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The man was taking driving lessons with his girlfriend when he was caught without insurance

A young man from Donegal was on a driving lesson with his girlfriend when he was caught driving without insurance. Frank McMenamin, a 22-year-old from St Jude’s Court in Lifford, was allowed to retain his license by Judge Brendan O’Reilly. McMenamin was in Letterkenny District Court in connection with an incident that occurred on January […]

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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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Learners can get points on their license BEFORE their driving test – here are 3 ways to avoid them

LEARNING to drive is widely considered a nerve-wracking rite of passage. And in addition to road signs, parallel parking lots and roundabouts, budding motorists also risk penalty points before they even pass their tests. 1 Learner drivers can get penalty points before taking their testsCredit: Alamy Learner drivers can have up to 11 points on […]

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Changes to entry-level commercial driving come into effect in February

QUINCY (WGEM) – The days of your parents or grandparents learning to drive a big tractor-trailer will soon be over. There is a new rule starting February 7 that will standardize the process for obtaining their commercial driver’s license. The rule would require a 4-6 week formal training program in a classroom setting with a […]

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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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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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Triad Truck driving schools keen to train new drivers

As supply chain issues continue to strain the system, Piedmont Triad educators are working to be part of the solution: getting more truckers on the road. At the Yadkin Center at Surry Community College in Yadkinville, instructors help train the next generation of truck drivers. The truck driver training program consists of 384 hours of […]

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Letter from the Director General of the DVSA to driving school instructors regarding the resumption of driving test services

Dear Colleague, Following my recent letter which I sent you on October 15th, I would like to inform you of the latest developments regarding the driving tests. Further progress was made with the industrial action talks with the public and commercial service (PCS), which I will detail in this letter. We are also launching our […]

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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 lessons in Edinburgh ‘most expensive’ in UK as learners shell out more

Research has found that Edinburgh is the most expensive city in the whole of the UK to learn to drive. The study, which was carried out by Veygo, an insurance company for learner drivers, looked at how difficult learning to drive is currently in some of the country’s largest cities due to waiting times and […]

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The Six Ages of Driving – or how I went from heroin addict to terrified motorist | Brigitte Delaney

1. Russell Street amusement arcades were the place in Melbourne to buy heroin in the 90s and early 2000s. But I went there to learn to drive. My roommate and I would walk around town after class and play the Daytona car game for hours. You slipped into a seat. You can choose between manual […]

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Janelle Brown immediately botches Savanah’s driving lesson

Sister Wives star Janelle Brown immediately botches Savanah’s driving lesson. Fans take to the comments section to debate where your hands should be on the wheel while driving. Read on to find out more. Janelle Brown immediately botches Savanah’s driving lesson Janelle Brown takes to her Instagram to share with fans that her daughter, Savanah, […]

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ICBC suspends Steve Wallace’s driving instructor license, police recommend sexual assault charges

A month later Aiko Oye and others went public online detailing the sexual harassment allegations against Victoria’s driving instructor Steve Wallace, she feels relieved. “My sister’s friends and then their friends knew people, I got messages as far back as the 70s,” Oye said. “It was really exciting to see something happen so quickly.” According […]

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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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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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Traffic chief calls for overhaul of learning to drive methods

By Carlena Knight [email protected] Traffic Chief Superintendent Rodney Ellis has publicly shown his support for updating the methods used to teach people to drive. Ellis also offered some suggestions for doing so. “What we see is people learning to drive in a small car but as soon as they get their license they get an […]

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Tommy Fury takes a driving lesson in Cheshire three weeks after Molly-Mae Hague passed her exam

TOMMY Fury is hot on the wheels of girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague as he was spotted learning to drive weeks after the influencer passed her test. In exclusive footage obtained by The Sun Online, the boxer, 22, was seen wearing an all-black outfit and face mask as he jumped into the driver’s seat of the Toyota […]

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Increase in driving school reservations as pandemic restrictions ease | Connecticut News

ROCKY HILL (WFSB) – You may have noticed more student drivers on the road lately. With the rollout of the vaccine and the end of school, teenagers are driving again. As you can imagine—it’s a very strange time for a new driver—these kids are pretty nervous. Driving schools have advice for them, and for adults […]

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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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Top Gear’s Paddy McGuinness had his first public road driving lesson aged NINE and crashed his dad’s car as a teenager

PADDY McGuiness is a Top Gear star and it could be down to his dad’s laid-back attitude to him learning to drive. The comedian, 47, first got behind the wheel much younger than most and tested his driving skills aged nine. 8 Top Gear’s Paddy McGuiness opened up about his early driving experiencesCredit: BBC McGuinness […]

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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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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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How much does it cost to learn to drive? Driving lesson fees, the cost of a driving test and any extras that learners need to budget for

Learning to drive is not cheap Learning to drive is an important step for many people. It means independence and mobility and opens up opportunities for work and travel. But earning that freedom doesn’t come cheap, with the cost of lessons, testing, and the license itself. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the […]

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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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Girl, 17, fined for taking driving lesson during lockdown gets ANOTHER penalty

Girl, 17, fined $1,650 for taking a driving lesson with her mum during lockdown, gets ANOTHER penalty even though cops admit they were wrong Hunter Reynolds, 17, was slapped with a $1,652 fine for an unnecessary trip in April The teenager was taking a driving lesson with her mum during the COVID-19 lockdown Police admitted […]

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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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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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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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Aspiring ballerina killed in crash on I-240 during driving lesson

A 16-year-old girl was killed in an accident while learning to drive in southern Oklahoma City. Hope Shaffer was a budding ballerina and her dream was cut short in an accident Wednesday near Interstate 240 and Shields Boulevard. Shaffer had just graduated from her childhood dance studio and was looking forward to the next chapter. […]

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Iowa DOT to investigate driving school after video shows instructor encouraging speeding, arguing with fellow driver

The Iowa Department of Transportation said it had “strong concerns” after seeing video of an Open Road Driving School instructor during an apparent driving lesson. In a video sent to TV9, an Iowa City instructor encourages a learner driver to break driving laws to overtake another car, in an attempt to confront another driver. In […]

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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 the most popular driving instructors in Nottingham, according to Google

Learning to drive is an exciting new step towards greater freedom of movement with an abundance of new opportunities. However, it can also be daunting and finding a suitable teacher can be tricky. It’s not cheap, so you want to make sure you’re getting the most for what you’re paying for. Here are the most […]

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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 […]