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New car joins the fleet.


New year, new me..


Banstead School Of Motoring is proud to welcome a new additions to its fleet.


Today we took delivery of this stunning Mini Cooper for driving lessons.


Now who's going to be the first lucky student to get a drive.?


The DVSA has confirmed that driving lessons can resume as planned on 12th April 2021.


Thats obviously great news for everyone.


Driving tests are due to resume on 22nd April 2021 in order to give everyone an

opportunity to prepare for there driving tests.


Good luck everyone, see you out there..

Even the best jokes can get lost in explanation. Sadly for executives at Volkswagen, they have had a lot of explaining to do this week after an April fool went spectacularly wrong.


On Monday, three days before April Fool’s Day, the car-making giant’s US arm made the grand proclamation that it would no longer go by its old German name. Now, in the US at least, it would answer to “Voltswagen”, a reflection of its commitment to an electric future


Volkswagen has apologised for "any confusion" as it admitted that an electric car PR stunt on was an attempt at an April Fool's joke.


There has previously been frustration expressed by VW officials that its electric vehicle efforts have attracted less media and public attention than Tesla.

Lockdown restrictions begin to ease - 29/03/2021

Govenment lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted today.


From today (29 March), you can do private driving practice on non-essential journeys with members of your household or support bubble.


Good luck out there and safe driving. All going well we'll see you all for lessons on 12th April..


Stay safe..

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes which generate the lowest carbon footprint as part of its pledge to be carbon-free by 2030.


The new AI-driven model will default to the most environmentally friendly journey based on fuel consumption, after analysing factors like road incline and traffic congestion.


Google says the feature will launch in the US on Android and iOS later this year, 'with a global expansion on the way'.


An eco-friendly route will automatically present itself when it has roughly the same arrival time as the fastest option. If this greener journey is due to take significantly longer, though, drivers will have the choice to compare predicted emissions with quicker routes, leaving it up to them to select a chosen path.


Drivers will also have the choice to opt out entirely if they’d prefer to receive only the fastest journeys available.

DVSA prepare to introduce new schemes to reduce test waiting times.

Encouraging learners to pass first time


DVSA are planning to run a campaign to encourage learners to take their test only when they are confident they can pass. This will help them to avoid a lengthy wait for a retest and help us by not adding to the backlog of tests.


They have asked driving instructorsto help them by identifying your pupils who are ready for their test and those who need more support and practice.

The newly appointed Chief Executive of the DVSA addressed all driving instructors to introduce herself and offer support in these challenging times.


A Civil Engineer by background, Loveday has spent time designing and building roads in the past.


Most recently, she was the Chief Executive of an organisation providing specialist digital technology services to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and is really delighted to be moving up in scale again, joining DVSA.


"Our mission of helping everyone stay safe on Britain’s roads is so important"

The body which oversees driving tests has launched a recruitment drive for new examiners.


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is seeking more staff to help tackle the huge backlog of driving tests caused by lockdowns around the country.


In the advert for the role, the DVSA explains: “The challenges presented by Covid-19 mean we’ve been unable to conduct the number of tests we would in a normal year, so we need to recruit more driving examiners to help get back to ‘business as usual’.”


Hundreds of thousands of practical car driving tests were cancelled during the first UK-wide lockdown which started in March 2020, creating a backlog of tests. The problem was made worse by subsequent regional lockdowns, problems with the online booking system and the need to reduce the number of tests per day in line with safety guidelines.


The DVSA has come under fire over its handling of the backlog and faced calls for driving instructors to be allowed to issue passes and for theory test passes to be extended.


It says that the recruitment drive for more examiners is part of a package of measures aimed at tackling the huge demand for driving tests as soon as possible.

As well as hiring more examiners, the agency has extended testing outside of normal working hours and drafted in qualified staff from other areas to conduct driving test.

English car driving tests are to restart on 22 April if government guidance allows

DVSA are rescheduling tests that can't take place in date order.


They are currently moving tests on 24 March. You can reschedule your test yourself using this link:-


-- Change your driving test appointment --

DVSA gives update on lessons & practical and theory tests restart - 09/03/2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has given details of when driving lessons and driving tests are likely to resume in England.


