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Are you preparing for your driving test? Our driving books will tell you everything you need to know about the Highway Code and learning to drive. Many of them are affiliated with the DVLA.

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Driving & Highway Code Books

Are you preparing for your driving test? Our driving books will tell you everything you need to know about the Highway Code and learning to drive. Many of them are affiliated with the DVLA.

  • Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

    DK

    Product Code: DRVE
    Hardback
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    Rev up for a truly exciting read... DK's Drive offers a definitive history of motoring that spans from 1985 all the way through to the present day.

    Written by petrolhead Giles Chapman and packed with facts, diagrams, illustrations and photographs, it covers everything from the public's initial reactions to the idea of a horseless carriage to the ways that cars might look and operate in the future.

    With emphasis on personal accounts and biographies of famous motor figures, this book covers how cars have become an essential part of modern life and how they are now faster, safer and easier to drive than ever before. It also looks at their evolution from being a means of transport into objects of desire and status...
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  • The Official Highway Code

    Great Britain: Department for

    Product Code: ANLDG
    Paperback
    This is a book no driver should be without. It contains all the information you need in order to drive safely and lists all the road signs you will see while on your travels.

    Perfect for learners and those who feel they need a refresher in learning the rules of the road. It also offers advice on looking after your motor.
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  • Theory Test, Practical Test & the Highway Code

    Product Code: AQWIS
    Paperback
    Pass your driving test with ease with this comprehensive guide that gives learner drivers the essential information they need to pass both the Theory Test and Practical Test first time. The AA has an excellent track record with driving test titles and is one of the biggest sellers of books in the genre. The Theory Test, Practical Test & Highway Code features all the official revision theory test questions for car drivers, hundreds of practical test questions set by experts from the AA Driving School and the latest edition of the HighwayCode - essential reading for all road users. Explanatory text is included to help learner drivers understand what's required for every revision question.The Theory Test, Practical Test & Highway Code's clear and concise layout makes it easy to revise and is a must buy for anyone learning to drive.
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  • Know Your Traffic Signs

    Great Britain: Department for

    Product Code: AHAQQ
    Paperback
    This is a new fully updated guide to traffic signs (last edition published 1995). This handy reference title illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs that a road user is likely to encounter.A thorough knowledge of all traffic signs is essential for all road users, not just new drivers or riders, making this the ideal companion to ensure your knowledge is up-to-date. Although The Official Highway Code contains most of the commonly used road signs which are prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations, it does not give a comprehensive explanation of our signing system. This is therefore a perfect complimentary title to The Official Highway Code.The last edition was in published 1995. It is a handy reference guide. It illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs. It is suitable for all road users not just learner/new riders and drivers, and supersedes ISBN 9780115516122.
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  • The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers

    Driver and Vehicle Standards A

    Product Code: AYUFE
    Paperback
    This book has everything you need to ensure you're fully prepared for your driving theory test. Compiled by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, it features a range of multiple-choice questions from the test so you can practise at home.

    It also offers answers and explanations for each one, dealing with topics ranging from vehicle safety and handling to hazard awareness, rules of the road and traffic signs.
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  • 1001 Road Trips To Drive Before You Die

    Darryl Sleath

    Product Code: BRZLM
    Paperback
    1001 Road Trips You Must Experience Before You Die is the perfect guide to the world's most breathtaking drives. The wide-ranging, carefully chosen featured road trips vary in length and severity, from an epic tour on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way to a short blast around Monaco's famous F1 street circuit. The hand-picked drives cover mountain passes, coastal highways, motorsport circuits and trips inspired by music, film and literature. Must-see stop-offs and detours along the journey's route are included. Every page provides a wealth of information to assist in planning a drive, including overall distance, start and finish points, and links to specially commissioned digital route maps. 1001 Road Trips You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential reference guide for all those to whom the sight of a key fob represents a world of possibilities - the chance to see fresh horizons, meet new people and expand one's mind. With this book to inspire you, it is time to get on the road and see the world.
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  • Learner Driver Kit

