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Bay Parking!

BAY PARKING

 Reverse bay parking is one of possible four manoeuvres that the examiner can choose during your practical driving test and it’s a manoeuvre that you will need to learn before taking the driving test.

Bay parking is a manoeuvre that many struggle with, but fortunately it’s less likely on the driving test compared to other manoeuvres due to not all driving test centres having bay parking bays available. On occasions however, you may travel to a different test centre that has bay parking facilities to conduct the manoeuvre during your test providing the centre in close enough.This step by step tutorial will offer a technique with diagrams that should enable you to pass this part of the driving test providing it is followed as guided. Reference points, or ‘markers’ are a valuable aid in completing a manoeuvre successfully and as such, we off the bay parking reference points guide.

Note; this tutorial is for reversing into a bay. The new driving test now includes driving forward into a bay and reversing out which is a separate tutorial.

There are no rules to the bay parking manoeuvre as such, although during the driving test, the examiner will be looking for you to demonstrate 3 important key points. These are:

  • Accuracy – To successfully park in a bay within the lines and not too close to a car on either side.
  • Control – By keeping the cars speed under control by use of clutch control and by use of effective steering.
  • Observation – Constant all-round observation throughout the bay parking manoeuvre.

PREPARE, OBSERVE AND MOVE

Significant importance for the bay parking manoeuvre (or any manoeuvre) is to Prepare the car, Observe your surroundings and then Move if safe to do so (POM). See driving routine POM for further information.

How to bay park: Diagram A

How to bay park: Diagram A

A. POSITIONING AND REFERENCE POINT

As illustrated in diagram A, position the car in the centre of the road. Don’t worry where the point of turn is at the moment, concentrate on ensuring your car is reasonably in the centre of the road. This will give sufficient distance from the bays you will be parking in by making the turning circle wider and therefore easier to manoeuvre and observe. Plus, it will give sufficient distance to the right for when the car swings out, avoiding any obstacles such as kerbs or fences for example. Once you are happy that you are in the centre of the road, stop the car. If you are on a slope, apply the handbrake. Select reverse gear regardless of other vehicles or pedestrians. Your reversing light will be illuminated showing them your intention to reverse the car.

You will now need to reverse the car to the point of turn. The reference point may vary slightly from car to car, so you may need to establish your own reference points. Before starting to reverse the car, take all round effective observation to ensure you are clear from other vehicles and pedestrians. If you are happy it’s clear, it is important you look out of the rear windscreen as this is the way you are travelling (you’ll fail if you don’t). Very slowly reverse the car. Imagine a slow walking pace as an indication of speed. You will need to be looking out for the reference point and also looking around in all directions whilst reversing the car. See bay parking reference points for further information.

Bay parking point of turn reference points
Choose one of the parking bay lines as illustrated in diagram A and line it up with the centre of your front passenger door and stop. When you turn full left lock, this will guide you into the 3rd bay from the line. Ideally, the car park will be empty. If that is the case, choose which ever reference line you wish. If there are other cars in the bays, you may need to calculate which reference point line you will need to guide you into your chosen bay.


How to bay park: Diagram B

How to bay park: Diagram B

B. QUICK STEERING, SLOW CAR

You have reached the reference point and stopped the car. It is not compulsory to stop the car at this point, however by doing so it breaks the manoeuvre down into sections which makes things easier. It will also remind you to look at important areas that can be a deciding factor of if you pass or fail the driving test.

Now that you have stopped at the reference point of turn, apply the hand brake if you are on a slope if you feel that the car may roll. At this point, you will need to steer the wheel briskly to full left lock. Before you do this or move the car, it is essential that you take a good look around to ensure the area is clear, then take a look in your right blind spot as the front of your car will swing out. Once you’re happy all is clear, look out of the rear windscreen, move the car gently backward. As soon as the car moves, steer full left lock.


How to bay park: Diagram C

How to bay park: Diagram C

C. OBSERVATION AND REFERENCE POINTS

This part of the bay parking manoeuvre is the most difficult, so ensure you keep the car very slow. If at any time you are not sure of your position, stop the car to re-evaluate.

