ALAN MARLOW DRIVING TUITION

EXPERT DRIVING TUITION IN NORTHAMPTON

2 FOR 1 PRICE FOR 1ST LESSON

If you have never had a driving lesson then I can offer you a two hour lesson for HALF the price of a normal one hour lesson...just £28 for two hours. We will need around two hours to cover your first driving lesson as we will need to discuss the various elements of the driving test, the vehicle controls etc and then actually let you drive A fairly quiet site will be chosen usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Quiet industrial estates are ideal for your first lesson. I promise you will end your first lesson with a great big grin on your face, a really enjoyable experience!! So don't forget.. As a special introductory offer to new pupils with no previous driving experience I will charge you for your very first two hour lesson HALF the price of a standard one hour lesson, effectively giving you one hour FREE

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Hello there, my name is Alan Marlow and I own and operate an independent Driving School here in Kingsthorpe, Northampton and cover all post code areas NN1 to NN5.

 

I am a very friendly and patient Driving Instructor with over 16 years experience. I have excellent pass rates...in fact VERY excellent pass rates...especially for first time attempts! My services also include refresher lessons, hazard perception training, lessons following a failed test and motorway lessons.

 

I welcome students of all ages and abilities including complete beginners, nervous pupils and those wishing to take refresher lessons.

FREE REFRESHER LESSON

Well done, you have passed your driving test 3 months ago (more or less) with Marlows! Problem is...you have only just got around to buying your first car. Maybe you are feeling a little 'rusty' after 3 months? No problem Give me a call and we can arrange a one hour refresher lesson FREE OF CHARGE The FREE lesson will make you feel more comfortable and confident before driving again The good news is you can take up the FREE offer upto 12 months after passing your driving test with Marlows ...and don't forget you can contact me at anytime, free of charge, even years after passing your test if you need any advice whatsoever!

ONE TO ONE TRAINING

 

My services also include refresher lessons, hazard perception training, lessons following a failed test and motorway lessons. I welcome students of all ages and abilities including complete beginners, nervous pupils and those wishing to take refresher lessons.

 

 

WHAT I OFFER

 

Full Hour Lessons In A New Manual Duel Controlled Car • Driving Lessons Around Northampton • Free Mock Theory Tests & Help And Preparation for Hazard Test • Drivers Record Provided - Learn At Your Pace • Simplified Tuition For Learning Manoeuvres • DBS Checked, Formally Known As A CRB Check, For Your Assurance • No Car Sharing With Another Pupil And The Same Instructor Every Lesson • Pass Plus Courses - Advanced Driving Tuition After You Pass Your Test

QUALIFICATIONS

Member Of The Motor Schools Association Of Great Britain FULLY QUALIFIED, APPROVED AND RECOMMENDED DRIVING INSTRUCTOR WITH OVER 16 YEARS EXPERIENCE! NO PRICE INCREASES - the price you pay at the start is the same when you pass!

LESSON FEES

NO PRICE INCREASES GUARANTEED DURING YOUR TRAINING - THE PRICE YOU PAY TODAY IS THE SAME PRICE YOU PAY ON THE DAY YOU PASS YOUR TEST!

 

FIRST TWO HOUR LESSON ONLY £28 - no previous experience!

 

ONE HOUR TUITION PAY AS YOU GO: £28 hour

 

TEN HOURS TUITION PRE-PAID: £27 hour = £270

 

TWENTY HOURS TUITION PRE-PAID: £26 hour = £520

 

THIRTY FIVE HOURS TUITION PRE-PAID: = £825 BEST!

 

As most young pupils take around 35 hours of tuition to achieve test standard you MAY find this package will cover all of the training. If further lessons are required simply follow the standard price list. Remember you still qualify for block booking discount. This “best price” deal equates to just £23.57p per hour saving over £155 on a standard 35 hour course!

