Working with you to encourage learners to practise driving in the dark

Over the past few months we’ve been carrying out research to help us understand how we can encourage more learner drivers to spend time practising driving in the dark. In our latest blog post, Mark Winn shares our research findings with you and explains how you can help. Read ‘Working with you to encourage learners […]

Updating the driver’s record

We’ve published new versions of the driver’s record on GOV.UK. Driver’s records are a good way to track your pupils’ progress and for them to record their practice and skills. The records have been updated so that they: are easier to read and use group together key skills so you can easily check what your […]

Bishop Stortford test centre: temporary relocation

Car driving tests will be relocated to a temporary site while we carry out maintenance work. The last day of testing at Bishop Stortford test centre will be Monday 9 March 2020.  From Tuesday 10 March 2020 any tests booked will be carried out from Bishop Stortford football club. Testing will recommence from Bishop Stortford test centre as […]

Road Safety News w/comm 10/2/20 – in association with THINK!

  Click here to read all news reports • IAM RoadSmart has warned that allowing electric scooters to operate on roads and pavements would be ‘bad for road safety’. (3 reader comments) • School crossing patrols in Suffolk are being issued with body cameras in order to curb abuse from motorists and other road users. […]

The Driving Instructors Podcast – Show 168

52 minutes The latest episode from Dipod is now freely available for your listening pleasure! Your response is always welcome at www.dipod.co.uk… In this show we catch up with some correspondance and look at the changes that will affect you if you are planning to drive in Europe after our exit from the EU. Find […]

Association Meeting – save the date!

Saturday 29 February Village Inn, Walsall at 10am (The Hub is open for coffee from 9am) Agenda: 1. Meeting opened by the Chair – Lynne Barrie 2. Attendance register and apologies for absence 3. Minutes of the Association Meeting held on 30 November 2019 4. Matters arising 5. Correspondence 6. Chairman’s report 7. Presentation by […]

The Physics of Driving & ‘Mother Nature’s Law’- Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (August 2019)

Harrington Driver Training Services To be a good driver trainer one has to be a good driver. However, to be a good driver one doesn’t necessarily have to be a good trainer. But in relation to the operating principles of a motor vehicle – how much should a driver or the driver trainer know. Of […]

Improving theory test provision at Fort William

We’re working with Pearson Vue to improve the theory test service we provide in the Highlands and Islands. We ran a drop in session in Fort William in December 2019, to find out how you thought provision could be improved. Following your feedback, from 26 February 2020 the mobile testing van will visit Fort William […]