As you are slowly reversing, constantly look around in all directions, including the rear windscreen and the blind spot to the right. If any pedestrians or vehicles get close, stop the car. If they are going to go past, wait until clear before proceeding. If they stop and wait for you, then continue.

Continuously perform all-round observation and as the car begins to turn, keep checking the left side mirror as you should see yellow line ‘A’ beginning to appear in it (reference point diagram C). You will be able to establish how close or far you are from this line by using this mirror. The closer the car heads towards the bay, you will see yellow line ‘B’ appear in the right mirror. It’s essential you keep looking around and keep checking reference points – that’s a lot of looking, so ensure you keep the car very slow to fit it all in!


How to bay park: Diagram D

How to bay park: Diagram D

D. FINISHING OFF AND ADJUSTING

As soon as line A and B look parallel with the car in the side mirrors, straighten the wheel up. It’s usually about a turn and a half of the steering wheel to straighten up from a lock. Remember, if you need to adjust, steer towards which ever line you want to get closer to.

For a final reference point, the very end of line B (diagram D) should line up with your right side mirror. Using this reference point will prevent you from going too far back, hitting a kerb at the rear (which is also a failure). Using these reference points should help a great deal for the bay parking manoeuvre. As previously said, the reference points may need to be altered slightly for different cars and seating positions. Once you have stopped the car, apply the handbrake and select neutral.


Bay parking techniques

This is just one bay parking technique that works well. There are other techniques, but providing you do the manoeuvre safely by keeping the car slow and do plenty of all round observations, it doesn’t matter which technique you use.

Bay parking to the right
This bay parking tutorial is designed for parking to the left. The same technique can be applied to bay parking on the right. The difference being that the reference point of turn will be out of your window and not the passengers. See bay parking reference points for additional help on establishing reference points.

ROLLING THE CAR

Car parks are most often level, on some occasions there may be a slight slope. Rolling the car in the direction you don’t intend on going is classed as a loss of control by the examiners. Ensure you use the handbrake and gain the bite point every time you stop if there is a slope. This will eliminate the possibility of rolling the car.

PLENTY OF TIME TO BAY PARK

Generally, you have about 4 minutes for a manoeuvre. This is actually a long time and most learners don’t need that time. Use as much of that time as you can. Keeping the car as slow as possible will higher your chance of being accurate will reference points and to look around constantly.

HOW TO BAY PARK HELP AND TIPS

Below are help and tips to enable you the best chance of the bay park manoeuvre during the driving test.

MANOEUVRE STRESS

The car park of the test centre will ideally be quiet with few cars in the bays. It may however be rather busy with cars coming in and out. If other vehicles are waiting for you to get out of their way, don’t speed the manoeuvre up get out of their way. It is a test centre after all and they are likely to be aware that you are on a test and will be more than happy to wait. By doing the manoeuvre too quickly will likely result in doing something wrong.

PERSEVERE WITH THE MANOEUVRE

If during the bay parking manoeuvre you have over shot a reference point or when finished, you think you are not within the bay lines, explain to the examiner that you are going to pull forward a little to correct. Providing you do it all safely, all should be good for a test pass.

If it all goes terribly bad and say for example, you hit a kerb abruptly, then a test fail is likely. Some examiners can be more lenient than others however, especially for manoeuvres. Ask the examiner politely is you can try the manoeuvre again. Depending on the examiner and time permitting, they may well let you.

APPROACHING VEHICLES AND PEDESTRIANS

The best controlled and accurate bay park ever made will still fail the driving test if you don’t observe what is around you and react on it if appropriately. Keeping the car slow is essential so you can look around in all directions continuously. If any vehicle or pedestrian approaches you, stop and allow them to pass before you proceed. If they are waiting then proceed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For a guide to establish reference point and markers, see:

For tutorials on all test manoeuvres, see:

POPULAR MYTHS

Myth 1
It is often thought that you must finish completely straight and parallel with the lines in the bay and in the centre of the bay between each line. This is not the case. It is fine to finish at an angle in the bay and not straight. Providing you are in the bay lines, then all is good. If the examiner isn’t sure you are within the lines, they will exit the car to check.

