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Sunderland hauliers, taxi drivers and driving instructors plead for government support as petrol prices soar

This week has seen record pump prices across the region, with average prices for diesel reaching £1.76 a liter and petrol at £1.65. Less than two years ago the cost of petrol fell to just over £1 a litre, due to reduced demand following the Covid lockdown. The world price of crude oil was already […]

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Driving instructors are the bravest souls and deserve their own day | Alun Newman

Did you “succeed” the first time? Your reaction at this point will speak volumes about the world of hierarchy, leadership skills, and judgment. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise First time or fifth time – it really doesn’t matter. Photo: Adobe Stock If you drive, at some point in your life, […]

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Keven Moore: Older drivers – even though we’re healthier and more active, time can come for a tough conversation

Older Americans today are healthier and more active than ever. The aging generation of baby boomers is the fastest growing demographic group in the United States According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2018, there were more than 45 million licensed drivers age 65 and older in the United States. This is a […]

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Scarlett Moffatt to open her own driving school for BBC show despite failing 13 test

Scarlett Moffatt, star of Gogglebox and I’m A Celebrity, has failed her driving test 13 times. So she opens her own driving school for other car flops like her in an effort to help them finally succeed. That’s it for a new BBC One series called Scarlett’s Driving School. She said, “I’m over the moon. […]

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A convoy of driving instructors protests against DVSA plans to close South Shields testing center

Driving instructors from across the North East came out to protest the closure of a busy driving test center in South Shields. A convoy of around 40 cars arrived outside the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) practice center on Bedesway, Bede Industrial Estate, just after 10am this morning (Monday) – after launching a ‘slow […]

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50-car drive-by protest planned in response to closure of South Shields driving test center

Frustrated driving instructors stage a second protest in South Shields to highlight the impact of the closure of their local driving test centre, hoping to catalyze a U-turn by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) . The DVSA plans to close the South Shields driving test center on April 10, along with a number […]

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Masks are still in place for driving instructors, but students can ditch them for lessons

Covid restrictions may have been lifted but if you’re taking a driving lesson don’t be surprised to see a masked instructor. While other professions are giving their respective workforces the green light to rip off their face masks, driving instructors are still being asked to keep theirs on. Pupils taking lessons won’t be forced to […]

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Driving instructors apply for license extensions

Driving instructors whose licenses will soon expire will be forgotten, along with their learner drivers, if the Road Safety Authority does not grant them an extension. They are asking for temporary extensions of licenses that are about to expire, because there is a three-month waiting period for the control tests, which instructors must pass to […]

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Covid: Ipswich driving school reports demand for lessons

Published: 11:41 am February 15, 2022 Update: 11:42 am February 15, 2022 Driving instructors are in high demand in Ipswich – but the backlog of tests could mean a long wait for first-timers. Sandy Baldry, who runs the Sandy Driving School with his daughter, Dominie, has never worked with a waiting list before – but […]

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The exact date when the driving test backlog will finally be cleared

The backlog of driving tests caused by the coronavirus, a rapid decline in driving instructors and baby boomers around 17 years ago is not expected to clear up until January 2024, according to a new report from learner drivers insurers, Jam. Some learner drivers face a five-month wait for a test due to the backlog, […]

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Driving instructors have a say in the rules of the road – ‘a recipe for disaster’ or ‘no big deal’?; Should the helmet be compulsory? ; Pidcock heading for 2023?; Bernal’s ‘second chance’ and more on the live blog

It seems like everyone has had a say in recent traffic updates over the past month (and when I say everyone, I mean every right-wing columnist who works for a national newspaper ). But what about the opinion of driving instructors, those responsible for shaping the habits and behaviors of the next generation of motorists? […]

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Driving instructors blast new traffic laws as ‘recipe for disaster’ with new cycling rules causing ‘chaos’

DRIVING instructors have slammed the new traffic laws – calling it a ‘recipe for disaster’. The new set of rules considers road users who can do the most harm, with their vehicle bearing the greatest responsibility in a bid to reduce the danger to others. 2 Driving instructors say new cycling rules will cause chaosCredit: […]

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Court returns driving school rules to Parliament

