Instruction will be given, provided that the pupil is in possession of a current provisional driving licence for the appropriate groups and can pass the mandatory test for eyesight ie. can read a car registration plate at a distance of 67 feet (20.5m).

All tuition will be paid for at the commencement of the lesson. Cheques should be accompanied by a cheque card, or number, previously written on the back of the cheque.

The lesson will commence at the time stated on the appointment card issued by the instructor. Punctuality is stressed. If the pupil is late, the lesson may have to be foreshortened (without financial compensation). However, if the instructor is delayed, the lesson may be extended to give a full hour or the fee reduced accordingly.

Minimum duration of each lesson will be one full hour. There will be no refund for a shorter duration unless the pupil has so requested in advance. The lesson will commence and terminate at the pupil’s home/school/place of work, whichever is convenient to the pupil.

Notice of cancellation of the lesson must be given at least 48 hours prior to the actual time of the lesson by the pupil. Failure to do so will result in a one hour fee being charged by the instructor.

The instructor will decide when the pupil is sufficiently compentent to apply for a Driving test. If, however, the pupil fails to reach a satisfactory standard prior to the test, it will be at the instructor’s discretion to cancel such an appointment and re-book at a later date, with no financial loss to the pupil. On this matter the instructor’s decision must be final.

Use of a pupil’s own car for tuition, or for the driving test examination, will be at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor and Test Examiners are bound by DSA legislation and insurance requirements to ensure that any vehicle is properly presented for test or driving lessons and is appropriately insured to compensate for loss of income in the event of an accident to cover both the instructor and the Test Examiner.

THE DRIVING TEST. On the day of the test the instructor usually picks up the pupil one hour prior to the test. This is done, not only to ensure that the pupil reaches the Test Centre in good time, but also to iron out any last minute problems or questions that may arise.

The test itself usually takes 40-45 minutes, and the return journey to the pupil’s home, say 10 minutes. In all, the total time taken will be 2 hours, which has to be paid for at the normal hourly rate.

The Driving Standards Agency now recommends that driving instructors encourage their newly qualified pupils to participate in the Pass Plus scheme, which your instructor is now registered to carry out. The benefits of this scheme can enable the pupil to claim upto 40% discount on their first years’s insurance and also gives them motorway experience. Your instructor can give you further details of this scheme.

FITNESS TO DRIVE. I, the undersigned declare that whilst I am receiving driving tuition from my instructor, will comply with the laws relating to alcohol, drugs or medicine – Road Traffic Act 1984, section 4 (YOU MUST NOT DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRINK OR DRUGS).