 

RE-TEST: A MINIMUM 2.5 HOUR LESSON CARRIED OUT ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY OR SPLIT INTO SPARE WEEKDAY SLOTS (IF AVAILABLE) MUST BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE A RE-TEST IF USING THE DRIVING SCHOOLS TUITION VEHICLE

 

PASS PLUS (6 HOUR COURSE): £195 PRE-PAYMENT ONLY

 

MOTORWAY TUITION (2.5 HOURS) £95 PRE-PAYMENT ONLY

 

ALSO NOTE: FREE REFRESHER COURSE AFTER PASSING YOUR TEST WITH MARLOWS

 

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INTENSIVE COURSES

Intensive driving courses are structured for those pupils who would like to obtain their licence in a short period of time. Pupils take their lessons during the week and take their practical test on their last two hours of tuition. Please Note: A practical test cannot be booked until you have passed your theory and hazard perception tests HOW MANY HOURS? As a rough guide, on average: 17-20 year old approx 30-35 hours 20-25 year old approx 35-40 hours 25-40 year old 40-45 hours 40 year old plus 45 hours+ The guide below might help explain but of course we are all different, some pupils require less than average, some need more If you already have some driving experience then an assessment lesson is essential to determine how many hours are required to achieve test standard Please contact me if you need further help in deciding which course may suit you best I do not surcharge for intensive courses but pre-payment needs to be made two weeks before the start.

 

Picking a Course:

 

1-2 Hour Assessment If you are unsure of which course to choose I offer a 1, 1.5 or 2 hour assessment lesson where I can assess your capabilities and recommend how many hours you should need to reach a standard to pass your test.

 

10 Hours This course is ideal for the young confident pupil who is nearing test standard or has just failed a test and needs to work on specific areas to achieve a pass.

 

10-20 Hours This course is ideal for the young confident pupil who is nearing test standard 20-30 Hours This amount of hours should be suitable for pupils with little driving experience but feel competent with the basics and control of the car.

 

30-35 Hours A 30 hour course is aimed at a young confident learner with minimal driving experience, or an older learner who is a little nervous but has the basic skills to control the car. These include steering, stopping and starting and gear changes if using a manual car.

 

35-40 Hours This course is aimed at the confident mature pupil with little driving experience or a confident young novice with no driving experience

 

40-45 Hours An ideal course to suit the young and mature student alike who has no driving experience at all or whom is very nervous and requires that little bit extra help.

 

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR ADVANCE BLOCK BOOKINGS - I do not surcharge for intensive courses but pre-payment needs to be made two weeks before the start

TESTIMONIALS

Here is a selection of testimonials received from my pupils or their parents. Original copies are available to view upon request:

 

Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into helping me pass. I'll see you on the road! Francis

 

Just wanted to say a big thank you for teaching me to drive so well. You have been brilliant! Chloe

 

Thank you for all your help and support, now I have passed I have freedom. You are a really good Driving Instructor, will miss my lessons, thats for sure. Laura (& Matt and your fans Erin, Olivia & Imogen)

 

Dear Alan, I'm sorry for my late response to Steve passing his test. I would just like to thank you SO much for your hard work, effort and patience to work with him, I always recommend you to people, you changed my life by teaching me to drive and I still appreciate your hard work to this day when I'm out driving on the roads and I remember all your advice too. Rachael xxx (via text)

 

Thank you for all your help, couldn't have done it without you. Charlotte Hi Alan, thanks once again through your hard work and support, we have a very happy young person in our household. She's delighted and can't wait to get on the road in her car. Anyway, thanks again. Sue, Brian & of course Laura

 

Hi Alan, thanks for all your help. This is probably the best day of my life! - Carl(via text)

 

Thank you very much for being a great instructor! Had a brilliant time and couldn't have learnt with a better guy. Many thanks. Chad

 

Thanks for all your help. Can't believe I passed first time. I appreciate your patience with my left reverse, my peep and creep and my observations. Thanks again - Morgan (Krissy and Bailey)

 

Thank you for everything! You are an amazing teacher! - Rochelle Thanks for everything. Couldn't have done it without you - Amy

 

Alan, Thank you so much for being such an awesome driving instructor that I managed to pass first time! I wish you all the best for you and yours and will definitely recommend you to all I know - Rach

 

Thank you very much for all of your help and giving me a great life skill - Emma

 

Thank you so very much in all your help to enable Jack to pass his driving test. We are thrilled and of course he is. Well that's all our brood up and running and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you on the highest level - Jo and Bernard