Industry Court returns driving school rules to Parliament Monday 07 February 2022 By SAM KIPLAGATMore from this author Summary Justice Anthony Mrima ruled that a crucial step in crafting subsidiary legislation had not been properly undertaken, subjecting the validity of the rules to serious constitutional and legality tests. Judge Mrima, however, found that although the […]

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Driving instructors in North Wales have their say on new rules of the road

Driving instructors reacted to the new rules of the highway code which came into force on January 29. Instructors from across North Wales shared their views on the changes affecting all road users, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians. The new rules mean that road users who are likely to cause the most damage – […]

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Furious driving instructors slam decision to close main Southampton test center

Forest Hills driving test center in Southampton is due to close in April 2022 DRIVING instructors have criticized the decision to close Southampton’s main testing centre. The DVSA is set to close the Forest Hills Driver Examination Center at Forest Hills Drive on April 10. After April 10, students will need to take their test […]

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Furious driving instructors stage protest against closure of South Shields test center

Driving instructors staged a protest in South Shields on Thursday against the closure of their local driving test centre, hoping their actions will help overturn the decision. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) plans to close the South Shields driving test center on April 10, along with a number of other test centers across […]

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Watch driving instructors hit the road in a convoy in protest against plans to close the South Tyneside Test Center

And driving instructors have united to show their anger at the move, leading a protest convoy from the threatened test center to South Shields Town Hall to publicize the proposals. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise Read more Read more Call to force the sale of empty stores in South Shields […]

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Driving tests could see major changes under new DVSA plans

Changes to the rules for re-booking driving tests could reduce the number of people attempting the test when they are not ready, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said. Under new proposals put forward by the government agency, learner drivers who have failed their driving test may have to wait 28 working days […]

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Driving instructors torn over DVSA plan to make learners wait longer for new test

DRIVING instructors in Worcester are torn between a new DVSA policy that would require learners to wait 28 days to book a test after failing. The recent change is said to be aimed at encouraging learner drivers to ‘think twice’ before attempting the test unprepared. Gary Gough, owner of Worcester-based driving school No Gears No […]

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Driving instructors slammed for charging learners up to £300 for last minute test slots

A driving instructor has been criticized for advertising last-minute driving test slots of up to five times the price for desperate learner drivers looking to avoid six-month long queues. Steve Cogan says he’s “just trying to do good” when he announces test dates given to him by an anonymous reviewer, which is currently being investigated […]

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Solihull driving instructor posts jaw-dropping video of horror crash that left him injured

This is the terrifying moment when a car crashes into a driving instructor’s vehicle, seriously injuring him. John Watts was incapacitated by the horrific collision and will not be able to work for at least eight weeks. The 64-year-old from Smith’s Wood, who runs his own business, will not be able to earn any money […]

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The fight to save Tameside’s only driving test center

The proposed closure of the only driving test center in Tameside has caused ‘tremendous anxiety’ for driving instructors and local pupils, borough MPs have said. Jonathan Reynolds, Angela Rayner and Andrew Gwynne have written a joint letter to the DVSA opposing plans to close the Hyde center in April. It comes after driving instructor Jim […]

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Hamilton Mountain Learner Drivers Turn to Mom and Dad Driving School

Alicia Warrener hoped to have completed all or most of her teaching by car before returning to Laurentian University after the holidays. Alicia Warrener hoped to have completed all or most of her teaching by car before returning to Laurentian University after the holidays. But the 21-year-old student driver from Unipol Driving Academy in Upper […]

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Guelph driving instructors concerned about Ontario’s modified road test

Ontario Temporarily Removing Elements of Level G On-Road Exam to Allow for More Exams to be Booked and Run Local driving instructors are worried about the dangers ahead with new changes to the G-level road test. Earlier this week, the province announced that to help reduce the backlog caused by COVID-19 restrictions and closures, it […]

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Cantor Driving School Adds Instructors and Vehicles in Los Angeles County and Southeast Ventura County, CA

Cantor Driving School Driver Training Car Cantor Driving School Service Area Map for LA County and Southeast Ventura County, California Cantor California Driving School Logo Cantor’s Driving School is expanding into LA County and southeastern Ventura County, California, adding new training vehicles and additional driving instructors. We continue to expand in Southern California due to […]

