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Driving Lessons Banbury – Pass Your Test
Do you know how to pass your driving test first time?
Most driving school are going to give you lessons and it seems a normal thing to do, however standard driving lessons are not great for passing your driving test first time. What you need are lessons specific to you.
Only 4 out of 10 people pass their driving test first time, and when you think about it, that’s really bad. You have paid all that cash, spent lots of time and when it comes to your driving test you only have a 40% chance of passing. If you do fail you are going to spend at least another £200+ on a second go.
My best guess is you are thinking 40% is very poor and a bit of a lottery – I agree. What you need is a program of learning where you get value for money and the preparation and confidence you need to pass your driving test first time.
6/10 people fail because they do not now how to pass, they are not 100% prepared for the driving test and the learner usually creates the fail through their lack of confidence of “winging” it.
When you choose Dave Ryman Driver Training right from your first driving lesson you will know exactly how you are going to pas your driving test. You are not just taken for a quick spin around town, you are shown how to drive and how to think for yourself. By demonstrating this understanding, driving safe, being aware of your surroundings and in control of the car at all times is how you are going to pass your driving test.
Your First Lesson
When you phone me I am going to ask about your driving experience, you may have never driven before – cool, but I do need to know.
On your first driving lesson you will be driving I’m not going to hold you up in a car park, or at the side of the road for an hour talking to you, what will happen is I will drive you to a quiet spot and you will start there.
At the end of the lesson I am going to give you a progress report card, essentially this is your chart to see how well you are doing and what else you need to learn so you can pass your driving test.
Booking Your Theory
I want you to pass your theory test sooner rather than later because it will actually help you with your driving especially with reading the road and road position.
If you want to book your practical straight after you have passed your theory, no problem. The test can be as far as 8 weeks away and if you need another 20-25 hours of tuition thats only 3 hours a week.
What Lessons Do You Need..?
Learning to drive isn’t exclusively for people who have never driven before, in fact all learners go through stages of learning and if you are restarting your driving lessons in Oxford you need the right type of driving lessons.
Beginner lessons are for people who have either never driven before or where you experience is so little you don’t really count it as experience. So someone who took 10 hours of lessons 1 year ago would fall into this category. The beginner lesson program is designed for you to get to grips with learning quickly, building vital skills you will use forever and to get you into the fun part of driving. So you can zip around enjoying yourself like most of my learners will do.
Part Trained lessons are for people who have grasped the basics of driving. If you have been into say 4th gear, have met into oncoming traffic and made a right turn then this is the level for you. The aim of the program is for you to develop your current skills without needing to go over the basics. You will learn quickly and because you do not need the basics you will save time and money.
Confidence Building lessons are for learners who feel nervous or anxious when driving. This is actually quite a common thing to happen, so whether you just feel a bit uneasy with driving because you have never done it before or you think you need extra support for whatever reason, this is the course for you. Our special techniques will help you relax, feel comfortable and take control, just exactly how you would like to feel when driving.
Driving Test Rescue. These courses are for people who have failed their driving test with another driving school in Oxford and want to find a new driving instructor. We want to hear your story, tell us what happened and together we will help you plan your success to getting your driving licence. Sometimes seeing it from a different point of view with an alternative strategy to learning is just the simple measure you need to have the preparation and confidence to get your licence.
Phone Me Today
Hopefully you can see I am sincere with what I do and I genuinely want to help you pass your driving test, giving you great value for money. Call me now.
