Top 7 Essential Books and Kits for New Drivers

Learning to drive and passing those all-important driving tests can be an exciting if daunting prospect! But these brilliant books and kits will hugely help you on your way to driving success.

1. AA Learner Driver Kit 

  • £11.99
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The AA

Produced by the AA, the UK's largest motoring organisation, this great kit contains everything a learner needs to pass, including two books on the Highway Code and road signs, two magnetic L plates and a Theory and Practical Test DVD. There's also a learner driver checklist and two magnetic P plates for when you're passed!

2. Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Steps 

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John Wells & Margaret Stacey

This is one of the most well-established guides to preparing for and undertaking a driving test. It contains everything students need to know, including all the features of the theory and practical tests, and a wealth of new and updated illustrations. It features a unique 10-step programme and over 600 questions to ensure new drivers are well-prepared.

3. AA Driving Test Set - 2 Books

  • £5.99
  • RRP £16.98
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The AA

These two books are essential for any learner driver, packed with information from the experts at the AA. One book covers the theory test and the Highway Code, while the other has all the information needed to pass the practical test. The books contain key advice on how to approach both tests, as well as plenty of test-yourself questions.

4. How to Drive: The Ultimate Guide - from the Man who was the Stig

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Ben Collins

Many of us drive on a daily basis, but it's one of the most dangerous things we do. Despite this, the average learner receives just 18 hours' training - less than a Starbucks barista! This rather different and inspiring book tells you all the things you don't learn on your test, making your driving safer, more economical and enjoyable. Learn everything from skid control to smooth gear changes, with anecdotes, humour and wisdom.

5. Pass Your Test & L Plate Kit

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The AA

This pack contains everything a learner will need in order to pass both their tests, including a DVD and two magnetic L plates. Practise using official test clips supplied by the Driving Standards Agency; sit unlimited mock theory tests; watch animations which break down practical skills into easy-to-follow segments; understand an in-depth analysis of each key skill; watch videos with full explanations, and more.

6. Theory Test for Car Drivers

  • £6.39
  • RRP £7.99
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The AA

For those who want to focus on their theory test, this is the perfect book. It contains all the official revision questions and answers as well as explanatory text to help learner drivers understand what's required for each question. With a clear and concise layout, you'll be passing your theory test in no time.

7. Know Your Traffic Signs

  • £4.49
  • RRP £4.99
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Department for Transport

This fully-updated guide to traffic signs is a handy reference title that illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs on Britain's roads. Such knowledge is essential for all road users, and particularly for those about to take their test!