News

Please see below for some of my latest news!

Changes to Terms & Conditions

Changes to the Terms & Conditions (T&C’s) for Michael Nixon Driving Instructor.   Summary of Changes:   Price Increase There will be a modest price increase of £2 per hour on all lesson lengths. The price of the Pass Plus will also increase to reflect this. Clause 13 The wording for this clause will change to make students more aware of the Privacy Policy containing relevant information with regards the in-car camera recording devices. Payment There will no longer be an option for paying using cheques. Communications Social media platform Google+, there is no longer the option...

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Highway Code: rule changes for signs on motorways

Yesterday (25 July 2019) Highway Code rule 258 has been updated to provide details about red ‘x’ signs on motorways. The changes are to reflect amends made to The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 regarding lane closures Please see below the changes made to the highway code regarding this. Motorway signals (rules 255 to 258) Rule 255 Motorway signals (see ‘Light signals controlling traffic’) are used to warn you of a danger ahead. For example, there may be an incident, fog, a spillage or road workers on the carriageway which you may not immediately be able to see. Rule 256 Signals...

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New Manoeuvre is NOT as dangerous as the press make out - Pull up on the Right

The new manoeuvre that was introduced to the Driving Test has been causing quite a bit of press coverage. While I see that some people including driving instructors are saying that it is dangerous and should not be done, I have to say I disagree. I was involved in the trials beforehand and have safely carried it out with all my students since then. It is something that I myself have to do often. Several times a day. If you look at what it actually entails, then its no more dangerous than turning into a side road on the right. ...

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New hazard perception test clips - 2018

Today (19 November 2018) the DVSA has announced changes to the hazard perception test for cars, to help improve road safety. They've added 23 new CGI clips into the driving theory test to simulate adverse weather conditions including: snow wind fog and rain There will also be clips showing the type of low-level lighting experienced at dusk and dawn. The clips will be included in other types of theory tests soon. Find out more about the changes to the hazard perception test

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Another year in the Top 3 Driving Instructors in Swansea!

  Yet again achieved the Top 3 position in Swansea based on a 50 point criteria set out by The Top 3 website. Having a great reputation comes from exceptional service and happy customers. This award and position cannot be bought so is the result of the hard work I have put in to make my training the best it can be. Over the past 4 years I have rated in the top 3 instructors in Swansea  for 3 years. Narrowly missing out on the one year I didn't. For trusted training, quality customer care and all for a reasonable price, look no further! ...

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An end to the Free Pass Plus

Due to the dwindling numbers taking part and the fact we can now use the motorway in lessons, it is with some sadness that I have to withdraw this service. I will still be available to carry out Pass Plus training at the full price to anyone wanting to take part in a very worthwhile course. All the usual benefits from doing this course will still apply but the free course via the Local Council Pass Plus Cymru scheme will no longer be an option. More info on the Pass Plus course can be found HERE If you would like...

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MOT rule changes from 20 May 2018

From Sunday 20 May 2018, the MOT will be changing.  This includes 3 new defect categories -  dangerous, major and minor. A dangerous or major fault will result in an MOT fail. There will also be tighter limits on smoke for diesel vehicles to help improve air quality. Vehicles more than 40 years old without substantial improvements will be exempt from having an MOT. Find out more about the changes

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Learner drivers on motorways from 4 June 2018

From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales. This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely. How the change will work Learner drivers will need to be: accompanied by an approved driving instructor driving a car fitted with dual controls Any motorways lessons will be voluntary It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them. Until the law changes, it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway. ...

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Petition: Stop insurance increases for car accidents that aren’t your fault!

At the moment car insurance companies add about 10% on to next years premium if you were involved in an accident that wasn't your fault. I think thats unfair and unjust. Please sign the petition if you agree. Maybe if we get enough people to sign it the government might step in and regulate that this cannot happen in future. Thanks all! Click here to sign the petition

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End of the Year Success Report. Goodbye 2017, bring on 2018!

2017 was a great year in many ways. The biggest number of new starters, the greatest number of tests taken and a bumper crop of passes! The lowest student attrition rate of any year so far and one of the best years to date for cancellations. 2017 couldn't have been such a great year without such great students. So a massive thank you to all my students throughout the year, those that came into it from 2016 and stuck with me, those that came and went in 2017 itself and of course, to those that move with me into 2018! I already have a...

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