Please see below for some of my latest news!
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. ...read more..
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 petitionread more..
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...read more..
In August 2017, the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced that learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI) in a car with dual controls from 2018. The exact date in 2018 will be confirmed nearer the time by the DVSA. The change will be well-publicised so driving instructors and learner drivers are prepared for the change, and other road users know what to expect. The Highway Code rules on motorways will also be updated. Until the law is changed, it is still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a...read more..
Primarily for the deaf but also for anyone that needs to contact the emergency services and for some reason cannot speak. Please read the site, this is not for any other purpose than of which you would normally call 999. This could save yours, or someone elses life! (You need to register to use it first) Emergency SMSread more..
One of the changes in the driving test that is happening in December 2017 is the requirement to pull up on the right hand side of the road. Now while this is a completely legal thing to do, there have been people who have criticised it quite heavily. Below is a link to the DVSA's response and explains in huge detail the reason behind this manoeuvre being carried out now. It's definitely worth a read! CLICK HEREread more..
The DVSA recently launched a campaign taking a zero-tolerance approach to abuse towards their staff. One of the most common types of abuse their driving examiners face is from candidates taking their driving test. In their latest blog post, one of their driving examiners anonymously shares their experience of being verbally assaulted at work. Click Here to have a read of the blog!read more..
Learner drivers will be allowed to take motorway driving lessons with an approved driving instructor in a car with dual controls from 2018. Any motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough to have a motorway lesson. Find out how the rules will work in the full announcement. Please note: Motorway driving will not be included in the driving test changes coming into force on 4 December 2017.read more..
DVSA is taking a zero tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults against its staff. A new campaign warns the public that whether they've failed their driving test, or been given a fixed penalty at the roadside - don't take it out on our staff. Some DVSA staff will also start to trial body-worn cameras to capture evidence of abuse to bring offenders to justice. Find out more about the campaign and the types of attacks staff have facedread more..
From 1 March 2017, the penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will increase to 6 points on your licence and a £200 fine. THINK! has launched a new campaign encouraging drivers to put their phone in the glove compartment while driving to avoid temptation. See THINK!'s website to find out more about the campaign. Click HEREread more..