A Driving Instructor's Blog

VISIT TO HIGHWAYS ENGLAND IN QUINTON

May 12th 2019

Anita

Wow! Just look how many screens are displayed all in one go!  Also, wind and pollution levels are also checked on a regular basis and then the speed limits are changed accordingly.  Spectacular stuff - highly recommend a visit to...
VISIT TO HIGHWAYS ENGLAND IN QUINTON

May 12th 2019

Anita

Visited Highways England today with a group of other ADI's.  Fantastic presentation and highlights the excellent job they all do.  Highways England have set up a 'Drivinghub.co.uk' for Driving Instructors, Learner Drivers, Parents, and links to an APP via the...
Campervan Training – C Laxton

May 7th 2019

Anita

TESTIMONIAL:  Highlighted lots of useful vehicle safety tips. Excellent teaching on manoeuvring and very easy to understand - thanks Anita!  
How old is too old? Friday 18 January, 2019

January 18th 2019

Anita

Source:  ADI News Friday 18 January 2019 The Duke of Edinburgh made headlines after being involved in a crash near the Queen’s Sandringham estate where he was behind the wheel. The incident has since sparked discussions over Prince Philip continuing...
UK’s first accessible electric charging bay opens Friday, 11 January, 2019

January 18th 2019

Anita

UK’s first accessible electric charging bay opens Source:  ADI News 11 January 2019: NCP has opened the UK’s first recharging bay for electric vehicles to be accessible by disabled drivers at its new car park in Stanley Street, Salford. First...
Rules change for driving in Europe Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

January 18th 2019

Anita

  Source:  ADI News Article 15 January 2019 From 28 March 2019, drivers from the UK will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK...
Park in a bicycle lane and you could get a £130 fine

December 29th 2018

Anita

News Article from ADINJC - December 2018 To improve road safety, the Department for Transport (DfT) is bringing in new rules, which mean drivers face fines if they’re caught parking in cycle lanes—and the penalty could be a whopping £130....
Road rage concern for motorists

December 29th 2018

Anita

ADI News Article Wednesday 19 December 2018   A new survey has revealed that 43% of motorists say they have been victims of road rage. The survey of over 2,000 motorists found that 20% of male motorists admit to being...
MPs raise concern over safety of smart motorways

December 29th 2018

Anita

ADI News Article Wednesday 19 December 2018   A group of MPs have raised concerns over the safety of smart motorways and are calling for the rollout to be paused. Smart motorways work by using the hard shoulder as a...
6 months of learner drivers on motorways

December 13th 2018

Anita

This week marks 6 months since the rules were changed to allow learner drivers to take driving lessons on the motorway. In the latest Despatch blog post, Finbar King, AA President Edmund King's son, tells about his experience of being one...