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Happy New Year from everyone at Arrow Driving Academy

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New Driving Laws for 2017?

New Driving Laws for 2017?

Crackdown on mobile phone use

Using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been banned in the UK for many years. However, the government have really started to crack down on this harshly in the past couple of months.

From March 1st, if you are seem using your phone behind the wheel you will be given 6 points on your license and a fine of £200. This is double the figures that it was before.

This new law should particularly concern young drivers as they only need to amass 6 points within their first two years on the road before they will have their licenses taken away from them for good. With this much stricter law in place, being caught on your mobile phone only one time could lead to your license being revoked.

Driving test changes

In the past couple of years there have been a number of rumours that a huge change to the UK driving test itself is to be enforced soon.

According to the DVSA, changes are set to be introduced from this year onwards and we can expect to see the following:

– Following Sat Nav directions in an attempt to modernise the test
– Increasing the time spent on ‘independent driving’ from 10 to 20 minutes, to help young drivers experience real world conditions
– Asking on the spot vehicle safety questions while driving, so that the examiner can see that you can multitask whilst on the road
– New manoeuvres that are more true to life, such as driving in and reversing out of parking spots

120 hours of driving before taking the test

Something that is currently in discussion is the introduction of a 120 hour minimum learning hours before being eligible to take the test.

Although this is likely to improve students’ safety behind the wheel, the response from the general public has not been positive as this means that individuals will no longer be able to take the test as soon as they feel ready.

Life imprisonment for death by dangerous driving

Under the current law, those who kill others by dangerous driving are given around four years of jail time, on average. For many years campaigners have claimed that this is an outrage and that something must be done to give dangerous drivers the punishment that they deserve.

To fight against deaths caused by dangerous driving, there is currently a discussion to raise these sentences to a maximum of a life sentence. Therefore, if death is caused while using your mobile phone behind the wheel, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you could be sent to prison with a life sentence.

Here at Arrow Driving Academy we pride ourselves on teaching our students safe driving skills and how to drive efficiently on the roads. Driving lessons are available in Hull, Doncaster…

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The importance of updating your records

The importance of updating your records

It is suggested that as many as 7% of driving licenses in the UK have incorrect information, such as the wrong address or no indication of a medical condition, Direct Line estimates.

It is from such statistics that there has been a crackdown on updating your personal records on your license. As a result, anyone who fails to do so could end up being given a £1,000 fine.

Millions of drivers are therefore running the risk of not only facing such charges but breaking the law, for having outdates details on their drivers licences. These incorrect details can be flagged in a number of situations, such as hiring a car or being stopped by the police.

How do I update my details?

You do not need to worry about updating your records, as it is a very simple process. Simply visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/driving-licences and choose the appropriate link for your needs.

Changing your details is a free process, and you can still drive while you are replacing your licence. However, it is important that you update your details immediately, and even change them for temporary detail changes.

When do I need to change my details?

• Change of address – even if this is temporary, such as moving to University
• Changing your name – including after marriage
• Any medical conditions that can affect your ability to drive – including eye conditions, epilepsy, heart disease and diabetes.
• Update your photograph every ten years – this costs £20 and you should be reminded via the contact details you provided when the deadline is approaching.

If you fail to update these on your records, you are risking breaking the law and facing a £1,000 fine. We don’t think it’s worth it, do you?

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New Speeding Laws Starting Monday

New Speeding Laws Starting Monday

On Monday 24th April speeding penalties will increase across the UK.

It comes as no surprise to us that many people haven’t heard of this news yet, and also that a lot of drivers are unsure of the current laws on how fast you need to be speeding to get a fine, how many points you may get on your licence or how exactly you can get caught in the first place. We therefore find it important to outline the new laws coming into force and what it means for you as a driver on UK roads.

How fast do I need to be speeding to get a ticket?

As it stands, no matter how much you exceed the limit by, you’re liable for a penalty ticket. Whether you are going 31mph or 39mph in a 30mph limit, if caught you will be fined whether you like it or not. However, many drivers have complained that this is unreasonable as you cannot pay that close attention to your speedometer and also, not all speedometers are accurate, so this could be an unfair penalty.