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Saskatchewan. Safety Council, SGI, Host of Winter Driving Course

The Saskatchewan Safety Council has partnered with SGI to provide winter driving safety courses in Regina. The “Skid Smart” course focuses on stopping distances on ice, collision avoidance and controlling a skid. “(Winter) happens every year, so being able to drive in the winter, which can be three, four or five months in Saskatchewan, is […]

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Letter from the Director General of the DVSA to driving school instructors: reducing wait times for driving exams and making every exam count

Dear Colleague, As the year draws to a close, I want to thank you for your resilience, patience and support over the past year. In particular, I want to thank you for all you have done to help put newly qualified drivers on the road. By doing this, you have given them access to employment, […]

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From Morris Minors to the Covid checklist: driving lessons in Aberdeen

A typical lesson cost £1.50 and fuel was 34p a gallon when the Aberdeen and District Driving Schools Association started in 1971. At this time the Morris Minor or Triumph Herald were popular among Aberdeen instructors and learner drivers still had to demonstrate arm signals. The first ADDSA meeting was held with 18 instructors in […]

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Advice on driving in wind gusts up to 60 MPH tonight

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — This month alone, we’ve driven in the rain, we’ve driven in the snow, and soon we’ll be riding in high winds. “High winds are definitely an extreme riding condition,” said Jason Krenn, Director of Guidance and Development Röhl Transport. “There have been cases where semi-trailers have exploded.” It doesn’t matter […]

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Over half a million learners waiting for driving test

M More than half a million learner drivers are waiting to take their test amid a huge backlog, the figures reveal. AA Driving School, which obtained data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), said the queue for testing was “too long” and called for a “clear plan” to resolve the problem. Driving tests […]

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Driving test backlog has QUADRUPLED in one year

The backlog for driving test bookings in the UK has quadrupled in a year due to the pandemic, This is Money can exclusively reveal. Lockdowns, restrictions and delays in returning practical driving tests caused the backlog of eager learners to soar from 147,716 to 592,987 when comparing Aug. 31, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021, according […]

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Letters: Government is failing in its duty to Bedford driving instructors

Dear Sir, I would like to raise with you an issue regarding the Bedford Driving Test Center, currently based in Manton Heights, Brickhill. The driving test center moved here earlier this year. Obviously, due to Covid, access to waiting rooms has been restricted in all testing centers, but since their reopening, people from Bedford who […]

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Basingstoke driving instructors come together to help fellow instructors

Basingstoke INDIVIDUAL Driving Instructors have come together to help a colleague pay his bills while he is unable to work after suffering a stroke. The fundraising page was created by Basingstoke driving instructor Scott and aims to raise funds for fellow instructor Mark Hughes. The goal is to help stop the “stress” and “worry” of […]

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South Tyneside driving test center is set to close – campaigners say the loss would ‘cost £2m’ and cause ‘huge disruption’

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the Bede Industrial Estate center in Jarrow is being “assessed”, with officials saying any effect on learner drivers and instructors will be “minimised”. Full details have yet to be revealed, but the closure of the South Tyneside test center would make Gateshead and Sunderland the […]

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BSM launches pioneering #VR training for future driving instructors – FE News

BSM Driving Instructor Training (DIT) introduces #VirtualReality for the first time The BSM driving school launched today (22 January) a new training course intended to speed up the training process for future driving instructors. Using virtual reality training, the new BSM DIT course means people can complete their training in just three months, up to […]

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California Truck Driving School Sees Nearly 20% Annual Enrollment Growth

INGLEWOOD – One recent afternoon, Tina Singh watched nearly a dozen students at a suburban Los Angeles truck driving school back up their training vehicles into parking lots. Many had never used a manual transmission before. “It’s an exciting time to be a truck driver right now because there is so much demand for drivers,” […]

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High demand for driving school instructors: expert reveals how to qualify

THE UK is experiencing a shortage of driving instructors alongside truck drivers and prison guards. The Confederation of Recruitment and Employment (REC) says driving instructors are one of the most in-demand roles, due to a backlog of tests, Bill Plant driving school shared his top tips to start : Tom Hixon, Instructor Support Manager at […]

