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from Natty Driving



Natty Driving offers you patient and friendly tuition of the syllabus below, or simply advice for those experienced drivers who may be less confident at certain driving aspects. I usually use a four-door, petrol or diesel, manual (gear-driven) car, with a 1.2 / 1.4 engine.

Natty Driving is available to you if you require any help with the Theory Test, or if you have any questions arising from your revision.

People with an anxious or particularly nervous disposition are very welcome. Patience and perserverence on the part of both Instructor and Pupil usually deliver success, and discussing underlying concerns in a semi cognitive therapy approach is often the key to resolving many issues.

The driving tuition syllabus covered comprises the following topics :


The Basic Safe Driving Routines

  • Introduction to the car and its controls
  • Safely and smoothly moving off and stopping
  • Steering and feeding the steering wheel through the hands
  • Smooth gear changes
  • The need for and practice of frequent mirror checks and general observation



  • GO
    Junctions

  • Turning left and right from a major road to a minor road
  • Turning left and right at a T-Junction from a minor road into a major road
  • Crossroads
  • Traffic light junctions
  • Roundabouts



  • GIVE WAY
    Sharing the Road with other Users

  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Meeting Traffic
  • Clearing parked vehicles



  • KEEP LEFT
    Reversing Manoeuvres

  • Reversing in a straight line
  • Turn in the road, also known as a three or five point turn
  • Reversing around a left hand corner
  • Reversing around a right hand corner
  • Parallel reverse parking
  • Reverse bay parking



  • STOP
    Advanced Driving Routines

  • Uphill and downhill starts
  • Emergency Stop

  • Faster A roads and dual carriageways
  • Country lanes
  • Navigational driving (known as 'Independent Driving' by the DSA)

  • In addition, we can discuss or experience poor-weather driving and night-driving.

  • NO WAITING
  • I am happy to offer a mock test service prior to a test if you so wish and if we both feel that it will be useful - bear in mind that there are pros and cons to running a mock test.


  • Intensive Courses

    TRAFFIC LIGHTS With suitable advance warning to re-schedule an existing diary, intensive practical driving courses can be arranged for a discounted fee depending on the number of hours arranged. This may be structured around someone with very little or no driving experience, or it may be for someone who is nearly ready for their Practical Test.
    In this instance, it helps to have already passed the Theory Test. Such a course can lead directly up to taking a Practical Test, though this would need to be discussed with the instructor before booking the course. The Practical Test can either be booked by the pupil or the instructor.


    Motorway

    ONE WAY If required, singular motorway lessons can be provided to a new or experienced full-licence holding driver for a slightly higher fee than a normal lesson. This provides experienced advice in safe conditions, negotiating joining and leaving the highway (for services and for motorway changes), changing lanes and overtaking, and speed and distance awareness both ahead and to the rear.


    Pass Plus

    The Pass Plus service is also offered. This is a government-backed scheme that provides more advanced observational tuition and advice to a new driver who has been driving for at least 1 - 2 months since passing their test, and covers such topics as night driving and motorways. It's also tied in with a number of car insurance companies to reduce the often high cost of insurance for a new driver.
    The course is a minimum of six hours comprising six modules, and is certified at the instructor's discretion. The qualifying certificate is then presented to a participating insurer and the new driver's car insurance can be discounted in price. MINI ROUNDABOUT


    International Licence Holders

    RIGHT CHEVRONS Drivers from outside of the EU who hold an international driving licence should be aware that it is only valid for 12 months in the UK. You will be required to pass a UK practical driving test before it expires to obtain a UK driving licence. I am happy to help you prepare for the driving test in the event of this situation.


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