Lockdown! it’s not a term I thought I would hear being used much in my lifetime but hear we are well in to our third lockdown since the covid crisis started.

For driving instructors like me it’s very frustrating and potentially damaging to my business as we are unable to teach due to the lockdown conditions and still have business overheads coming out of our bank accounts every week in fact many instructors will probably go under and simply quit the business which is a great shame.

For my pupils it’s so frustrating as many have had to stop and start lessons as each lockdown has come in greatly expanding the amount of time its taking to learn to drive , frequent long gaps mean may pupils feel like they are starting from scratch each time.

To add to the misery the DVSA have stopped all driving tests and the backlog of tests is now huge meaning that when you do get a test or even the date for your cancelled test there will be more pressure to pass on your first attempt as you will have a long wait for another test.

The vaccine roll out appears to be moving at a fast pace now so maybe we can all see a sliver of light at the end of this tunnel.

I for one can’t wait to start being out with my pupils again.

However in the mean time I really encourage those of you that are advanced enough in your training that you can get practice to get some in if you have a suitable person and a car to practivce in it will help you to keep up to speed.

One of the things lots of my learners complain about is losing magnetic L Plates when they are practicing and many parents are not to keen on stick on types.

The cheap and nasty L Plates that have a magnetic strip at the top and bottoms will tend to fly off once you get to 20 mph , I reccomend these fully magnetic ones available from Amazon if you make sure you flatten them down well I have never lost one even at 70mph on the motorway during motorway training.

Here is the link for them.

Thats it for this time but I will be adding to the blog as often as I can , Hope you will stop by again.



Keep It regular

And I dont mean with plenty of fibre in your diet !

I quite often get asked for advice on making the best progress when you are training for your driving test and of course there are the normal things such as listening to your instructor and taking their advice and getting as much practice as you can but one thing really helps and that’s doing regular lessons.

My clients that take lessons every week and that rarely cancel make the best progress and get to test faster ,Yes sometimes life gets in the way and emergency’s can happen both to you and your instructor.

Remember when you spend your cash on your driving lessons you are investing in yourself and a regular lesson helps that investment . I know its tempting when you get invited out down town or you fancy that expensive new phone or maybe just one more takeaway but if you find you are unable to afford your lesson and cancel it will hold back your development.

Remember why you are learning to drive , think of the independence and freedom its going to give you ,also remember when you do cancel your instructor has reserved that space in their diary for you and may not be able to replace that business , no instructor can afford constant cancellations and will have to stop working with you meaning your looking for a new instructor.

So if you want to make good steady progress do your lesson each week and progress to test at a good rate looking back you will be so glad you did.


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