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Driving school instructors protest against ‘degrading’ test center lockdown

The driving school instructors accused the RSA (Route Safety Authority) of treating them in a “degrading” manner by denying them access to examination centers. Instructors held a protest outside the RSA Driving Test Center office on Jamestown Road in Finglas, Dublin on Thursday. They have been denied access to the testing center facilities since the […]

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Radford Racing School and Hagerty team up to deliver premium driving experiences and instruction for enthusiasts

CHANDLER, Arizona – November 2, 2021 – Radford Racing School today announced that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Hagerty, a passionate automotive brand and leading specialty insurance provider for classic and enthusiast vehicles. Among the many collaborations included in the sponsorship, Radford Racing School will provide exclusive performance driving and motorsport experiences […]

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Special driving lessons for Hampshires aged 10-17

A SPECIALIST driver training program, which allows 10-17 year olds to get behind the wheel, is launched at a new Winchester location. Young Driver will open at Worthy Down Barracks on Saturday 6th November when the car park will be transformed into a realistic road system so youngsters can work on a range of driving […]

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Driving tests: Learners spend around £4,600 on lessons after lockdown backlog

Only 12% of experienced drivers think they wouldn’t pass either test the first time. Another 15% think they would pass the practice, but not the theory. Following the latest coronavirus lockdown, many driving instructors have started offering lessons again, but with fewer hours and more safety precautions. A huge backlog of driving lessons and tests […]

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Driving school seeks to recruit hundreds of new instructors to reduce backlog of tests

One of Britain’s largest driving schools is looking to recruit 400 new instructors as the backlog of tests continues, more than a year after lessons ended by the pandemic. The RED driving school said it has a crash course for those looking to enter the industry with the aim of helping the thousands of waiting […]

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Approved driving instructor courses are now available in Limerick

The impact of the pandemic on driving tests in Ireland has been brutal, with thousands of people still waiting to take a driving test, including practical tests and driving theory tests.This means that now that lessons have resumed, there is a shortage of driving instructors to deliver the lessons needed to meet learner demands.There is […]

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Call for new driving instructors to clear the backlog of Covid learners

UK adults with full driving licenses are encouraged to train as licensed driving instructors to help clear a huge backlog of driving exams linked to the pandemic. The industry is currently suffering from a backlog of 420,000 driving test bookings – a number that is increasing as more young adults reach the age of 17. […]

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Man charged in violent carjacking attempt involving driving instructors in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, N.J. (WABC) – Police are charging a man with attacking and attempting to hijack driving instructors in New Jersey. Isiah Pringle was arrested Friday in Hackensack. Police said he approached adult students and their teachers as they took driving lessons in a Stop and Shop parking lot around 10:55 a.m. They say Pringle tried […]

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The entrepreneur behind Portsmouth’s fastest growing driving school, 1Drive, is committed to changing industry stereotypes and ‘being the next generation driving school’

Deucalion McGregor-Sims, 29, from Fratton, runs Portsmouth-based driving school 1Drive. He said that when he was learning to drive, like many others, he went through various instructors before finding one he was comfortable enough with. After realizing that he wasn’t the only one and that it was normal, he was also shocked to discover that […]

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Hampshire driving instructor ‘under pressure’ after lockdown ‘frustrated’ with panic buyers of fuel as lessons are canceled

A driving instructor in Hampshire said he and his colleague are ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’ as they are forced to cancel driving lessons to buy fuel. Martin Fender and his colleague Allen Stanley run the M&A Driving School and have been teaching people in Fleet, Aldershot, Farnborough and surrounding areas of […]

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Victoria driving instructor accused of sexual harassment agrees to end lessons amid ICBC investigation

A prominent driving instructor in Victoria has agreed not to give further lessons following complaints of sexual harassment and inappropriate driving by female students, ICBC said on Thursday. Steve Wallace will not provide driver training, travel to locations where students attend, or visit any ICBC premises pending the outcome of the harassment allegations, the organization […]

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West Lothian driving instructors denounce the Spaces for People program

The spaces for people make it “impossible” to teach learner drivers safely and create more dangers on city roads, instructors said. Large swathes of West Lothian are now covered by a reduced speed limit of 20 mph, put in place as part of emergency measures as part of the response to the covid pandemic last […]

