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Disqualification and Theory Thursday today!

More Theory Thursday http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

30th July 2020

Thanks Rochdale Road!!!
#DrivingInstructorsNightmare

the state of rochdale road

Tag: School News

28th July 2020

C19 and MOT's, an interesting topic anyway with their casual extensions...
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/coronavirus-no-barrier-to-getting-cars-motd-and-serviced-say-drivers/

View more at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

Coronavirus no barrier to getting cars MOT’d and serviced, say drivers

Coronavirus no barrier to getting cars MOT’d and serviced, say drivers

Drivers remain committed to keeping their vehicles properly maintained through the coronavirus pandemic, with relatively few intending to make full use of the automatic six-month MOT extension...

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

28th July 2020

Roof Racks!
A fun Theory Thursday today!

More Theory Thursday http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

23rd July 2020

How not to pass a theory test!
Your instructor can help you as much as is needed, don't do it this way!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51551981

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Cardiff learner driver with 'spy' earpiece in theory test

Cardiff learner driver with 'spy' earpiece in theory test

A learner driver's bid to cheat his way through his theory test by using a hidden earpiece has landed him with a suspended jail sentence.

Tag: BBC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

21st July 2020

MOT test on today's theory teaser
(Bear in mind, Theory tests don't know that some services may have been postponed under C19 regs!)

More Theory Thursday http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

16th July 2018

DVSA Information about rebooking your pupils test

Inviting candidates to rebook their driving test

We recently told you that we'd contact critical workers and practical car test candidates in England whose tests were put on hold due to coronavirus to ask them to choose a new test date and time.

We will send emails out:

  • on 15 July to critical workers in England, Scotland and Wales who had a test booked during lockdown
  • from 16 July to candidates in England whose practical car test was put on hold due to lockdown

Both emails will include a link to book a new test date as the candidate booking system remains closed.
This link will only work for people who have been invited to rebook their test.

When we email candidates whose tests were put on hold due to lockdown, we'll initially invite around 10,000 each day, split in batches to spread out demand on the service.
All available appointments will be shown on the online service. Do not contact our customer service centre as they will not be able to book any alternative test slots.

Making sure your pupils are ready

It's important that you speak to your pupils before they rebook their tests to make sure:

  • they are ready to take their test
  • you are available to take them

As examiners will only be at test centres when they have a test booked, we have increased the minimum notice period for booking a test from 60 minutes to 10 hours.

Wearing a face covering

All candidates must wear a face covering when taking their driving test, unless they have a good reason not to. This includes if:

  • they have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means they cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause them severe distress

When they arrange their test, they’ll need to say if there’s a good reason they cannot wear a face covering. The email will tell them how to do this.

Tag: School News

15th Jul 2020

Changes to motorway roadworks regs. How would this affect you?
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/motorway-roadworks-speed-limit-may-rise-to-60mph/

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Motorway roadworks speed limit may rise to 60mph

Motorway roadworks speed limit may rise to 60mph

Tag: RAC.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

14th Jul 2020

Motorways on today's Theory Thursday!
This catches many people out

More Theory Thursday http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

9th July 2018

If you've passed recently, or been driving for a bit, whats your opinion on these "unwritten rules"?
https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18504856.13-unwritten-rules-driving-uk-roads/

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These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

MOTORING experts have revealed 13 of the UK’s unwritten road rules that drivers should make sure they follow to avoid annoying other drivers...

Tag: SOUTHWALESARGUS.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

7th Jul 2020

If you've passed recently, or been driving for a bit, whats your opinion on these "unwritten rules"?
https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/18504856.13-unwritten-rules-driving-uk-roads/

View more at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/top-tip-tuesday.html

These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

These are the 13 unwritten rules for driving on UK roads

MOTORING experts have revealed 13 of the UK’s unwritten road rules that drivers should make sure they follow to avoid annoying other drivers...

Tag: SOUTHWALESARGUS.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

7th Jul 2020

Best day in the last 100 days by far.... Massive thank you to my pupils today!

I've missed this job and most importantly you guys so much.
Onwards and upwards now, let's get back "up to speed!"

Tag: School News, Coronavirus

2nd Jul 2020

Just view some of the successful pupils at Mikes Driving Lessons

Tag: School News, Videos

3rd July 2020

Mike's Driving Lessons
Driving Lesson procedures from 6th July Onwards:

Before the Lesson:

You may notice me get to our starting location early to disinfect the car after I have driven it there.
Before you get in the car to start your lesson, I will ask you to confirm that:

  • You do not have a high temperature.
  • No one in your household has any symptoms.
  • You are willing to taking part in the NHS Test and Trace initiative.
  • You are willing to wear a face covering. These must be on BEFORE entering the car.
  • You are willing to use Anti-Bacterial Hand gel..

During the lesson:

  • You will not be able to bring any food or drink with you. All personal belongings must be kept on your person (i.e. pockets) rather than placed in the center console.
  • If you feel unwell at any point during the lesson you MUST inform me and the lesson will be aborted.
  • If we need to have a lengthy discussion regarding any part of the lesson, we will exit the car and do this in the fresh air outside. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
  • During the lesson we may have a ‘clean down’ at the midpoint where you will be able to exit the car for refreshments and to remove your mask if you wish.

At the end of the lesson:

  • Please do not remove your mask until you are outside of the car and at least 2 metres away. The car will then be cleaned thoroughly before I drive to the next lesson.
  • Please fill in your reflective logs once you are home. This is to minimise sharing of any pens or clipboards.

Tag: School News, Coronavirus

2nd Jul 2020

How to look after your tyres 101:

View more Theory Thursday posts at www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/blog/theory-thursday.html

Tag: Theory Thursday

2nd July 2020

Information on Theory and Practical tests resuming:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests

Coronavirus: driving tests (England)

Car driving tests will restart in England on 22 July 2020 with safety precautions in place - other types of tests will restart before then...

THEORY TESTING

For the theory test, the guidance includes:

  • using floor markings to keep people 2 metres apart
  • spacing workstations and chairs to keep people at least 2 metres away from other people
  • extra cleaning of the test centres
  • using protective transparent screens at the reception desk
  • providing hand sanitiser when candidates arrive and leave
  • cleaning workstations, including computers and headphones, before every test
  • coming into the test centre alone

DRIVING AND MOTORCYCLE TESTS

The practical test guidance includes:

  • You should wear a face covering if you are able to. Unless you have exceptional circumstances.
  • Do not arrive for your test more than 5 minutes before the appointment time.
  • Candidates will be directed back to the driving test centre if they make a serious or dangerous fault
  • Waiting rooms will not be available for use.

Tag: GOV.UK

Tag: School News, Government Information

1st Jul 2020

 

 

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