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Congratulations to our Competition Winners!

Following last week's fantastic promotion in Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, we are proud to announce the winners of the competition. We had literally hundreds of entries, but the lucky winners are: 10 FREE Driving Lessons - Lee Gladrey of Oldham A Complete Head Start Course -...

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Come See Us in Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham!

townsquareLatics Driver Training have a promotion all this week in Town Square Shopping Centre, Oldham, outside Greggs and Boots. Sophie is on hand to answer any questions you may have, and is also giving away TWO prizes – 10 FREE Driving Lessons and a FULL Head Start Programme. Simply complete an entry form, mark your prize choice and keep your fingers and toes crossed! The draws will be made on Sunday 14th September, and the winners notified on Monday 15th September. Our winners’ names will be here on Monday.

Sophie also has hundreds of half price lesson vouchers to give away! These can be used to obtain your first lesson for just £10!

Refunds for Saturday Tests!

The Driving Standards Agency is writing to learner driver candidates who have booked practical tests on a Saturday since November 2005, to offer a refund for overpayment of fees caused by accidental overcharging and to apologise for the error.

They are taking this action because of an error in regulations made on 1 November 2005 which had the unintended consequence of removing the differential between normal weekday hours and Saturday charges for taking a test. The refund offered is the premium paid for a Saturday test, currently £10.50 for a car test.

Important Changes to the Practical Driving Test from September 2008

On all practical driving tests taken from 10 September 2008, an assessment will be made of a candidate’s ability to drive in a way that demonstrates recognition of the principles of ‘Eco safe driving’. Eco-safe driving is a recognised and proven style of driving that contributes to road safety whilst reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

Candidates who complete a driving test in any of the licence categories will receive feedback on their eco-safe driving skills as part of the debrief at the end of the test. They will also receive a fold out leaflet containing more detailed information to help them to drive in an economic and ecologically friendly manner.

Learning to Drive – Have Your Say!

DSA Learning to Drive Consultation

On 7 May, Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly announced the publication of the Government consultation paper, Learning to Drive. The document ignores calls for a minimum learner period and mandatory lessons with an ADI in favour of a radical overhaul of the driving test and tighter regulations for instructors, including the introduction of a star rating system based on pass rates.

Changes to UK Driving Tests from 1st July 2008

showtellFrom 1st July 2008, additional Safety Check (or ‘Show Me, Tell Me’) questions will be asked at the start of all learner and ADI Part 2 practical driving tests. The new questions cover the following: Use of wipers, Demisters, Brake lights, Fog lights, Head restraints, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Warning lights and the correct operation of relevant controls and switches. The full document containing all the questions can be found here. The additional questions to the ones currently in use are as follows: