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Learning to drive for the first time

Quite naturally, people can feel rather nervous when they start learning to drive for the first time. It's often the unknown; an issue that might be one of the primary reasons why people tend to pass driving tests on the second attempt. In this blog we offer you two...

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How do I get a driving test slot?

If you are learning to drive and wondering "How do I get a driving test slot?", then read on as this helpful blog will guide you. You can book a driving test line online using this link HERE It is available from 6am - 11.40pm. Alternatively you can call the booking...

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Extra driving test times at Peterborough

We are very pleased to be able to report that the good news continues for Peterborough residents who want to get their driving licence quicker by using the BIG TOM intensive course. Today, there are two driving test slots available at Peterborough Driving Test Centre...

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More driving tests at Peterborough

Following on from the good news post last week about increased driving test availability across the driving test centres that BIG TOM uses, it is very pleasing to now add Peterborough driving test centre to that good news. Yes, it seems that the increased driving test...

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Driving test availability update

Good news for BIG TOM customers! The recent efforts of the DVSA to increase driving test availability are beginning to show through. At the time of writing, there are no less than 20 driving test slots available next week in one of our test centres, yes, 4 days away....

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Drive safe with mirror checks

Learner drivers should be clear on why mirror checks are important. It's all about enabling you to drive safe as you drive around by using mirror checks. There are two types of mirror checks that can be done when you are driving. The first is an update check, just to...

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Driving through flooded waters

When there has been heavy and sustained rainfall, there can be areas on the road of deep water. Perhaps the drainage system could not cope with the volume of water, or perhaps due to the absence of drainage there is a collection or pool of deep flooded water. Seeing...

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Failing a driving test use of mirrors

The DVSA has recently published more guidance for the reasons why people fail driving tests.  Owner of BIG TOM, Tom Ingram describes in this blog number 2 on the Top 10 list - the use of mirrors. It is a curious one because, on the face of it, the reasoning for using...

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Driving instructor availability

According to the 2023 driving instructor survey of 2023, only 23.4% of respondents stated that they work 35 hours or more in a week. Over 75% of driving instructors tend to treat their occupation like it is a part-time post and that is bound to create difficulties for...

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Driving test waiting times

At the time of writing, our local driving test centres in our region had the following driving test waiting times: Peterborough 14/02/2024  24 week wait Lincoln 14/11/2023 8 week wait Grantham 25/01/2024 18 week wait Boston 18/12/2023  14 week wait According to the...

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