We are now well into our first full week of the Lockdown 2.0. On the surface, this isn’t a great place to be. Of course, it is very restrictive in some ways. It has to be. However, it can also be used as an opportunity to grow and harness some useful skills. Especially as we don’t quite know how long this could go on for.
During the last lockdown, we were lucky enough to be going into spring. The nice weather paired with the new-found obsession for home-baking gave a very Great British Bake Off feel. This time around though, we are less likely to be garden-dwellers thanks to the rain, wind, and general baltic temperatures. So, along with brownie-making, why not use this time to harness your driving skills and grow your confidence on the road – The Great British Handbrake Off….
As you’ll know, there is a risk that your driving will suffer as a direct result of COVID-19 and the lockdowns. Last time, if you didn’t get a chance to drive for four months, it was probably to the detriment of both your confidence and competence on the road. So this, in short, are some quick tips on how to stay on top of your driving during this second lockdown:
- Get Insured on your family car: This is a fairly obvious one, really. You are allowed to drive in a car as long as you are insured on it and the person who is in the car with you has held a license for 3 or more years.
- Drive to places to get your daily exercise: Even if you only get the chance to practice on your way somewhere for your daily exercise or walk, that is better than nothing. You can kill two birds with one stone this way.
- Contact Your Instructor: Don’t be afraid to drop your instructor a quick message. Let them know that you are planning on practicing your driving. You can simply ask what it is you need to improve/work on, as well as some tips. I’m sure they will be more than happy to help.
- Practice for your theory – less of a drag and a chore through the James May theory. Actually a lot more enjoyable
I know that this can usually be a bit of a drag. However, it makes your life a lot easier if you stay on top of your theory test revision. Interestingly, we came across a new app for practicing your theory. Believe it or not, none other than James May has decided to release a revision tool to rival the traditional methods used to revise your theory. We had a look through it and it is certainly more enjoyable than what we had to use.
- Here is a link to James May’s My Theory Test if you fancy having a look.
- And if you are looking for somewhere to get insured, look no further than My FIrst UK
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The Passmate Team