N is for News (10th June 2020)


Getting you booked in the diary

The world is slowly getting back to normal. But it will take a while. Just a simple back of the envelope calculation shows that the lock-down will have been responsible for a backlog over the UK of about 450,000 driving tests.

It’s not good news for trainee driving instructors either, as it’s likely that their final exams will be pushed back to accommodate normal learner tests.

To those of you who pre-booked under our Bounce Back Offers: a sincere “Thank you”. This has let me plan my business much better, and has genuinely helped the business survive when many other small businesses have been forced to close.

We will be contacting students in three stages.

Bounce-Back Students

We will be contacting all pre-booked bounce-back students next week to pencil you in the diary for lessons, estimating a start date of 6th July. As we have said right from the start, this start date is subject to Government approval and the lock-down being eased according to plan.

Deferred-Test Students

We will then contact all students who had a test booked but had it rescheduled to due Covid-19. Unfortunately, due to the massive backlog of driving tests, I fully anticipate test dates being cancelled and rebooked again.

Existing Students

Existing students who have not secured their place through the bounce-back scheme, and do not have a test booking, will be contacted very soon. There are a small number of places left on the offer to secure your place… see below … but I’m afraid you’ve missed the early-bird discount.

New Students

Only when we have looked after our existing students will we take on new students from the waiting list.

New car costs slashed by nearly 25% as showrooms get back to business
New car costs slashed by nearly 25% as showrooms get back to business

Car showrooms across England have dramatically lowered their prices in a bid to lure buyers after lock-down.

Scrappage scheme for petrol and diesel cars welcomed by motoring and environmental groups
The average lifespan of a car in the UK is just over eight years

The UK is considering launching a new car scrappage scheme in which drivers could be given up to £6,000 to give up their petrol or diesel vehicles for an electric model

Skoda unveils safety tech to better protect cyclists

In honour of Bike Week (6-14 June), Skoda has announced details about the 2020 Octavia’s new safety tech – designed to prevent collisions with cyclists and pedestrians.

Disability Driving Instructors is a voluntary register of specialist driving instructors.

Learn theory the visual way: great for learners with dyslexia

L-plate with coloured spots for Children in Need

Big Learner Relay for Children in Need

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