Top Tips for Newly Qualified Drivers

Passing your driving test can be a thrilling achievement. After all, you’re finally allowed to drive on the road independently without the supervision of a qualified adult over 21. On the other hand, it can be quite daunting to get behind a wheel without the reassurance of someone being there to help out if you make a mistake. Since the majority of newly qualified drivers invest in a second-hand vehicle, the V12 team have decided to share some top driving tips for the road rookies out there…

Understand Your Car

Whether you get a new one or a used one, the car you will drive once you are qualified will be extremely different from the one that you practiced and took your test in which means that you should take some time to understand how your vehicle works. After all, the bite will be different and you will likely have to do some fiddling with the seat and mirrors so that they are suitable and safe.


Since parking wasn’t a necessary component of the driving test until 4th December 2017 when the DVSA replaced the ‘turn in the road’ and ‘reverse around a corner’ manoeuvres, many newly qualified drivers are thrown into the deep end when they realise that they have to park their car into a bay on their own. In fact, even if your instructor did cover this aspect during your lessons, the new shape and size of your car means that you should still practice so you don’t end up with costly scratches!


When you take your driving lessons and test you don’t listen to music so new distractions can be dangerous for a newly qualified driver who suddenly has this possibly. To stay safe you should make sure that the volume isn’t too loud as the sound of other drivers and pedestrians can tell you a lot about their intentions. In addition to this, you should also make sure that any passengers are well behaved as these kind of distractions can be deadly if you are not able to concentrate because your friends are bickering in the backseat.

Whilst there are certain deals on the market giving new drivers the opportunity to invest in a brand new model, the majority simply cannot afford it. After all, driving isn’t cheap. If you’ve just passed you’re test then one of our used Ford selection could be just what you are looking for! To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the V12 Sports and Classics team today!