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Road Sign Rule Changes

May 13, 20161 Comment

Do you use the ‘if there are lampposts and no signs it is safe to assume it is a 30mph speed limit and if there are no lampposts and no signs it is a national speed limit’ rule of thumb? Councils have now been given control over where, when and how often road signs, including speed limit signs should be used. This could easily change the rule of thumb.

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Accidents and the Colour of your Car

August 19, 20150 Comments

This week Blaine explains about his experience with rear end shunts and how to avoid them whilst teaching. Click ‘continue reading’ for a link to the research article.

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Checking Driving Licences

June 5, 20151 Comment

The counterpart driving licence is being abolished on 8th June 2015. We are required to ensure all drivers of our cars hold a licence to do so. It was easy to check the paper counterpart for any endorsements or temporary bans but now this has to be done online or over the phone with the DVLA. In this blog Blaine talks you through 4 options for checking a pupil’s licence. Please read on to get the links for you, your pupils and an embed code to use on your website.

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Are you prepared?

April 1, 20150 Comments

Are you prepared for teaching learners, taking Part 2 or 3, your Standards Check?
Blaine talks about how to keep yourself informed and up to date with changes and what the Examiners are looking for.
If you click ‘continue reading’ you will be given the links to the publications Blaine mentions.

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Giving Direction and Responsibility

November 18, 20141 Comment

In the last of the mini series Blaine talks about how to give your pupils responsibility to prepare for post-test driving.

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Teaching Country Roads

November 12, 20141 Comment

In this mini series Blaine talks about the importance of teaching our pupils how to drive on country roads, what to teach and how to get around this if you do not live in the country. With 60% of fatalities being on country roads can we afford to miss out this important lesson?

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Teaching Motorways

November 4, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine explains some ideas of how to overcome teaching motorways to learner drivers.

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Post-Test Talk Part 1

October 21, 20140 Comments

As recent media and the Standards Check has highlighted the need for ADIs to talk to their pupils about post-test driving Blaine has made a few short video blogs about the sort of topics we should be discussing and how to approach them. This is the first blog in this mini-series.

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Standards Check – The Death of Traditional Teaching?

September 17, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks briefly about the Standards Check and if it is possibly going to be the death of traditional teaching techniques. If all instructors do not adopt a coaching style for their Standards Check will it effect their grade?

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The Two Second Rule

July 2, 20140 Comments

This week Blaine talks about teaching the two second rule and how to teach this to your pupils so they are not just considering their own distance to the vehicle in front but take into account the distances of the vehicles around them.

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