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Bathurst driving instructor Kyla Scanlon cancels driving lessons during lockdown | western avocado

community, The brakes were on for a number of local learner drivers who were eagerly awaiting a taste of freedom when they got their driving license. Due to the current lockdown, Bathurst driving instructor Kyla Scanlon and her husband John have canceled all driving lessons at their company Jylas Driving School indefinitely. While Service NSW […]

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“The roads are literally crumbling on us …” Caithness driving instructors have expressed concern

Wick-based driving instructors Adam Hendry (left) and Gary Sinclair visited some of the worst affected areas with activists from Caithness Roads Recovery. Caithness driving instructors have revealed how potholes have a serious impact on their job, with one calling it a “soul destroyer” and another declaring: “The roads are literally crumbling on we.” The owners […]

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Driving course book: RED aims to tackle long wait times for tests

RED Driving School has one of the largest collections of driving instructors in the UK, with over 1,500 DVSA registered instructors across the country. There are around 2,000 people who turn 17 every day, and therefore eligible for a driver’s license. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) suspended testing during shutdowns and once testing […]

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Driving instructors in Kent unite to help learners take lessons through the Rated Driving Instructors site and app

Tired of trying to find a driving instructor since the easing of lockdown restrictions? Then a new app and website could help you kick things into high gear and hit the road. After driving lessons were able to resume in April, there was a huge demand for lessons and tests – many had to wait […]

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Driving instructors and learners left ‘frustrated’ by lack of driving tests

Three nationwide lockdowns resulted in a large backlog of driving tests, with one instructor saying the system was almost “completely complete”. This means that learner drivers cannot take their driving test, which means that driving instructors cannot take more students. Heads of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) say they are doing everything to […]

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Good news: you can now get a driver’s license without undergoing any test at the RTO

New Delhi: People who are looking for a driver’s license, here is good news for you. Now, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a new notification for driver training centers. Under new ministry guidelines, you can now get a driver’s license without taking a driving test at a Regional Transport Office […]

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Aberdeen driving instructors trial new app to protect them from Covid-19

Aberdeen driving instructors trial new app to protect them from Covid-19 Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of […]

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Ornikar raises $120 million as its driving school market kicks into high gear with car insurance – TechCrunch

A French startup that set out to bring a new approach to driver training and road safety, then used that foundation to expand into the related field of car insurance, today announces a major fundraising to continue to develop its service across Europe. Ornikar, which prepares people for driving exams by offering online driving lessons, […]

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Driving instructors booked for months with huge course delays

Driving instructors are “relieved” but cautious as they are told the date on which they can return to the roads of Wales. The long-awaited news that driving lessons can resume on April 12 has been welcomed by instructors who have already been reporting bookings for weeks, or even months in some cases, to deal with […]

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The Fiji Times “Driving Instructor License -” Extension to Stop the Hassle “

As part of concerns raised at its annual general meeting, the Association of Driving Schools of Fiji has received submissions on extending the license for driving instructors to three years. Association president Deo Narayan said extending the license expiration from one to three years would end the hassle that driving instructors have to go through […]

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Driving test book: driving instructors face a backlog of up to a million lessons

Driving instructors face a backlog of up to one million lessons as the number of people on the waiting list for lessons continues to rise, a committee from the Oireachtas has learned. Here, calls have been made to allow all essential workers and those who need a license for professional purposes to continue their driving […]

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Driving school instructors say they are struggling to survive and have been ‘completely ignored’ in Wales lockdown exit plan

Driving instructors in Wales have said they are struggling to make a living and have been ‘totally ignored’ in Wales’ plan to get out of lockdown. Under the current level four restrictions in Wales, driving lessons and testing are not permitted, with the exception of limited emergency testing for people who need to drive as […]

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Driving instructors face a backlog of up to a million lessons

Driving instructors face a backlog of up to a million lessons as the number of people on the driving waiting list continues to rise, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Calls have been made to allow all essential workers and those who need a work permit to continue their driving lessons and take the driving test. […]

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Durham driving instructors turn to food banks after being ‘denied financial assistance’