 

Thank you so much for everything, you have helped me so much! - Jess

 

Thanks a million, you really are a star - Mia

 

Thank you so much for all your help (I'm still in shock) - Hannah

 

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help in helping me pass me test. I'm really enjoying driving. I will be sure to pass on your details to a friend when they want to learn - Katie

 

Thank you for all the help with my driving! It has allowed me to do the job I have always wanted to do! I couldn't have done it without your help and encouragement! I still miss my weekly Wednesday lesson with you! Especially hearing about your little kitten, my lessons were really fun! You are a really good driving instructor and I will miss you lots - Alicia

 

Thank you for everything - Nadine

 

Just a line to say thanks for all your expert tuition with Jake. Its great that he can now ferry me about!! - Sarah (Jakes Mum) (and a few months later...) Thanks for all your help & encouragement - 2 x 1st timers - not bad!!! Best wishes Sarah, Colin, Jake + Eddie x

 

I can never thank you enough for what you've done for me. You have given me the gift of transportational freedom. Your more than a driving instructor, your a good man and a gentleman. Thankyou for everything! Pass first time!! - Christine

 

Thank you so much for helping me get through my driving test efficiently whilst maintaining your composure to allow us to get along so well, regards - Jim

ALAN MARLOW - YOUR INSTRUCTOR!

Born in 1958 Two Brothers, Rob & Steve and Sister Linda Married in 1980 to my lovely wife Sue. I actually taught Sue to drive when we first met in 1978. I also have two children; Richard (1984) and Chris (1987) - and yes they both passed their driving test first time. I must also mention my best mate Micky - he's my cat!

 

CAREER: Saturday retail work Left School in 1974 Employed by a motor accessory retailer where I stayed for over 22 years from tea maker, to manager, to director to shareholder. Joined my wife in her business venture in Marlow’s Residential Lettings and after many years we were given the opportunity to sell up, an offer quite frankly we could not refuse!

 

The driving school was established in 2003 and has continued to be developed with on-going training to ensure that a very high standard of tuition is maintained. I have a full, enhanced, CRB check, now known as a DBS check, for your complete confidence and safety assurance.

 

HOBBIES : Well I love driving, absolutely love my job as a Driving Instructor, best job I have ever had or likely to have. Flying is my real passion and as I have my Private Pilots Licence (PPL) I have often hired aircraft from Sywell Aerodrome and flown myself around the UK. I have flown solo in a Robin HR200, Cessna 152, Cessna 152 Aerobat, Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow. This got very expensive and I have had to cease solo flying until I win the Lottery! I have also taken the controls of a Robinson R22 helicopter and a glider and also a Boeing 757..OK the 757 was a flight simulator that commercial pilots use for training at Luton Airport. I have also been a passenger in a hot air balloon. In September 2012 I was extremely privileged to fly a 1936 Tiger Moth - a lifelong ambition, many thanks to my friends at Sywell Aerodrome. I have also flown in a microlight flexwing aircraft - it looks like a bath tub with parachute wings, that was fun!! I love all kinds of music and in particular The West End Theatre. Favourites include The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables (seen it SIX times!), Billy Elliot, Blood Brothers, The Sound Of Music, Monty Pythons Spam-A-Lot, The Lion King, Joseph, Oliver, Love Never Dies, Cats and South Pacific...the list in endless. Went to the fantastic Elton John and Tom Jones concerts in Northampton. For those old enough to remember I pay my annual visit every year to watch Joe Brown in concert, Joe who? I can some of you say! Sue & I love cycling and enjoy seeing our beautiful country from the cab of our motorhome .. but still love the heat of Spain also!

LOVELY EXAMINERS - REALLY!!

Who are these creatures from outer space, these horrible men and women who take you for your driving test? Well actually, believe it or not..they really are VERY NICE PEOPLE!

 

The following section highlights the key areas and duties of an examiner which I hope should make you understand that the examiner really isn’t that bad after all:

 

An examiners job carries a lot of responsibility and it is within their professional opinion and judgement to pass or fail you. If you are good enough you will pass, if not you will fail. It is normally the candidates who fail that spread the stories of an awful examiner when in reality they simply were not good enough to pass The examiner will provide very clear instructions and on occasions some help, for example, when you need to change lanes they will ask you in good time to get into a certain lane etc in readiness for a roundabout or junction.

