Congratulations to Ashleigh Thurman-Newell of Broadstairs who passed her Practical Driving test on the 10th of May. What a great first time pass, you must be so happy! Of course this will be such a help to you now as you are going into a career as an Estate Agent. You can now travel to those properties to see your new clients. Best wishes from your Driving Instructor Brandon Nye and all the Customer Service team here at Jerry Holmes. Driving Lessons Broadstairs
Pass Plus Course
A newly qualified driver should be encouraged to take a Pass Plus course, this involves extra practice and experience with a specifically training ADI in various conditions including driving on a motorway, at night and in bad weather etc. There are six modules to work through, plus a New Driver Discussion Group to help new drivers to come to terms with the potential problems they will encounter when first driving unsupervised. There is no test at the end of the course. Drivers can obtain insurance discounts from some insurance companies after taking Enhanced Pass Plus and new drivers will receive a certificate form the DVSA stating that you have competed the Couse.
This course is designed for newly qualified drivers to give them more confidence on the roads they may not have driven on before, It combines many different road situations what you may not have experienced giving you the confidence and skill to be a safe driver. Having these skills will enable you to know when you are able to tackle with confidence yourself as a driver.
Newly Qualified Drivers
Newly qualified drivers have a probationary period of two years which starts from the day they pass their practical test. If in that period, they commit offences which incur a total of 6 penalty points or more the courts will revoke their licence. This includes offences such as driving while using a mobile phone, speeding, having bald tyres on their car as well as other offences. They will then have to apply and pay for another provisional licence and then go on to retake both the theory and practical tests.
You must have motor insurance to drive your vehicle on UK roads.
Third party insurance is the legal minimum. This means you’re covered if you have an accident causing damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property. It doesn’t cover any other costs like repair to your own vehicle.
Your licence will be cancelled (revoked) if you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your test
Points on your provisional licence
Any penalty points on your provisional licence that haven’t expired will be carried over to your full licence when you pass your test. However, your licence will be cancelled if you get any further penalty points that take you up to a total of 6 or more within 2 years of passing your driving test.
If your licence is cancelled within 2 years
You’ll have to apply and pay for a new provisional licence and pass both theory and practical parts of the driving or riding test again to get a full licence.
If you haven’t sent off for your full licence
You must retake both parts of your driving test if your licence has been cancelled after you’ve passed your test, but you haven’t sent off for your full licence yet. You can use your current provisional licence to take the tests.