DVSA have said: 


The proposed date for you to restart driving lessons and training is Monday 12 April 2021. We know many of you want the opportunity to carry out lessons and training before we restart driving tests and we agree with this, Therefore tests are due to restart 10 days later on Thursday 22 April, *if government guidance allows.


We'll email candidates with tests booked before 22 April to let them know their test will be rescheduled.

‘Sigh of relief’ for drivers as Chancellor freezes fuel duty again

The Chancellor’s decision to cancel a planned increase in fuel duty has been widely welcomed by motoring industry insiders.


As part of his plan to do “whatever it takes” to help people and businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic, Rishi Sunak delivered news of the freeze in his March Budget speech to the House of Commons on Wednesday.


It means fuel duty will remain frozen at 57.95p a litre for 2021-22. Mr Sunak later tweeted that “as a result of these eleven years of freezes, the average car driver will have saved a cumulative £1,600”.


RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said: “Drivers will breathe a sigh of relief that the Chancellor has decided not to ‘rock the fuel duty boat’.

Highways England has launched a review of the Highway Code to improve road safety on motorways and high-speed roads. The consultation will run for four weeks.


The Highway Code is regularly updated to improve safety for all road users.

Highways England is asking for your views on updated safety information for high-speed dual carriageways and motorways.


Proposed changes include updating information on the use of variable speed limits to manage congestion, the use of red X signs to close lanes, and what to do in the event of a breakdown.

Plan to break service station EV charging monopoly ‘welcome news’.

The government is set to break the electric car charging monopoly at motorway services in a bid to make more choice available to drivers.


At the moment, Ecotricity is the only company with a contract to provide electric vehicle (EV) chargers at motorway service stations.


EV consumer site Electrifying.com said Ecotricity has been widely criticised by drivers for its “outdated and unreliable hardware” that reportedly make longer journeys “unpredictable”.


Speaking to Electrifying.com, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said that there will be at least six high-power chargers from other providers fitted at each service area by 2023. 


The transport minister said: “We do believe it will take government investment to ‘charge up’ this market. So we’ve got nearly £1 billion to upgrade those connections at motorway service stations.”


She added that the chargers would be at least 150kW, much faster than current rapid chargers rated at 41-50kW, and will allow drivers to charge their car “in the time it takes to get a cup of coffee.”

The Driving Standards Agency has announced that In line with the government’s roadmap announcement, driving and theory tests will resume no earlier than 12 April


They are working closely with the government and will provide more information as soon as they are able to do so on other tests, lessons and training.

Nearly all drivers want speed cameras to check tax, insurance and MOTs on vehicles.

A new study has found that 90 per cent of motorists want speed cameras to check for vehicle tax, insurance and whether they have a valid MOT.


Those are the findings from road safety charity IAM Roadsmart, which is urging police to make better use of cameras detecting speed to ensure drivers are following the rules and are behind the wheel of roadworthy vehicles.


Figures from the Department for Transport suggest that someone is injured by uninsured drivers every 20 minutes, while worryingly more than a quarter of motorists are unsure as to when their car’s MOT expires, too.


Other findings in the charity’s annual Safety Culture Report highlighted more drivers supporting cameras being used for other road fines, with 82 per cent supporting them being used to fine drivers running red lights, particularly in urban areas.

During lockdown, all driving lessons with an instructor and tests have been cancelled unless you are an emergency worker who has been able to book in an emergency driving test.


Whilst this is upsetting news for many learner drivers, the positive to come from this is that private practice is still permitted.


The DVSA advise that learners can practise driving with members of their household or support bubble as long as it's on an essential journey. 

Almost half of all drivers (47%) say they will consider buying an electric vehicle when they next change their car, according to an exclusive poll of 17,628 drivers.


Women were more likely (49%) to say they would consider an electric car than men (46%). Across age groups, respondents aged 65+ were significantly less likely (43%) to consider an electric car when they next change their car than all other age groups (18-24; 60%, 35-44; 56%, 55-64; 48%). 


Respondents living in London (56%) were most likely to consider purchasing an electric car as their next vehicle, as were AB social groups (54%).

When will driving tests resume.? - 14/02/2021

The DVSA said that the suspension on tests would remain in place until the lockdown restrictions are lifted.


