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.

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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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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Monday, 15 June 2009

Round and about

Busy week ahead! A couple of tests and a large number of pupils approaching test. Now we get to see all the hard work pay off!
I finally get to go out for another session of RoSPA training on Sunday. Great fun and really useful for focusing your driving skills, I would recommend it to everyone.

Uneventful week last week, some great progress and breakthroughs, but nothing to report.
Getting a good few hits on the website www.passwithcbs.co.uk but looking for more listings and links. If you have a suitable site or location where I can link to, or just advertise, then let me know! (advice@passwithcbs.co.uk)

A reminder to everyone that Theory Test Advice is available on the website, a huge help to everyone who needs it. It is FREE and can be shared with anyone who is learning to drive.
Off to a day full of lessons now, but I thought I deserved a lay in after a long day in London on Saturday - Clinical Hypnotherapy advice for nervous drivers coming in the future, Watch this space!

More FREE DRIVING DOWNLOADS coming soon, I will keep you informed.
Safe Driving and check back soon

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Welcome to my blog

So, I have finally got the website up and running! Thanks to everyone who helped, advised and critiqued it for me.
Check out the Theory Test, Accompanying a Learner Driver, and Show me Tell me downloads for FREE advice for anyone who is learning - Feel free to share with friends and family.
Any visitors are welcome to drop me a line using the feedback form with questions, comments or just to say hi.

Great week last week. TWO first time passes, one at T Wells and one at Sevenoaks - Both lady drivers for the chauvinists amongst you! - AND TWO Theory test passes! So really pleased for you all! It's been a week of blue flashing lights with both Practical tests having emergency vehicles to deal with and minimal driver faults to show for it. A great result all round, next step Pass Plus.

Busy busy busy getting the website listed, spreading the word and arranging promotional merchandise, advertisements, cars and insurance for the next steps. Will at SSDM is trying to incorporate the website branding into my new car livery, can't wait to see it! I will post pictures as soon as it is finalised.

I will do my best to keep you all up to date with how things are going. Any new developments in life on the road either just for me, or changes effecting everyone - i.e. If they actually do something silly and reduce the National Speed limits!

P.S. Speed cameras have gone live on the Dartford crossing section of the M25! Not that it will cause any of you safe, sensible drivers a problem. But forewarned is forearmed! Forgotten the limits?

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