Tagged: driving lessons

Ellen helps John Travolta give his teen daughter driving lessons

John Travolta and Ellen Degeneres took backseat driving to a whole new level Tuesday when they skipped out on the Ellen sit-down interview to teach Travolta’s daughter how to parallel park. Poor Ella Travolta was mildly befuddled the entire time, gamely getting into Degeneres’ car while Travolta and Degeneres sat in the backseat (who does that??) and gave instructions to her. But there’s no...

People Will Still Have to Learn How to Drive Self-Driving Cars

In a matter of days after Tesla first introduced Model S owners to a lane assistance feature called autopilot, videos of owners sitting in the back seat of cars while they were operating began popping up on YouTube. The root of the problem was clear: Humans made cars unsafe. But just last month, one of Google’s fully autonomous cars was not only...

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...

Man threatens to kill examiner after he fails his driving test

A learner driver who spent up to £2,500 on driving lessons threatened to kill his examiner and instructor after he was failed half way though his test, a court has heard. Antony Alltree, 25, jumped out of the driver’s seat and slammed the door shut after his examiner John Williams put the brakes on while he was coming out of a junction in Lancashire....

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...

Motorist(85) who hit pedestrian must resit driving test

An 85-year-old woman who drove into a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing has been disqualified from driving until she passes the driving test. Share this image Mary Leonard, of Abohill Road, Belcoo, was also fined £200 when she appeared at Fermanagh Court and admitted driving carelessly. A charged that she contravened a traffic light was withdrawn. A prosecutor told the court that...

Mark H Durkan

We need to continue to strive for zero road deaths!

Driving Lessons Dublin has learnt that the north’s Environment Minister has visited a young driver safety scheme in Derry as part of his Department’s drive to cut deaths on the roads. Mark H Durkan said he wants “us all to continue to strive for zero road deaths.” “That can only be achieved if we all work together and for that reason my...