CB's Driving School @ www.passwithcbs.co.uk

www.passwithcbs.co.uk is the on-line home for CBs Driving School Offering Advice, Downloads and Guidance to those learning how to drive or wanting to improve develop existing skills. Offering Lessons, Refresher sessions and Pass Plus in selected areas of Kent. These include Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells. This Blog is commentary of life on the road, and a way for past and present pupils to keep track of changes, whether they are business, legal or just trivial.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Toyota Recall worries thousands of drivers

Recent announcements by Toyota, Peugeot Citroen and Honda are causing worries with UK road users, as well as those abroad. Details of which vehicles are affected can be found here as well as what to do if you have problems when driving!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Independent Driving - A Change to the Current Test

The DSA have announced that there will be an addition to the DSA Driving Test as part of their measures to bridge the gap between learning and post-test driving. DSA Chief Executive, Rosemary Threw, explains "The independent driving section of the test will consist of a period of about 10 minutes, during which time the candidate will be asked to do one of the following:
- drive to a destination following traffic signs.
- drive following a series of verbal directions.
- drive using a combination of both of these methods."
Plans are to introduce this section of the test from 4th October 2010.

Further details to follow. Also keep an eye on our Advice Page for downloads relating to this and other aspects of the test.

At CB's we thoroughly support this move and look forward to its introduction. Other issues we hope will also be addressed in the future are:

Motorway Driving - while Pass Plus is available there is no formal test or compulsory training to ensure a driver has the ability to drive safely on the motorway. Maybe a system similar to that used in Canada of a 2 part Provisional Licence should be introduced, this could include such things as limited engine size, passenger limitations and even a curfew.

Health and Eye sight checks - While the new Photo ID Licences require renewal every 10 years, there is no health check required. The responsibility is with the licence holder, and with some reports showing figures of 40% not having adequate eyesight for driving while behind the wheel this must be addressed!

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20mph = Safer speed?

20mph limits being trialled in London have shown initial success!
British Medical Journal reports show road injuries have been reduced by more than 40% in these areas. In a comparison to figures from 1986 to 2006, casualties were reduced by 41% with deaths and serious injuries to children reduced by half. Pedestrian injuries were reduced by nearly a third and cycling casualties by nearly 17%. With the zones preventing about 203 casualties a year in the current zones alone. If these zones were increased the reductions would also follow.
In addition the areas adjacent to the zones benefited from an average reduction of 8%.
For more on Road Safety check out - Think! Road Safety and Safe Speed

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Happy New Year

And CB's new years resolution? To actually put something interesting onto the blog! At least once a month, hopefully once a week! So.....here goes!

What's new?
2010 prices – Special Offers available on our Prices Page. If you want something specific Get In Touch and we will put together a package designed for you.

CB's 207 – a flexible, easy to learn in and enjoyable car to drive!

Cheat the Theory Test? Well not quite, but you can get a breakdown of all the answers
on our Advice Page

Lousy weather, slippery roads and plenty of the white stuff – it can mean only one thing! Yes,Winter Driving Advice! Check out our advice page now.

Taxi Training – Looking to get your taxi licence? You have the driving experience, we have the test experience. DATT (DIA Accredited Taxi Trainer) tuition means you will be able to pass the test and start earning asap. With reported national failure rates of up to 80%! You would be silly not to!

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Monday, 27 July 2009

CB's now on Twitter!

CB's has now launched our own Twitter page to keep you informed of the latest events, advice and general changes in both CB's and the driving world. Visit our Twitter page here to follow us and receive regular updates.

If you’re new to Twitter, it’s basically a website that allows you to stay in touch e with people from all over the world through the exchange of quick, limited answers to one simple question: “What are you doing?”

After you open up an account, you can use the site to post short updates of no longer than 140 character’s. People then sign up to follow your feed, and you can sign up to follow theirs. For more info and to sign up visit www.twitter.com and don’t forget to follow us by visiting www.twitter.com/passwithcbs!

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Friday, 24 July 2009

Counting Down! Ticking Things off the list! And NEARLY ready to roll!

Bye Bye BSM
Hello to the new TOTALLY Independent CB's Driving School!

Official fully independent launch date 4th September

Car - On order
Signs - Designed and being placed on the car
Business cards - Being passed around
Pupils - Coming thick and fast
Lessons - Running smoothly!

Job done!

Oh & special thanks to Louise Welfare ADI for the Lit Headboard! Gonna look great!

So, have a surf around the site www.passwithcbs.co.uk, tell your friends, share our FREE downloads.

AND now Follow CB's on Twitter!

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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Trailer Test

Busy Busy Busy! Sorry for the delay in posting.
Trying to sort out my training so I can pass my Trailer test (I, like anyone passing now, didn't automatically get the + E Trailer allowance on my licence so yet another test to take!). However, taking means that I will be able to offer you all Value for Money Trailer training. Which I am sure will appeal to any of the horse or sailing fans amongst you - or those who go to Caravan Club (The Inbetweeners - C4). Any interest let me know, I will keep you updated!

Lovely weather, thank God for air conditioning! Although preferring the window open option, even if my left arm is 2-3 shades darker than the right! I'm not greedy though, I'd be quite happy with 24-26 degrees instead!

Looking forward to my new car in August, finalise details in 2 weeks!

Check back soon!

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