Myth 2
The manoeuvre has to be completed in a single move without adjustment. Again not true. As you are reversing towards the bay and feel it is going off-course, they are more than happy if you pull forward to correct.

What Are The New MOT Test Changes?

MOT Testing Centre

Posted on 22/04/2018

As of the 20th May 2018, a few new changes are being introduced to the current annual MOT test. If you are a vehicle owner, it is crucial to make yourself aware of the new MOT test changes, as there are many prime culprits for a failure that can easily be avoided in advance through basic maintenance.

How Will The New MOT Test Changes Affect Me?

Even if your vehicle has recently passed its MOT, it doesn’t mean that the changes do not apply to you as they will continue to be in effect next year. Mechanics will be required to perform a considerably stricter and more in-depth analysis of your vehicle, but not to worry, this doesn’t mean that they will charge more. The maximum fee MOT testing centres can charge will remain the same, thankfully, no increase will come alongside the changes.

If you are a petrol powered vehicle owner, there will be less of a dramatic difference in testing for you; the main focus will switch to diesel cars. Environmental impact is a massive factor which is increasing in importance when taking into consideration the condition of a vehicle. The way in which mechanics will categorise faults will also be slightly altered, keep reading for full details on all aspects of the changes.

How Will Faults Be Categorised?

Any faults highlighted in your MOT test will now be classified as one of three different categories – minor, major or dangerous.

You will receive an automatic fail if a vehicle fault is to fall under the major or dangerous category. A dangerous fault indicates that under no circumstances should you attempt to drive your car until the fault is fully repaired and signed off by a mechanic because it will put you at definite risk. Driving with a major fault means you may be at risk and should arrange repairs immediately.

The most common type of fault will be a minor, which means that the issue with your vehicle is unlikely to put you at risk, but you should arrange repairs as soon as possible. You will not fail if a fault falls into the minor category.

If no faults are highlighted in your MOT, your vehicle will fall into either the advisory or pass category. An advisory means that there are no real issues, but your mechanic has been able to pinpoint a couple of things that you must keep an eye out. They are not causing any problems now, but may do in the future. If you receive a complete pass, then congratulations, maintain the great condition of your vehicle, there are no issues or suspected further problems.

How Will The Changes Affect Diesel Cars?

Diesel car owners will be impacted the most by the new MOT test changes as there has been a huge crackdown on the amount of emission a vehicle can let off. The primary focus will be on your diesel particulate filters (DPF), which are used to trap all of the built-up soot in your exhaust and helps to stop the soot from being dispersed into the air, therefore decreasing emission.

You will receive an automatic major and fail your MOT if there is excessive smoke coming from your exhaust or if it has any slight discolouration. It gives a good indication that your DPF has been removed or tampered with. If you have recently purchased your diesel vehicle second hand or your vehicle is old, it is always recommended to check your filter prior to your MOT. Make any repairs or replacements in advance to ensure that you avoid a fail.

Although any issues with your diesel particulate filter will result in a fail, there are some instances where your MOT testing centre may let you off. You must have a valid, explainable reason for a sign of tampering. For example, if you have recently attempted to clean your filter, in which they will go in and check before they withdraw the major.

Black Smoke Coming From An Exhaust Pipe

How Can I Avoid A Fail In My MOT?

Of course, in some instances, MOT results are unpredictable, and some issues are unavoidable, but others can be avoided through regular car maintenance.

Tyres

Regular tyre checks are key for a long lasting vehicle, and any small signs of damage may result in a major or dangerous. Common damage includes cracks or slits, which sometimes come with age or driving on a sharp object on the road without realising. Tyre tread must also meet the legal standard of over 1.6mm. Often you can tell if your tyres are balding, but if not, an easy way to check is through the 20p test. Take a look at this RAC advice page for all tyre tread information and how to do the 20p test. Lastly, always check your tyre pressure with a tyre pressure gaugeand take a look at your vehicle handbook for the correct number.

Windscreen Wipers

Damaged windscreen wipers are one if the easy maintenance tasks and can be replaced quickly at home. During the Winter months, the rubber on the wiper blades often crack or start to fall off, which means they must be replaced as faulty wipers can reduce visibility dramatically. New wiper blades can be picked up easily and can be fitted within minutes.