The DVSA Driving Syllabus
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COCKPIT CHECKS • DSSSM • driving position • head restraints • seat belts • doors • gears and handbrake safety check • mirrors Underpinning knowledge • order of adjustment • best driving position • mirror adjustment, including anti-dazzle • variety of seat adjustments
SAFETY CHECKS • POWER (petrol - oil - water - electrics - rubber) Underpinning knowledge • daily and weekly vehicle checks • service intervals • planning for journeys • clear windscreens
CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTS • accelerator, clutch and footbrake • handbrake, steering, speedometer, horn, indicators and gears • instrument panel warning lights • wipers • hazard, reversing, side, fog and headlights • demister and heated windows • manufacturer’s options Underpinning knowledge • the function of each • the effects of incorrect use • how to read and understand them
MOVING AWAY & STOPPING • MSM and PSL • observation and blind spots • control and co-ordination • on level and on gradient • at angle and straight ahead Underpinning knowledge • co-ordination of accelerator, clutch and footbrake • handbrake and steering • where and when to look and what to look for • suitable stopping places • signals when necessary
SAFE POSITIONING • normal driving • lane discipline • passing stationary vehicles and obstructions • bends Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • other vehicle’s positioning (LGV, cyclists etc) • wide and narrow roads • one-way streets
MIRRORS - VISION & USE • interior and exterior • flat, concave and convex Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • when to use them • why they should be used • how to act on what is seen • blind spots • frequency of checks and why
SIGNALS • by arm and by indicators • brake, reversing and hazard lights • by other road users and traffic controllers Underpinning knowledge • why signals are necessary • when and how to signal • unnecessary signals
ANTICIPATION & PLANNING • risk awareness in connection with: drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, animals, road works, emergency vehicles and any other road users Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • hazard perception • visual warnings • times and places of high risk • weather conditions • scanning and priorities
USE OF SPEED • appropriate speed • making progress • hesitancy Underpinning knowledge • national speed limits • restricted speed limits • road and weather conditions • traffic conditions • pedestrian activity • stopping distances
OTHER TRAFFIC • meeting, crossing and overtaking • one way and two way roads • three-lane two-way roads • major, minor and narrow roads • dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • when and why to give way • passing places and warning signs • obstructions, parked vehicles... • planning and anticipation • how to act on what is seen • motorways
JUNCTIONS • T-junctions and Y-junctions • crossroads and slip roads • marked and unmarked junctions • one-way streets • urban, rural and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • turning, entering and emerging • advance warning signs and road markings • zones of vision • priorities
ROUNDABOUTS • mini and major • multiple and satellite • traffic light controlled • approaching and entering • leaving and turning • straight ahead Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • lane discipline • correct position • zones of vision • observation • priorities
PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS • controlled eg. pelican • uncontrolled eg. zebra • school crossing patrols Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • visual warnings • speed of approach and overtaking • times and places of high risk • waiting pedestrians • central refuges and split crossings • weather conditions • scanning
DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS • urban, rural and clearways Underpinning knowledge • MSM and PSL • speed limits • lane discipline • advance warning and information signs • joining, leaving and turning • breakdowns, hazard lights and triangles • motorways • road and weather conditions
TURNING THE VEHICLE AROUND • flat and cambered roads • wide and narrow roads Underpinning knowledge • safe, legal and convenient • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering (position and method) • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
REVERSING • left, right and straight • flat and cambered roads • square and radius corners • wide and narrow roads • on level and on gradient Underpinning knowledge • safe, convenient and legal • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering (position and method) • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
PARKING • In a bay and parallel • on level and on gradient Underpinning knowledge • safe, legal and convenient • co-ordination of foot and hand controls • steering - position and method • judgement and accuracy • observation • signal options
EMERGENCY STOP • quick reaction • control and skidding Underpinning knowledge • hazard perception • clutch and brake co-ordination • ABS • front and rear wheel skid control • defensive driving • road and weather conditions • moving away safely
DARKNESS • fog, ice, snow, wind and rain • urban and rural areas • single and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • speed and stopping distances • vehicle condition and characteristics • visibility • skidding and aquaplaning • warning signs and signals • use of lights, horn and hazard lights • parking
WEATHER CONDITIONS • fog, ice, snow, sun, wind and rain • urban and rural areas • single and dual carriageways Underpinning knowledge • speed and stopping distances • vehicle condition and characteristics • visibility • skidding and aquaplaning • warning signs and signals • use of lights, horn and hazard lights • parking
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES • driver and vehicle requirements Underpinning knowledge • drink and drugs • mobile communications • tiredness and rest periods • dealing with accidents • licence requirements and accompanying drivers • health and eyesight • vehicle condition and registration • tax, MOT and insurance • traffic rules and regulations
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES • noise and pollution Underpinning knowledge • driving styles and impact on environment • green issues • vehicle maintenance • disposal of vehicle waste • health and safety of drivers and others
PASSENGERS; CARRYING LOADS • drivers' responsibilities regarding adults, children, babies and animals • carrying loads on and in the vehicle • loading trailers and cycle racks Underpinning knowledge • use of seatbelts • doors, guards and restraints • airbags and seating • load and luggage stowage • weight distribution
SECURITY • vehicle, contents and personal security • when parking, driving at night and daytime • in event of breakdown and accident Underpinning knowledge • personal and vehicle security systems • safe places for parking • minimising opportunities for theft of and from vehicle, and attack
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