Update regarding driving lessons after the Governments latest announcement.

The Governments latest announcement.

 

The Prime Ministers announcement on the 10th May didn’t make it clear as to who can get back to work and who cannot.

So, due to the confusion we have asked our instructors not to take anyone except key workers out on driving lessons for the time being, until we get clarification from the government and the DVSA that it is safe for us to give driving lessons to all.

Of course when we do get back to work, there will be some changes due to the corvid-19 government guidelines.

We have spoken with virus specialists in the medical profession, and listened to advice from the DVSA and government about creating a safe environment for people to learn.

Our major priority is focused on our customers and our instructors safety throughout these unusual times, which means new regulations have been put in place to create a safe learning environment within our vehicles.

Beat the rush

We expect a lot of bookings once we receive confirmation that it’s safe to offer driving lessons as usual. Which means the best way to beat the rush is to pre-pay for your driving lessons, which of course means that we will endeavour to start your lessons straight away.

If there is a delay getting back to work, then any pre-paid lessons will be held in credit for up to 12 months.

If you are a key worker we are still able to offer driving lessons, and we can help you learn fast as well as assist you in getting a confirmed driving test date with a DVSA driving examiner.

We are looking forward to getting back to doing what we do best, and helping our students pass their driving test quickly and first time.

To book your driving lessons please call 03332 004130.

 

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New in Driving News

Hello everyone and Welcome to the Elite Driving School Blog’s New in Driving News!

There has been a lot of Driving News lately, mainly, revolving around the weather!

However, last week, it was announced that Learner Drivers would be allowed on the motorways, with a qualified Driving Instructor, as of the 4th June 2018!

I have both good and points for the debate of Learner Drivers being allowed on motorways…

Let’s get all the negativity out of the way, and start with the cons:

-Motorways are dangerous if going both too fast, or too slow. Going too slow on a Motorway can cause serious problems, and can be very dangerous, which is why generally, it is better to do when more competent.

-Realistically, in an average hour/hour and a half lesson, the Learner isn’t going to get very far, before having to turn around and come back home. It is going to be extremely difficult for those who don’t live anywhere near a motorway, to have a motorway lesson as a learner…right?

-Thy’re unreliable. This shouldn’t be too difficult to explain, but sometimes, for unforeseen circumstances, you can get stuck on the motorway for hours. I’m sure we have all been there. Just last week, people were stuck on the M62 for 15 hours, after a mass crash. – Could you imagine being stuck in a car for 15 hours with your instructor?

-The other road users. You can sometimes get people, who get a little ‘speed happy’ and tend to just zoom off, well over the speed limit. This of course is annoying to general road users, never mind learners, who haven’t even passed a test to determine if they are ready to drive safely or not. I can imagine it being quite scary.

-They’re unqualified. Sure, they’re with a qualified instructor, who can drive at an advanced level, and in a car with dual controls, but that doesn’t prevent the fact that they’re unqualified. And yes, I understand the point of this is to become qualified, but people generally learn or go on a motorway, after they have experienced driving on their own on A and B roads.

Okay. Now, for the Pro’s:

-It allows the learner to advance on the skills that they already have, to be able to assess the situation appropriately.

-It allows learners to be experienced on all roads, before becoming qualified.

-With the new ‘Smart Motorways’ it enables learners to be more aware of how they work, as they won’t be involved in the Theory test.

-It gives them an advanced knowledge, meaning that there could potentially be fewer ‘new driver’ accidents.

 

What do you think?

We would love to hear your thoughts on the subject, as I think it is such a controversial one.

– The Elite Team

 

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It’s quite normal now for the younger generation to learn to drive as soon as they can. It is actually a really good idea. So, if you are 17, or are wanting to get someone driving lessons, here are some reasons why learning to drive when your younger, is easier. It has been found in…

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If you didn’t know already, the UK driving test is changing from the 4th December 2017 (not a very nice Christmas present, is it?). We are updating you with the most recent changes made by the DVSA. It was released on the 13th September 2017, that there would be revised changes to the ‘Show me’…

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Are you a goldfish or an elephant when taking driving lessons?

Driving Lessons banter

Which one are you? Goldfish or elephant?

 

Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to complete a random quiz to help you identify which animal you are (this isn’t Buzzfeed after all).

 

Or a survey to see which pet you should get next (FYI, elephants aren’t suitable pets, in case you were wondering…)

 

I am, in fact, talking about your memory.

 

What’s this got to do with learning to drive I hear you ask?

