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A typical customer wanting the BIG TOM intensive driving course is wishing to reserve a booking between 1 – 3 weeks in advance. Timing is essential to them, and they expect a quick response.
The DVSA have released feedback about the new driving test which started on 04/12/2017. With two months of data now available to them, they can provide some initial feedback which will be vital information for BIG TOM customers.
More “serious” and “dangerous” faults are being committed for the show me ‘controls’ section of the driving test. While driving an examiner asks the candidate to perform a specific task such as opening a window or sounding the horn or clearing the rear windscreen. In the old driving test, this question arose in the car park of the test centre when the car was parked up. Now, due to the car moving, it is possible for a driving fault to occur while performing this task.
At BIG TOM, we do cover this comprehensively as it is always essential to have complete control of the car. We also raise with our pupils how to cope should a situation like this crop up where they genuinely do not know the answer.
The DVSA are also telling us that the initial two months of data from the new driving test indicates that there is not sufficient progress on faster moving roads. This issue lends itself very well to the training offered on the BIG TOM course as our customers do travel between towns and cities, even across county boundaries. It is a delicate balancing act of keeping up with traffic, yet driving at a speed within your comfort zone. This skill increases with experience and confidence; two things that are actively encouraged in our course.
The last piece of feedback being given by the DVSA relates to rural roads and their bends. Remember that this new driving test was changed to enable examiners to see candidates driving more on these kinds of roads. Where BIG TOM operates covering Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, we are often in this class of road, so our customers get plenty of experience driving on them. We also do explain an advanced driving technique using “limit points” that helps our pupils to judge the severity of a country road bend.
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