Driving instructors in County Durham have been ‘sidelined’ and left ‘destitute’ after being denied financial aid during the pandemic, it has been claimed. Sarah Gill, 33, who runs Durham-based Driver Skills North East, said Durham County Council failed to help instructors in the area after refusing them help. The local authority told the instructors they […]

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Brake! 2 in 3 Americans say giving a driving lesson is much scarier than learning to drive

NEW YORK – If your own experience learning to drive a car was terrifying, you might not want to teach someone else. A new survey reveals that the average driving lesson will consist of five shouts to “brake!” by the instructor, four attempts to grab the steering wheel and six attempts to press a non-existent […]

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London driving instructors denounce petition calling for learner drivers to pass without exam

A petition has been widely discussed in recent days regarding learners and their driving tests. The petition aims to get a government debate on whether driving instructors should have a mandate to pass learners who cannot take the tests due to the current lockdown. He says how “unfair” the situation is for learners who have […]

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The petition to allow driving school instructors to pass students collects nearly 20,000 signatures

“It requires more accidents! Petition to allow driving instructors to pass students unable to book test during Covid wins 27,000 signatures – but critics say it will put ‘dangerous’ drivers on the road Petition to allow UK driving instructors to pass students has 27,000 signatures Critics say campaign would increase number of ‘dangerous’ drivers Others […]

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Lockdown crisis hits Derbyshire driving instructors struggling to claim money

Driving instructors in Derby and Derbyshire are struggling to cope as problems getting government money have left them without a safety net. Since level 4, driving instructors have not been able to work with regulations preventing them from having students in their cars. Help is available, but several instructors have struggled to get the money […]

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AA Driving Instructors Suffer “Anxiety And In Debt” Over Deductible Payments During Coronavirus

Driving instructors working with AA driving school franchises threaten to cancel pre-authorized debits at the company after insisting they should defer payments and use government income support while it there is no prospect of work. Some instructors say they will end up with “no money” because they do not qualify for state aid. Under the […]

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Driving instructors in Holland said it was legal to offer driving lessons

Driving instructors in Holland have said it’s legal to offer lessons in exchange for sex. picture: satisfaction Driving instructors in Holland say it’s legal to offer lessons in exchange for sex, as long as the student is 18 The Dutch government, during a parliamentary session, was asked a question by Gert-Jan Segers, for the Christian […]

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Police ‘arrest’ driving instructors for ‘obstructing traffic’

– Advertising – National Association of Driving Schools (NADS) secretary Kingson Jean was among two driving instructors detained by police on Tuesday, his brother, Vernon Jean, said. “As far as I know he was driving with students this morning – driving at what he considered a safe speed on the road and while driving with […]

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Newport has 20% fewer driving instructors than in 2012

NEWPORT has lost one in five driving instructors over the past eight years, figures show. The National Joint Council of Certified Driving Instructors has said the reasons for the more than 10% drop in the number of instructors in Britain can be traced back to the last recession. Figures from the Department for Transport and […]

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Driving instructors turn to RSA for advice as they face 90,000 backlogs in December

Driving instructors are asking the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to engage with them to ensure the backlog of 90,000 applicants is cleared when Tier 5 restrictions are lifted. The Unite union, which represents driving instructors across Ireland, is also demanding better conditions amid reports that some instructors are being left out in the rain while […]

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Bradford loses one in six driving instructors

BRADFORD has lost one in six driving instructors over the past eight years, figures show. The National Joint Council of Certified Driving Instructors has said the reasons for the more than 10% decline in the number of instructors in Britain can be traced back to the last recession. Figures from the Department for Transport and […]

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Milton Keynes loses one in seven driving instructors

The National Joint Council of Certified Driving Instructors has said the reasons for the more than 10% drop in the number of instructors in Britain can be traced back to the last recession. Figures from the Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicles Standard Agency show there were 385 approved driving instructors in the […]

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How driving instructors are prioritizing safety during the pandemic

DRIVING instructors are facing huge loss of income following the disruption of services – despite the introduction of a range of Covid-19 safety measures. Driving lessons and tests were able to resume in July after a worrying period for the industry. It has been a turbulent time for many since then, but the threat of […]

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Driving instructors call for better working conditions during the pandemic

