ALISON'S DRIVING LESSONS

DSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Qualified Teacher (B.Ed)

PRICES

Per hour: £30

90 minutes: £45

2 hour lesson: £55

Individual packages can also be created to suit your needs. These can include: Confidence Building, Test Rescue, Parking Help, Motorway Driving, Mock Tests, Skills Practice, Driving with Passengers, Driving in the UK for a foreign licence holder, Shared Lessons, Advanced Driving, Instructor Training etc etc....

Learning to drive may seem expensive, however please consider some of the things you are paying for:

  • I am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor
  • I have an Honours Degree in teaching
  • I keep up to date with any changes to the profession by attending courses and doing extensive research
  • I keep up to date with changes to the local test area, as I am a member of the Chester & Ellesmere Port Driving Instructor Association
  • Whilst learning to drive, your safety and the safety of other road users and pedestrians is paramount
  • You will learn a skill which, once you've passed your test (as long as you don't lose your licence), could last you for around 60+ years!!

**Compare the value of what you are getting with -a night out once a week: approx £30+; a weeks European holiday: approx £500+; an hours music lesson: approx £30+ (a skill for life but nobody's lives are at risk during the lesson!); a shellac/gel manicure: approx £25**

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EARN CASH BY RECOMMENDING OTHER PUPILS:Did you know that for every person you recommend to Alison's Driving Lessons, who has 5 or more lessons with me, you will get £10 as a thank you? The more you recommend, the more you can earn :-)

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

A great idea for a Birthday/Christmas present or to celebrate any occasion! Just contact me with the amount you would like to gift and pay me up front, then I will send out the token to you.

Alison's Driving Lessons gift vouchers available for any occasion!


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USEFUL INFO

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 http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7C69D49DC86A8F23

Videos preparing you for what to expect in both the theory and practical tests

Online Highway Code

PassPlus

Tyre tread importance, see a video with Quentin Wilson

Driving tips and advice as well as a place to rate your instructor and join in with forum discussions.

http://www.squidoo.com/theory-and-hazard-perception-test

All about the theory & hazard perception test

http://www.squidoo.com/driving_test_nerves

Helpful information to combat test nerves

http://www.squidoo.com/practical-driving-test

All about the practical test

http://www.driving-test-success.com/

Free online driving theory test practice & mock theory test

http://www.learnerstuff.co.uk

Lots of info for learner drivers including software for sale to help with tests.

http://www.instructorclub.co.uk/

Networking site for driving instructors

http://www.tapstherapy.co.uk/

Therapy with specific help for driving test nerves!

http://www.drivertrainingtoday.co.uk

Site with forums for learner drivers, PDI's & ADI's to ask questions & share experiences.

(*Tip* click on either Front Page or Forum at the top of the first page to navigate the site)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00q0g8d/Only_Stwpd_Cowz_Txt_N_Drive/

Hard hitting video about the dangers of texting whilst driving

http://www.theory-test.co.uk/

FREE online driving theory test for car and bike learner drivers with hazard perception clips

Insurance for provisional and young qualified drivers:

If you're under 25 car insurance can be prohibitive; even the avg for 17-22 year olds is £2,250. The Co-op's just launched a 'pay how you drive' policy, so we've sped up publishing our new hugely detailed, step-by-step Young Driver's Car Insurance guide. Here's a brief summary.

  • Step 1: DOs and DON'Ts! DO reduce your risk with lower mileage and less powerful, unmodified cars. DON'T put someone else as primary driver if it's your car - that's illegal. DO try adding a responsible older driver as a second driver to see if it reduces costs, even if they'll rarely drive it. DO check comprehensive prices as well as 3rd party, bizarrely it can sometimes be cheaper. See the Young Driver's Car Insurance guide for more.
  • Step 2: Combine comparison sites: Whether you're a young driver or not, always first combine comparison site results, as each searches different providers. To get max quotes at speed, our top combo is MoneySupermarket* AND GoCompare*, then always add Aviva*, Direct Line* and First Direct that they miss.
  • Step 3: GPS tracking policies: Now compare those prices with specialist young person's policies, where you usually get a black box that monitors your driving. Pay per mile: Coverbox* Pay how you drive: Co-op, AA (coming soon) Pay less daytimes: i-kube. Then there's also Swinton's broker panel and Young Marmalade* (car & insurance together). Full details in the guide.