    AA Publishing

    Product Code: AZKAQ
    Other
    This package enables learner drivers to discover the road to success, containing all the learning tools they need to pass their test first time.The kit contains two driving test books covering the Highway code and information on road signs, two magnetic 'L' plates, Theory Test & Practical Test on DVD and a learner driver checklist to help them plan their plan tests.Learning is made easy with the latest Theory Test and Practical test DVD, which includes hazard perception revision and step-by-step video guides and animations for the Practical test.
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  • Theory Test Made Easy

    Product Code: ACLVJ
    Paperback
    This useful guide is the ideal companion for people who hate taking exams and are worried about the theory test questions and need to understand how the test works. It explains the topics of the Theory Test in language that is easy to understand, and takes you step-by-step through sample questions based on the official revision theory test questions set by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
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  • Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Stages

    Dr John Wells

    Product Code: BYZJO
    Paperback
    Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Stages is one of the most well-established guides to preparing for and undergoing a driving test. This new edition contains everything that prospective students need to know - with both the theory and practical tests covered in this one volume. In full colour throughout, and with a wealth of new and updated illustrations, the guide is designed to be as user-friendly as possible and will ensure that readers are well prepared for their driving tests. The book includes a unique 10-step programme to help in preparing for the practical test as well as over 600 practice questions to help prepare for the theory test.
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  • Beyond the Bosphorus

    Dave Bowers

    Product Code: BVTON
    Hardback
    The Middle East has always been one of the most challenging destinations for lorry drivers. In the 1970s and 80s, many drivers may not have even heard of the destinations they were sent to before heading out eastwards. Along the way they endured extreme weather conditions, bureaucratic nightmares, and the physical trials of keeping themselves and their trucks operational over many thousands of miles of poorly maintained and dangerous roads. Their adventures have become legendary within the trucking world.In this book Dave Bowers tells with humour and insight the amazing stories of people driving to Middle East destinations, battling against all the odds to deliver their loads. The inspiration comes from his own experience through those routes and in particular on one adventurous journey homewards from Tehran in 1975, when he happened to be stranded in Iran, with no cash to speak of and spending many nights sleeping in abandoned trailers along the way. Dave travelled homewards after he was given lifts in trucks returning to Europe. These were driven by drivers who had many tales to tell, and this book was motivated by the need to keep these fascinating stories alive.Illustrated with photographs of the drivers and vehicles taken at the time, Beyond the Bosphorus records what it was like for ordinary HGV drivers to get involved in something so dramatically different from their everyday working lives in the UK. It will be of interest to lorry drivers, general vehicle enthusiasts and also those with a historical and social interest in the Middle East alike.
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  • AA Theory Test for Motorcyclists

    AA Publishing

    Product Code: BSXKI
    Paperback
    Pass your motorcycle theory test with ease with this comprehensive guide. The Theory Test for Motorcyclists features all the recommended revision theory test questions. Explanatory text is included to help learner riders understand what's required for every question, while a clear and concise layout makes it easy to revise. A glossary expands on the meanings of commonly used terms. Every question is explained for easy revision and it is easy to test yourself - with all the answers at the back of the book.
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  • The Driving Instructor's Handbook

    John Miller

    Product Code: BQIOD
    Paperback
    Now in its 21st edition, The Driving Instructor's Handbook is widely recognized in the driver training industry as the authoritative reference guide for both trainee and qualified instructors and is listed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as recommended reading for the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) exams. This best-selling text covers every aspect of the profession, from the role itself, to the characteristics needed to do the job effectively through the preparation for the three ADI exams (theory and hazard perception, driving ability and instructional ability). The Driving Instructor's Handbook also includes detailed guidance on issues such as licences, training, teaching and coaching skills and road traffic law and covers all 2016/17 changes to the ADI examinations and standards checks, including the most recent essential updates from late 2017. This handbook is essential reading for anyone involved in the training of drivers and instructors at all levels and will ensure that new drivers are better able to cope with the increasing demands made on them.
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  • Pass Your Driving Test in Ireland

