Driving instructors must be registered with the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The teaching standard of a driving instructor is regularly assessed by the DVSA. Grades are issued after these assessments. Try to choose an instructor on recommendations, don’t just go for the cheapest. KS Driving School abide by the “Industry Code of Practice“.
The Driving Tests – Practical and Theory
The driving test consists of theory and practical tests. You must pass the theory test before you can apply for the practical test. The theory test includes multiple choice questions and hazard perception testing. You must pass both parts of the theory test and the practical test to obtain a full licence.
Newly Qualified Drivers
Newly qualified drivers have a probationary period of two years which starts from the day they pass their practical test. If in that period, they commit offences which incur a total of 6 penalty points or more the courts will revoke their licence. This includes offences such as driving while using a mobile phone, speeding, having bald tyres on their car as well as other offences. They will then have to apply and pay for another provisional licence and then go on to retake both the theory and practical tests.