New BSM iPhone application is a road sign of the times

Its not just parallel parking, emergency stops and three-point turns that bring out cold sweats and involuntary shaking; lest we forget, the angst and trepidation around the first true assessment of our driving skills: the theory test.

Now BSM, the UK’s biggest driving school, has unveiled a newly developed app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, giving learner drivers the chance top up their theory skills and cut down on those laborious hours spent poring over the Highway Code.

The BSM app gives instant access to official questions from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), allowing pupils to practice at any time on the move ¬ whether that¹s on the bus, the college common room or as a passenger of a journey they could soon be driving themselves.

The app poses hundreds of questions across the DSA’s list of criteria, with users able to answer each question at the touch of a button. Using questions from the actual theory test, learners can take a dry run of the real thing against the clock, or simply focus on one particular area where they need to skill-up on their awareness.

Pupils’ scores in each critical section of the test will be displayed including Motorway Rules, Attitude, Hazard Awareness and Accidents, meaning that users can review, and learn from, any errors at the end of each test.

A ŒLite version of the BSM app is free to download and available for all iPhone and iPod touch users from iTunes now.

Kristian Welch, chief marketing officer at BSM said: “For 100 years now we have helped more learners to pass their practical test first time. The new, easy to use iPod application means we can use the latest technology to offer exactly the same results for the theory test, with classic BSM expert advice and instruction.”

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