Seatbelts

One of the biggest aspects that MOT testing centres keep an eye out for is safety, in particular, seatbelts. Always ensure that your seatbelts are in good condition, with no damage like rips or fraying. Take a couple of moments to also test the seatbelt and ensure that it locks effectively when pulled with force. Any signs of ineffectiveness indicate you should replace your seatbelts.

Woman Putting Her Seatbelt On

Summary

The more you use your vehicle, the more you should keep an eye out for common issues that may come up with your car. Driving instructors are a perfect example of those who have to be committed to keeping up regular maintenance. Their vehicle must comply with all safety requirements.

 

“Over the 10 years of teaching, I have had my fair share of MOT fails, and along the years I have picked up many different things that I can do over the year to make myself more likely to pass. Failing is a no go for me as it can put me out of work for days, especially if a pupil has a driving test approaching. I remember once I failed because I forgot to replace my wiper blades in time, which was a silly mistake that could have been avoided!”

The Dangers Of Drink Driving

Glass Of Alcohol With Car Keys Alongside

Posted on the 19/02/2018

FACT: Out of the 500,000 breath tests
carried out on suspected drunk drivers
each year, 100,000 of them are over the legal drink limit. Do you know the
dangersof drink driving and the
consequences?

How Does Alcohol Affect Driving?

After drinking alcohol, your brain starts to work inefficiently. In simple terms, your brain begins to slow down which consequently affects your coordination and takes longer to receive and process information that your senses, such as your eyes send to it. This affects your lane discipline causing you to swerve in the road or slow down your reaction time to an oncoming car. Furthermore, your ability to see at night will fall by up to 25%, making more difficult to concentrate on what is ahead of you. Drink driving can decrease your speed awareness, making it easier to lose control of the vehicle.

Legal Drink Driving limits

So there are many things to take into consideration when examining someone who has been drinking, their body mass for example as everyone is different. Even your gender and rate of metabolism can affect the way alcohol influences you.

Therefore, the current UK law regarding the alcohol limits are:

Driving Alcohol Limit
Image credit to the GOV.UK website.

Although there are alcohol limits, it can be tricky to guess how many drinks a person can consume before they are over the limit. The type of alcohol, percentage and strength are all aspects that are taken into account, so to be safe, it is always recommended to cut out drinking as a whole if you also plan to drive.

Drink Driving Penalties

Penalties differ depending on the situation and severity in which you are caught under the influence of alcohol, these are:

Caught In Charge Of A Vehicle – 3 months in prison, maximum of a £2,500 fine and may face a driving ban.

Caught Driving/Attempting To Drive – 6 months in prison, an unlimited fine and a ban of a minimum of one year.

Refusal To Take A Breathalyzer Test – 6 months in prison, an unlimited fine and a one-year driving ban.

Causing Death Through Drink Driving – 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine, minimum of a two-year driving ban and you must take an extended test before you can drive again.

In some cases, you may be given the opportunity to reduce your 12-month or more driving ban if you agree to take part in a drink-drive rehabilitation scheme course. Whether you have the chance to take this is in the hands of the court, and it will have to be paid for out of your own pocket.

Talking on the Phone and Driving

Talking on the Phone and Driving

Posted on 19/02/2018

Man Talking On The Phone While DrivingOur instructor MR AMDI  has over 15 years of experience in many areas such as East London He has experienced the ever-growing issue of talking on the phone and driving, so we asked him to give us his view on the issue:

“I understand that living in 2018 would be hard without your phone, no matter where you go; you can be sure to see the majority people with their iPhone in their hand. I see pupils eager to get back on their phone as soon as they finish their lessons. I continuously try to highlight the importance of leaving your phone out of sight while driving as not only are you putting your life at risk, but you are putting innocent drivers in great danger. As a driving instructor, I am on the roads for a huge chunk of my day, and I still can’t believe the endless amount of drivers I see on their phone!”

What Happens If You Get Caught On Your Phone While Driving?

Since late 2003, it has been illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving and over the years the penalties have become increasingly severe. The penalty for being caught on your mobile while driving doubled in 2017, meaning that you will now be faced with a minimum of a £200 fine and six points on your driving licence.

