Getting on the road - then and now!

What’s changed since the 80s and 90s when it comes to getting behind the wheel as a new driver?

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Join us on our journey back to the 80s & 90s when parents of today’s young drivers were taking to the road for the first time and cheap car insurance for young drivers didn’t exist!
A lot has changed in the last 30 years so we’ve delved into the archives and compare what it was like for parent’s getting on the road, compared to their young drivers. Read on to discover what new drivers were driving in the 80s, how learning to drive has changed, and get involved in our theory test challenge! We’ll be adding stories and news every week, so why not subscribe below so you don’t miss anything!
Take a trip with us down memory lane if you’re a parent - or back in time if you’re a young driver…

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Top 10 tips for driving practice
Whether you passed your test 30 years ago, or you’ve only just started driving lessons, you don’t forget that feeling of excitement or nervousness about being in control of that big lump of metal! We’ve pulled together some tips for young drivers and their parents to make the most out of private practice.

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First Cars - then and now!

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What's changed in 30 years?

Was learning to drive easier or harder 30 years ago? We look at what has changed – and what has stayed the same.

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The Driving Test - what's different?

Take a look at the biggest differences in the driving test, from the 1980s & 1990s to today. Who had it easier?

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Save money learning to drive

Learning to drive can be costly so we've created some top tips to keep costs down!

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