Driving instructors are forced to stand outside test centers without access to restrooms during driving tests, it has been claimed. A number of instructors took part in protests in Dublin and Sligo calling for better working conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Unite union, driving instructors are barred from entering Road Safety Authority […]

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Driving instructors must bring their own chairs as they are required to wait outside the test center

Driving instructors are forced to bring chairs to test centers as they are not allowed inside while their students are taking tests, it has been claimed. Restrictions in place due to Covid-19 mean instructors have to wait outside while students complete their driving tests. Kate Fennelly of driving school Feet 2 Wheels said instructors had […]

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Moray driving instructors prepare for lessons to restart

LOCAL driving instructors prepared for the return of regular driving lessons with a rally in Elgin over the weekend. As Certified Driving Instructors (ADIs) were given the green light to resume lessons from today, August 24, around half of Moray’s local instructors gathered at Elgin’s Lossie Green parking lot on Sunday afternoon August 23 for […]

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Driving instructors want ban lifted so they can feed their families | The new times

Mohammed Nyamujonge resides in Kinyinya Sector, Gasabo District with his extended family, who depend on him. Since 2006, they have lived off his job as a driving school instructor. However, when driving schools were shut down in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic hit the countryhe finds himself without any source of income. While many […]

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How driving instructors in the North East are getting back on the road after the Covid-19 lockdown

Learner drivers will discover new health and safety rules during their driving lesson The safety of driving instructors and their students remains a top priority as they return to work on the roads after all lessons were suspended in March during the unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. Many small independent driving schools are gradually […]

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Driving instructors slam lack of safe return advice

Driving instructors are carrying out temperature tests and implementing strict sanitation measures on their own to prevent the spread of Covid-19 amid what they claim is a complete lack of official guidance on the matter. The resumption of driving lessons has been brought forward to the third phase of the government’s plan to reopen the […]

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Driving instructors say they are struggling to survive without financial support and knowing when they will be able to return to work

Driving instructors in Wales say they are struggling to survive not knowing when they will be able to return to work as calls for clarity have been made by those working in the industry. Driving lessons have been suspended since March 20, with only key workers allowed to take lessons and take tests. In England, […]

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Learner driving instructors ready to battle Melbourne lockdown

Melbourne learner driving instructors are canceling clients after only resuming lessons last month after Melbourne’s first lockdown. Learner driving instructors in lockdown greater Melbourne have been forced to cancel lessons again after resuming teaching last month. It comes after the city was locked down on Wednesday night, with more than five million people living in […]

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Saudi female driving instructors discuss two years on the road

Three Saudi female driving instructors reflect on how two years behind the wheel changed their lives and those of their students By Ban Barkawi AMMAN, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It has been two years since Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of repression against women in […]

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Brighton driving instructors divided over resumption of lessons

DRIVING instructors are divided on whether it is safe to resume lessons this weekend. On Thursday, the government made a late addition to the list of businesses allowed to restart from Saturday. Driving lessons have been given the green light and there will be “a phased approach to resuming practical testing”. Instructors should keep windows […]

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Coronavirus in Ireland – Irish driving instructors prepare for return after Covid lockdown with new safety measures

IRISH driving instructors are preparing for a return to the roads after the Covid-19 lockdown – with a rake of new safety measures. Instructors hope to start classes from July 20, with some plans for steam cars, installing protective screens and using gloves and masks to resume their activities. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog […]

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Driving instructors feel ‘abandoned’ and ‘confused’ as they still don’t know when and how they can return to work

Driving instructors are feeling ‘abandoned’ and ‘confused’ during the Covid-19 crisis as workers are still unsure when and how they can resume teaching. This is according to the National Joint Certified Driving Instructors Council (ADINJC) who say they are unable to schedule lessons for learner drivers as there is ‘no proper plan’ set out by […]

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Driving instructors back on the road in British Columbia despite continued suspension of ICBC testing

British Columbians who want to get behind the wheel legally can resume taking driving lessons after lessons were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They can’t get a license yet. As of June 1, ICBC has reinstated knowledge testing, the prerequisite for slamming a learner magnet onto the bumper and being cleared to practice before […]

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No restart instructions – driving instructors

