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  1. Telford Driving Test Tips - Donnington Double Roundabout Challenge

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    Welcome to another of our Telford Driving Test Tips series! In this episode, we take on the Donnington Double Roundabout, one of the most challenging traffic junctions in Telford.

    Join us as we navigate this complex roundabout system and provide valuable insights and tips to help you conquer it with confidence. Whether you're a new driver preparing for your Telford driving test or just looking to improve your roundabout driving skills, this video is packed with useful information.

    • A detailed breakdown of the Donnington Double Roundabout layout.
    • Step-by-step instructions on how to approach and safely navigate this complex intersection.
    • Common mistakes to avoid when driving through double roundabouts.
    • Practical demonstrations and real-life examples.
    • Insights from experienced driving instructors.

    Watch this video to gain the knowledge and skills you need to ace your driving test and become a safer, more confident driver on Telford's roads. If you find this video helpful, don't forget to hit the like button, share it with your friends, and subscribe to our channel for more informative driving tips and tutorials.

    Stay tuned for more Telford driving test challenges and tutorials that will help you become a skilled and responsible driver. Thanks for watching, and drive safely!

  2. Dealing With Tench Lock Roundabout

    In this video, we're going to deal with Trench Lock Roundabout, going from Trench Lock Garage, all the way round toward the town center. But before we do, don't forget to like, share and subscribe our channel.

    As we come past Trench Lock Garage, how do we know where we need to go for the town center? We look on the board on our left. There it tells us that the middle lane is for A442 South and Trench. It's A442 South we want to concentrate on. As we look at the road markings, we can see we have left, middle and right-hand lane so we know we're in the middle lane. Also the road marking say left lane A442 North, but the middle lane A442 South so that's the one we want.

    From Trench Lock Garage

    Now it's just the case of following the middle lane round. Looking ahead, we can see three lanes, left, middle and right so we are heading over to that right-hand curve. Now, as we look at the road sign, it tells us the road coming up on the right is A518, A442 is straight ahead so we know that road on the right isn't for us.

    The road markings on the floor confirm A442 is the lane we're in, but now it opens up into more lanes. So we look at the board, it tells us left and middle lane is A442 North. The right-hand lane is going to take us to A442 South so we need to get in the right-hand lane. The road markings again confirm right-hand lane A442 South.

    Now we're in the lane, we need to follow it so that means not crossing the white line on either side of us. What you'll notice is both lanes say A442 South, but we want to use the middle lane as the one that takes us to the town center. The right lane takes us back towards Trench Lock and Hadley and I'll explain why later in this video.

    Trench Lock Roundabout Telford

    So we just don't cross that white line that's marked. We follow our lane and what we'll do for you, at this point, is highlight that white line. Now we don't want to cross that because, as always, if we're crossing the white line, we're changing lanes. We simply follow this lane round and it will lead us onto the Dual Carriageway towards the town center.

    Now we can use the right-hand lane to go the same way, but what it means is it brings you onto the Dual Carriageway and what's known as the fast lane. So any cars that are going quite quickly will end up undertaking you.

    We're at this point in the middle lane and we can see the road widen so we need to look. We've got left, middle and right so we just stay in the middle lane. The road marking says A442 South. We know if we follow it, it's going to lead us onto the Dual Carriageway and off towards Telford Town Centre.

    Now in part two of this video, we're going to deal with going right fifth exit towards Hadley and Trench Lock, but being in the wrong lane.

    The reason for that is we're going to use the same technique we've just looked at in the first part of this video. So if we know if we're going right fifth exit towards Hadley and Trench Lock, then we need to stay in the right-hand lane and follow it round.

    We've remembered to count our exits, we know Trench on the left there is exit number three, the Dual Carriageway is number four, but the mistake people often make is as they come round, they stay in the right-hand lane. This now allows traffic to come up the inside of us on the left. What do we do if that happens? And at the side of us, we've got vans and traffic, which means we can't come off at this exit, which is for Hadley and Trench Lock.

    Well, all we do is stay in the right-hand lane and follow it round. Much of what we're about to do relates to what we've just done in part one of this video. We know from the sign on the right that we need to go straight ahead and not go off towards the A518. Then as we come down, we've got our sign on the right, which tells us we need the right-hand lane to head back round toward Trench so we get in the right-hand lane.

