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Information affecting your tests

Can I take driving lessons during the Corona Virus Pandemic?

The hardest and easiest places to pass your driving test.

Just read this on the BBC News website.


Relax - The pass rate for Handsworth is 45% and Middlewood 44%.  Its 46% nationally.


Wow - Its easier to pass in Handsworth.  As an experienced driver I would say Middlewood had easier roads.

The latest changes to the theory test are here

It's been a while but heres the latest change to the driving test in December 2017.  See our test tips and read about it here.

Passed your driving test recently?  Has the New Driver Act been explained to you?


Your licence will be cancelled (revoked) if you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your test.


How easy is that?  Well click here for an idea of how many points you get depending on the offence. 


Some examples.  You'll get 6 points for not having insurance!  Speeding 3 to 6 points.  Using your phone gets you 6 points.  Its not just points and losing your licence.  You also get fined.  Your insurance premiums will rise too.


Drive Safe!  Be legal.


ADVICE & TIPS

From Ian Radford DVSA ADI

DRIVING HOME FROM AIRPORT

After 2 weeks in America on holiday.  Late Night Flight back minus 5 hours time difference and then a 90 minute drive home from the airport.


IAN'S TIP - GET A TAXI HOME!


I didnt.  First Long Haul flight in 10 years.  Forgot how jet lag impacts on you.  It was a slow trip home with many rest stops, plenty of cold water and the window open.  Felt like the longest 90 minutes journey ever.  Even went the wrong way! 

CANCELLING YOUR DRIVING LESSON AT SHORT NOTICE  


Please please please give us more than 24 hours notice. 


But if you don't.  Why should you pay the cancellation fee?  Coming soon is my blog on this subject.

SO WHY DO CANDIDATES FAIL THEIR DRIVING TESTS?


Click here for the official stats and top 10 resons from the DVSA.  Observation at Junctions is Number 1.



STANDARDS CHECK FOR ME


My last standards check was in September 2019.  I got an A... Again.


Big Thanks to Tori who was my learner driver for the test.  And she passed first time in November 2019.



REVIEWS

From Ian Radford DVSA ADI

Electric Cars

Diesel and Petrol cars are being phased out from 2030, I use my fully electric car for tuition, and my wife has one for her commute.  What are they like?  Read my Review.

A NEW LEARNERS JOURNEY

From an instructors perspective (mine).  Read this review with a twist!

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR



COMING SOON


From an instructors perspective (mine). 


Entertaining look at driving tests from both the examiner and candidate perspective. 


Footage is old, note no ipad.  But it is based on the current test.  Watch or download from ITV player.