It is for these very reasons that the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) have suggested that drivers cannot be prosecuted until they go at least 10 per cent over the speed limit.

What is the new penalty for April 2017?

As of Monday, an Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for speeding will land you three points on your driving licence and a £100 fine. Moreover, if you were caught speeding at a high figure you are likely to receive a court summons and if you are to reject the FPN, the penalties are set to rise anywhere up to £2,500 and your licence could be taken away.

The precise details of these changes are complex, but here are the three main ‘bands’ for speeding in the UK, as taken from the Telegraph:

• Band A – This refers to the lowest level of speeding. For example, you could be driving at between 21mph and 30mph in a 20mph zone, 31mph to 40mph in a 30mph zone, or 71mph to 90mph on a 70mph road. You can expect 3 points on your licence, and a fine of around 50% of your weekly income.
• Band B – This is for more serious cases of speeding. If you’re in a 20mph zone and you drive at 31mph to 40mph, or in a 40mph zone at 56mph to 65mph, or up to 100mph in a 70mph, that’ll be a Band B fine. That means 4 to 6 points on your licence, or disqualification for between 7 and 28 days, plus a fine of 100% of your weekly income.
• Band C – This is for the most egregious speeding. If you’re doing 41mph or above in a 20mph zone, 51mph or above in a 30mph zone, or above 100mph in a 70mph zone, that’s a Band C fine. That means 6 points on your licence or disqualification for between 7 and 56 days, as well as a fine of 150% of your weekly income.

How are speeding drivers caught?

Speed cameras are the most common practice for monitoring speeding drivers. Speed cameras in the UK are usually bright yellow in colour and a box shape, facing away from the direction you are travelling. Many drivers claim that they know when they have been caught by a speed camera as they saw the bright flashes of light as it took the picture.

However, not all speed cameras work in this way, speed camera systems are also in use today and these act like a regular CCTV camera but are designed to record vehicle registration numbers. The cameras then act in accordance with one another as they calculate how much time it takes for you to get from one to the other, and therefore can give a fine when a driver exceeds the average speed.

Other uses of cameras for speeding is those used by the authorities on mobile speeding vehicles. These are set up at random and in a variety of places to catch people breaking the speed limit. Finally, you can also be caught by a police officer. The office only needs evidence that you are speeding to be able to pull you over, which is simple enough as they are equipped with speed guns and cameras.

There are many ways in which a driver can be caught for speeding and reckless driving, which all result in penalties. When caught speeding you can expect the DVLA to send a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to the address of the owner of the car caught. When details are then confirmed of who was driving the car at the time of speeding, that person will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or a court summons, depending on the speed you were travelling.

Final thoughts

We believe that it’s highly important to know how fast you are allowed to be driving at all times on the road. If you feel uncertain in these areas, we are able to teach you some general lessons about speed awareness and how to drive carefully and efficiently.

For more precise information on speeding and fine figures in the UK please see this article by the Telegraph. Also, if you need any advice on how to drive safely and legally, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today!

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Driving Instructors in Doncaster

Driving Instructors in Doncaster

Arrow Driving Academy are a Hull-based company who offer lessons in learning to drive throughout Hull, Doncaster and Wakefield. We pride ourselves on our professional and approachable instructors and we are now looking for others to join our expert team! Our driving school offers comprehensive driving lessons with an emphasis on friendliness and quality. We believe that this is why we are quickly growing into a hugely successful driving school in Doncaster. We endeavour to continue to build upon our existing reputation and provide our customers with lessons of only the highest standard. Here at Arrow we are looking for Approved Driving Instructors in Hull, Doncaster and Wakefield who have the knowledge and experience be part of the Arrow franchise.
We know how difficult it is to find supportive and dedicated instructors who provide fantastic customer service, which is why we working tirelessly to make our company exactly that. If you believe that you are a determined and qualified driving instructor, we would love to hear from you. Recently we have expanded our business to the wider areas of Yorkshire. Alongside this, we have welcomed multiple new ADIs from these areas and beyond. All of these individuals provide the same level of quality and dedication to their role.
As ADIs ourselves, we appreciate the time and effort that is involved when helping make a franchise successful. The future of Arrow Driving Academy would be truly unknown without the enthusiastic and committed individuals who join our team. Our business relies on trusted and quality individuals who are willing to dedicate their efforts to our success. If you feel like you could be a part of the Arrow team, then please feel free to get in touch!