For new drivers in their first two years of driving, six points are the maximum amount that you can have on your licence meaning that your licence will be taken away if you are caught using your mobile phone while driving.

When Can You Use Your Phone While Driving?

The use of mobile phone is not prohibited if the method is through a hands-free device. You must set up the equipment before you set off, so there will be no need for you to handle the device while driving. Although, it is legal to use a hands-free phone, if the police suspect that your driving is being distracted due to this, they are still legally able to pull you over and question you.

A mobile phone can also be used if it is needed for navigation as a sat-nav, however similarly to hands-free, it must be fully set up before you drive. The phone must be in a fixed position throughout the journey in a place which can clearly be seen while driving without the need to have to adjust or hold the device at any point.

A hand-held mobile phone can only be used if you are parked in a safe area away from traffic, this does not include when you are stopped at traffic lights. The only circumstance where you would be allowed to use a hand help device is if it is a genuine, serious emergency where you have to call 999, and there is no safe place to stop the car.

Driver Using His Phone Whilst Driving

Why Is Talking On The Phone And Driving So Dangerous?

We spoke to Hamdi  who is part of our Driving school instructor   also in the East London area about his opinion on the seriousness of using a handheld mobile while driving.

“Talking or texting on your phone will distract you. I try to emphasise the facts to my pupils, that they are four times more likely to crash by talking on the phone. This statistic is quite shocking; I don’t think people realise the seriousness of the offence. Not only that, but your reaction time is affected more than someone who has been drinking and driving at the legal limit. A campaign has now begun to show young drivers the reality of car crashes in Northampton; stressing the consequences of being negligent on the road by doing things such as talking on the phone while driving.”

The Latest Consequences Of Careless Or Dangerous Driving

Police Car With Flashing LightsPosted on 20/04/2018

Through the last ten years, it has become apparent that many drivers are not taking the consequences of some of the most common, yet dangerous cases of careless driving seriously. Many drivers become repeat offenders due to the simple fact that most consequences are minor and they are unlikely to run themselves into serious trouble. However, this has changed dramatically over the last couple of years, fines have increased, and the risk of withdrawal of your licence due to careless or dangerous driving is considerably more likely.

What Happens If You Are Guilty Of Careless Or Dangerous Driving?

The government implement a whole host of new traffic and road laws each year to ensure that all drivers remain safe on the road. If they notice an increase in accidents due to a particular problem, it is more than likely that serious measures will be put in place, or if there are no consequences, a law will be introduced, to decrease the likelihood of a future problem.

There are many different instances of careless or dangerous driving that occurs every day, and in some cases, drivers do not realise the severity. Here are some of the most common traffic offences with possible consequences.

No Car Insurance

It can be easy to forget that you are due to renew your car insurance or the thrill of passing your test has made the job of arranging your policy has slipped your mind. However, driving with no insurance can lead to serious problems, you could have your licence taken away before you even have the opportunity to enjoy it.

Police officers are in their right to stop you if they suspect that you are driving carelessly or with no insurance. If you are caught, you will receive a fine of £200 on the spot and up to eight points on your licence. This is, of course, serious for every driver, but particularly a new driver within their first two years of being on the road. Drivers in their first couple of years are legally only allowed six points on their licence, anymore and they will have both their vehicle and licence taken.

If you are approaching the time of renewal, it is more than likely that your insurance company will send you reminders through text message, email or even letters. For extra precaution, it is recommended to also set a reminder on the electronic device you use the most to renew your policy in advance.

Speeding

We continuously hear of councils cracking down on speeding in their local area; it seems as if everytime you are out on the road, you spot a new speed camera or an undercover officer. Although speeding is an offence that is often taken with a pinch of salt, drivers are often unaware of the severity of being caught speeding. The fine and consequences you receive will depend on how much you were breaking the speed limit; you will fall into one of three bands.

Band A:

A is one of the most common bands that drivers fall into, in particular, when they are driving through an area, they are unaware of, or the speed limit has recently been changed. Bands are based on the speed limit of 30mph, but give a realistic insight into the consequences you may face.

