able to see a small child.
Be aware of this before you reverse. If there
are children about, get out and check if it is
clear before reversing.
You are reversing around a corner when you
notice a pedestrian walking behind you.
What should you do?
Wait until the pedestrian has passed, then
look around again before you start to
reverse. Don’t forget that you may not be
able to see a small child directly behind
your vehicle. Be aware of the possibility of
You want to turn right from a junction but
your view is restricted by parked vehicles.
What should you do?
If you want to turn right from a junction and
your view is restricted, STOP. Ease forward
until you can see – there might be
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, DON’T GO.
You are at the front of a queue of traffic
waiting to turn right into a side road. Why is
it important to check your right mirror just
There could be a motorcyclist riding along
the outside of the queue. Always check
your mirror before turning as situations
behind you can change in the time you
have been waiting to turn.
What must a driver do at a pelican crossing
when the amber light is flashing?
The flashing amber light allows pedestrians
already on the crossing to get to the other
side before a green light shows to the
traffic. Be aware that some pedestrians,
such as elderly people and young children,
need longer to cross. Let them do this at
their own pace.
You have stopped at a pelican crossing. A
disabled person is crossing slowly in front of
you. The lights have now changed to green.
Please Choose TWO Of The Following Options
At a pelican crossing the green light means
you may proceed as long as the crossing is
clear. If someone hasn’t finished crossing,
be patient and wait for them.
Beware of children playing in the street and
running out into the road. If a ball bounces
out from the pavement, slow down and
stop. Don’t encourage anyone to retrieve it.
Other road users may not see your signal
and you might lead a child into a
You want to turn right from a main road into
a side road. Just before turning you should
Motorcyclists often overtake queues of
vehicles. Make one last check in your
mirror and your blind spot to avoid turning
across their path.
You are driving in slow-moving queues of
traffic. Just before changing lane you should
In this situation motorcyclists could be
passing you on either side. Always check
before you change lanes or change
You are driving in town. There is a bus at
the bus stop on the other side of the road.
Why should you be careful?
If you see a bus ahead watch out for
pedestrians. They may not be able to see
you if they’re crossing from behind the bus.
How should you overtake horse riders?
When you’re on country roads be aware of
particular dangers. Be prepared for farm
animals, horses, pedestrians, farm vehicles
and wild animals. Always be prepared to
slow down or stop.
You are driving on a main road. You intend
to turn right into a side road. Just before
turning you should
A last check in the offside mirror and blind
spot will allow you sight of any cyclist or
motorcyclist overtaking as you wait to turn.
Why should you allow extra room when
overtaking a motorcyclist on a windy day?
If you’re driving in high winds, be aware
that the conditions might force a
motorcyclist or cyclist to swerve or wobble.
Take this into consideration if you’re
following or wish to overtake a twowheeled
Always look out for motorcyclists, and
cyclists, particularly at junctions. They are
smaller and usually more difficult to see
than other vehicles.
Where should you take particular care to
look out for motorcyclists and cyclists?
Motorcyclists and cyclists are often more
difficult to see on the road. This is
especially the case at junctions. You may
not be able to see a motorcyclist
approaching a junction if your view is
blocked by other traffic. A motorcycle may
be travelling as fast as a car, sometimes
faster. Make sure that you judge speeds
correctly before you emerge.
Parking here would block the view of the
school entrance and would endanger the
lives of children on their way to and from
You are driving past parked cars. You notice
a bicycle wheel sticking out between them.
What should you do?
Scan the road as you drive. Try to
anticipate hazards by being aware of the
places where they are likely to occur. You’ll
then be able to react in good time, if
You are dazzled at night by a vehicle behind
you. You should
The interior mirror of most vehicles can be
set to the anti dazzle position. You will still
be able to see the lights of the traffic
behind you, but the dazzle will be greatly
You are driving towards a zebra crossing. A
person in a wheelchair is waiting to cross.
What should you do?
You should slow down and be prepared to
stop as you would with an able-bodied
person. Don’t wave them across as other
traffic may not stop.
Where there are yellow zigzag markings,
you should not park, wait or stop, even to
pick up or drop off children. A vehicle
parked on the zigzag lines would obstruct
children’s view of the road and other
drivers view of the pavement. Where there
is an upright sign there is mandatory
prohibition of stopping during the times
These markings are used outside schools
so that children can see and be seen
clearly when crossing the road. Parking
here would block people’s view of the
school entrance. This could endanger the
lives of children on their way to and from
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