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At Mint we cover the syllabus set out by the DSA, but we adapt it around the individual learner's progress, knowledge, and previous experience.


23 October 2013

Flashing on Derby Roads – Driving Lessons Help Cut Speeding

Derby and Derbyshire speed cameras have taken more than £2m in fines over the last five years, according to the Derbyshire Times! Between 2008 and 2013, motorists were stung for £2,272,200 in fines after being caught speeding on the county’s…

17 October 2013

Driving Lessons in Derby - Driving Test Age Rise Considered

This week the BBC announced that teenagers could have to wait a year longer before they are allowed to take their driving test.  The government is considering issuing only 12-month probationary licenses at the age of 18 in a bid to cut accidents…

10 October 2013

October Highway Code Competition - Terms and Conditions

Rules We will post one multiple choice question on our Facebook page each week. Simply submit your answer by commenting on the post and we will select one correct answer each week. The winner will win 2 free hours of driving lessons with…

07 October 2013

Warning Against Unqualified Driving Instructors From Derby’s Mint Driving School

A recent article in the Derby Telegraph points out that after a number of roadside checks, some driving instructors have been found to be giving lessons without the relevant license.  The Metropolitan Police told the BBC that if people were not…

27 September 2013

Improve Road Safety Near Derby’s Schools and Win Free Driving Lessons

The Derby Telegraph recently detailed how Derby ranks as one of the worst places in the country for road accidents in and around its 100 schools.  Britain’s first Local Road Safety Index estimated that Derby ranks ninth in the country for…

13 September 2013

Nottingham and Derby Driving Instructors Blame Insurance For Dwindling Learner Driver Numbers

A number of Driving Schools and test centres have recently pointed the finger at insurance companies as one of the entities responsible for contributing to the increased cost of people learning to drive and take driving lessons throughout the Midlands,…

06 September 2013

Nottingham Driving Standards Agency Fighting Fraud

Someone we sincerely hope we never come across at Mint Driving School is Guillaume De Vendrines, a man in his 30s who donned a latex mask to impersonate a 60 year old candidate whom he was trying to sit the written test for; something he later pleaded…

30 August 2013

Nottingham Driving Lessons Could Focus More on Motorway Driving

More than 4 in 10 learner drivers in the South West have been involved in a car accident in the first few years of driving, according to The Co-operative Insurance.  Because driving for the first time can be so daunting, many new drivers are now…

23 August 2013

Number of People Taking Driving Lessons Across Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield and Burton upon Trent

ITV News recently reported that the number of people learning to drive across the Midlands has dropped significantly in the last year.  Figures of learner drivers taking driving lessons in Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Burton upon Trent and…

16 August 2013

Sitting Theory Test 110 Times – Not With Mint Driving School Across Nottingham and Derby

We’re reading a great deal in the news this week about an anonymous learner driver who sat her driving theory test 110 times, costing her £3,410 in test fees.  The book-based section of the test costs £31 to sit…

09 August 2013

Nottingham Driving Lessons Provide Answer to Parents Driving Habits Rubbing off on Children

The Bolton News recently detailed how parents bad driving habits are rubbing off on children, creating a whole new generation of unsafe drivers.  A retired driving instructor commented that parent’s poor practices, such as not wearing seat…

02 August 2013

Don’t Call 999 if Your Burton upon Trent Driving Instructor is Late

Not that Mint School’s Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham and Burton upon Trent driving instructors are ever late.  But this week, a new article did tickle us somewhat.  A learner driver in the West Midlands left Police call handlers baffled…

16 July 2013

Drop in Nottingham Drink Drive Rate – Welcome News from Mint Driving Schools Driving Instructors

We’re really happy to hear news from Nottingham Police that the number of new drivers caught drink-driving in Nottingham has fallen, according to This is Nottinghamshire.  Nottingham Police statistics reveal that eight seventeen year olds…

08 July 2013

Driving on a Provisional License – Thoughts from Mint Driving School Derby

This is Money recently looked at the legalities and practicalities behind driving with a provisional license in a friend’s car and on their insurance.  It’s something a lot of learner drivers consider when trying to get those all important…

17 June 2013

Government Announces Summer Drink Drive Campaign. Thoughts from a leading Burton Driving Instructor

This week, the Burton Mail detailed news that the Government has launched a £740,000 summer anti drink-drive campaign with police announcing they will carry out extra checks on motorists.  The campaign will be promoted through radio adverts,…

11 June 2013

Nottingham To Control Cruisers - Find a Good Driving School in Nottingham

Nottingham is cracking down on car cruisers in the Hucknall area.  Young drivers have been causing unrest by speeding and buzzing neighbourhoods with extra loud exhausts and engine revving. Cruisers could now face a fine or even go to prison under…

31 May 2013

Joining a Derby Driving School Prepares You For a Life of Safe Driving: Derby Driving Instructors

Under new proposals, new drivers could be restricted to daytime driving only.  Also, a limit could be placed on the amount of passengers ‘P Plate’ drivers can carry in a single journey.  In addition, a minimum learning phase may…

26 May 2013

Eager to Get Your Driver’s License – Driving Lessons in Chesterfield

Mint Driving School provides driving lessons across the Chesterfield area.  According to a recent survey, the increasing number of applicants waiting for their driver’s license shows no sign of ebbing off, which only makes it wise for applicants…

24 April 2013

Driving Lessons for Safe Driving in the Nottingham Countryside

One of Britain’s top advanced drivers issued some great advice this week to help you drive safely in the British countryside.  Most Driving Instructors in Nottingham know that a majority of accidents on the country’s roads actually…

05 April 2013

Speeding Like Tevez – Driving Lessons in Burton upon Trent will keep you out of the Docks!

As per the Burton Mail two days ago, we learnt that Manchester City Striker, Carlos Tevez, has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance.  On top of this, Tevez received…

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