If you fall into band A, it means that you are driving 31 – 40 mph in a 30 zone. Here you will be faced with three points on your licence and a fine of half of your weekly income.

Band B:

Band B indicates that your speed in a 30 mph road falls between 41 – 50 mph, so alongside with the increase in speed, comes an increase in consequences. Both your fine and number of point on your licence will double to a full week of income and four points. If your speeding caused an accident or put others in danger, you could also have your licence taken for one month. However, you will be able to get your licence back without retaking your test or re-applying for your licence.

Band C:

Band C is the most serious category of speeding; it means that you were breaking the speed limit by a dramatic amount, going anywhere from 51 mph or more in a 30 zone. You will be fined 150% of your weekly income, be faced with six points on your licence and your licence taken for up to 56 days. For a new driver, similar to driving with no car insurance, will mean that your licence will be taken off of you.

30 mph Sign

Distractions

With the evergrowing evolution of technology and additional gadgets that can be added to modify your vehicle, comes an increase in the likelihood of distractions. Not only are electronics such as mobile phones and music players classed as distractions, but you can even be prosecuted for eating and drinking.

Bad lane discipline and swerving is a primary indication that a driver is distracted, a £100 fine can be given if caught. If your lack of concentration is to cause an accident, you will be taken to court with a £2,500 fine.

Tailgating

Tailgating, in the past, was not classed as-as severe as other driving offences, but this has recently changed. The fine for tailgating has increased from £60 to £100 and drivers face three points on their licence.

An extremely common cause of a minor in driving tests is tailgating, learners may be a perfect driver, but if they are continuously driving with less than the two second time gap, they will receive minors.

“One of my pet hates is impatient drivers, especially those who tailgate learners when they can see that they are in the middle of a lesson. I find it often makes learners feel as if they also have to tailgate to keep other drivers happy, which, of course, isn’t true. It’s a bad habit that always comes up in driving tests as a common issue.”

Line Of Cars Tailgating

Summary

The consequences of driving offences are constantly changing, which means that it is vital always to make yourself aware of any updates. For more information on important driving laws, take a look at our previous articles on the dangers of drink driving and talking on the phone and driving. It is also recommended to refresh your memory by taking a read through The Highway Code.

Analysing The New Driving Test Implementations

Posted on 04/12/2017

On December 4th 2017 the government and DVSA introduced 4 new driving test changes that they believe will help make new drivers on the road safer. Whilst inconvenient for people who are weeks from taking their test before the December deadline, these changes are not only necessary but come with increasing public support. Before I highlight what these 4 new changes are I would like to address who will be affected by these changes:

“All car driving tests taken from 4 December 2017 will follow the new format. This includes if:

So if you don’t fall into these 2 categories then everything will remain the same for you.

 So what are the 4 changes?

1) You will learn to follow directions from a Sat Nav

During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.

The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up including the route you will take. You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test – you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.

You can ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. Don’t worry if you go the wrong way, it only becomes a problem if you make a fault while doing it.

1 in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.

2) Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes

The Independent Driving part of the test currently will now be doubled to around 20 minutes, approximately (roughly half of the test) as currently it lasts around 10 minutes. During this part of the test, you have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the driving examiner.

 

3) Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving

During your driving test, the examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions  – these are known as the ‘Show me, Tell me’ Questions.

You’ll be asked the following:

  • ‘tell me’ question (this is where you explain to the examiner how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start any driving
  • ‘show me’ question (this is where you show how the examiner how you would carry out a safety task) while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers

 

4) Reversing manoeuvres will be changed

The ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, but you really should still be taught them by your instructor as these are manoeuvres you will have to make during the course of your driving life.

Instead of doing the ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres, you’ll be asked to do 1 of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • park in a bay – either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic

Why are these changes been made?

The ultimate aim is to reduce the amount of collisions and deaths of young people on the roads. Road collisions are the biggest killer of young people with over 25% of all deaths of those aged between 15 and 19. The DVSA are hoping the measures they have implemented will help reduce the amount of young people been killed in traffic accidents.

