Hooray! It didn’t get above freezing today but the snow stayed away. 2013, 2 tests taken and 2 tests passed. Today was the turn of Mr John Muldoon from Borough Green who passed his test at the Sevenoaks Test Centre. John has held an American driving licence for over 35 years but had to take the British test in order to drive here. It’s not easy overturning the habits of a lifetime but John did it magnificently. He is excited and I am very proud once again.
Well done to Jacob Burgess from Weald who passed his Practical Driving Test today at Sevenoaks Test Centre. This Jacob’s first attempt and he passed brilliantly with only 1 minor fault. It was a difficult day though because we woke to snow and didn’t know until mid-day whether the test would be going ahead. Jacob faced this uncertainty very well and held his nerves at bay. I am very proud of Jacob who has joined a long list of people who have passed at the first attempt with Teresa Allen School of Motoring.
|Alcohol and drugs|
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about alcohol and drugs.
Do not drink and drive as it will seriously affect your judgement and abilities. You MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than 35 microgrammes/100 millilitres of breath or a blood alcohol level of more than 80 milligrammes/100 millilitres of blood.
- give a false sense of confidence reduce co-ordination and slow down reactions
- affect judgement of speed, distance and risk
- reduce your driving ability, even if you’re below the legal limit
- take time to leave your body; you may be unfit to drive in the evening after drinking at lunchtime, or in the morning after drinking the previous evening
The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely. If you are going to drink, arrange another means of transport.
People can often think that ‘just a small one’ won’t matter but it actually does.
If you think that you’d like to put this test and prove that the above is true, then let’s have a chat as I have a safe way to disorientate you and make you feel like you’ve had a drink.