Please see below for some of my latest news!
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..
Over the Christmas Period we have added in some extra days and evenings for those wanting to make a start on their driver training. We've had several calls asking to start in the next couple of weeks. So we've decided to open up a few weekends to the diary and a couple of evenings. If you'd like to get started this side of Christmas, please get in touch and we will get you booked in. It is possible at the moment to also offer more than one lesson a week now, especially if you're available weekends. ...read more..
From January 2017 we will be offering free Pass Plus to all students aged between 17 and 25. (A discount will be available to those aged 26+ or those that don't meet the criteria below should you wish to do the course) So you'll be wondering whats the deal? Wheres the catch? What do I have to do? Right? The Deal Anyone aged 17 - 25 will be able to enjoy the benefits of Pass Plus via the Pass Plus Cymru scheme for free. (There are a couple of conditions as detailed below) Full details on the Pass Plus itself can be...read more..
As of January 2017 there will be a new pricing structure in place for all students. (Please note, this is not a current price list, please get in touch for current prices) The new structure will be as follows: 1st hour = £FREE (No change) 1 hour = £xx (£1 increase to the current full price lesson) 2 hours = £xx (£1 increase to the current discounted lesson still giving a saving of £6 on a 1 hour lesson) 10 hours = £xxx (5 x 2 hours lessons. No further discount on price. The benefits of paying up front are explained below.) Pass Plus = £...read more..