DVLA Theory Tests Get Technical With miDrive
Since its launch two months ago, miDrive’s Theory Test app has racked up more than two million questions that have been answered. The app includes DVLA approved questions, making it one of the most convenient ways to prepare for the test.
One of the miDrive Theory Test app’s unique features is the head to head games. More than three quarters of the two million questions answered have been through the games. To date, 70 per cent of questions have been answered correctly, with women getting 12 per cent more right than men. The app also has a leader board feature which tracks questions that are answered in the head to head game and lets users know how is leading on a weekly basis. If you happen to be one of the top ten users in the league table you will qualify for 20% off driving lessons with miDrive- so you can put your knowledge to the practical test.
Scott Taylor, the CEO of miDrive said: “Since 2007, the driving theory test has got progressively harder, to the point that only just over half of those that took the test in 2014 passed. Theory Test by miDrive moves revising for the test into the 21st Century, using mobile app technology and games to make learning fun.”
With the Theory Test app, users can choose to answer 5, 10, 20, 30 or 50 questions within a time frame. They can play solo or head to head against another user and each question has an explanation to help users improve their scores.
The app has also been praised for assisting people in every aspect of learning to drive. Besides preparing you for the theory test, it can also help you to find a qualified instructor in your area. The miDrive app has a database of over 3,000 instructors. You can even book and pay from within the app, making the process as smooth as possible. You can also access a variety of helpful articles and videos, as well as tracking your drives in a similar manner to fitness apps.
Learning to drive is often a very expensive process, with some figures estimating that it can cost up to £1,500. However, miDrive hopes to reduce that cost by £300. The app has quickly become the most downloaded app for learner drivers, engaging with over 50,000 of them. Mr Taylor said that to reach such a wide audience shows how the app is helping learner drivers to pass their driving test in fewer lessons and become safe drivers for the future.
The app is also very beneficial for driving instructors, as it is an ideal place for them to market their services to potential customers. Lastly, Mr Taylor said that miDrive will continue to develop the app and innovate the process of learning to drive, building the community.
Theory tests in the UK were introduced in 1996. Currently, it costs £25 each time you take it. However, this will fall to £23 as of October 2015. The required pass rate for the test is rather high at 86%, meaning that you have to answer 43 of 50 questions correctly.
Theory Test by miDrive is free to download on iOS and Android now.
What is miDrive?
miDrive is a large community of learner drivers. The company has helped over 240,000 people across the UK to get on the road and become safe, confident drivers. According to the DVSA, learner drivers need around 47 hours of tuition to pass their test, however, according to miDrive, thanks to their interactive module learning style, learners can reach test standard in just 30 hours.
miDrive first started out in London, but quickly moved to cover the rest of the UK. All you have to do is enter your postcode on the website and if miDrive cover your area, choose a package. Packages range from 40 hours to less, depending on how much experience you have had. Once you have chosen your package, your hand selected instructor will be in touch to arrange your first lesson. If for any reason you don’t like your instructor, you can swap to a new one for no extra cost.
Prices of lessons vary by location, but miDrive aims to offer competitive pricing by keeping an eye on the local market to offer discounts.
miDrive works with thousands of instructors, as well as organisations such as BSM and the AA.