Family business est over 40 years

The tuition car is a Audi A1 s-line equipped with dual controls for your safety and air-con.

M.Southall Driving School in Dudley. I cover the following areas:

Sedgley, Springfield, Summer Hill, Swan Village, Swindon, Tansey Green, The Straits, Wombourne, Woodcross, Wallheath, Priestfield, Princess End, Roseville, Ruiton, Russells Hall, Scotts Green, Sedgemore, Parkfield, Ounsdale, Oakham, Netherton, Merryhill, Lawnswood, Kingswinford, Hurst Hill, Holbeache, Hinksford, Himley,High Park Estate, High Arcal, Wrens Nest, Hart’s Hill, Gospel End Village, Lower Gornal, Gornal, Gornal Wood, Goldthorn Park, Ettingshall Park, Ettingshall, Dudley, Deepfields, Cotwall End, Coseley, Coopers Bank, Coltonhills, Cinder Bank, Bromley, Brierley Hill, Woodsetton, More>>

Your instruction will be given by a professional fully qualified (DSA) Approved Driving Instructor (Green Badge) since 2001, CRB checked and approved.

Family business established 1962, formally Derek Southall Driving School.

You will learn to drive in a relaxed and friendly environment.

I offer high quality training at low rates and advice is free!!?

All levels of pupil are catered for.

The tuition car is a Audi A1 s-line equipped with dual controls for your safety and air-con.

Smoking is not permitted inside the vehicle.

Instruction is given by a professional fully qualified (DSA) Approved Driving Instructor (Green Badge) from Dudley.

Lessons are available 6 days a week with collection to and from home, work or place of study in and around Dudley.

All driver training is strictly on a one-to-one basis and a 1 hour lesson means a full 60 minutes!

M.Southall abides by the Driving Standards Agency’s Code of Conduct.

Promotional offers are always available as an incentive for recommending M.Southall to friends and family.

M. Southall is a registered Pass Plus Instructor.

DSA Approved Driving Instructor Grade 5 (car).
DSA Approved Fleet Driver Trainer (car).
NVQ Level 3 Driving Instruction (EDI).
Presentation Skills (Any Driver).
IAM Advanced Driver.
Assessment and Coaching (Any Driver).

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Useful Advice On Learning To Drive>>>

Before You Are Allowed To Drive You Will Need To Obtain A Provisional Driving Licence D1

You Can Obtain a Application Form D1 From Your Local Post Office Or Your Driving Instructor. You Can Apply For Your Provisional Car Driving Licence Up To Three Months Before Your Seventeenth Birthday (However, It Would Not Become Valid Until You Are Seventeen).

All Driving Lessons Are For 1 Hour And Can Be Arranged From Work, Home Or College Anytime To Suit Your Needs.More>>

Driving Lessons From An Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Are Planned And Structured To Suit Your Needs And Ability’,Using The Driving Standards Agency Syllabus.

There Is No Short Cut To Becoming A Good Driver. The Best Way To Learn Is To Have Regular Planned

Lessons With A Good Instructor And Get As Much Practice As Possible.Don’t Be Tempted To Take The Driving Test Until Your Instructor Tells You You’re Ready.

Take Your Instructors Advice He Knows The High Standard That You Must Achieve To Pass The Test.

The Driving Part Of Your Test Will Last About 40 Minutes. Throughout The Test Your Examiner Will Be Looking For An Overall Safe Standard Of Driving, Including When You Are Carrying Out The Set Exercises. You Can Make Up To 15 Driving Faults And Still Pass The Test (16 Or More Results In Failure). However, If You Commit One Serious Or Dangerous Fault You Will Fail The Test.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) Is Now Able To Offer Tests Outside The Normal Test Times At A Number Of Test Centres. This Provides Customers A Wider Range Of Appointments Over An Extended Working Day.

Practical Tests Are Generally Available At All Permanent Test Centres. Saturday And Weekday Evening Tests, Subject To Resources Being Available, Are Offered At A Premium Rate. Non Premium Rate Tests Are Available At Various Times Between 7.30 Am And 3.27 Pm Monday To Friday.

The driving test centre I tend to use for practical test is Wolverhampton MPTC Spring Road Ettinshall.

The Driving Test Is Straightforward And Has Been Designed To See If You:

  • ·Can Drive Safely
  • ·Know The Highway Code And Can Demonstrate This Through Your Driving

Vehicle Safety Questions

  • These Are Basic Safety Checks That A Driver Should Carry Out To Ensure The Vehicle Is Safe For Use. Although Some Checks May Involve The Candidate In Opening The Bonnet To Identify Where Fluid Levels Would Be Checked, Pupils Will Not Be Asked To Touch A Hot Engine Or Physically Check Fluid Levels.