England will review its rules on 15 February. All indications, however, are that lockdown is likely to continue for another three weeks.


Practically, the earliest that we can expect driving tests to resume across the UK is late February or early March. But we’ll have to wait and see.

The DVSA has said that it will be contacting those affected to give further guidelines on what to do.


If you’ve been affected, the DVSA will contact you so that you can rebook. However, bookings for new tests remain closed

Meet the virtual reality hazard perception tests of the future

The next overhaul of the driving theory test could see candidates strapping on virtual reality (VR) headsets.


The RAC Foundation and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have teamed up with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to see if hazard perception skills could be put to a more immersive test.


Researchers are developing training materials and two 360 degree tests to compare their use against single-screen equivalents.


The project website says that “Virtual Reality promises much in terms of immersion and the evocation of more naturalistic behaviour, but we do not have clear evidence of the benefits in terms of driving-safety interventions. This research aims to fill this gap.”

One of the tests uses footage from real vehicles while the second uses computer-generated images.


Both versions use clips from the perspective of the driver which stop just as a hazard begins to develop. Users must then choose from four options about what happens next.

DVSA cancelling more driving tests as lockdown continues - 10/02/2021


The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said that it is cancelling almost all practical and theory driving tests for at least another two weeks as England remains under lockdown conditions.


The agency first announced in January that it was suspending driving tests across England as the country entered a new six-week period of lockdown. At the time it said only that the suspension would last until restrictions were lifted.


£20 million investment for roadside electric car chargers.

Plans for an ‘electric vehicle revolution’ were boosted yesterday when the Transport Secretary pledged £20 million towards adding new chargepoints across the UK.

The investment could see the number of government-supported electric vehicle chargers double to nearly 8,000.


The Department for Transport (DfT) encouraged local authorities to take advantage of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), which has already benefitted more than 140 projects.


Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “With a world-leading charging network, we’re making it easier for more people to switch to electric vehicles, creating healthier neighbourhoods and cleaning up our air as we build back greener.”

The ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 has increased the need to improve charging infrastructure.

12-month minimum learning period for new drivers.? - 04/02/2021

New research conducted by IAM RoadSmart has found “overwhelming” support for a 12-month minimum learning period for new drivers before they can take the practical driving test.


In its survey of more than 2,000 motorists, the charity found that more than two-thirds (68%) backed the suggestion that all new drivers, regardless of age, should undergo at least a year’s training and supervised practice before being allowed to take their practical test.


In 2019, the Government committed to investigating some form of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) including the possibility of a 12-month minimum learning period as a key component but have not provided any firm conclusions.


DVSA are introducing a limited theory test and practical test service for NHS health and social care workers, the emergency services and local councils. 


This will only be for those who need to drive as part of their job and respond to threats to life. 


They can only accept applications for these tests from employers, such as NHS Trusts. 


There are no plans to extend this service further at this time. 


Instructors will be able to teach candidates with a confirmed booking for a mobile emergency worker test.

350% spike in sales in December rounds off 'bumper year' for BEVs - 01/01/2021

Battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales saw significant growth in 2020, with a 343.7% increase in December 2020.


This is in comparison to December 2019, where BEVs held just 3.3% of the market share, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This soared to a 16.5% share in 2020, with 21,914 cars sold.


Overall in 2020, demand for BEVs grew by 185.9%, with 108,205 cars sold in the year. When combined with plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), the majority of the registrations (68%) were for company cars, which the SMMT said shows that private buyers “need stronger incentives to make the switch” as well as more investment in charging infrastructure, in particular on-street charging

Happy New Year - 01/01/2021


So 2021 is finally here.!


All of us at Banstead School of Mortoring wish you all a very Happy New Year.


We hope that the new year brings you all health and happyness..


Safe driving.. :o)

The new cameras targeting tailgaters coming to a motorway near you

Highways England has stepped up its efforts to curb tailgaters with the help of new roadside cameras.


Technology that can detect if vehicles are travelling too close to each other is being trialled on the M1 in Northamptonshire before it’s rolled out across the country.

The new system has recorded 26,000 tailgating vehicles in the first two months of the trial. 


That’s 419 drivers a day breaking the Highway Code’s two-second minimum gap rule.

