Driving Test Success in Sevenoaks

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.

Mo Kotz

Mo Kotz

 

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%.

Winter Driving

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.

Driving Theory Test

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.

How to Apply for your 1st Provisional Driving Licence

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!

Apply online

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…

Get your first provisional driving licence online NOW!

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 teresaallen57@gmail.com to arrange your driver training! Good Luck!