    Kathleen Comerford

    Product Code: BOLJM
    Paperback
    For many, the driving test is their last obstacle to independence, increased job opportunities - even freedom and adventure. For learner drivers preparing for your driving test or international drivers converting to an Irish driving license, this book covers every section of the Irish RSA driving test. Learn to drive safely, discover the most common reasons for failing and avoid accumulating faults during your test. Richly illustrated, completely up-to-date and written by an expert RSA-approved driving instructor with almost twenty years' experience, this book will instil confidence and transform your driving. Understand each section of the Irish driving test Know what your tester is looking for Increase your confidence and prepare for driving test success Advanced safer driving tips and eco-driving Raise your driving standard, increase your safety and pass your test first time!
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  • Learn To Drive...an Easier Way

    Martin Caswell

    Product Code: BNYEK
    Paperback
    As a Grade A DVSA approved driving instructor, Martin Caswell has 40 years of experience of driving, teaching driving, and even teaching teachers. But for Martin, the greatest teachers have been his students, and this book represents everything he has learned about learning to drive. Whether you are just thinking about learning to drive, your provisional licence is in the post or you are preparing to take your test, this book will make sure you know your way around a car and around the roads. An Easier Way shows you that by using what you already know as a road user - even as just a pedestrian or cyclist - you are already well on your way to becoming a confident driver. With helpful illustrations and examples from real life, this book will guide you into your first lesson, through the learning process and on to a lifetime of safe and skilful driving.
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  • AA Know Your Road Signs

    AA Publishing

    Product Code: BHWRT
    Paperback
    We all use road signs every day; they guide and direct, instruct and protect us as we travel by car and on foot. Both learner and experienced drivers always need to catch up on the latest information about traffic signs and the "AA Know Your Road Signs" is an ideal companion and builds on the information provided in the AA's edition of "The Highway Code". The book is divided into 17 clear and easy-to-use sections covering warning signs; regulatory signs; speed limit signs; low bridge signs; level crossing signs; tram signs, bus and cycle signs; pedestrian zone signs; on-street parking; traffic calming; motorway signs; direction and tourist signs; signs for cyclists and pedestrians; information signs; tidal flow lane control; pedestrian, cycle and equestrian signs; and, road works and temporary signs. "AA Know Your Road Signs" also contains a short guide about the best ways to plan a route.
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  • Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors

    John Miller

    Product Code: BGIUT
    Paperback
    Listed by the DSA as essential reading for the ADI exams, Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors is an indispensable guide for all new and established driving instructors. Fully revised to cover all changes to the ADI exams in 2016/17, it also provides all the necessary advice for the conscientious instructor keen to communicate effectively with their pupils. Containing essential guidance on teaching, communication and coaching skills, Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors is ideal for both existing and trainee driving instructors. It investigates how and why people learn and the different teaching and learning processes that are involved. With sections on structuring lessons and problem solving, it covers the whole teaching process, from early stage lessons to the final practical test. The companion title to the popular best-seller, The Driving Instructor's Handbook, this is your practical guide to developing and improving your ability to teach driving as a lifetime skill.
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  • Theory Test for Car Drivers

    Product Code: AZKDD
    Paperback
    Theory Test is a comprehensive guide to all the official revision questions and answers for the driving theory test for car drivers. This guide includes explanatory text to help learner drivers understand what's required for every revision question. The AA has an excellent track record with driving test titles and is one of the biggest sellers of books in the genre. The clear and concise layout makes it easy to revise and is essential reading for anyone learning to drive. Contains up to GBP 40 off AA driving lesson offer.
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  • Theory Test & Practical Test Twin Pack