According to the DVSA website, These changes are being made because:

  • Motorways withstanding, most fatal collisions happen on high-speed roads  – changing the format of the test will allow more of these types of roads to be included in driving test routes
  • With 52% of car drivers now have a sat nav – DVSA wants new drivers to be trained to use them safely and efficiently
  • Also research has shown that new drivers find independent driving training valuable – they can relate it to driving once they’ve passed their test

and finally…….

The Pass mark, length of test and cost of it will be not changing!

You be rest assured that apart from the 4 changes already mentioned, everything else will remain the same. You’ll still pass your test if you make no more than 15 driving faults and no serious or dangerous errors. The examiner will still mark the test in the same way, and the same things will still count as faults.

The overall time of the driving test won’t change, even with the independent section of the course doubling in length, it will still take around 40 minutes in total due to the removal of the 2 manoeuvres. 

Technology is always changing and its important that driving standards are constantly adapted to match this and keep people safe on the roads. If learners can adopt these fundamental features during their test it will stand them in good stead for their life on the road, ensuring driving standards are better making it safe for them and fellow road users. You can read more in depth on these 4 driving test changes here.

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2018 – CUSTOMERS FIRST TIME DRIVING TEST PASSES

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For the past few years Amdi Driving School has been teaching many people on how to drive. Although we are based in Hackney, East London. Our reach does not stop there. We operate throughout all of the South East, East and North London. When choosing a driving instructor, you want some who is friendly, easy going, knowledgeable with plenty of experience of driving and the local area. A decent driving instructor will not only show you how to pass your test but will also teach you life skills to keep you safe on the road until the day you finally stop driving.

We all know driving can be dangerous, especially when people are behind a fast car or not paying due to attention, so it’s important you become a good driver, not just for your safety but other road users. We can teach you about what to be beware of and how deal with certain situations and make you become a better and safer driver. Check out our testimonials and social media accounts to see all the happy people we have helped pass their driving test.

Why Driving Is Important For Teenagers

One of the biggest steps in a teenagers life is getting their drivers licence. The feel behind the wheel, the freedom of the road, and the ability to go to school and hangout with friends without coordinating a ride from another person, is one of the happiest moments in a young adults life. However the ability to drive legally and receive a government issues license does not come with simply turning of age, but rather being instructed and passing a test.

There are many different types of driving lessons offered to teenagers who are learning behind the wheel in hopes of getting their licence. Some are instructed online or through a book test that is given, and after several weeks of studying a student may feel confident enough to take a driving test at state approved testing facility such as a DMV.
Another form of teaching is by parent or legal guardian who has already been driving for an excess of 8 years. This is a matter of following an outlined instruction manual while teaching the teen from behind the wheel of a privately owned vehicle such as a family car. It is in this setting that the parental instructor can teach the young adult the ways of the road based on their own personal experiences and driving habits.

While both of the routes above to getting a licence are recognized by law as legal ways of becoming ready to test for a licence, this isn’t to say that is the best option for all students who are eager to get on the road. For many teenagers, the best instructor to teach them how to drive a car is in fact a professionally trained driving instructor with years of experience. The benefits that stem from being taught every angle of driving and actions to take behind the wheel can make your teenager a more knowledgeable and arguably a safer driver.
Driving instructors that practice safe driving and instruct teenagers as a job are more inclined to focus on any and every issue a student may have behind the wheel. Due to their extensive amount of hours logged behind the wheel, they are more inept to read the road and a student’s behaviour to adjust their teaching habits to the student’s need without leniency or biased. This is one way they can assure that each student receives the absolute best driving instruction for when they get behind the wheel alone.

A professional instructor is also equipped with special tools such as a driving instructor motor vehicle so that a student learning behind the wheel is not immediately putting themselves or other vehicles on the road at risk. This is seen implemented in a driving student car that has a steering wheel and brakes on both the driver and passenger side of the vehicle, so that in the event of an emergency the instructor can take control of the situation until the student is more capable of handling the task of that certain lesson.
When it comes time for your son or daughter to learn how to handle a car and test for their driver’s licence, you should consider finding a trustworthy and highly recommended instructor in your area. This is the best way to assure a well balanced and all encompassing driving lesson that will make your teen a safe and efficient driver on the road when it comes time for them to finally drive alone.

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