 

Once outside the test centre the first thing that the examiner must do is check that your eyesight meets the minimum requirements. To do this they will ask you to stop on the pavement and read a car number plate for them. As long as you can do so the test may continue. The examiner will ask you to lead the way to your vehicle. Once there the examiner will ask you a "tell me" question, a tell me question is asked before the test and then whilst driving a show me question will be asked when it is safe to do so.

 

When you get to the car you will get comfortable and wait for the examiner. You will have driven it beforehand so it is already set up for you. The examiner has to check the outside of the car and fill in the vehicle details boxes on the form. Once seated the examiner will give you some information about the test itself. They will tell you that the test is approximately thirty eight to forty minutes in length during which they will expect you to perform one of the standard manoeuvres and possibly an emergency stop. They will also reassure you that if an emergency stop are to be requested they will pull you in to the kerb and tell you first. The examiner does not want you to misinterpret a hand movement for an emergency stop signal. You will then be told to start the engine and follow the road ahead unless directed otherwise by either the examiner or road signs. Your examiner will give you clear instructions on approach to junctions, when they wish for you to pull in by the kerb, move off again or perform a manoeuvre

 

During the test you will asked to follow certain road signs for around 20 minutes or to follow a sat nav instruction also for around 20 minutes. The examiner will gladly repeat the instruction for you if you ask them to.

 

After the test has been completed the examiner will require a minute or so to complete the paperwork before they tell you whether or not you have passed. If you have failed they will give you an explanation of the driving faults that you have committed. If your instructor is not in the car they will ask you if they may listen to this debrief. It is best that they do, as they will have more time after the test to give you a fuller explanation if you require it.

 

The examiners that I have met in the Northampton area are a really nice bunch of men and women carrying out a very tough job. I have found them to be courteous, pleasant and fair Some pupils mention to me that the examiner appeared to be quite rude as they kept very quiet and did not speak much during the test. Other pupils might say that the examiner talked too much and put them off their driving. Poor examiner cannot win! The examiner will normally have a small icebreaker chat asking what sort of job you do etc and by your response can often judge whether you are chatty or not, but normally the conversation is kept to a minimum to allow you to concentrate

 

A pupils bad nerves are often stretched to the limit during a driving test but the examiner knows this and fully understands the situation, please try and relax and try to think that the person sitting next to you is your usual instructor. You can imagine some candidates turn up in an old banger of a car, no duel controls, very poor driving experience and if they fail can get quite threatening towards examiner.

 

A few years ago I actually applied for an application form to enlist as an examiner. Having giving it more thought I decided not to apply and I still have the uncompleted form at home. The examiner really does have a tough job to do. Respect!

TOP TEN REASONS PUPILS FAIL

The DVSA have provided details of why candidates fail their driving test Here is a list of the top ten reasons for failure: 1. Observations at junctions. Ineffective observation and judgment

 

2. Reverse parking Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy

 

3. Use of mirrors Not checking or acting on the information

 

4. Moving away Ineffective observation or control

 

5. Use of signals Not given, not cancelled or misleading

 

6. Incorrect positioning At roundabouts, lanes and bends

 

7. Reversing around a corner Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy

 

8. Lack of steering control Steering too early or too late

 

9. Turn round in road Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy

 

10. Inappropriate speed Traveling too slowly

 

The DVSA database has recorded an overall average pass rate of only 43% and its even less for first time attempts My pass rates year on are a very respectful 79% almost double the national average! - a very good reason to take professional driving lessons with a Driving Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor (DVSA ADI) - just like me!!