 

Well if like a goldfish, you have a three-second memory? Could Dory from Finding Nemo remember more from your previous driving lesson than you?

 

Or are you more like an elephant? Never forgetting anything and priding yourself on being able to recall random facts from 10 lessons ago?

 

If your memory is like a sieve, this simple trick promises that you’ll be able to remember just about anything…in under 40 seconds.

 

According to experts at the University of Waterloo, drawing is a pretty powerful memory aid. They gave students a list of 30 words and asked to spend 40 seconds writing it out repeatedly or drawing it.

 

Those that drew the words recalled twice as many as those who’d written the words out.

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/7070177/Memory-like-a-sieve-Try-this-one-simple-trick-to-remember-anything-in-under-40-seconds.html

 

Even if you’re an elephant then, this is a handy trick to keep your memory in tip-top condition.

 

Though I can’t promise it’ll help you remember your next lesson…

 

So whether you’re an elephant, goldfish, or simply someone who needs a helping hand with in the memory department, this is one technique worth trying out.

 

Now, if only I’d known this earlier. I’d of remember where I’d put my car keys….

 

Have a fantastic weekend…

You’ve Passed Your Test, Now What?

Congratulations on passing your test and gaining a full licence!

You can now enjoy your new found freedom but you must remember that passing your driving test doesn’t necessarily mean you know everything, it is just your first step at becoming a skilled driver.

You will learn whilst driving and better improve your skills.

Continue reading “You’ve Passed Your Test, Now What?”

Driving Tips: Steering

One piece of advice when steering, and we’re aware of how it sounds is to look at what you want to hit.

You will be drawn towards whatever you focus your attention on, or what you are looking at. Thus, it follows that if you pay close attention to obstacles, you are likely to hit them. Nearly every steering problem can be traced back to observation.

By looking ahead and keeping your eyes moving, you are taking in as much information as you can, something that is crucial for acquiring effective steering control.

When steering through narrow gaps such as parked cars, ensure to look well ahead and aim for the empty space. By looking ahead early, you are setting yourself on the right course and won’t need to look at the obstructions.

Turning right

A large number of new drivers have difficulties when turning right or completing the final leg of the turn-in-the-road manoeuver, otherwise known as a three point turn.

A natural response is to look at the car’s bonnet or directly in front of the car, however, you should be looking through the driver’s side window.

Moving your view along the new road and then ahead, so then your eyes won’t start to move back towards the front (a common occurrence as the car moves around the corner) move the steering wheel with them.

Are you looking for a driving school in Hull? Look no further than Elite Driving School!

 

Before you start driving

Prior to taking the next step and beginning your driving lessons.

The minimum age in the UK to start driving lessons is 17. However, those that want to start driving should be in possession of a UK provisional license issued by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).

Provisional license

The initial step is to acquire a provisional license. If a person wanted to begin their driving lessons as soon as they turned 17, it is possible to apply for a provisional license three months before that person’s 17th birthday. It will arrive before their birthday but will not be valid until that day.

If a person is entitled to mobility allowance, they can apply for their provisional license at the age of 16.

Reading

Another step to consider would be to take up some essential reading either during your driving lessons or before you begin them. The Highway Code is recommended, along with preparing for your hazard perception and driving theory to ensure you are well equipped with the right knowledge for your tests. There’s a variety of resources available on the internet.

Please visit the website if you would like to begin your driving lessons in the Hull area!

 

Intensive driving course benefits

Many modern driving schools now offer the option of intensive driving lessons available.

Due to the eligibility for certain jobs, or just needing a car for a specific reason – intensive courses may be the option for someone who needs to learn to drive within a limited amount of time.
Modern schools meet these needs, not only providing a quicker time frame to learn to drive, but with the same amount of quality and integrity.

With intensive driving lessons, you choose when you would like to pass and we will set that goal and hopefully reach it.

Elite Driving can teach you to drive in 7 days on one our Intensive Driving Courses, or, if it’s more convenient, it can be spread across 2 to 10 weeks on one of our fast pass Route 66 driving courses.

Please visit our website to view all of our driving courses available and we can help you decipher the best course for you.

Driving Lessons Hedon

Driving lessons Hedon, Jessica CheesemanCongratulations to Jessica Cheeseman from Hedon who passed her driving test on her first attempt on the 4th March 2015.

Jessica did especially well to beat the nerves and have a great drive.

Jessica already has her own car and is all ready to get on the roads!

Happy driving Jessica best wishes for the future from driving instructor James Fosten and the team at Elite driving School

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