All Weather Driving

I’ve written this article during Lockdown due to driving lessons constantly being cancelled. I hope many will find it useful (though it is a bit of a tome) particularly during these cold, winter days we are having at the time of writing. The article is split into the three skills that cover the problems thatContinue reading “All Weather Driving”

Customer Comments

Since moving the business to Full Licence Holders from Learners, I am putting comments up from pupils to show how they feel the lessons have been helpful. Full Licence Holders only and here they come: I just put one of your snow driving tips into practice! Pete called briefly today and had to park onContinue reading “Customer Comments”

Coronavirus Guidelines for Teaching Driving

A copy & Paste from the professional body to which I belong, that represents driving instructors, concerning what I would call ‘ barrier teaching’ is shown below. I have preceded the actual report with a summary of the legalities I received (thankfully) and this is shown in italics. Though not mentioned in the summary, theContinue reading “Coronavirus Guidelines for Teaching Driving”

In the Video ‘ We’ll be together again’

The local ‘4 Heatons Traders Association’ came up with this gem ( I’m on at the end, looking a tad self conscious), presumably to keep us occupied during the Lockdown. It’s tons better than I thought it would be and, the music’s grown on me too! Great fun and I want to do another oneContinue reading “In the Video ‘ We’ll be together again’”

New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.

I recently attended an on-line Driving Instructor Show – something that is usually held at a conference centre. Although tentative at first, I followed the instructions on how to navigate my way round, and it subsequently proved to be a great morning out! You could login between 10am and 1pm and click on any exhibitorContinue reading “New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.”

Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)

This is a summary of some research I did for The Four Heatons Traders Association concerning the volume of traffic coming down Didsbury Road in Stockpot and the results may be of interest to those of you who live in the vicinity. We identified the following problems: The bus lane operating 12 hours a day,Continue reading “Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)”

Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)

Having had a traumatic last couple of weeks, thereabouts, with a scare on my eyesight, I thought it might be helpful to relate it here, in case anyone suffers the same symptoms.   I woke up with flashing lights to my left eye along with a floater. Google correctly said this could be symptomatic ofContinue reading “Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)”

My Interview on Radio Manchester (13th Oct 2013)

Ps. The link’s gone now, but you never know, they might resurrect it one day! I was enjoying a lie in the other day when the phone rang and I was asked if I’d like to answer questions on the potential changes to driver training and testing. As somebody who always wanted to be aContinue reading “My Interview on Radio Manchester (13th Oct 2013)”

Driving Test Stuff

You can read up on all things related to the driving test here. I’v e not put direct links to different aspects (marking, booking, theory, practical) etc., because it’s a ‘shifting sands’. You might have to register with the .gov website but useful if you want to learn about driving/licensing anyway. http://www.gov.uk