ALL ABOUT THE UK DRIVING TEST

How to prepare for the driving test A certain amount of nerves will show on the day of the practical test. This is perfectly normal. For some people however the practical test is a nightmare, affecting them far more than normal. It is so easy for your instructor to tell you that you will be all right. On its own this is no use to you what so ever if you are one of the people who are adversely affected by nerves. Performance related stress is the name for the stress that pupils experience before and during a driving test. The result of the test is extremely important to you because in many personal as well as financial ways you have invested a lot in learning to drive. Some pupils have the added pressure of a job offer depending upon the result as well. There are things that you can do to help yourself through this time. Realising why you are feeling this way is a start. If you are reading this article before you have reached test standard then you are at an advantage because you have more time to come to terms with this. You have the opportunity to understand the problem and make the most of the knowledge here to help you reduce or at least manage the problem. If on the other hand you are reading this because your test is imminent then rest assured, once you understand that the situation is manageable you will feel more in control. Your instructor is your greatest ally in the battle against the nerve gremlin. Your instructor knows exactly what you are going through because they have not only seen it many times before, they have been there themselves. More times than you have probably with the number of tests that they have had to pass. Your instructor will not allow you to take your practical test unless they believe that you have an expectation of walking away with a driving licence. It is in neither their best interests or yours to do so. You will have had to pass your instructors pre-test requirements before they will consider putting you forward for test. Areas differ but in all areas your instructor will insist that you can perform all of the standard manoeuvres on the first attempt and that any ring roads or fast dual-carriageways that you have in the area are familiar ground to you and that you can perform the necessary procedures on them with moderate comfort. Your instructor understands the stress that you are under and has been positively reinforcing your abilities during lessons. You will have gained experience of driving on exactly the same traffic circumstances, as you will be required to do with the examiner. It is not unusual for a pupil on test to recognise the roads that they are being taken down. Your instructor knows what tasks will be required and the situations you might meet and has thoroughly prepared you for them. Sit back and look at this from a wider viewpoint. Part of the problem is that you are too close to it. You are turning it into something that it is not. Passing your driving test is important to you. It is not the be all and end all of your life. Everything carries on exactly the same afterwards if you fail the test as it was before; you simply take another one and pass the next time. Another thing that does not help is the fear of the unknown. The more familiar you are with the forthcoming test the better prepared for it you will be. Remember that you will spend some time before your test with your instructor and that they will work with you to fine-tune your performance on the day. They know that your state of mind is as important as your general driving standards. Your instructor has come to know you and knows how you will be on the day; they can take a pretty good guess even before you come out of the house. They have seen you in stressful situations before. Do you remember the first time that you pointed the front of the car at a major roundabout looking for a suitable gap? In the trade, instructors usually expect that test nerves will reduce the effectiveness of pupils by up to twenty percent. This is balanced by aiming higher than the minimum acceptable standard before you are put in for it. Everything possible has been taken into consideration without you having to do a thing. Make sure that you have had your full quota of rest. Even if sleep was not a possibility you should have been well rested the night before. Do try and have light meals at your normal meal times on the day. Either a lack of food or a glut of it can create an upset stomach type of feeling that just makes things so much worse. Psychologically the work is just as much common sense when you think about it. Do not allow yourself to dwell on the test. Pre-occupy yourself with something else to take up your time until it is time to leave. Worrying never helped anyone. If you cannot help but think about the test try to minimalize these thoughts and comfort yourself with the knowledge that you have been professionally prepared and that unless your instructor was certain that you can walk away with a licence they would not have put you in for the test. Put the telephone off the hook. Well wishers are not welcome at this time simply because they work against you in regards to the point above. Talking about the test makes you think about it and you will naturally worry more than necessary. That is simply part of the human condition I am afraid. Bring with you your letter of appointment, your theory test pass certificate and your provisional driving licence. Both parts if you have one of the newer ones with the photograph. If you have just the old paper type licence then photo ID (passport etc) is required. You will be aware that your test is near and for some that in itself can induce pressure. Your best ally on the run up to your test is your instructor. They will reassure you that you are up to the job and run you through a few things before you get to the test centre. The easiest way to get through this period of time is to concentrate on the matter at hand and perform the best drive that you can. Maintain the accuracy and observation to the levels that you have been taught and you will feel more reassured when you do get to the centre. The best way to cope with the test is to work one hundred percent on the procedures that you have been taught from the very beginning through to the very end. Right from the time that you are asked to start the engine through to when the examiner asks you to pull up in front of the test centre again and turn it off. This might seem too obvious for words when you first read it but with the benefit of experience I can tell you that people have in the past relaxed part way through the test because they thought that they had done something wrong. This was not the case and they failed because of errors that they made after they stopped working one hundred percent. Try not to be too nervous about the test. Easier said than done I know. Remember though that you have completed the full syllabus as laid down by the examining authority and you have already proven to your instructor