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Arrow Driving Academy is a trusted driving school based in Hull and beyond. Now reaching numerous areas in Hull, Doncaster and Wakefield, we are quickly expanding and recruiting more than ever. Our students are important to us. We believe in delivering only the highest standard of customer service as we understand how frustrating it is to be let down. Our instructors are friendly, dedicated and reliable individuals who not only want to help the driving school succeed, but we want our students to succeed too.
It is important to us that our students feel comfortable when taking driving lessons with Arrow. We guarantee approachable instructors who are always willing to go the extra mile. Moreover, we work tirelessly to always be on time and provide extensive and essential knowledge and experience. We want our customers to enjoy learning to drive as we believe that this improves the overall rate of success. Not only this, but we firmly believe that those who enjoy learning to drive will become safe and reliable drivers when driving independently in the future.
We understand that sometimes circumstances occur which cannot be helped, sometimes students and instructors will have to let one another down due to various events. This is why we also work towards being a flexible and understanding team who appreciates good communication and trust. It is our responsibility to provide great quality services and keep any disruptions to a minimum. However, with Arrow you can expect only the best quality of service which we can proudly reflect on our testimonials page that can be seen here.

Good communication is vital when wanting to encourage a good working environment during driving lessons. It is also important that our students feel that they can trust our abilities as qualified driving instructors. Another priority of ours is that our students feel confident when in the car with us. We always seek to build individuals confidence rather than knocking it down. A healthy balance of positive comments and constructive criticism allows us to get the best out of our students. This ultimately enables individuals to reach their full potential when it comes to driving. We can guarantee that our instructors have faith in every single student, no matter how experienced they may be. We can assure potential customers that our instructors take pride in being fantastic at what they do.
If you are looking to join a driving school in Doncaster, then look no further! We can offer you both male and female instructors with a reputation built on reliability, trust and commitment. Arrow Driving Academy would be delighted to help you become a successful independent driver and stay safe on the roads. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have by calling _____________.

Preparation before you start driving
Here at Arrow, we are often questioned about the steps that individuals need to take before starting driving lessons. It is important that before you get on the road, you follow this short guide to prepare yourself and ensure that you are legal to start learning to drive.
The first rule that applies here is that the minimum age to star driving lessons in the UK is age 17. Upon turning 17, you need to acquire a provisional driving license to enable you to start driving lessons. You can apply for a provisional driving license through the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
To apply for a provisional license you have to meet a series of requirements. The details of which can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence. The cost of a provisional license is £34. It is possible to apply for a provisional license 3 months before turning 17, if you wish to start lessons immediately. It is estimated that driving licenses take approximately one week to be delivered from the time of order. This means that if the license arrives before the individual’s 17th birthday, it will not be valid until that day.
Once you have acquired your provisional license, it is time to start looking for a reliable and good value for money driving school within your local area. If you believe that Arrow Driving Academy could guide you on the road to success, please feel free to get in touch. It is also recommended that some essential reading is completed before embarking on your driving lessons.
The Highway Code is extremely important when starting your driving lessons. You will need to have a comprehensive understanding of this to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge necessary to pass your driving theory test. It is at this point that we also recommend that you familiarise yourself with the hazard perception element of the theory test. This will later be practised in preparation for your test. Our dedicated instructors would be happy to answer any questions you may have about these readings. Also, we can also provide you with a wide range of online resources to help prepare you for success in both the theory and practical driving tests.
If you would like to start driving lessons in Hull, Doncaster and Wakefield, please get in touch! Arrow Driving Academy are a trustworthy and dedicated team of instructors who would be delighted to help you learn to drive.

