Rapid Results Rapid Results is launching in Bournemouth big style! We aim to be the biggest and best Driving School in the area. We are unique in specialising in Crash Courses. We also offer pay as you go lessons for people who aren't in a hurry to learn! http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html Eco Driving Eco Driving is not only now a part of the driving test, but it very important to your every day driving life. Not only can you reduce your carbon emissions dramatically by employing eco-driving techniques, but it will save you money on fuel, and even your car tax if you drive a low carbon emitting vehicle. See our next article for some eco driving tips. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#Eco 04 May 2010 09:18:59 GMT How to Eco Drive There are many ways in which you can drive in a more eco friendly way. Leave gaps in slow moving traffic to avoid having to keep braking and accelerating - try and keep a slow constant pace. Do not carry unecessarily heavy loads in your vehicle. Adjust tyre pressures depending on the weight of the load in your car. Remove roofracks when they are not in use. Only use air conditioning or open windows when really necessary. Always change up to a higher gear as soon as you can - keep your revs low! The lower the revs, the better. Do not over rev your vehicle. Have regular car services. The best eco driving tip - walk or cycle when you can, especially for short trips! http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#Eco_tips 04 May 2010 09:38:01 GMT 2 Questions The DSA ask you 2 questions now before the test begins. Your examiner will ask you whether you want your instructor to sit in the back of the car during your test, and whether you would like your instructor to listen in to the de-brief at the end. (This is a good idea, as if you do not pass, your instructor can listen to why you failed in order to help you pass next time). http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#2 18 May 2010 16:13:26 GMT Changes to the test! In October, the driving test is changing. There will only be 1 manouvre to complete instead of 2, but there will be an independant drive as part of the test to mimick 'real life' driving. You will be asked to follow signs towards a certain location that the examiner will tell you, until you are directed otherwise. The pass rate is no lower for people doing the tes in this way, than what it is like now. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#changes 04 Jun 2010 17:03:51 GMT Test routes The new test routes will not be published on the DSA website like the current ones are. The new test begins October 3rd. One less manouvre but some independent driving! http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 08 Sep 2010 09:52:24 GMT Motorway tuition 1 in 5 drivers are so afraid of using motorways that they avoid them all together in favour of longer journeys on A or B roads. This lost generation is suffering from so called 'm-phobia'. Motorways are statistically the safest roads in the country. We can help motorway phobes here at Rapid Results! http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/refresher.html#Motorway 23 Oct 2010 20:50:14 GMT DSA joins Facebook! The DSA have joined Facebook! You can find all the info you might need about driving and passing your driving test a this website. http://www.facebook.com/mydrivingtest 08 Nov 2010 13:35:59 GMT No more theory questions! The DSA have stopped pubishing driving test routes, and will now stop publishing the theory test questions and answers. Learners will be expected to build up their knowledge of driving by reaing books and having driving lessons, rather than just memorising questions (witout understanding why the answer is correct). http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 08 Nov 2010 13:37:46 GMT Traffic signs book now online! The DSA have published their book 'know your traffic signs' online. See the latest news page for the link. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#traffic_signs 06 Dec 2010 08:56:48 GMT Insurance changes - spring In the spring, a new law will mean that your car must still be insured even if it is not being used. The only time you don't need to insure it is if you have informed the DVLA that it is off road. The registered keeper must make sure the vehicle is insured at all times. For more info go to: direct.gov.uk/stayinsured http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/latestnews.html#insurance 19 Feb 2011 08:20:52 GMT Lighter evenings! Now the evenings are getting lighter, it is an ideal time to start your driving lessons. You will have more daylight hours to have lessons and private practice, and you ca hopefully pass by the time summer arrives so you can drive to the beach! Contact Rapid Results now to enquire or book! http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 06 Mar 2011 14:28:56 GMT Observer on driving test Since the DSA examiners have started asking pupils whether they would like an observer (usually their examiner) to sit in on the test, the percentage of pupils agreeing to this has risen from 4% to 20%. If a pupil does fail their test, it is a real advantage for them to have their instructor in the car. The instructor has witnessed the test and seen first hand why the pupil has failed. This helps identify the problem and the instructor can help the pupil directly with sorting the problem out before their next test. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 11 Apr 2011 17:36:13 GMT enquiries@rapidresultsdriving.co.uk Highway code! The HIghway code is now 80 years old! It has helped drivers follow the correct rules of the road for all this time, and is still successful in helping new drivers. It is available online, on cd-rom, and the old fashioned book! A must for any learner. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 11 May 2011 18:15:18 GMT enquiries@rapidresultsdriving.co.uk On the spot fines On the spot fines are now being issued for offences such as undertaking and tailgating. These acts frequently cause accidents and should be avoided. The fines can be between £60 and £100. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 17 May 2011 15:38:12 GMT enquiries@rapidresultsdriving.co.uk Driving Test Locations The DSA are considering letting people take their test from places other than driving test centres, if their local test centre is too far for them to go. Places such as conference halls and hotels could be used. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 04 Jul 2011 13:17:58 GMT enquiries@rapidresultsdriving.co.uk Motorway speed limit The motorway speed limit could be raised to 80mph. If this does go ahead it will be in 2013. Currently, learner drivers are not allowed on motorways and so they are not in the driving test. Dual cariageways are on L tests, which have a maximum limit of 60mph. http://www.rapidresultsdriving.co.uk/index.html 10 Oct 2011 16:27:02 GMT enquiries@rapidresultsdriving.co.uk