Rather than prosecuting offenders, the police have sent warning letters in the post to reinforce the message to leave a safe distance between vehicles. Drivers can usually be fined £100 and handed three penalty points on their licence.


Of the 26,000 tailgaters who received letters, 3,700 were repeat offenders. Some drivers were spotted tailgating up to 12 times on the same 150-metre stretch of road where the cameras have been installed.


Highways England’s Head of Road Safety Jeremy Philips said the cameras are there to “make drivers aware of their behaviour and encourage better driving”.

“These new cameras have, sadly, highlighted just how many people are driving too close on our roads”, he added.

DVLA warns motorists to be aware of scams

DVLA has revealed a 20% rise in scams reported to their contact centre, with 1,538 reports about suspected vehicle tax scams during the last 3 months of 2019.


DVLA has released pictures of some of the cons being used by scammers to trick motorists into handing over their money.


It comes as new figures show a 20% increase in scams reported to DVLA, with 1,538 reports made to DVLA in the last three months of 2019.


The reports of suspected web, email, text or social media scams were up from 1,275 in the same period in 2018. DVLA has released the images of recent scams reported to help motorists be aware of what to look out for and issue a clear warning that if something offered online or by text message appears too good to be true, then it almost certainly is.


Scammers are targeting unsuspecting customers with links to services that do not exist and messages of tax refunds, all of which are fake.

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced.

Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles.


Electric vehicles are a vital part of action to tackle the climate crisis but running out of charge during a journey is a worry for drivers. The new lithium-ion batteries were developed by the Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China on standard production lines.


StoreDot has already demonstrated its “extreme fast-charging” battery in phones, drones and scooters and the 1,000 batteries it has now produced are to showcase its technology to carmakers and other companies. Daimler, BP, Samsung and TDK have all invested in StoreDot, which has raised $130m to date and was named a Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneer in 2020.

Driving lessons suspended in Tier 4 - 19/12/2020


Driving lessons and driving tests suspended in Tier 4 areas...


We'll be resuming as soon as it's safe and we are allowed to..


Stay safe...

Driver and rider tests suspended in November 2020 -  03/11/2020

Driver and rider tests will be suspended from November 5 until December 2, 2020, to coincide with the second lockdown period in England.


In addition, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said that as well as examinations, driver training will be suspended over the same timeframe. It means that learners will be unable to book driving lessons with a certified instructor.


In a statement, it said: “Following the Government announcement on tougher national restrictions from Thursday, driver and rider training and tests will be suspended in England from 5 November until 2 December 2020."

Driving Theory Test to be changed from the end of September  -  28/09/2020

The DVSA is to bring in changes to the car driving theory test from Monday, September 28.


Changes were originally due to be made in March but were delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic


The updated part of the test is designed to make it more realistic and improve accessibility for all candidates.


Video clip scenarios will replace the written case study within the multiple-choice part of the current theory test. Candidates will be asked three questions based on the short video clip.


Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it.

Road safety: UK set to adopt vehicle speed limiters.

Speed limiting technology looks set to become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022, after new rules were provisionally agreed by the EU.


The Department for Transport said the system would also apply in the UK, despite Brexit.


Campaigners welcomed the move, saying it would save thousands of lives.

Road safety charity Brake called it a "landmark day", but the AA said "a little speed" helped with overtaking or joining motorways.


Safety measures approved by the European Commission included intelligent speed assistance (ISA), advanced emergency braking and lane-keeping technology.

The EU says the plan could help avoid 140,000 serious injuries by 2038 and aims ultimately to cut road deaths to zero by 2050

Fully electric vehicle for under £20,000.

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has announced plans to build a fully autonomous car that will sell for $25,000 (£19,600) during his self-proclaimed ‘Battery Day’ yesterday.


In a speech delivered in front of 240 shareholders, the eccentric CEO revealed new ‘tabless’ batteries that could drive the cost of electric vehicles down and in line with traditional diesel or petrol vehicles.


"This has always been our dream to make an affordable electric car," he said, claiming that it could become a reality by just 2023

From Monday 14 September 2020, DVSA will extend the period in which tests are available from 6 weeks to 18 weeks ahead.


This will add over 375,000 more test appointments between 14 September 2020 and the end of January 2021.


