Archive for August, 2013

DSA clamps down on illegal driving instructors.

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As I’m sure my colleagues will agree, the road to ADI qualification is long and often expensive, with the study costs, Examination fees and the cost of additional training.
Little wonder therefore, that many of us seethe at the practice of illegal or unqualified Instruction, considering we are often faced with the results of such practice, when young Johnny comes to us with the plaintive cry “But I just want a car for my test ...

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TRISTAR DRIVING – A Serious Opportunity

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logofbTRISTAR DRIVING is offering any interested ADI the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and independence of a sole trading Instructor, whilst experiencing the benefits of shared expenses.

 

a:  Your website is already established and will therefore cost you NOTHING in set-up charges, hosting, domain name etc.

b:  We will add your unique page, using the script and photos you provide.

c:  We will provide ...

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Bad Driving – What are we thinking – Part TWO

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Whilst involved in 15 years of Driving Instructor Training, I met very many self-confessed “Expert Drivers”  who often demonstrated an abject lack of fundamental skills during preparation for the Part Two test of driving ability.

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4. … yet we behave more aggressively to those of ‘lower status’

One interesting paradox is that even though we’re prone to dehumanising other drivers, we still act according to social status.Decades of research shows that prolonged honking, tailgating, and other aggressive behaviours are more likely if the aggressor ...

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Bad driving: what are we thinking? – Part ONE

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New laws to curb dangerous driving highlight the fascinating psychology of the road

At TRISTAR, like the majority of Driving Schools, we are subjected, on a daily basis, to the verbal and often physical reactionof so-called experienced drivers, following errors of judgement by our learner drivers. They set themselves up as “The Oracle” and the fount of all knowledge – quite often after scraping through a driving test; their pronouncements being based upon how long ...

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Higher fines for risky drivers, at last – we hope it makes a difference.

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 A couple of days ago, in my car bearing my TRISTAR roof-sign and various magnetic decals, I was tail-gated by a couple of young guys and, though I regret rising to it now, I gestured that they should pull back. However, all I got was increased aggression (well there were two of them) and I eventually pulled over.

“You undertook us on the approach to the A34 roundabout,” was the sneered accusation. “near the petrol station.”

Having used that stretch ...

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YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN US

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Hi.

I’m looking for some forward-thinking Instructors to join our growing numbers here at TRISTAR.

You may have been, or indeed still are, on a Franchise and maybe you’re yearning for that feeling of independence, whilst retaining a connection to a larger company.

TRISTAR operates a client-centred policy – something reflected in our offers and advertisements; for example, we have just launched our new and innovative “Flexi-Intensive” Courses, where the lesson plan and structure are discussed with ...

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Young drivers nearly twice as likely to crash on rural roads

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A survey has uncovered ‘disturbing evidence’ of young drivers’ safety record on rural roads.

Evidence shows that young rural drivers are nearly twice as likely (44 per cent) to be involved in a collision compared with young urban drivers.

Government proposals to curb the excesses of newly-qualified young drivers have received surprise backing – from young drivers themselves.

Research reveals that four in 10 drivers aged 17-25 would welcome mandatory motorway driving lessons, with a similar number backing night-time motorway lessons and breath-alcohol ...

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Drivers supervising learners risk breaking law

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Don’t take a chance with safety, contact Tristar and ask about our Mums and Dads Skills Tune up Course: www.tristardriving.co.uk/refresher-courses

A recent report mentions some startling facts:-

Anyone supervising a learner driver is effectively in control of the car

Drivers are risking fines, disqualification or jail because they do not know the rules on supervising learners, The AA motoring group’s survey of 19,000 members suggested nearly a quarter did not know it was illegal to use a mobile phone while out with ...

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Police to take immediate action against motorists who fail roadside eye tests.

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The Police will be able to take immediate action against motorists who fail roadside eye tests under tough new rules introduced today by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has worked closely with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to introduce a new system to deal with roadside eyesight test failures more quickly. Under the new rules a licence can be revoked in a matter of hours rather than days.

The new system enables the ...

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Learners: Beware Bogus Test Booking Sites

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At TRISTAR we’ve had a few instances where pupils have tried to book theory or practical tests online, and have then called to check out the relevant cost – as in “It’s more than what you told me!” So I was relieved when I received the following email from the Driving Standards Agency, an email that I would like to share with all new and potential pupils.

Learner drivers warned about extra charges

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) ...

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