    Product Code: AYLVI
    Paperback
    This comprehensive twin pack gives learner drivers all the revision questions and answers for the driving theory test plus hundreds of practical test questions set by experts from the AA Driving School. The clear and concise layouts of the Practical Test and Theory Test for Car Drivers makes it very easy to revise.
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  • Bike Nation

    Peter Walker

    Product Code: AYECH
    Paperback
    A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways. Visit the shining examples of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials. How have these cities made provision for cyclists and what are the extraordinary benefits? And then take to the less welcoming roads of Britain, USA and Australia, where cycling can still be a terrifying experience. What are the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities, and how do these mistakes lead to aggression towards the cycling community? Millions of us find ourselves frustrated by the motor mentality and fighting for our rights to ride. This brilliant, shocking investigation will prepare you with all you need to know to confidently claim your place on the road.
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  • Roadcraft: The Police Driver's Handbook

    Philip Coyne

    Product Code: AHTNY
    Paperback
    Roadcraft is the official Police Driver's Handbook, approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers, and is used by the police service to train police drivers, but it is useful for any driver wishing to improve their skills and safety to a more advanced level. Roadcraft aims to help people become better drivers by increasing awareness of all factors that affect driving, such as the capability of the driver, characteristics of the vehicle, and road and traffic conditions. This new edition has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of senior police driving instructors and other police and civilian advance driver training experts. It has been updated to reflect recent changes in the legislative framework surrounding driving and emergency response driving and new methodologies in teaching safe driving. It now also incorporates information on automotive engineering advances such as ABS and SatNav devices and their effect on driving. A new chapter has been added to teach drivers the physical and psychological aspects of driving and how to develop mental skills to become a better driver.
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  • Top Gear

    Ministry of Top Gear

    Product Code: AAAMV
    Hardback
    As everyone knows, there are three ways of doing things. The right way, the wrong way and the Top Gear way. Although, on reflection, that's usually just the wrong way, but faster and with more shouting. Anyway, the good news is that this third way of doing things can be applied to almost anything, and that includes motoring in general. All you need is the right guidance, which is where the brand new Top Gear Alternative Highway Code comes in. Top Gear's Altnernative Highway Code will show you how to bring the ambitious but rubbish philosophies of the world's most popular TV programme to your driving, containing advice on general motoring, as well as specific tips on how to deal with common eventualities like a rapidly sinking amphibious camper van, a caravan airship that's just crashed into a small bush, or a stupid home-made limousine that's snapped in half while transporting a top celebrity to an awards ceremony. Road users should not leave home without it.
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  • Driver CPC - the Official DSA Guide for Professional Goods Vehicle Drivers

    Driving Standards Agency (Grea

    Product Code: AADBU
    Paperback

    Looking to get in the driving seat? Driver CPC ? The Official DSA Guide for Professional Goods Vehicle Drivers is the perfect companion for learning the all important rules of the road. Commissioned by the Driving Standards Agency, this handy guide offers the perfect preparation for a practical test, including case studies that allow you to practice and test your knowledge. A great aid for those thinking about learning to drive a goods vehicle, this book will give you a fighting chance of passing.

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  • Traffic

    Tom Vanderbilt

    Product Code: ADBQH
    Paperback
    Get stuck in ...Why do some people become demons when they get behind a wheel? Why does the other lane always move faster? Why do New Yorkers jaywalk (and nobody does in Cophenhagen)? And why should you never drive with any beer-drinking, divorced doctors named Fred? Driving is about far more than getting from A to B. As Tom Vanderbilt's brilliant, curiosity-filled book shows, it's actually the key to deciphering human nature and ...well, pretty much everything. From the etiquette of horn-honking to bumper stickers you should avoid, from gridlock in ancient Rome to why getting rid of road signs actually reduces accidents, "Traffic" will change the way you see yourself, and other people (and not just through your windscreen).
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