that you can put this knowledge into practice. Your instructor will use time before the test to take you through your manoeuvres and cover any ground that you have last minute doubts about. If the road surface is wet then practising the emergency stop is quite necessary. Your instructor is permitted to come with you on the test if you wish for them to. If you do want them to come with you then they will sit in the seat directly behind you, out of your sight, and they will perform a very convincing imitation of a statue! Your examiner will ask you if you would like your instructor to accompany you on test. The examiners do not mind in the slightest if want your instructor is present or not. For most people it is an easy decision to make. If you will feel better with your instructor in the car then they will be there. If not they will wait in the test centre. If you fall into the category of people who cannot make up their mind, do not worry. You can change your mind at any time until you leave the waiting room with the examiner. Nobody minds at all. You will arrive at the test centre a few minutes early and wait in the waiting room. At the proper time the examiners will come out and one of them will call out your name. They will ask you to sign in a box at the top left-hand corner of your test report form. This is a declaration that you are providing a properly insured vehicle for the purpose of the test and that you have been a resident of this country for the required amount of time. You will be using the same driving school car that you have taken your lessons in so the insurance angle is covered. While you sign the examiner will check your paperwork. Once outside the test centre the first thing that the examiner must do is check that your eyesight meets the minimum requirements. To do this they will ask you to stop on the pavement and read a car number plate for them. As long as you can do so the test may continue. The examiner will ask you to lead the way to your vehicle. Once there the examiner will ask you a "tell me" question which may need you to raise the bonnet of the car. After these you may get into the car. There are currently nineteen "show me / tell me" questions. When you get to the car you will get comfortable and wait for the examiner. You will have driven it beforehand so it is already set up for you. The examiner has to check the outside of the car and fill in the vehicle details boxes on the form. Once seated the examiner will give you some information about the test itself. They will tell you that the test is approximately thirty five to forty minutes in length during which they will expect you to perform one of the standard manoeuvres and possibly an emergency stop. They will also reassure you that if an emergency stop are to be requested they will pull you in to the kerb and tell you first. The examiner does not want you to misinterpret a hand movement for an emergency stop signal. You will then be told to start the engine and follow the road ahead unless directed otherwise by either the examiner or road signs. Your examiner will give you clear instructions on approach to junctions, when they wish for you to pull in by the kerb, move off again or perform a manoeuvre. The examiner will gladly repeat the instruction for you if you ask them to. During the test you will be asked to follow a series of road signs or a sat-nav. This part of the test is called Independant Driving and lasts around twenty minutes. During the drive you will also bw asked a "show me" question which is only carried out when it is safe to do so. After the test has been completed the examiner will require a minute or so to complete the paperwork before they tell you whether or not you have passed. If you have failed they will give you an explanation of the driving faults that you have committed. If your instructor is not in the car they will ask you if they may listen to this debrief. It is best that they do, as they will have more time after the test to give you a fuller explanation if you require it. On the test report form your errors and everyone makes some, will be recorded. They will fall into three categories: 1) A driving fault mistake is usually a mistake on procedure that the examiner judges to have had no bearing on the safety of the drive. For example: You are asked to follow the road ahead at a roundabout. As you go around it the timing of your left signal to leave it is late. You have made an error in procedure certainly. There has been no effect on other road users though and the junction was otherwise taken correctly. The fault would be recorded as a driving fault. 2) A serious mistake is one that is serious enough to mean an instant fail for your test. This will be an error that the examiner judges could lead to confusion of other road users or even a potential crash. To use an example of going ahead at a roundabout. The roundabout has traffic on it and your positioning is not as it should be. Because of your positional error other traffic has to change speed or direction to avoid you. You have committed an error that effects others directly. The error is serious because potentially it could have lead to a collision. A serious error generally speaking is one which would lead to the confusion of other road users or lead to them having to change speed or direction as a result of your driving. 3) If the examiner has to take physical action to control the vehicle then the error will certainly be recorded as a dangerous one. To pass the test you have to score less than sixteen driving faults with no serious or dangerous faults being recorded. Fifteen driving faults or less is a definite pass. Sixteen faults or above is a fail. The examiner is looking for a safe and accurate drive. If you remember to follow all of the procedures as they have been taught to you everything will be fine. If for example, the examiner gives the instruction, "at the roundabout I would like you to turn right please taking the fourth exit", you should remember the direction and exit number. People do forget though. If you find yourself exiting the roundabout at the exit before the one that the examiner asked you to take, do not worry about it. The correct thing to do is to finish exiting the roundabout safely. The examiner will change the test route accordingly and no mistake will be recorded on the report form. If you realised and jerked the wheel round to get to the correct exit you would have made several errors at the same time. If you think that you have made an error that is serious enough to be judged as serious, and therefore a test fail; do not give up on the spot. You may quite easily be wrong. The examiner is the trained judge, not you. If you have a complaint about your driving test The Driving Standards Agency have produced a booklet entitled CUSTOMER SERVICE. The booklet sets out who they are, what their aims are, their service standards and how they put things right in the event of a complaint. These booklets are available at all test centres.

