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.


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