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Right Approach Driver Training

07738 663819 email davelyons1974@tiscali.co.uk www.mini-drivinglessons.co.uk

The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which training is offered by Right Approach Driver Training

The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.

1. Driving licence: You must hold a current, valid driving licence, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session.

2. Fitness to drive: You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit to drive on each of your lessons or test.

Sickness, tiredness, alcohol, illegal and prescribed medication may affect your driving; any of these could place you and other road users in serious danger. Please note that some ‘over the counter’ medication may affect levels of concentration; always read the instructions on the packet. If you are taking any drugs please check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure they will not affect your driving. In the interests of public safety we reserve the right to cancel your driving lesson or refuse the use of the school car for the driving test if there is any suspicion of impairment because of illness, drugs or alcohol. The instructor may request a breath test if there is doubt over alcohol levels at the start of lesson.

You may face action from the Police or the Crown Prosecution Service if you choose to ignore the law regarding your fitness to drive.

3. Payments and Cancellation: Tuition fees are payable at the start of the lesson ( unless by prior agreement ).. Payment can be made by cash ( preferred ) direct to your driving instructor or (with prior agreement) bank transfer (ask your instructor for details) which must be cleared at least 2 days before the day of your driving lesson.
We no longer take cheques as a form of payment.

If you need to cancel a lesson for whatever reason please give at least 48hrs notice or the lesson will be charged at the full rate, please inform the instructor by phone(voicemail), email or text message

Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right
to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g., dangerous weather conditions).

The instructor reserves the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable.

4. Lesson duration: Your instructor will endeavour to maintain regular lesson slots each week to ensure continuity of learning. However, this cannot be guaranteed.

The minimum lesson period is 60 minutes. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival, and where possible the lesson will be extended by the time due– if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.

5. Training Location:
All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance.

The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety – this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.

6. Training vehicles:

Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.

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Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate. Your Driving Instructor reserves the right to refuse to teach you in a car that isn't fitted with dual controls.

7. Safe Driving:

Students are expected to follow the instructions they are given during a lesson and drive in a legal, safe and courteous manner.
The instructor reserves the right to terminate the lesson if the student persists in driving in an unsafe, discourteous or otherwise irresponsible manner and the student may be required to make their own way home. Damage to the driving school car caused by reckless or dangerous driving against the instruction of the instructor or examiner will be charged to the student up to the value of the insurance excess.

8. Driving tests and bookings:

Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.

Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will be based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule. There will be a charge to cover the time that the car is on test and any travelling/lesson time, this will be advised in advance of the test date.

In the event of the driving school car being unavailable on the day of the practical test for reasons of illness on our part, or mechanical failure, we will refund test fees incurred by you in full.

Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the lesson fee and ‘use of car’ fee for the booked period will be charged. Your instructor will advise about claiming compensation from the DVSA.

9. Code of conduct: Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional Code of Conduct. In the unlikely event of complaint or dispute the guidelines of the Code of Conduct will be adhered to.

10. Driving penalties & fines:

Whilst you are driving the school car, you must adhere to the road traffic act, therefore you are responsible for any fines or penalty points for transgressing the act.

11. Your rights:

These conditions do not affect any protection that you have under consumer legislation. We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible.

12. Complaints procedure:

Please bring to our notice any complaints that you may have and we will endeavour to address the situation. In the event that you are not satisfied you may then make reference to the registrar of Approved Driving Instructors who will consider the matter and advise accordingly. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I hereby agree with the term and conditions of Right Approach Driver Training

( If student under 18 please ensure a parent or Guardian signs the form )
Name :_____________________________________ Signature : _________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________

____________________________________ Contact No:__________________________ Driving licence number : __________________________________________________________ 

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