After that, see if you can get hidden cashback; FULL info in the New Guide: Car Insurance for Young Drivers

**Please quote my ADI no: 352414 if taking a policy with either Collingwood Learners or Provisional Marmalade, thank you**

Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance

Safe Driving Advice

According to statistics from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the highest car crash rate is among young drivers with 18-year-olds responsible for around 50 collisions a day on the UK’s roads – three times as many as drivers in their fifties. The ABI finds young drivers are ten times more likely to be killed or severely injured in a road accident than drivers in their forties while safety campaign organisation Brake states young drivers account for more than two in five road deaths.

The fact is that young drivers have less experience on the road and therefore less ability to anticipate and react to its dangers. To make matters worse, some youngsters tarnish the reputation of their peers by driving irresponsibly. So what lessons can be learned?

How can young drivers stay safe?

The key to motoring at any age is to drive safely and responsibly. Don`t be pressurised by friends into driving recklessly, performing risky manoeuvres or breaking the speed limit – stick to what you feel comfortable with and respect the laws of the road, because most laws are there for your own protection.

Here are some things to consider:

Drive like you own the car, not the road – Remember the vehicle is your property and potentially your most expensive purchase to date, so why put it (and yourself) at risk? Also pay heed to pedestrians and other road users – be respectful.

• Stay in control – You can`t control how the car behind you is driven, so don`t let the driver of that car control you. Resist feeling pressured to break the speed limit or run a red light just because the driver behind you is impatient.

Don`t cram in passengers – Not only is it illegal to transport more passengers than the car is designed to carry, it`s also a massive safety risk. In the USA there are restrictions on the number of passengers a teenage driver can have with them at any one time and this has led to a 37 percent reduction in the number of fatal crashes involving novice drivers.

Be realistic about your experience – In theory, new drivers fresh from lessons shouldn’t have developed the bad habits that tend to come with thousands of miles of driving or years behind the wheel. Remember though, that as a new driver you are inexperienced and should take extra care, particularly when driving at night or in bad weather.

Don`t speed – Simply put, speeding kills. Driving too fast gives you less time to react to unexpected situations - so keep your speed down.

Steer clear of alcohol and drugs

Driving under the influence is illegal and even if it doesn’t lead to an accident it can cost you your licence. Any amount of alcohol, and even legal drugs such as cough medicines, can slow your responses. Keep your head clear and avoid giving lifts to anyone who has been drinking as this could be distracting.

Go to a professional driving school

Get the best preparation possible before taking to the road by going to a professional driving school where you can be sure the instructors are fully qualified and accredited. Your friends and family may have picked up bad habits or be unfamiliar with the latest rules – with a professional you can ensure you’re being prepared properly for life on the road.

Think about your car insurance

Driving safely can not only save lives, it can save money too. The average car insurance premium for a young driver, aged 17-25, is £989 according to a comparison website – that`s more than double the national average.

For low cost young driver car insurance, stay accident and conviction free so you can build up a no-claims discount that can save you cash – some insurers even offer rapid bonus schemes allowing you to build up a full year’s bonus in just six or nine months.

TOP TEN REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL THE PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST

  • Observation at Junctions: Ineffective observation and judgment.
  • Reverse Parallel Parking: Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy.
  • Use of Mirrors: Not checking or not acting on what is seen.
  • Reversing Around a Corner: Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy.
  • Incorrect Use of Signals: Not cancelling or giving misleading signals.
  • Moving Away Safely: Ineffective observation.
  • Incorrect Positioning: At roundabouts or bends.
  • Lack of Steering Control: Steering too early or too late.
  • Incorrect Positioning: When turning right at junctions and in one-way streets.
  • Inappropriate Speed: Going too slow or being hesitant.

Could I politely ask pupils to cancel lessons 48 hrs before the booked time if suffering with a tummy bug, cold, sore throat or other contagious illness. I need to stay in good health to continue to teach you all andit would be unfair to spread any germs on to others who also drive my car. Thank you :-) NB - ALL lessons have to be paid for unless cancelled with at least 48hrs notice.

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