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Bobby Hopkinson

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How I overcame my anxiety of driving

04 May 2017

Bobby Hopkinson

Driving is a whole new experience for me, and unfortunately with this comes some stress and anxiety. Generally I do get anxious about exams, school work and rugby matches alongside things that truly matter. Driving was no different for me and can still be scary, even though I’ve passed! 

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An insider view of a driving lesson

06 January 2017

Bobby Hopkinson

Our young driver Bobby recently passed his theory test after 2 previous attempts! He’s now looking to book in for his practical in the next few months and has been busy practicing his maneuverers and generally getting to grips with the road. In this video Bobby and his driving instructor Bob Seys go through the steps on how to pull off and merge into the flow of traffic along with how to approach a roundabout in a safe and correct manner!

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Third time's a charm! my first

21 December 2016

Bobby Hopkinson

My latest driving update is that I have jumped the first hurdle (and not fallen flat on my face!) and actually passed my theory test! No big deal I hear you say - for me it was, I failed twice, missed one test and I eventually passed last week! Granted me getting the date wrong and missing one test was totally my fault - my first bit of advice would be double/triple check the DATE and TIME of your test...

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The realisation that not everyone is a perfect driver

24 August 2016

Bobby Hopkinson

I have just got back from a family holiday in Italy which was great fun, and a little too heavy on the pizza but I am not complaining. In fact my only complaint would be the mad driving that I witnessed – the drivers over there literally have no fear, the feeling of fear is left for the pedestrians trying to dodge moving cars!

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Learning the ways of the road - my journey so far

15 June 2016

Bobby Hopkinson

So, I am now a few lessons in to my driving journey and so far it’s been great, really positive and I have found that despite what all my sisters, my girlfriend and Mum say, I can listen to instructions and have enjoyed learning new stuff. I really look forward to my lessons and now my AS exams are out the way I feel I can really concentrate on my driving this summer and get as much practice done in between my lessons as possible.

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A glimpse into the world of a learner driver

13 May 2016

Bobby Hopkinson

Learning to drive is a key focus for me at the moment. I have my first lesson booked for 3rd May and I can’t wait to get in the driving seat and get started with my lessons. To make sure I was prepared for these lessons I have already had a few practice drives with my brother-in-law, Simon, who has been driving for a while as he said he would show me the ropes ahead of the official lesson.

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