Driving Instructor Insurance

Published on May 7, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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Business Insurance for Driving Schools Running a driving school is like running any other type of business – but with some added challenges to take into consideration too. One of the most important that will affect the potential success of your business is specialist driving school insurance. While the average road user can get away […]

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Instruction Whilst Parked

Published on March 19, 2012 by in Part 3 Test - General

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It’s easy to become confused about the Part 3 test – there’s so much contradictory advice if you choose to go looking for it and even when the advice comes “straight from the horses’ mouth” it can be difficult to interpret what’s being said accurately. I was reminded about this recently in an email from […]

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Two Years Running Out!

Published on March 19, 2012 by in Part 3 Test - General

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All the trainee instructors who come to me for help in passing the ADI Part 3 test have realised that “there’s something missing” in the training that they’ve undergone – many of them of them have already had two unsuccessful attempts and their “two year window” is almost at an end. I usually ask the […]

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ADI Part 3 Test Pass Rates

Published on March 19, 2012 by in Part 3 Test - General

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The DSA regularly publish statistics relating to driving and ADI Part 3 test pass rates – they make interesting reading! If you want to know how many people sat the Part 3 test last year and how many were successful  at each test centre you can access the data by following this link: ADI Part […]

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Be An Instructor Not A Passenger.

Published on February 27, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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The Driving Standards Agency are in the process of updating the hazard perception test and the new clips (or at least some of them) will be computer generated. Peter Weddell-Hall, DSA’s head of e-assessment, says: “The clips are early prototypes. DSA aims to bring these computer-generated clips into the theory test by the end of […]

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Why it’s so difficult

Published on February 1, 2012 by in Part 3 Test - General, Uncategorized

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I came across this picture recently which I’ve seen many times before and was reminded that I’ve always thought it to be a good illustration of why so many people find the ADI Part 3 test process so difficult. I’ve prepared a short article about it and if you’d like to read more just follow […]

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Better testing for better drivers

Published on January 25, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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From Monday 23 January, the driving theory test will no longer use pre-published questions in a move to stop candidates from learning answers by rote. Until now all the questions used in the driving theory test have been published. These changes will mean that learner drivers and riders gain a better understanding of driving theory, because they […]

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I’m often asked why the Part 3 test is difficult – and the person asking the question is usually surprised when I answer “it’s not – the ADI Part 3 test simply requires a candidate to show a few basic skills to a basic level”. The difficuly with passing the test is usually due to […]

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There’s no reason that trainee driving instructors will not be able to teach learner drivers to drive if the trainee licence scheme is abandoned – they just won’t be able to charge money for doing so. Just like any other “Supervising driver” they will be able to accompany learner drivers – although the cost of […]

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I’ve been reading further about the proposed changes to the “Pink” licence and have read that the DSA is considering scapping the scheme! Whether this means that trainee instructors will not be able to conduct driving lessons (and be paid for them) at all, or whether this means the conditions relating to trainees giving tuition […]

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