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DSA is making changes to the independent driving.  Examiners will no longer be showing the candidate a map  when giving direction instructions.  If the candidate wants to see the map they should ask the examiner to see it.
Any Comments from learner drivers from Bury  and Bolton ?

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The new online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic training they’ve done.

Lorry, bus and coach drivers can access the service 24 hours a day, which provides a clear and simple online record, showing:

  • the driver’s Driver CPC qualification expiry date (bus and coach and / or lorry)
  • details of each training course completed

Drivers can register to use the service at direct.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc

Benefits

The service also allows drivers to give current or prospective employers temporary access to their training records – allowing them to confirm how much periodic training the driver has completed in their five year cycle.

This online service should also benefit trainers by reducing the need for them to respond to individual driver and operator enquiries.

Uploading training records

It should only take up to five days from course completion for a driver’s training record to be updated.

If you’re a trainer, it’s important to get records added within this period.

If you’re a driver and your record hasn’t been updated within this time, you should contact your trainer directly. If you don’t get a satisfactory response from them, you should then raise this with DSA viadcpc.complaints@dsa.gsi.gov.uk

Linking to the service

If you’re a trainer or employer and want to add a button to your website that links to this service, you can do so using the attached graphic.

You can also add the following message to the training certificate you issue at the end of your training course – helping to raise awareness of the service:

Link button for enquiry service
“Check your periodic training has been recorded atdirect.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc

 

Bury Test Centre

Mar
2012
15

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DSA has had a blip with booking tests at Bury.  The centre is opening on 30th March and a couple of bookings have already been accepted, but DSA say the problem with online booking should be resolved within the next 24 hours, so just keep trying!

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I have been in contact again with my local MP Mr Ivan Lewis concerning Bury Test Centre, and I have  received another letter from him to inform me that due to the lack of work of work being carried out at Bury Test Centre, he is now again writing to the Chief Executive of Driving Standards Agency (DSA) asking for an update on the work and a likely completion date. Again many thanks for his effort in this matter, please check again for further news.

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Well done to Daniel Medows who passed his driving test  first time today at Bolton Test Centre with only one driver fault!!  Safe driving and be careful on the roads.

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Well done to Patrick Prince on passing his driving test first time  today at Bolton Test Centre. Safe Driving and be careful on the roads

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The IAM has renewed its call on the Government to make driving on rural A-roads a mandatory part of the driving test.

While I David Heathcote would agree this is a good idea, logistically I don’t think it could work as a lot of Driving test centres are situated in Town centres, as a professional driver trainer I personally include ALL  different types of roads and conditions, including  these rural A roads and explaining how to use  The Limit Point whilst on them, however as I tell my students the L test is just a start to your driving  and would always encourage to take further training and tests as not to get complacent throughout their driving lives, I will be happy to receive any comments from learners drivers from Bury or Bolton on this subject.

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Brake is calling on the Government to make roads policing a national policing priority in response to research revealing that the number of traffic police has been cut by 11.6% in five years.

 

Driving Test Pass

Jan
2012
26

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Just to say well done to Ged Bland on passing his driving test today, again at Cheetham Hill Test Centre. Safe Driving and be careful on the roads.

Driving Test Pass

Jan
2012
23

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Well done to Mike Duff on passing his driving test today at Cheetham Hill Test Centre. Safe Driving and be careful on the roads.

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