Well done Sam! You’ve got a nice new driving licence to go with your nice new job. I hope you enjoy driving now you’ve passed, and I’ll keep an eye on the traffic lights when I’m behind the wheel ; )

Motorway Breakdowns

Do you know what to do if you break down on a motorway? This section of the Highway Code is well worth a read – especially if you have a theory test coming up!

In particular, there is advice about breakdowns and emergency refuge areas like these:

You have to await instructions to rejoin the main carriageway as there is no hard shoulder on some modern motorways. You will see signs like this:


Just last week Yuliya got some stellar A level results, and she’s followed up this week by passing her driving test. I hear a rumour that the nightlife in Basingstoke might be quite lively tonight, too! I hope you have a lot of fun tonight Yuliya, and enjoy driving your nice car. It’s been a genuine pleasure : )


Well done Olive!! A new job, a nice car waiting for you and a new driving licence! It’s been a bit of a journey what with lockdown test cancellations and virus fun but it’s all behind you now. I shall miss your lessons – there was never a dull moment : )

Joe Ulysses

Lessons with Richard was a pleasure! I had 2 previous instructors and Richard taught me more in 1 month than I learnt with them over 2 years.

Richard was very calm and never made me feel under distress. He gave clear instructions and made me feel confident driving, I couldn’t recommend him more. 10/10

Thank you Richard 😁

Joe Ulysses July 2021


After the emotional roller coaster of the Euro final on Sunday, today’s test was a piece of cake for Joe. A nice smooth drive around Basingstoke and Old Basing with his helpful and chatty examiner, and all the pressure was gone! I wish you all the very best for the future Joe, and enjoy driving carefully 🙂


I think Mwamba set the world record for the shortest time between booking a test and passing: less than twelve hours! Booked last night after ten, passed this morning before ten. A pleasant way to spend a sunny midsummer morning 🙂 Congratulations Mwamba, enjoy driving and stay safe.


Morgan took her nice examiner for a quick tour of Basingstoke and Oakley and came back with her licence: well done Morgan! You can put all your worries behind you now. I told you it would be easy, didn’t I?