As well as making tests available to book 18 weeks ahead, DVSA plans to increase the number of car driving tests per day from 5 to 6.


DVSA can safely increase the number of tests a day as driving examiners are:

  • now familiar with how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face coverings and gloves
  • following the latest safety guidance when carrying out tests


From today (Friday 21 August 2020), DVSA will be reopening the online booking service from 8am for everyone to book their driving tests.


This means anyone will be able to book a driving test in England and Wales.

Test centres in Scotland remain closed, except for motorcycle tests. 


When candidates arrange a test, they will be able to see available appointments within the next 6 weeks.


The DVSA not taking bookings any further in advance at the moment. This is so they can react quickly to any changes in government guidance about coronavirus.


DVSA have comented that there has been an "unprecedented demand" and although there have been issues with their website they are working to fix the issue.

Britain's first Dutch-style roundabout prioritising cyclists and pedestrians over motorists has opened in Cambridge.


Cyclists have an outer ring on the roundabout, with cycle crossings over each of the four approach roads in a contrasting red surface.


There are also zebra crossings over each approach road for pedestrians and motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout

Reduced lane widths on the roundabout and at exit and entry points have also been installed to encourage drivers to slow down.


The development comes after Cambridgeshire County Council said that the old roundabout near the city’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital “was perceived by many people to be dangerous to cycle around”.

A consultation has been launched seeking your views on proposed changes to the Highway Code. 


The review is being held by the Department for Transport, to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly the groups of:


  • cyclists
  • pedestrians
  • horse riders


The main changes being proposed are:


  • ensuring that road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  • making rules on pedestrians clearer
  • providing guidance on cyclist priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead
  • creating guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders

After a long wait driving tests start again today in England following a postponement due to the coronavirus..


A new "Covid safe" driving test will come into effect today and is open to everyone (Not just key workers), candidates will be required to wear face coverings during the test unless they have a medical reason not to. The candidates car interior will also be required to have been cleaned prior to the tests.


Examiners will be disinfecting the test car prior to the test as well as using plastic seat covers and wearing face coverings themselves. Other changes include the driving test now being concluded early if the candidate makes is a major or serious fault. This is to limit exposure time in the car. Test centre waiting rooms will also be closed with a requirement that candidates arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before the start of their driving tests.


Good luck everyone.!! Stay Safe....

Driving Lessons commence again - 06/07/2020

We are pleased to be able to announce that we are back and open for Driving lessons.


After over 100 days of lockdown Banstead School Of Motoring are back on the road and teaching again, both Manual and Automatic Drving Lessons.


See you out and about.. :o)

Driving Lessons, theory tests and driving tests restart in England - 25/06/2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that learners can resume driving lessons and motorcycle training in England from Saturday 4 July 2020.


The rule applies to all types of driver and motorcycle training in England, including private practice with someone you live with or in your support bubble.


Theory tests will restart in England on Saturday 4 July. The tests will take place with social distancing measures in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus.


Car driving tests will restart in England on Wednesday 22 July, which will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.

Number plate changes have been introduced to make it easier to identify electric cars which will help local authorities to put in place extra policies. Electric car owners could soon benefit from extra support such as cheaper parking costs and free entry into zero-emissions zone.

Introducing the green plates will help enforce these schemes as only cars with the new designs will be eligible for the rewards.  

Hybrid vehicles will not be eligible for a green number plate and the extra benefits despite their reduced pollution levels.

The AA says the new number plate designs could become a “badge of honour” for some motorists proud of embracing the new technology.

Update on Theory Tests for Critical Workers  -  28/05/2020

To help critical workers get an emergency theory test at a location that is more suitable to them, the DVSA will be opening an additional 25 theory test centres across the UK.


When applying for an emergency theory test online, candidates will be asked to select their 'preferred' test centre. Their theory test will then be booked at the nearest available centre if their preferred location is not available.


Theory tests for anyone who is not a key worker have been cancelled up to and including 30 May 2020.

Driving Test update (rescheduling)   -  16/05/2020

We are aware that some of our students have been given new driving test dates in June and July for the tests that were cancelled by the DVSA due to Corona Virus in March & April 2020.


We anticipate that it is possible thst these may be rescheduled again but are monitoring the situation closely.


