Sunday, 28 August 2011

Why the DrIving Test is a Lot Harder Now

Many Parents are way off the mark when understanding how much harder it is now to pass the UK driving test, they relate to when they passed their driving test. When they took their driving test it was 30 minutes long and they had to do 2 maneuvers which meant their drive time for the driving test was only 20 minutes, they had shorter test routes and only 5 or 6 test routes.
Now the test is 45 minutes long you only do 1 maneuver so the drive time is 40 minutes long and there are 22 different tests routes, which means the instructor can no longer keep driving round the test routes until the pupil knows them of by heart it would take 19hrs of drive time just to go round them once.
The number of faults the driver is allowed to make is still the same even though the test is twice as long so the test is at least twice as hard as it use to be, not even taking into account the independent drive aspect of the driving test so it will take a lot more hours to reach the test standard required the latest figures are 45-60hrs of on road experience the 10 hour myth is no longer relevant so do get real people it will take time and dedication to pass your driving test now.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

What The DSA Say

RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN BY THE DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY SUGGESTS THAT DRIVERS WHO PASS 1ST TIME ARE THE BEST PREPARED therefore driving schools with high 1st time pass rates are the ones you should consider, this should be the key factor when selecting a driving school.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

How Many Hours Will it Take to Pass My Driving Test?

The current figures released by the DSA state that the average 17-20yr old who has had no previous experience will need 45hrs of training and 22hrs of private practice to Pass the UK driving test
 note the word Pass.
From our experience it can be done with a total of 40-50hrs of on road experience minimum of  50% with a driving school and 50% of private practice assuming no previous driving experience, one of the main reasons the pass rates are so low is because people go to test to early and do not have enough on road experience to reach the current test standard.
The figures quoted here originate from the DSA the people who conduct the driving test and these are their findings from the people who did Pass their test it is total fiction to believe you can pass the current driving test with only 10hrs of on road experience the stats speak for themselves you can check these stats out at the following url

Friday, 24 September 2010

How to pick a good Driving School

The main things to consider when choosing a driving school, do they only use fully qualified Instructors or do they use trainees as well, what are their pass rates, do they supply training records to their pupils, what is their hourly rate these are the questions you should ask when contacting a potential driving school.
 Do not assume that if you pay more you will get a better instructor, that is not the case in the driver training industry, national driving schools will charge more because of their overhead costs not because they have better instructors, many national driving schools do use trainee instructors so you have been warned.
Check out their website see if they quote pass rates, ask if they use trainee instructors, ask if they supply training records they should, this should record what you have covered and at what level you have achieved.
A driving instructor needs your training record so they can update it on a regularly basis so they know where you are in your training and at what level it is important to have one.

So the things to ask are will I get a fully qualified Instructor, what are your pass rates,will I get a training record, what is your hourly rate, please remember do not assume that if you are paying more you will get a better instructor it relates to overhead costs the bigger the company the greater the overhead costs simple as that, even if some one recommends a driving school do find out the other information first, most driving schools do offer a free lesson or cash payments to a pupil if they get a referral from them, so do not just base your choice on that fact only. The best referral is from some who has previously passed so has nothing to gain from it.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Independent Driving Will be Introduced to The Driving Test from the 4th October 2010

From 4 October 2010 your practical driving test will include a section of ‘independent driving’.
During your test you’ll have to drive by either following a series of directions, following traffic signs, or a combination of both, for about ten minutes.
To help you understand where you’re going, the examiner may show you a diagram.
It doesn't matter if you don't remember every direction, or if you go the wrong way - that can happen to the most experienced drivers.
Independent driving is not a test of your orientation and navigation skills. Driving independently means making your own decisions - this includes deciding when it’s safe and appropriate to ask for confirmation about where you’re going.
If you ask for a reminder of the directions, the examiner will confirm them to you.
Some newspapers have claimed that independent driving would lead to a fall in the driving test pass rate. This claim is based on early research where conditions did not reflect the eventual design of the new element of the test. Newer research has shown some difference in the pass rates, so get your skates on if you want to avoid these changes.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Adept Drive now has a Face Book Page

We have just launched our Face Book page for Adept Drive you can add comments and photos if you wish and become a Fan, we will still update this blog with use full information on a regular basis.

Adept Drive the 1st Time Pass Experts for our current pass rates just check out our website,we only use fully qualified Instructors with above average Pass Rates do check for the Green BADGE above when your driving Instructor arrives for the 1st Time, you have been Warned No trainees for us.
Our Face Book Page URL is shown below

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Proof that Longer Lessons Do Improve your Chances of Passing 1st Time

Our 1st time Pass Rate results for February shows how 1.5hr lessons do improve your chances
of passing 1st Time, we had 7 tests in February 5 Passed all of these passed 1st Time. This means our overall
pass rate for the month was 70%  national average is 43%, the 1st time pass rate was a staggering 100%
5 passed 5 passed 1st time the national average 1st time pass rate is 33% 1 in 3.So this is proof positive that longer lessons do increase your chances of passing 1st time the best length lesson we have found is 1.5hrs.