Katie Martin from Tonbridge passed her driving test on Thursday 2nd May at the Tunbridge Wells test centre. Katie had the added pressure of a senior examiner in the car but didn’t let that faze her!
Dan Cox from Sevenoaks recently did an intensive driving course with Teresa Allen and passed brilliantly at Sevenoaks Test Centre. Dan had not driven for a couple of years after being a passenger in very nasty accident and was very courageous to get back behind the wheel. He got only 1 minor fault which he was annoyed about but remaines very proud nonetheless. Good luck Dan!
Well done to Tracey Friend from Wrotham who passed her Practical Driving Test yesterday. Tracey had tried 7 times previously with other schools but, after a few driving lessons in Sevenoaks with Teresa she passed at last and with only 3 minor faults. This pass came just in time fr Tracey who is expecting a baby next month.
Christmas came early today for Sahadat Dipu who passed his practical driving test at the Sevenoaks Test Centre today. Dipu worked very hard to attain the necessary standard to pass this test and I am extremely proud of him. This was my last visit to the Sevenoaks Test Centre this year and to finish on a high note like this was icing on the cake. Well done, Dipu.
All passes are exciting. Passing the theory test makes a person feel like they halfway towards their driving licence. It can be a very nerve-wracking event after hours and hours spent revising. At the end of the test, the candidate is immediately given a letter carefully folded over so that the result cannot be seen instantly. The relief when it is opened and the first word is ‘Congratulations’ is amazing.
Well, yesterday, Jacob Burgess from Weald village experienced that euphoria after taking his theory test at the Sidcup test centre. All that revision was most definitely worth while in the end. In a few weeks we shall be going for the Practical Test in Sevenoaks and I am confident that Jacob will see success again. Onwards and upwards.
Well done to Jacob Law who passed his practical driving test today at Sevenoaks Test Centre on his first attempt. It’s not easy to stay calm under pressure of a watchful driving examiner but he rose to the challenge.Jacob and I had a lot of fun together in our lessons and I shall miss the laughs. I wish you all the luck in the future.
Last Wednesday on BBC2 at 9 pm was a great programme which I would recommend anybody with or without a licence should watch. The programme is called How Safe Are Britain’s Roads. It was brilliantly well presented and not at all patronising. There were many statistics regarding crashes on the road and where these collisions took place. Interestingly they are mainly on the urban roads and at speeds of less than 20 mph.
There are also very interesting demonstrations on Electronic Stability Control and also some crazy thing that stops the car before you hit a pedestrian! Totally well worth a watch so try and catch it on I-Player before it disappears.
This Wednesday, BBC2 are showing the second part to this programme which is focussed at the driver. They will explore the danger surrounding the use of mobile phones whilst driving and they will also be testing a vehicle that drives itself. I wonder what a driving examiner would make of that!
I hope many of you will watch these programmes and enjoy them as much as I did. If you like Top Gear you will like these.
When booking your Driving Theory Test, please be sure to book directly via the internet using www.direct.gov.co.uk/booktheorytest. You could also book by telephone on 0300 2001122.
Currently the actual cost is £31 and by using the above site there is no booking fee. There are sites that will book the test for you but charge a hefty fee of up to £23 which could be the cost of one hour’s tuition.
All you need to book the test is your driving licence number and a credit or debit card with which to pay.
On August 29th 2012, Elena Ceausescu passed her practical driving test at Sevenoaks Driving Test Centre. Elena, from Dunton Green, had failed the test 4 times before deciding to find a lady driving instructor. After only 5 weeks, she found her courage and self-belief and is now the proud owner of a full driving licence. Huge congratulations to Elena.
If you want a little of this magic, please call us on 07727 600994
Welcome to the brand new Learning Blog of teresa-allen.co.uk! We thought we’d take our first steps here in the blogosphere helping you as you take your first steps closer to the freedom of the open road.
You’ll have to get yourself a provisional driving licence if you are going to learn to drive a car or motorcycle and there’s no reason not to do that right now! There are countless miles of road out there to be explored, in this country as well as across the continents of the world. Sure, it’ll take up to three weeks before you hold your provisional licence in your hands but you have everything you need to get started right now! Let’s get you on the road!
I’m serious now; You cannot take driving lessons until you have received your first provisional licence … If you put this off until next week, it’ll be up to four weeks before you can start driving- 5 weeks if you wait until the week after and so on! … Don’t put it off. Check out the video below and get started now!
You can apply for your provisional licence online, from the comfort of your home and within a reassuring distance of the plentiful bounty of the refrigerator right now using the secure and fairly straightforward service offered by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
Watch the video, then click the link below to get started now: There is plenty of information on the pages that follow…
Psst … if you’ve had a provisional licence before you can’t use this online service!
Applying by Post
Another way to apply for your first provisional licence is to fill out the famous D1 form; you can get this from your local branch of the Post Office®. Filling out a D1 form will cost you £50.00, a bic pen and you will need to enclose identity documents. Also, you may have to wait in line at the wholly unimpressive speed of 0mph for a while but trust me … it’s worth it!
Your Post Office® may offer a premium checking service (that is, they will check your original identity documentation for you), otherwise, fill out the D1, get your self a colour passport-style photograph then bung it, some cash and the required identity docs in the envelope and send it back to: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD (yes, that is the whole address)…
Aaarrggghhh… I’ve Been Waiting HOURS For My Licence!
The DVLA aims to get your driving licence out to you within’ three weeks. Don’t bother contacting them to ask where it is after 2 days (although I do admire your tenacity)…
Proud Owner of your 1st Provisional Licence?
It’s time to hit the road, practice and hone your skills start learning driving theory. If you are in Kent, call 07727 600994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your driver training! Good Luck!