Driving lessons news

Hope For New Drivers

The Government are considering a raft of new proposals to reduce new and young driver accident statistics. These include a move towards a more graduated system of qualification. The time taken for learning may include a minimum period for supervised practice.
Motorway driving, driving in adverse conditions and in darkness may also become part of the process of qualification.

In addition, a more searching driving test may be introduced. Bearing in mind these considerations may take years to come to fruition, and indeed not see implementation, why not just consider post test training on Motorways etc. It could make all the difference.


Anniesland Driving Test Centre – Is The Home of All Matters Driving to Close?

As the D.S.A. continues in preparations to deliver driving tests more locally, the public may well consider the benefits of not having to pay  extra driving time for lessons to reach Anniesland. Certainly, having satellite practical driving test centres where instructors can take their pupils in Bearsden, Milngavie and Clydebank delivers a localised service. But what of the Anniesland centre?
As i understand Anniesland is one of very few centres that D.S.A. actually own, and it’s always busy – the freedom driving centre some may say! That said, under the current economic conditions, i wonder how secure it’s future will be? If for example, D.S.A. find rolling out tests from public libraries and car parks proves a cheaper and popular move, will it then give them a legitimate reason to hoist up a “for sale” sign?

The Driving Test – Is It All A Fix?

New to the world of blogging, i was thinking of what subject from the world of driving i should choose to open for debate. So here goes, and it may be a controversial topic – IS THE DRIVING TEST A FIX?

For over 22 years I have been meeting people who believe that driving examiners have quotas and it’s mostly down to luck whether a candidate passes or not.
It is indeed a fact that examiners have quotas. For instance, if an examiner conducts seven tests in a day, then only seven candidates can therefore pass.

As for the belief that passing is down to luck, there is also some truth in this. For instance, a candidate who is lacking in some competencies may just get lucky on the day: but then again, may go on to be fatally unlucky in their  future driving. One thing I can be certain of is that those candidates who have been thoroughly trained and have gathered enough experience usually pass. The converse is equally true: those who have not gained sufficient skill and experience will, thankfully for themselves and the rest of the public, almost certainly fail.