We have reached out to the DVSA regarding this as students with test will require training in the run up to the tests themselves and are awaiting a response.



Corona Virus update  -  13/05/2020

We are monitoring the current situation closely, At present the advice from the Driving and Vehicle Standards agency is still that driving instructors should not be teaching unless instructing a critical worker.


Practical and theory driving tests are still suspended at present.


We hope to restart lessons as soon as it is safe to do so.


Please feel free to reach out to us for any enquiries and future lessons as we are still here to respond to enquiries.


Take care and we'll see you soon

MOT Testing  -  25/03/2020

The Government has moved to exempt all cars, vans and motorcycles from needing an MOT test for six months from 30 March. Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work. Drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.


Legislation will be introduced on March 30 and will come into immediate effect for 12 months, following a short consultation with key organisations. Drivers will still need to get their vehicle tested until the new regulations come into place, if they need to use it.


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

Driving lessons suspended  -  18/03/2020

In line with DVSA guidelines on Corona Virus, We at Banstead School Of Motoring have made the decision suspending driving lessons.


The DVSA have advised that driving instructors should not be teaching at present and we completely suport this decision, We feel that it is the best interest of our instructors, our sutdents and public health that this is the right decision at the present time.


We hope to return to teaching as soon as possibe and we will keep you updated as and when further information arrives with us.


Stay home, Stay Safe, Save lives.

Driving Test Centres close due to Corona Virus  -  17/03/2020

The DVSA have announced that they are closing Driving test centres and have suspended driving tests for up to 3 months due to the Corona Virus.


Driving tests are still available for critical worker.


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests


We are monitoring the situation closely.

Driving in the dark? -  02/03/2020

The DVSA is encouraging learner drivers to take lessons in the dark, in a bid to cut the ‘high proportion’ of night-time collisions involving young drivers.


Research shows that up to 100,000 candidates may be taking their driving test each year without having practised driving in the dark.

This is despite the fact that 35% of collisions involving young drivers between 2014-18 happened at night.

The DVSA is highlighting the issue as part of a new campaign – and is calling on learners to gain the ‘essential’ experience of driving in the dark, whether with their driving instructor or through private practice

Changes to the Theory Test  -  18/02/2020

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will be modified so that the case studies will be substituted with a short video clip and 3 multiple-choice questions based on the video.

This change will be introduced to make the theory test more accessible to people with reading difficulty, learning disability or developmental condition (like autism).

Bad weather warning  -  03/02/2020

The DVSA are reporting that some driving tests are being effected due to bad weather around the country, this is mainly due to the heavy rain that some areas are experiencing.


More information is available on the DVSA test website and Twitter feed and we will be monitoring the situation for our students who have upcoming driving tests.

Merry Christmas  -  01/12/2019

At Banstead School Of Motoring we'd like to wish eveyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..


It's been an exciting ans scusessfull ear for us here at Banstead School Of Motoring. We wish all of our students current and forthcoming al of the best at this time.


Drive safe, and we'll see you soon

DVSA Examiners say goodbye to clipboards  -  28/11/2019

Successful learners will receive their full driving licences quicker as driving examiners start marking the car driving test digitally, DVSA has announced today.


Driving examiners are using tablets to mark the driving test digitally as part of a phased roll out. A specially developed app is replacing the clipboard and pen. 


Shifting to the paperless test report will mean learners will receive an electronic summary report of their test that they can review with their instructor, pass or fail, to discuss which areas of their driving could be further improved.

Driving in the cold this winter  -  19/11/2019

Driving in the ice and snow this winter.? Here's some great advice from the Met Office:


https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/…/season…/travel/winter-car-kit



DVSA Motorway survey for new drivers  -  09/10/2019

From January 2020, DVSA plans to survey newly qualified drivers to find out:


  • If they took motorway driving lessons
  • Whether practising on motorways helped to prepare them for a lifetime of safe driving


We do offer Motorway lessons at Banstead School Of Motoring, just ask one of our instructors for details.

Learn in a Manual or Auto  -  01/10/2019

Should i learn to drive in a manual or Automatic Car? See this interesting article from Admiral Insurance.


https://www.admiral.com/…/should-i-learn-to-drive-in-a-manu…