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Driving Schools in Doncaster

Fun things to do in Doncaster

1. Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the perfect choice for a family day out! Opening in 2009 on an old farm, the park is now home to over 60 different animals, including lions, tigers, polar bears and rhinos.

Ticket prices are generally much more affordable than your standard zoo, and the experience is arguably more exciting as you can see the animals so close up! The park also offer a variety of great wildlife experiences, from seeing what it would be like to be a ranger, to mini experiences such as feeding the meerkats.
2. South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

https://www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk/

The great thing about the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is that it really can be fun for everyone. Not only are enthusiasts encouraged to visit but it’s a fun day out for families and people of all ages.

The exhibitions include aircrafts from the first airshow in Britain and much more modern aircrafts, too. One of the greatest parts of these exhibitions is the interactive side, in which you can experience the aircrafts in a unique way.
3. Doncaster Dome

http://www.the-dome.co.uk/

Doncaster Dome is much more than a shopping centre, it hosts a whole variety of activities. Inside the Dome, you can find a swimming pool, bowling, ice skating, restaurants, fitness gyms, concert venues and more.

No matter what your interests are or how old you may be, you are bound to find something fun at Doncaster Dome.
4. Doncaster Racecourse

http://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk/

Doncaster Racecourse is the perfect setting for a fun-filled day out. The energetic and thrilling atmosphere of a day at the races is hard to match. Doncaster’s racecourse is one that hosts some of the busiest racing fixtures, drawing people in from all over the country.

However, the racecourse does not only host horse racing events! This year you can look forward to a whole variety of different activities including antique and collectors fairs, business events, and pigeon racing shows.
5. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brodsworth-hall-and-gardens/

If you enjoy nature, or simply want to catch a glimpse of a Victorian way of life in a country house, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens will certainly be a great day out for you. Recently restored, the property was built in the 1860s, and remains a beautiful setting for a memorable day out.

Visitors are welcome to wander around the beautiful Victorian country house, explore the exquisite gardens, have tea and cake in the tearoom and also discover the children’s play area.

Why Doncaster?

We are so proud to say that Arrow Driving Academy now caters for learner drivers in Driving lessons in Doncaster and the surrounding areas. Let us know your favourite hotspots in Doncaster and the best places to visit! We would love to hear them.
If you would like any further information about driving lessons in Doncaster and what we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us on ___. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Driving Lessons Doncaster

Arrow Driving is Expanding!

So, here we are. It’s the start of a new year and with that in mind, we are ready to accept new challenges! 2016 was a busy and successful year for Arrow Driving Academy, and we are proud to say that we are growing more and more with each year.

It is with such success that we are expanding! We are extremely excited to announce that Arrow Driving Academy will now be providing driving lessons in Doncaster!

We would like to welcome our new instructor ____ to our team. He would be thrilled to have you on board, providing high quality driving lessons at our standard prices in Doncaster and the surrounding areas.
For more information about driving lessons in Doncaster, please do not hesitate to call us on ____ or, alternatively, visit our Contact Us page

Driving Lessons in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Arrow ADI Franchise Opportunities;

Arrow ADI Franchise Opportunities;

If you are a qualified ADI or are learning to be a driving instructor at Arrow Driving Academy you have the opportunity to be a part of our reputable franchise.

Our fantastic track record provides evidence on why joining the Arrow Franchise could be the best decision you could make, take a look at this testimonial from a fellow member of the Arrow team for an insight into the benefits of joining our franchise;

“I joined Arrow in January this year; it was a big turning point in my new career. I had just left the Army after 24 years and had joined a very big firm on a franchise, but there was no work coming in. For the work they did generate they took a fee. I was starting to struggle and seriously thinking of packing it all in. Then sitting in the test centre, I started talking to Paul, who just loved saying how much work that he had on! So I asked him to give me some! I left him my card, he soon got in touch and we discussed the franchise, to my surprise there was;

  • No student charge
  • No advertisement charge
  • No franchise until he found you 10 students
  • Supplied with 3 x Arrow t-shirts and a jacket at no cost

In 4 weeks I was fully booked and I have not looked back. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him, as if it wasn’t for Paul, I would not be doing the job I really enjoy.”

