Welcome to the Acclaim Motor School blog. Here you will find the latest driving advice, driving tips, how-to guides, and plenty of other ways to help you feel safe and confident when behind the wheel.

Whether you’re just about to starting to learning to drive, have been learning for a while, or have even passed your test already – you’ll find lots of useful guidance that you can put into practice straight away.

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Changes to the Highway Code and the hierarchy of road users

The Highway Code

The latest changes to the Highway Code have arrived. Make sure you understand the new changes and what your responsibilities on the road are so that you can help keep all road users safe.

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The essential things every learner driver should know

There’s a lot that goes into learning to drive that you might not be aware of. These tips tell you what you need to know as a learner driver.

Driving on the road

How to stay one step ahead on the road

When you’re driving there are so many external factors that could create hazards. By anticipating what others may do, you can stay one step ahead.

Automatic cars: The future of driving

Automatic cars can help you pass your driving test quicker. They’re also safer and better for the environment – find out more on why you should drive automatic.

How to choose your first car

How to choose your first car

It’s important to know what to look for when picking out your first car. Our guide to choosing your first car helps you make the right decision for you.

One For The Boys

Acclaim’s nominated charity: One For The Boys

Discover Acclaim’s nominated charity, One For The Boys. One For The Boys are a male cancer charity who help educate and raise awareness for men’s health.

Parallel parking

How to: Parallel Park

Parallel parking can be difficult for even experienced drivers to master. Our top tips will help you learn how to parallel park easily into any space.

Intelligent Instructor Awards 2021

Martin Caswell of Acclaim Motor School shortlisted in the top UK driving instructors

We’re thrilled to announce that Acclaim Motor School’s Martin Caswell has been shortlisted as one of the top 100 instructors in the UK out of more than 40,000 driving instructors.

Break from learning to drive

How to prepare to return to learning to drive after a break

When you have had a break from your driving lessons, getting back behind the wheel can feel daunting. Our top tips help you feel prepared to return to driving.

Motorway Driving Tips

Introduction to Motorway Driving

Conquering motorway driving might feel daunting, but with a little preparation, there’s really no need to worry. Our tips are designed to help you feel confident and safe in any situation.

Winter Driving Advice

Stay safe on the road with this winter driving advice

When you get behind the wheel this winter, make sure you’re prepared for any weather condition. These winter driving tips will help you stay safe out on the road.

Common Mistakes on a Driving Test

Common Driving Test Mistakes

It’s normal to feel nervous on your driving test. But when you have the right skills behind the wheel, you can feel confident during your practical test. Watch out for these common mistakes made on driving tests.

Reverse Bay Parking

How to: Reverse Bay Park

Reverse parking into a bay isn’t just a skill you need for your driving test, it’ll also help you park more safely as a qualified driver. But it doesn’t need to be difficult – this guide will take you through the simple steps to reverse bay park with ease.

Learner drivers and new drivers can enjoy the flexibility of paying for insurance by the mile and earn a £10 voucher* with Pay As You Go Insurance from Marmalade.
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