As Vehicle Technology Advances, More And More Vehicles Are Being Equipped With Electronic Diagnostic Systems, Which Inform The Driver Of The State Of The Engine Fluid Levels And Tyre Pressures. It Will Be Acceptable For A Candidate To Refer To The Vehicle Information System (If Fitted) When Answering Questions On Fluid Levels Or Tyre Pressures.

You Can Find Source Material In The DSA Publication ‘The Official Guide To Driving – The Essential Skills’ And ‘The Official DSA Guide To Learning To Drive’. Advice And Information On How To Carry Out Vehicle Safety Checks Can Also Be Found In The Manufacturer’s Handbook.

Candidates Will Be Asked Two Questions, One ‘Show Me’ And One ‘Tell Me’. One Or Both Questions Answered Incorrectly Will Result In One Driving Fault Being Recorded.

What Will The Test Include?

  • The Test Will Include An Eyesight Check (If You Fail This, Your Test Will Not Continue). The Eyesight Test Requires You To Read A Number Plate That Is A Certain Distance Away. For More Information About The Eyesight Check Please Use The ‘Driving Eyesight Requirements’ Link Below.

After The Eyesight Test You Will Be Asked Two Vehicle Safety Check Questions. You Will Then Be Examined On Your General Driving And On Two Reversing Exercises. The Reversing Exercises Will Be Chosen From:

  • ·Reversing Around A Corner
  • ·Turning In The Road
  • ·Reverse Parking
  • Video Lessons>>

As from the 4th oct 2010 a new element of the practical test will come into force.

Independent driving info can be found on the dsa website.

    Independent driving in the driving test

Watch this video by the DSA to show you how Independent driving will become part of the practical driving test in UK from October 2010. It’s tasking you to drive for about 10 minutes, either following a series of directions, following traffic signs, or a combination of both. To help you be clear about where they’re going, the examiner can show you a diagram too. It doesn’t matter if you don’t remember every direction, or if they go the wrong way – that can happen to the most experienced drivers.

What we know about the New Driving Test

The start date for the new practical test is currently 4th October 2010. On the current test you have to do two manoeuvres. However, when the new test starts you may only have to do ONE manoeuvre. You will still need to practice all the manoeuvres because the Examiner on the day will decide which one you should do. Length of tests and test prices won’t change when independent driving is introduced. The aim of independent driving is to test your ability to drive unsupervised, and make safe decisions without guidance in unfamiliar driving situations; therefore, you cannot use satellite navigation aids (satnav). Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.

What Happens During The Test?

During The Driving Test The Examiner Will Give You Directions Which You Should Follow. Test Routes Are Designed To Be As Uniform As Possible and Will Include A Range Of Typical Road And Traffic Conditions. During The Test, The Examiner Will Ask You To Carry Out Set Exercises.Throughout The Test You Should Drive In The Way Your Instructor Has Taught You. If You Make A Mistake, Don’t Worry About It, It Might Be A Less Serious Driving Fault And May Not Affect Your Result. The Examiner Will Be Looking For An Overall Safe Standard Of Driving.You Can Make Up To 15 Driving Faults And Still Pass The Test (16 Or More Results In Failure). However, If You Commit One Serious Or Dangerous Fault You Will Fail The Test. If At Any Time Your Examiner Considers You To Be A Danger To Other Road Users Your Test Will Be Stopped.You Are Allowed To Take Someone With You On The Test, This Person Must Be Over 16 Years Old And Cannot Take Any Part In The Test

After The Practical Test

When The Driving Test Is Over, The Examiner Will Tell You Whether You Passed Or Failed. You Can Request Feedback On YourTest From The Examiner, Who Will Then Go Through Your Performance During The Test.

If You Pass…

If You Pass And Have A Photocard Driving Licence Issued After 1 March 2004 The Examiner Will Ask You If You Want Your Full Driving Licence Issued To You Automatically.If You Want To Use This Service, The Examiner Will Take Your Old Licence Off You, Scan The Details And Send Them Electronically To The Driver And Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).  You Will Then Be Given A Pass Certificate To Prove You Passed Your Test.DVLA Will Then Send You Your New Full Licence By Post Within Four Weeks Of You Passing Your Practical Test.If You Pass Your Test But Do Not Want To Use This Automatic Service, Or Have A Licence Issued Before 1 March 2004, You Will Be Given A Pass Certificate By The Examiner. On The Back Of The Pass Certificate It Tells You What You Need To Do Next. This Involves Sending Your Licence And Appropriate Fee To DVLA Who Will Then Check Your Application And Issue You With A New Full Licence.

If You Fail…

If You Fail The Test You Should Ask The Examiner For Some Feedback To Help Prepare Yourself For Your Next Test. Your Driving Report Form Will Also Show You Where You Made Any Mistakes. You Can Take Another Practical Test 10 Working Days After Your Car Or Motorcycle Test.

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