Nick Dorey, the owner of the Cann School of Motoring, is ready to start giving lessons again, but is awaiting guidance from states on what precautions he will need to take. (Photo by Sophie Rabey, 28313048) Details of the fourth phase of lockdown are outlined on the states website. He said businesses unable to operate […]

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Driving instructors slam Tory ministers and MPs for backing Dominic Cummings’ faulty driving offense

Special Adviser Number 10 Dominic Cummings speaks as he makes a statement in the Rose Garden at … [+] 10 Downing Street in central London on May 25, 2020, following allegations he and his family traveled from London to Durham as the country went into total lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by […]

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Driving instructors fear being pushed out of business for lack of support

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Birmingham driving instructors face ruin as pandemic keeps them off the roads

Driving instructors are driven to despair – because they can’t drive. Now they face an agonizing choice thanks to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Do they keep teaching when the UK lockdown lifts – or do they turn their careers around at the next crossroads and try to find another job? One of the leaders of […]

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Driving instructors in Kent fear for the future as their profession does not allow social distancing

Driving instructors across Kent have spoken of the uncertain future of their industry post-lockdown. Chris Bensted, co-owner of West Kent-based Better Driver Training, said around 40% of instructors were not receiving any financial support amid the crisis. There are also fears that this industry could be the last to return to normal due to the […]

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Driving instructors offer to deliver food to people in self-isolation | News

Social distancing measures have forced Red Driving School instructors to cancel all lessons Red said its drivers are all experienced, DBS checked and trained in customer service Driving instructors are offering to hit the road to help deliver food to meet increased demand during the coronavirus crisis. Instructors […]

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Ten-year-olds can get their first driving lesson in the new Vauxhall Corsa

Britain’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons has welcomed a brand new fleet of all new Vauxhall Corsa SE Premiums, which it will use to teach the next generation of drivers. One hundred and seventy of the all-new Corsas were fitted with dual controls and distributed to the Young Driver team across the country. Young […]

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Close-knit family of Greyhound driving instructors mourns the loss of two Richmondians to COVID-19 | Coronavirus

Whenever Paul Wright’s wife asked him when he was going to retire, the 78-year-old veteran Greyhound employee would tell her that he planned to work for a few more years. Each of his six younger siblings had already retired, but Wright wanted to wait until he was 80 and had spent 50 years with Greyhound. […]

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Driving instructors speak out after testing suspended across UK

Some driving instructors are struggling. Bosses at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) halted testing this week after responding to government advice – with testing centers closing. Chiefs say they will automatically book the test, free of charge, as soon as possible – but have not confirmed whether testing will be suspended from next […]

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Microsoft AI Project will replace driving instructors

A new artificial intelligence project from Microsoft aims to replace driving instructors in driving tests to soothe drivers’ nerves. Known as the HAMS (Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety) project, it’s basically a windshield-mounted smartphone with the front camera focused on the driver and the rear camera focused on the road ahead and any obstacles. driving to […]

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Driving lessons in Ireland require advanced driving instructors

DUBLIN, September 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — By car Ireland has been accorded so much importance on a global scale. Road users who have experienced driving in other parts of the world attest to this. Only people with UK driving experience were able to switch to Irish driving standards. It’s not surprising. Over the years, significant […]

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Thousands of Brits unknowingly use unlicensed driving instructors

THOUSANDS of Brits unknowingly use dodgy driving instructors when they go to get their license. Taking lessons with a dodgy on-road instructor could be life-threatening and mean you won’t be covered by insurance in the event of an accident. 1 Nearly 1,000 reports have been made of questionable driving instructors in the past five yearsCredit: […]

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These 10 driving monitors are among Burton’s best according to Google reviews

Learning to drive can be nerve-wracking, especially if your instructor isn’t someone you get along with particularly well. It often takes a bit of trial and error to find the right driving instructor to help you get that all-important pass. You hear horror stories of instructors grabbing the steering wheel and even yelling at their […]

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10 of Derby’s best driving instructors, according to you

Learning to drive is an essential accomplishment for many adults, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Even for those who aren’t planning on driving anytime soon, it’s a good idea to get your license as soon as possible while you have the time. But with so much on the line, choosing […]