Driving Ayrshire – New Driving Test

Driving Ayrshire – New Driving Test

With less than a month to go to the changes to the new Driving Test and its important you know what to expect if you have been already learning or just starting your journey to be a safe driver for life. There are key changes which you may or may not be aware of happening on the 4th December 2017. Below is a run down of the main changes:

  • The independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutesThe independent driving section of your test is set to double from ten minutes to 20 minutes – meaning it will now take up roughly half of the 40 minute exam. The DVSA explains that during this part of the test, you have to drive “without turn-by-turn directions from the driving examiner”.
  • You may have to follow directions from a sat nav. Most candidates will now be asked to follow directions from a sat nav during the independent driving part of the test. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it. One in five driving tests won’t use a sat nav and you’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.
  • Reversing manoeuvres are changing, ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, although you will still be taught them by your instructor. Instead, you’ll be asked to do one of three possible reversing manoeuvres. This could be to parallel park at the side of the road, park in a bay (either driving in and reversing out or reversing in and driving out), or to pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for two car lengths and rejoining the traffic again.
  • You’ll have to answer two safety questions while you’re driving. You’ll be asked two vehicle safety questions while you’re driving, which the DVSA says are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. You’ll be asked the ‘tell me’ question at the start of your test, before you start driving, and the ‘show me’ question while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers.Not everything is changing though; the test will still last around 40 minutes and the pass mark will remain the same, with no more than 15 minor driving faults and no major faults will return a pass result.

New Driving Test

If you have any questions on the new format of test you can contact us at Driving Ayrshire or book your lessons for the new year ahead.

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Driving Lessons Ardrossan – Rosalyn Meney first time pass

Driving Lessons Ardrossan – First time pass for Rosalyn Meney

First time pass on 23rd of August for Rosalyn Meney of Ardrossan, well done on a great drive ? from all at Driving Ayrshire, safe driving and good luck with your studies.  Rosalyn came to the school after having a break of almost 2 years from lessons and was looking to gain her full licence for work and studie purposes.  Having bought a car to do private practice with her dad she was able to gain confidence on the road again and build up to test standard to go over the elements she was learning in the car with her instructor.

Rosalyn left her thoughts with her Instructor below:

“The most important factor for me why I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School was to receive quality tuition! I knew the Driving School had a good reputation too having found them easily online. Learning to drive was as I expected it to be. My Driving Instructor Kevin had good teaching methods which led me to having a good experience throughout the learning process and doubling up my learning out practicing with my dad certainly benefitted me to passing first time. I was completely satisfied!”

Driving Lessons Ardrossan - Rosalyn Meney

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Driving Lessons Ardrossan – Rosalyn Meney first time pass

Driving Lessons Kilwinning – Tracy Scott Kilwinning student

First time pass Tracy Scott – Driving Lessons Kilwinning

Tracy from Kilwinning came to the School looking for a local instructor who would improve her driving having had lessons before in Glasgow.  With family and study commitments the need to drive was high on the to do lest and was delighted to get a first time pass on 23rd of August 2017.

“Learning to drive was not a terrifying experience like I expected but actually really enjoyable!! I first started to learn driving in Glasgow where I used to stay and was looking for a patient instructor in Ayrshire who I could learn skills from and help me progress to test standard when I saw the great customer reviews about the School. My Driving Instructor Kevin was great!! Kevin was so kind and reassuring and really helped me get over any nerves I had. Kevin helped me learn dual carriageways from scratch which I never did in any lessons before and the school has fair prices for lessons. I honestly can’t think of anything that would have improved my experience.”

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Driving Lessons Saltcoats – First time pass Gary Craig

Driving Lessons Saltcoats – Gary Craig’s pass

Great first time pass on 2nd of August 2017 for Gary Craig of Saltcoats. Gary came to the School from a recommendation and was keen to learn to drive having recently started a new job and relying on family and public transport to get about to and from work.  Gary overcome many challenges on route to being a full time licence holder so we are all very pleased he achieved his goals for himself and family. Happy, safe driving from your instructor Kevin and all at Driving Ayrshire ?

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Driving Schools Saltcoats - Gary Craig

“I chose Driving Ayrshire Driving School from being recommended by my brother who passed and gained his licence with the School and because of the good customer reviews I read, I was looking for good quality tuition. I found learning to drive rewarding and my Instructor made lessons fun and informative, making me feel confident about my driving, especially getting my own car to practice in with my dad this helped a lot! Kevin my Instructor had great teaching methods which were very useful and easy to learn and remember. I will be recommending the school to others as I’m sure they will have a great experience just like I did.”

