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With L2D you will have lots of learning resources available to help you pass your Theory and Practical tests first time. We are totally committed to keeping your cost of learning to drive as low as possible, and strive to provide the very best of driver training and coaching. We are proud to be able to provide our learners with the following resources:

FREE Online Theory Training:

You can sign up for  FREE trial. Once you have booked lessons with L2D Driving School you will be given full access, for as long as you need it! Click on the banner (below) to register.

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NEW! Purchase your Theory Test study books via our online store!

Practical Training:

NOW AVAILABLE! Why not save time and money by using the Driver Active system? We are now able to offer a very low cost opportunity to use the system. If you would like a FREE trial, click on the logo below. Please do not pay online though, discuss this with us first.

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Everybody who learns to drive with me can now take advantage of the ‘DriverActive’ online training system.

The ‘DriverActive’ course will lead you through your driver training. It will show you how to deal with, junctions, crossroads, roundabouts and many more aspects of today’s roads.

At the end of each lesson, we will discuss what we intend to cover next time. You can then use the ‘DriverActive’ online system to read up about the new topic, or revise what we have previously covered.

Advance study like this will enable you to have a head-start at the next lesson, so we spend less time talking and you spend more time driving. (I might even set you a little ‘homework’ to make sure you understand the most important bits!)

An example of the sort of information you can get from ‘DriverActive’ is shown at the bottom of this page.

*DriverActive access is normally £6.99 for 90 days.

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Approaching roundabouts

Roundabout

The routine for approaching roundabouts is the same as for any other junction. However, because many roundabouts have an open view, you can make an early decision about whether to stop or go.

It’s important to keep your eyes moving as you approach in order to scan the road for a safe gap and to make sure that you stay in the correct position on the road – as with other junctions the key to being able to do this is to get your speed right on the approach.

Your first warning of a roundabout on busier roads will often be a direction sign similar to those shown on the previous page. On quieter roads there might not be a direction sign, but there will often be a roundabout warning sign.

After checking your mirrors and giving a signal (if required) you need to ensure that you are in the correct lane (as explained later). There will sometimes be advance warning signs telling you which lane to select.

When you are in the roundabout you need to be aware of what other people are doing; long vehicles or vehicles towing trailers might have to take an unusual course around the roundabout, cyclists and pedestrians are also vulnerable because the traffic is often travelling faster at roundabouts than at other types of junction.

Roundabout with truck

The red car shown in the roundabout illustrated (above) is heading for a potentially dangerous situation; as the lorry goes around the roundabout the trailer will cut across its path – this is why you must always be sure to leave plenty of space.

The lorry driver also has a problem. Because his mirrors are attached to the cab, all he can see is his own trailer.
Most lorry drivers are alert and aware and will look back over their shoulders in this situation, but remember it’s easier for you to see the lorry than it is for the lorry driver to see you.

Looking for your gap

It’s important to start looking for your gap early. If the driver behind you spots a gap and you don’t, he might not be expecting you to stop!
The easiest way to spot your gap is to concentrate on the vehicle coming around the roundabout that you wish to follow – that way you will be ready to go as soon as it is safe to do so.

Another important point is that you need to be making your decision to go or stop at least four car lengths before you arrive – further back still on faster roads.

The early decision is necessary so that you can adjust your speed if you intend to ‘go’ or give plenty of warning to following traffic if you intend to stop.

The safety rule applies; if you don’t know – Don’t go!

 Please talk to your L2D Instructor about the above resources, all used to help save you time and money.