Category: Driving Test

How ‘app trial’ shows we’re not the drivers we think we are

The conclusion was reached after 40 volunteers in Ford Fiestas spent four months/4,000 hours driving 160,000kms. The level of detailed monitoring by plug-in devices was extraordinary. It included the slightest turns of the steering wheel, braking, time, weather and reactions. And a prototype driving app calculated ‘personal driver scores’ based on behaviour, acceleration and steering. The trial was carried out by Ford...

Keen Driving Lessons in Dublin

There are a number of driving schools in south Dublin, but none more affordable and convenient than A Direct Drive. We have satisfied learners all over south county Dublin with driving courses provided by some of the most qualified and friendly instructors at really affordable charges. Getting a driving license is a wonderful feeling, the sense of independence erupts when your have...

Would you let your 11-year-old drive a car? 

It’s the driving course that allows children as young as 11 to get behind the wheel of a car and drive around part of a former Grand Prix track – but does Liverpool approve? The Admiral Young Driver courses at Aintree Racecourse give youngsters between 11 and 17 the chance to drive a road-legal car, learn real-world driver safety skills and have...

World War Two veteran passes advanced driving test aged 98

When a radio interviewee hit out at elderly drivers, one World War Two veteran was determined to prove them wrong. Norman Lawrence ignored others’ doubts and began practising for his advanceddriving test on the streets of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the Daily Record reports. Now, at the grand age of 98, he has passed the difficult exam. And in celebration of his amazing feat,...

Twice paid a friend to sit her driver’s theory test for her

Faria Ali, aged 30, who is from Somalia but has an address at the North Circular Road in Dublin pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted deception. The offences occurred on January 4 and January 31 last at driver theory test centres in Santry and Grand Mill Quay, in Dublin. Judge Michael Walsh heard at Dublin District Court that on the first...

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Gardaí will soon be able to test drivers for drugs and drink

ROADSIDE IMPAIRMENT TESTS, novice driver licences and higher penalty points for speeding are all included in the new road traffic laws that were enacted today. The Road Traffic No 2 Act 2013 was enacted in the Seanad today and the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, has outlined what we can expect. He said that penalty points for using a mobile phone will...

Woman in court for trying to cheat on her driving test

Woman in court for trying to cheat on her driving test

Faria Ali, aged 30, who is originally from Somalia but has an address at the North Circular Road, Dublin has been charged with two counts of attempted deception. The offences allegedly occurred on January 4 and January 31 last at the Driver Theory Test Centre, Grand Mill Quay, Dublin 4. Detective Garda Bryan Hunt told Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court...

Driving Test - 2014 Mini Review

2014 Mini review

Forget the 2014 BMW Mini for a moment, and go back to 1959 for the launch of the original, then called the Austin Seven. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, this extraordinary £497, 848cc four-seat machine captured hearts like few others. More than 1.5 million were sold in the UK between 1959 and 2004, four years after it had ceased production. As this...

Taking a driving test in a blizzard

Taking a driving test in a blizzard – Telegraph

We all know that winter driving is tough at the best of times, but taking your test when all around is covered in snow? Given the amount that had fallen in southern Maine – not so much a blanket as a rather thick duvet of the stuff – I had rather expected the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles to call off my...