Driving Schools Troon – Sarah Hughes test pass

Sarah Hughes first time test pass -Driving Schools Troon

Brilliant drive for Sarah Hughes of Troon passing her test first time with a clean sheet today,no faults. Enjoy the full licence taking your family out in your own car happy and safe driving! Sarah came to the School having a family of 5 kids and needed her licence to help drive to see family and friends.

“I was looking for a Driving School that had a good reputation and saw customers as important. I was really happy that Driving Ayrshire Driving School could offer consistent weekly slots for lessons. Learning to drive was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be, even though I was really nervous!! My Driving Instructor Kevin had great teaching methods and he always set an objective of what we were to achieve in the lesson. Kevin was always positive and encouraging in all the time I took lessons and couldn’t have done it without him! Payments were easy to make and wasn’t a problem to change lesson times when required which was quick. He was a fab instructor, soo pleased to have passed my test first time!!”

driving schools Troon = first time pass Sarah Hughes

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Prize Giveaway – 10 Hours of Driving Lessons to Ayrshire Students

Prize Giveaway – 10 Hours of Driving Lessons

To celebrate the end of a great year here at Driving Ayrshire we are offering a fantastic prize to people of Ayrshire – a 10 hour block of lessons to the value of £220. You will have to enter now though as the closing date is 31/12/16 with the winner chosen 1/1/17.  All you have to do to enter is head over to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DrivingAyrshire and scroll down to the competition post where you can like, comment and share the post to enter.

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Good Luck everyone!!

Driving Lessons Dalry – Test pass Wilma Reeves

Driving Lessons Dalry

Very well done today to Wilma Reeves of Dalry passing her driving test. A confident drive has realised your dream of being a full licence holder. Enjoy your new car for yourself and family when you get it!! All the best from your instructor Kevin and all at Driving Ayrshire.

Wilma leave us with this kind review of the School and learning to drive:

“I wanted to start learning to drive again after moving from my job to Ayrshire.  It was important to me finding an Instructor who I could connect with and really learn from was important for me in addition to flexibility of lesson timings. Driving Ayrshire Driving School having a good pass rate was also a factor. Learning to drive was far more fun than I expected where I genuinely looked forward to each and every lesson. My Driving Instructor was Kevin and he was incredibly calm and always had many methods of explaining things. Kevin was happy to go over things as many times as I required. I will definitely be recommending the school to others I know who want to drive, as the pass rate is superb, hours are flexible for my work and the teaching quality is ace!! The customer service I received from Kevin was fantastic!! I’m just sooo pleased to have passed today!!” 

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Driving lessons ardrossan – Gary Kilpatrick

driving lessons ardrossan - Gary Kilpatrick

Driving lessons Ardrossan – Pass success for Gary Kilpatrick

Congratulations to Gary Kilpatrick of Ardrossan on passing his driving test with just one driving fault. The examiner said it was a great all round drive that was almost faultless, i’m sure a clean sheet would have been nice but you should be proud of your efforts on passing so well!! Happy and safe driving from your instructor Kevin and all at Driving Ayrshire!!

driving lessons ardrossan - Gary Kilpatrick

Gary’s School Review

“I came to the driving school after my first instructor fell ill and was looking for a Driving Instructor that would have the right attitude towards their students. In addition to this value for money was important and for the School to have a high pass rate were factors when deciding who to choose. Learning with Driving Ayrshire Driving School matched all my expectations, it was great!! My Instructor was Kevin and I found his teaching methods to be smooth, he was professional, motivating and this all helped to build my confidence. Kevin definitely had a good sense of humour which I really liked and helped me learn. Because of my experience I will be recommending the School and Kevin to others.” 

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Driving Ayrshire’s Christmas Raffle

For our christmas cracker this year at Driving Ayrshire we are going around local colleges and businesses with a fun raffle offering 10 hours of lessons given to the lucky winner! Simply submit a message titled ‘Christmas Raffle’ to buy a free ticket and you’ll receive a number (only one per message) then the lucky person drawn will receive the 10 hours of lessons!

Send a ticket request to https://www.driving-ayrshire.co.uk/contact-us or private message at http://www.facebook.com/DrivingAyrshire

Good luck! Closing date is 24th Dec 2015 when the lucky driver’s number will be announced

First time theory pass today

Well done to Cameron on passing his theory test first time today. Good luck with the practical driving now.

theory pass

 

Driving Ayrshire provide free theory help to all it’s students here is a direct link to access the free Smart Driving which cover the full bank of questions and hazard perception clips you will face in your actual theory test. Good luck everyone and drop a message to the site if you want any questions answered and we will reply as soon as we can to help.

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