18 - 10 - 2019

 

Lesson Fees

 

 

 

Prices will be quoted at the time of booking and may be increased at any time. lessons may be paid by cash or cheque and must be paid at the start of the lesson, should a cash machine be required this must be declared at the start of the lesson.

 

Lesson Appointments

 

Please give as much notice as possible of dates and times you would like, this will allow you to book your lessons at times that are convenient for you. Any changes to the agreed pick up or drop off point, on the day of the lesson, may affect your lesson duration time if additional travelling time is required to avoiding disrupting other lessons and tests.

 

Late Cancellations

 

If you become unable to keep any appointment you must give at least 24 HOURS notice, direct to the instructors mobile (text is not sufficient unless you are hearing impaired). The full lesson fee will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is given, regardless of the reason. Any waiver of this fee is at the discretion of the instructor. You may be required to pay for future lessons in advance should frequent late cancellations become the norm. Refusal to agree to these terms or pay for late or improperly cancelled lessons may result in instant termination of lessons and possible court action.

 

Use of School Vehicle for tests or lessons

 

Dates and times for your test must be agreed with the instructor prior to booking. The school car WILL NOT be available for test if you have taken less than 4 hours tuition. This is the minimum time we can accurately ascertain your abilities

 

The school reserves the right to refuse at any time the use of the car if:

 

  • Your driving is considered below the standard required for the test and not likely to reach the required standard in the time available

  • If your driving standard has been adversely affected by cancellation of lessons for whatever reason

  • If your standard of health or emotional state appears to be adversely affecting or impairing your judgement or ability to drive.  It is your responsibility and in the best interests of all concerned, to ensure your instructor is aware of all medical conditions or complaints, diagnosed or undiagnosed, if they might adversely affect your driving, be it physical ability and/or impair your judgement. This includes any medication/remedies you are taking, prescribed or otherwise.

  • Please note that the school cannot be held responsible for any costs, expenses, losses or claims resulting from late cancellation of the test howsoever caused or for whatever reason.

  • It is illegal, for you to drive whilst under the influence of any substance, be it alcohol or recreational drugs. The school operates zero tolerance on this matter.

 

 

 

 

Richards Driving School

 

5 Cemetery Road

Leabrooks 

Alfreton

Derby

DE55 1LD 

Tel: 01773609033

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. About the questions

The driving test is changing on 4 December 2017. The questions you can be asked, and how you’ll be asked them will change.

The examiner will ask you one:

  • tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving

  • show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving

 

2. ‘Show me’ questions

  1. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?

  2. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?

  3. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?

  4. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?

  5. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

  6. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?

  7. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

 

3. ‘Tell me’ questions

 

1. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

2. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.

5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

6. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.

Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

8. Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car.

Explain you’d operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.

9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made.

Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.

Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.

Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high

                                                                                       

 

We are a small friendly driving school working within a 10 mile radius of Alfreton. We have a excellent reputation teaching  many people to drive over the last 20 years in manual and automatic cars.

 

Why choose Richards driving school?

 



 

We provide professional, patient and friendly driving tuition to help you pass your theory and practical driving tests as easily and quickly as possible.

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newcomer to driving , or someone who lacks confidence,  I can help anyone, So nervous drivers are always welcome.

 

Your lessons are tailored to meet your needs, my aim is to not just help you to pass your practical test but to be a safe driver for life, we do not just take you on test routes but use all types of roads in all conditions to teach you a skill.

 

For new drivers I will get you driving on your very first lesson and for those already with driving experience I will soon assess you and get you back on track to passing your test.

 

We give help with theory test Motorway lesons Pass pluss, and give you handouts to take home and study ready for your next lesson as understanding what and why you are doing it is key to learning to drive