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In car driver training still limited to Key workers who have either applied for, or have a confirmed date for a key workers driving test. (As of Fri 29th May)

Still no confirmed dates for normal lessons resuming, but as soon as DVSA give us a green light we'll be out there enjoying this sunshine!

Keep an eye on this page and I'll be posting the updates as soon as they arrive to us

Stay safe, stay smiling
See you all soon

Tag: School News

30th May 2020

DVSA sent this email out last night (well past my bedtime!) rescheduling Theory Tests booked for Monday 1st June.
Presumably, Theory Tests in England will resume from Tuesday 2nd June, but I anticipate another update from then across the weekend/Monday.

Scotland and Wales' theory tests rescheduelled up to 21st June 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled for more updates over the next few days and if your test has been affected please feel free to inbox us!

Tag: School News

30th May 2020

Driving and the law:
A tough one for today's theory thursday!

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

28th May 2020

Getting ready to get back behind the wheel  
https://www.theorytestpro.co.uk/.../how-your-driving-lessons.../

Here's How Your Driving Lessons Will Change as the Lockdown is Eased

Here's How Your Driving Lessons Will Change as the Lockdown is Eased

Since the lockdown was imposed, driving lessons have been put on hold – here's how this could change as restrictions are eased...

Tag: THEORYTESTPRO.CO.UK

Tag: School News

29th May 2020

Changes to "Normal Driving Life" after the lockdown is lifted:

https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/.../aa-predicts-sharp-decl...

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

AA predicts sharp decline in driving after lockdown

AA predicts sharp decline in driving after lockdown

The AA has predicted that a fifth of motorists will use the car less in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown...

Tag: WAKEFIELD EXPRESS.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

26th May 2020

Driving theory tests to re-open as scheduled on June 1st.
All those learners who had a test cancelled and refunded - you can now Rebook!

Use this unexpected free time to get revising, and remember I'm here to help however you need, whether it's by phone or zoom

Book Theory Test: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

Tag: School News

21st May 2020

Road markings for today's theory teaser.
Any near where you live?

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

21st May 2020

What's your thoughts on America's take on driving tests during the Coronavirus situation?
https://news.sky.com/.../coronavirus-teenagers-in-georgia-to-...

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

Coronavirus: Teenagers in Georgia to be given driving licence without taking test under new rules

Coronavirus: Teenagers in Georgia to be given driving licence without taking test under new rules

Under the regulations designed to account for social distancing restrictions in the US state, parents will be asked to make the final decision as to whether their children should be granted a licence to get behind the wheel...

Tag: NEWS.SKY.COM

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

19th May 2020

Interesting take on Driving lessons/private practice from BBC
Full link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51176409

Tag: School News

16th May 2020

Vehicle checks!

If you need to travel, this lad has a genius way to check your car is safe to drive - his poor girlfriend

Tag: School News, General News

16th May 2020

How would a driving licence change your life?
Check out Harry's Story of gaining his Independence here:

View Harry's Story

Harry's Story - Mikes Driving Lessons

This is a quick cartoon showing Harry's story of learning to drive and getting his independence. Want to get on the road too? Simply contact us on any of ...

Tag: YOUTUBE

Tag: General

31st Oct 2015

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

Finally driving instructors get some recognition on BBC breakfast news

Tag: Coronavirus

15th May 2020

More lights today!
What would you do if you were on a lesson in the dark?

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

14th May 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

Please note: the following was written BEFORE the latest announcement by the Prime Minister on 11th May 2020.
Read at your own peril!
#DrivingLessonsRoyton #DrivinglessonsRochdale

Tag: Coronavirus

12th May 2020

Do you know about our "Recommend a Friend" scheme?
If you're a current or former pupil and you recommend Mike's Driving Lessons to a friend, when they make their first block booking you receive 20. Easy!
Some T&C's do apply so message us on here or simply ask during lessons!

Tag: School News | General News

6th Jan 2016

Applying for a theory test as a Key/Critical worker:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-emergency-theory-test

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

Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

If youre a key worker, for example you work in a hospital or as a carer, you can apply for a driving theory test for:...

Tag: GOV.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday, Government Information

5th May 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

Evening all, hope everybody is keeping well!

Following on from advice from Boris this evening, driving lessons are unfortunately still postponed. This is due to social distancing requirements, and being unable to keep 2 metres apart.

The next review date by government is the last week of May / Before June 1st, so hopefully I will be able to deliver some good news by then!

Those of you studying for Theory tests, remember I am still here to help.
Those who have had practical tests booked, we will still have time to fit in sessions to get you back up to speed after the break.

Stay safe and if you've any questions, feel free to drop me a line

See you all soon
Mike

Tag: Coronavirus

10th May 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

As rumours abound about lockdown being eased we await with eagerness to hear what the Prime Minister will say in his address tomorrow.
What will it mean for Driving Lessons?

https://campaign.wellinformed.co.uk/t/r-D02CB937D1AAB8A0254...

Tag: Coronavirus

9th May 2020

Did you know you can buy gift vouchers for Driving Lessons?
A perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas!

Email info@mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk to order, or for more info, call us on 07825 636 871

Stocks are Very limited and running out, so it's currently First-come First-served, but all Voucher Hours will be redeemable! Don't Miss Out!

Tag: School News | General

30th November 2016

Driving at night on today's Theory Teaser

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

7th May 2020

coronovirus epidemic

Coronavirus

More theory test cancellations due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
Please Inbox me if you have been affected!

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

Tag: Coronavirus, Government Information

6th May 2020

Applying for a theory test as a Key/Critical worker:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-emergency-theory-test

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

Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

Apply for an emergency theory test if you're a key worker

If youre a key worker, for example you work in a hospital or as a carer, you can apply for a driving theory test for:...

Tag: GOV.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday, Government Information

5th May 2020

Fuel Consumption for Theory Thursday
Think carefully about this one!

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

30th April 2020

Unbelievable Jeff!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/.../man-first-convicted-drink-drivi.../

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

DRUNK'N SCOOTER! First man to be convicted of drink-driving on an electric scooter gets road ban after crashing into moped

DRUNK'N SCOOTER! First man to be convicted of drink-driving on an electric scooter gets road ban after crashing into moped

THE first person to be prosecuted for drink-driving an electric scooter has been banned from the road...

Tag: MIRROR.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

28th Apr 2020

Struggling with the Theory test?
Perhaps you are unsure when exactly to click on the Hazard Perception phase?
Get all your questions answered in our FREE e-book "Everything you need to know for the Theory Test" packed with top tips and hints to get you the pass you deserve!
Available to download here: http://www.mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk/everything-you-need-to-know-for-the-theory-test.html

everything you need to know for the theory test

Mikes Driving Lessons, Royton, Oldham - Everything you need to know for the Theory Test...

Find out more about starting Driving Lessons with Mike in the Oldham and Rochdale areas of...

Tag: MIKESDRIVINGLESSONS.CO.UK

Tag: School News

11th May 2016

Which of these could be obscured?
Theory Thursday back again!

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

23rd April 2020

In-car tech in today's Top Tip
What's your thoughts?
https://www.mirror.co.uk/.../drivers-face-1000-fine-3-21200250

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

Drivers face a £1,000 fine and 3 points for using technology built into their cars

Drivers face a £1,000 fine and 3 points for using technology built into their cars

New cars are being packed with ever-more features and new technology - but despite much of it being hard wired in, using it while behind the wheel could still see you break the UK's driving laws...

Tag: MIRROR.CO.UK

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

21st Apr 2020

Cyclists for our Theory Thursday this week
What's the legal distance you must give them for bonus points!

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

Tag: Theory Thursday

16th April 2020

Did you know you can buy gift vouchers for Driving Lessons?
A perfect gift for Christmas!

Email info@mikesdrivinglessons.co.uk to order, or for more info, call us on 07825 636 871.

Stocks are Very limited and running out, so it's currently First-come First-served, but all Voucher Hours will be redeemable! Don't Miss Out!

Tag: School News

1st Nov 2019

The UK's longest self-driving car journey
https://eandt.theiet.org/.../nissan-performs-uks-longest-aut.../

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

Nissan performs UK’s longest autonomous car journey

Nissan performs UK's longest autonomous car journey

A British-based research project, testing the latest autonomous vehicle technologies, has successfully completed a 230-mile self-navigated journey on UK roads...

Tag: EANDT.THEIET.ORG

Tag: Top Tip Tuesday

14th Apr 2020

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