    Now you remember when we just did this in part one of our video, we said the middle lane is towards the town center, the right-hand lane will take you back round towards Trench Lock and Hadley. So at this point we get into the right-hand lane. Again, we just keep by the right-hand curb and just follow it round. We know that way we're going to be kept in our right-hand lane.

    Generally, it's about this point we encourage our pupils to start signaling right because the road marking says we can go straight ahead all right. But now we're looking at the road ahead, and our lane widens into two lanes so remember choice of two lanes, always left. So if we head over towards the left curb there and the lamppost, it's going to keep us in the correct lane to come off at exit number five, Trench Lock and Hadley.

    We hope this has helped. If you want more videos and great insights into driving and passing the driving test, don't forget to like, share and subscribe to my channel. My name is Chris. Thanks for joining us. Drive safely, and we'll see you soon.

  3. When it comes to an Intensive Driving Course, it is totally down to you and your needs to think if this is the best option there are a few factors to keep in mind and we will go through those in a second.

    intensive driving courses telford

    At Driver Training Ltd we have trained 100’s of people to pass their driving test first time with Intensive Driving Courses, so we speak from having a wealth of knowledge with both courses and weekly driving lessons

    But what I’d like to do first is dispel a couple of Intensive Driving Course myths

    Intensive Driving Course MYTHS

    Myth 1 – You will be taught how to pass your test and not how to drive in the real world.

    FALSE – Passing your driving test is EXACTLY how you will drive in the real world – The driving test is the same for everyone whether you have taken 2 weeks or 2 years learning to drive!

    The test routes are the same – The driving examiners standards are the same – The traffic, pedestrians and scenarios you will face on your driving test differ from minute to minute!

    So, to pass your driving test is a matter of showing how you deal with real world scenarios that are happening on your driving test. That is the same for everyone regardless of how long it has taken you to get to test standard.


    Myth 2 – You can’t learn what you need to in 1 or 2 weeks.

    FALSE – Ask most driving instructors “How many lessons roughly will I need to reach driving test standard, from new?” – They will likely reply “Most people take between an average of 35 to 45 hours”.

    The DVSA recommends an average of 60-65 hours including private practice.

    Interesting that they do not say you will need 6 -12 months of lessons! Why? Because its not the length of time that matters, but the number of hours!

    So, if you have 40 hours of training over 4 weeks or 40 hours of training over 4 years, you have still only been driving for 40 hours.


    Myth 3 – You need more time to allow things to sink in

    FALSE – Depending on your learning ability, if you have trained to do anything, starting a new job or trying to find your way around at a new school or college – Imagine trying to learn the guitar or piano and only being able to practice for 40-45 minutes and then going home again and not doing it again until the following week!

    And then it only lasting for 40-45 minutes! It would become frustrating, because you know the more time you spend doing it, the quicker you get the hang of it, the easier it becomes and the more you enjoy it!

    The same is true with an intensive driving course.


    Myth 4 – Car sharing – You normally have to share the car with other learners throughout the day. So you will sit in the back seat and watch someone else learn at the same time too

    TOTALLY FALSE – Any driving instructor who does this should be replaced as quickly as possible!! Even for weekly driving lessons you are paying me for an hour of my undivided time in teaching you.

    You should NEVER have to share a car with another student under any circumstances – and on an intensive driving course, whatever hours you have paid for, those hours are spent with you as the sole trainee in the car!

     Intensive Driving Course Myths

    Myth 5 – You will not be able to experience different types of weather. Driving in the rain is completely different to driving whilst it is dry. What if it does not rain during the week you are being taught

    This is the same whether you take weekly driving lessons or an intensive driving course!

    You may book one hour on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday at the beginning of June for 10 weeks and go for your driving test in August and throughout June, July and August not seen a drop of rain.

    I’ve lost count of the number of times pupils on normal driving lessons will say, “oh its raining/foggy/Sunny my others lessons have all ben when its …..”

    If you can schedule lessons knowing guaranteeing what the weather is going to be… You should be the world’s greatest fortune teller!