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 indeed to Mo Kotz from Sevenoaks who passed her practical driving test today (Sept 25th 2012) at her first attempt. Mo took her test at Sevenoaks Driving Test Centre. Mo started an Intensive Driving Course at the beginning of September and gained her pass certificate just 3 weeks later.
Most of our lessons were in good weather and we were very happy to see the sun shining again this morning. I am so very proud of her.
Intensive courses can be a very good way to learn to drive. If you are practising with a professional on a more or less daily basis there is not much time to forget things between lessons. Progress is made quickly over a matter of weeks which pupils find very encouraging.
The current pass rate at Teresa Allen School of Motoring is 75%. The pass rate at Sevenoaks is currently 54.3%.
I know it’s only half way through September but before we know it, winter will be upon us. For anyone who passed their practical driving test this year, the likely weather conditions (based on the last couple of years) are going to be a whole new experience.
At the moment, the changes to the weather are subtle. I have noticed the mornings in Borough Green are a little colder. If you have an early start and your car lives outside, you will probably have condensation on the windows and plastic light lenses. Make sure to leave time for these to clear using your de-mister and a cloth to wipe the light lenses before you set off.
During driving lessons in Sevenoaks I have seen that leaves are beginning to fall. These can gather at the side of the road creating a hazard with regard to stopping efficiently and effectively.This can be especially true for motorbike riders who will most likely choose to steer around such a hazard. As drivers, we must be aware that the bikers may alter their course in front of us to avoid hazards such as wet leaves. Clever is the driver who anticipates this.
I shall make regular posts as the weather changes going into winter with tips on how to take precautions to stay safe which I hope will be of help especially to those who have only recently gained their full driving licence.