A Driving Instructor's Blog

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our customers!

December 11th 2017

Anita

AHD Driver Training Ltd would like to thank all of its customers for their business in 2017 and to remember to recommend us to their friends and family. We have had a fantastic first time pass rate again this year...
No Back Lights at Night? Blame Daytime Running Lights [DRL]

December 5th 2017

Anita

Daytime Running Lights [DRL] commonly only illuminate the front lights of a vehicle, and not the rear lights. Usually, they also do not illuminate the dashboard lights for the speedometer and other instruments and controls.  This is intended to alert drivers...
Why is a roundabout in Gloucestershire known as the ‘Hamburger Lane’???

September 29th 2017

Anita

The Elmbridge Court roundabout is now known as the 'Hamburger Lane' roundabout and there is a 'how to' guide from Gloucestershire County Council.  Watch the video to check out 'why' it is now known as the 'Hamburger Lane' roundabout.  ...
DRIVING TEST CHANGES – 3 MONTHS TO GO!

September 5th 2017

Anita

A Handbook for every ADI has been sent out from the DVSA which can be used to not only explain the new test requirements clearly for each ADI but also their pupils.   Further information regarding the new Handbook can...
Part 3: Practical test of teaching skills is changing….

July 25th 2017

Anita

Part 3: Practical test of teaching skills CURRENT TEST UP TO 2 OCTOBER 2017: For the ADI Part 3 Instructional Ability test, you will be given 2 pre-set tests. For example, moving off/stopping a car, and meeting/crossing the path of...
What are the new speeding fines from 24 April 2017?

April 24th 2017

Anita

Confused about how the 'bandings' will affect you if caught speeding, click on the link below to read more: Speeding Fines 24 April 2017
Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

April 15th 2017

Anita

The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will...
Mobile Telephones

March 1st 2017

Anita

Mobile phones Using a handheld mobile phone while driving is illegal. It has been since 2003. From 1 March 2017, the penalties for holding and using your phone while driving have increased. It’s now 6 points and £200. It is...
‘Smart motorway’ offenders could be offered retraining

February 22nd 2017

Anita

The complete article can be found at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38563380 By Rowan Bridge Reporter, BBC Radio 5 live 10 January 2017 Drivers caught offending on so-called smart motorways in England could be offered re-education courses by police. Smart motorways operate variable speed...
Volkwagen Golf Petrol – joins our fleet of driving instructor vehicles!

August 11th 2016

Anita

Would you like to learn to drive in the new shape Volkswagen Golf petrol engine? This model of vehicle does not have a handbrake but instead is fitted with an 'automatic' handbrake.... how good is that?! Simon Davies will be...