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Presenting pupils for test

7.30am practical tests?? Really ? Presenting pupils for test. Coming out of lockdowns and the pandemic have brought changes to the industry that have some positives and negatives. As ADI's we have always been urged by DVSA not to present pupils for test until they are...

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7.30am practical tests?? Really ?

7.30am practical tests?? Really? Are 7.30am tests the best idea DVSA have had? Personally mornings are not my strong suit. Is the 7.30am test a good idea? Over tired examiners and ADI's having to pick pupils up at 6.30am. Recipe for more stress all round. Should there...

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It’s been a strange summer.

Covid and the driving profession It's been a strange summer. After a very busy and "different" summer back on the road. Covid has brought changes to the industry that personally I don't think will revert back. Was the pandemic a convenient excuse? It seems that many...

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Left and Right reverse

Common reasons for failing the driving test Left and Right reverse is no longer a requirement for passing the driving test. However it is a good idea to still learn how to do this safely. Being able to carry out various exercises with car with help greatly with...

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One way streets and gyratory systems

Roundabouts One way streets and gyratory systems .. basically roundabouts are a gyratory junction. The traffic gyrates round in one direction. If you are driving in Manchester, the gyratory systems are everywhere. If you looked at them from above they are just huge...

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Car sympathy … contd

Car Sympathy Car sympathy … contd Car sympathy is very important. Cars are very expensive to run and maintain and it is the law that you keep your vehicle in a road worthy condition. You must have a valid MOT from when the vehicle is 3 years old. the MOT tests are...

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Covid and the driving profession

COVID AND THE DRIVING PROFESSION what has covid done to the driving profession? it has terrified people and frustrated them. Made so many people so desperate to get their license before DVSA move their test that they are prepared to throw any kind of common sense and...

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Supervising learner drivers

SUPERVISING LEARNER DRIVERS in the current pandemic isn't easy. They need the practice but unless you are over 21, been driving for three years and live in the same household you're a bit stuffed. Even if you manage to satisfy all those requirements, has to be an...

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Christmas and gift vouchers

ALL VOUCHERS ARE VALID FOR 6 MONTHS SO YOU DON'T LOSE OUT IF YOU CANNOT USE IT STRAIGHT AWAY. GIFT VOUCHERS .... for any occasion. Can be used for any amount of hours driving tuition. CHRISTMAS GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE NOW. ALSO VALID FOR 6 MONTHS. 1 hour £28.50 5...

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Reading the road

THE KEY TO SAFER DRIVING READING THE ROAD is the key to safer driving. Road signs and markings are the key safer driving. In any area of life, we can't make a safe decision without the information. Similarly we take the information we see on the road and make...

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Is it me or are the roads becoming more aggressive

IS IT ME OR ARE THE ROADS BECOMING MORE AGRESSIVE IS IT ME OR ARE THE ROADS BECOMING MORE AGRESSIVE ? When sitting next to my pupils and observing other traffic interacting, I have noticed a dramatic shift in driver's attitudes. As a result the roads are becoming more...

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Are intensive courses effective?

ARE INTENSIVE COURSES EFFECTIVE ?Intensive Course 40 hours ARE INTENSIVE COURSES EFFECTIVE ? intensive courses seem to be the fashionable way to learn to drive these days, but are they effective? it's true that many people have busy lives and more often than not have...

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Common reasons for failing the driving test

https://www.drivingtesttips.biz/most-common-reasons-fail-driving-test/.html COMMON REASONS FOR FAILING THE DRIVING TEST click the link for a list of the most common reasons. COMMON REASONS FOR FAILING THE DRIVING TEST Many people fail driving tests. It is easily one...

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Roundabouts

One Way Streets Roundabouts.....the learner driver's nightmare! of course in actual fact it isn't, because once you get used to them, they are easier to use than a T junction. The real name for a roundabout is a gyratory junction. This is basically a one way system...

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Show me Tell me

Car 'show me, tell me' safety questions SHOW ME TELL ME As part of your driving test, you will be asked a couple of questions about your car. None of them too taxing. You don't have to be a mechanic to know them. In fact most cars have symbols on the main level checks...

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Rising junctions

RISING JUNCTIONS UPHILL STARTS.... They can be every learner drivers nightmare. Of course they don't have to be. The biting point on the clutch is what stops the car rolling back when the brakes have been released. Firstly, look for the bonnet to twitch upwards as you...

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Parallel and Bay Parking

PARALLEL PARKING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rdc0q_m2yY PARALLEL AND BAY PARKING CLICK ON THE LINK FOR A VIDEO OF PARALLEL PARKING. PARALLEL PARKING When I was learning, you didn't have to learn to park for the Driving test. My instructor did teach me thankfully....

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The Big Day … your first driving lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVaqt4VhKc Car Sympathy So the BIG DAY has come and you have have your first lesson. The feelings of excitement and anxiety are real. The freedom and independence a driving license gives you opens so many doors. It literally changes...

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