 

DO NOT PAY MORE THAN £62 - IF YOU DO IT COULD BE A SECOND PARTY WEB SITE AND YOU WILL BE OVER PAYING OR IT COULD BE A SCAM WEBSITE. BEST TO BOOK DIRECT WITH DVSA.

 

WARNING! The DVSA may change your test appointment at short notice, you must check your e.mail,voicemail or post regularly to monitor your test booking. If we arrive for test and discover it has has been re-appointed you will have to pay for the two hour slot I have put aside for you. CHECK YOUR E.MAILS AND TEXTS AND VOICEMAILS!

PASS PLUS COURSE

You’ve passed your driving test - now you can drive on your own at last. But it doesn’t stop there; this is just the end of the beginning…getting your own car will give you the independence you need. For a new driver, the cost of insurance can be sky high And the reason for this? Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident in the first two years of passing their test than at any other time in their driving career Age doesn’t matter – it’s basically down to a lack of driving experience Pass Plus is a driving course taken with your instructor after you have passed your driving test.The six hour course covers six modules and at the end of the course you may qualify for discount on your car insurance The six modules are as follows: Town driving Driving in town can be daunting: rush hour traffic, complicated junctions and traffic systems... learn the skills to deal with all these and more All-weather driving Rain, fog, bright sunshine, snow and ice: find out how to drive safely in all the different weather conditions you'll face on the road Driving out of town Country roads can harbour all kinds of hazards, from sharp bends and potholes to farm vehicles and animals in the road Night driving Dealing with dazzle, judging distance and speed, using your lights correctly - these are just some of the areas covered Driving on dual carriageways To drive safely on fast, multi-lane roads you'll need all your skills of observation, concentration, anticipation and lane discipline Driving on Motorways Motorways are like no other roads: learn how to drive on them safely and correctly under expert supervision Contact me for full details on how Pass Plus can make you a safer driver and may even save you upto 20% on your car insurance. The actual cost of a Pass Plus course (£195) is often less than the money you could save on your car insurance! The course is 6 hours minimum and the fee is a fixed £195. Depending on your experience the time spent on each module varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours There is NO test at the end of the course as I will provide the pass certificate with a grading detailing what was covered and how long for. You can do 2 x 3 hours or 3x 2 hours or cover the whole course in just one day, 6 hours, with a light lunch provided free of charge Pass Plus is a great way of reinforcing what you have previously learned up to test standard and getting to an even higher standard. Motorway instruction is without doubt an essential skill to have and I would normally spend two hours on this module. Certain insurance companies also offer a generous discount for pass plus customers as you will be a more confident and competent driver. There is a private pupil access area on the left hand link menu. If you are already a pupil, please click "pupilaccessonly" and enter your pass code. This will provide additional information which cannot be viewed by the general public THE MAIN WEB SITE FOR MARLOWS CAN BE FOUND BY IMPUTING : WWW.ALAN-MARLOW.CO.UK