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Preparing to drive at 16

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Isabel Johnson

September 15, 2020

Hello, my name is Isabel and I’m turning 17 in a couple of months. I’ll be blogging about my whole experience of getting on the…Read more

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The first driving lesson back after lockdown

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Brogan Lawrence

September 3, 2020

Hey everyone, my name is Brogan and if you’ve read some of my previous blogs you’ll know I am currently learning to drive; although hopefully…Read more

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Learner driver stories from COVID-19

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We Are Marmalade

July 30, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the UK, driving lessons and test came to a halt. This meant that learner drivers who were ‘test ready’ could no longer…Read more

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How I passed my theory test

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Brogan Lawrence

January 17, 2020

After a few months of driving lessons and private practice, it’s finally time for me to book my theory test! I made a slight faux…Read more

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Private practice - the first session

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Brogan Lawrence

December 18, 2019

The time has come to begin practising outside of my driving lessons! My mum (reluctantly) agreed to have some private practice in her car. I…Read more

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Learning to drive Young driver stories 5 min read

Driving lessons, roundabouts and rain

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Brogan Lawrence

October 21, 2019

Hey all – I’m Brogan, and I’m currently learning to drive! Three lessons down now, and wow, my most recent one was the best one…Read more

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My first driving lesson - what I learnt

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Brogan Lawrence

October 2, 2019

A month after I agreed to become an ambassador for Marmalade, I have just had my first lesson. Well, I say my first lesson, my…Read more

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Starting my driving journey - Brogan's story

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Brogan Lawrence

August 5, 2019

Hello, my name is Brogan Lawrence and I’m a learner driver. But hopefully not for much longer. I recently turned 18, and this year I’m…Read more

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Chloe Martell

October 17, 2019

As many of you know, we’re petitioning for change on how learner drivers are treated when they’re on the roads. Astonishingly, 90% of learner drivers have been subject to tailgating and overtaking when in their…Read more

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Kimberley's MOT misery

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Kimberley Dodge

September 27, 2019

Fear. Dread. Horror. No, I’m not talking about the rush of panic when you spot a spider in your bedroom. I’m talking about the stab of fright that pierces your heart when you hear the…Read more

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Audi A1 - Chloe's review

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Chloe Martell

March 7, 2020

As a young driver, whilst I like to think that reading reviews about cars from petrol heads will help me when it comes to choosing my car, it really doesn’t. I want to know what…Read more