Some other benefits of joining the Arrow franchise are;

  • We take care of the marketing side of things, all you have to do is teach!
  • Support on hand whenever you need it
  • Amazing franchise fees you simply will not believe

Are you an ADI? Are you on the lookout for a competitive and rewarding career in Yorkshire? Would you like to join a rapidly growing driving school that helps you develop your individual career? If so, give us a call today! A member of our team would be delighted to answer any queries you wish to ask or simply get the ball rolling for your fresh start. Call us on 0800 0119695 or visit our website for more information www.arrowdrivingacademy.co.uk.

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Becoming a Driving Instructor;

Becoming a Driving Instructor;

In this blog we will be looking at the benefits of becoming a driving instructor and the vital steps necessary in order to become a driving instructor in the first instance. It is important to remember that the ability to be a successful driving instructor not only lies in the certificates achieved but also in the way that you present yourself and your personality overall. It takes a motivated and dedicated individual to achieve great results in this field and as with any other career, you must ask yourself one important question, do I think I would be a good person for the job?

Why is this a great career opportunity?

Being a driving instructor is a rewarding and refreshing career choice. Not only do you get to meet new people frequently and spend a large amount of time conversing with students and other drivers, but you also get the satisfaction of teaching those students, and watching them learn over time.

What’s more is that when becoming an ADI (approved driving instructor), you are able to work flexibly and only work the hours that you want to. Essentially, you are able to become your own boss and take control of your daily schedule. There is also a choice between full-time and part-time work if this is preferred.

What training is required to become a Driving Instructor?

Training to be a driving instructor is something that takes determination, however, the procedure itself is fairly straightforward in structure.

It is important to note that the key requirements to be eligible for such training is to have a valid UK drivers license for a period of 3 years or more, be 21 years of age or over, and have no serious criminal records. It is also worth stating that you are unlikely to pass initial application stages if you have ever been banned from driving, convicted of any non-motoring offences or have 6 or more penalty points.

The very first stage is extremely simple, as you have to get a full criminal record check. Once this has been approved, you are encouraged to revise the ADI registration guide.

Following these stages, you are then able to start the more important aspects of the procedure. Starting with the ADI qualifying process application. Once this is passed, real ADI training begins, during which time you take (and pass) the 3 ADI qualifying tests and eventually apply for your ADI badges. For more in-depth information and details about this process, please visit the official web page here https://www.gov.uk/become-a-driving-instructor.

Training to be an ADI with Arrow Driving Academy;

Once you have passed your last test to become an ADI you can start moving forward with your ambitions. First, you will have to purchase your qualifying ADI badge which is a total of £300. This will then have to be renewed every 4 years. Fear not, this does not mean that you have to re-take the tests, only repay the fee to ensure your ADI badge is valid.

Following this, Arrow are here to help with the final stage of ADI training and are able to aid you in becoming a successful driving instructor. We offer a wide range of excellent, great value for money and flexible training options to suit you. For more information, simply visit our web page directly at

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Interested?

Here at Arrow Driving Academy, we are able to make your entrance into the ADI world simple. If you meet the requirements discussed above, and believe that you have the ambition to become an instructor, we would love to hear from you!

We are able to assist you on the road to success when teaching people to drive across the region. Being a driving instructor is a skill you will have for life, and one that can come in useful in so many spheres of daily life.

So, what do you do next? It’s simple, really. For any advice, information or to simply get the ball rolling, please do not hesitate to get in touch today! Our experienced team are able to meet up with you, discuss your ambitions and demonstrate just how rewarding a career in driving can be.

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