site stats




‘Distance Coaching’ Is Safer for the Driver and Instructor, But Does It Work? – RoadandTrack.com

Posted on: No Comments
'Distance Coaching' Is Safer for the Driver and Instructor, But Does It Work?  RoadandTrack.com

What do you do when you still need driver coaching, but it's no longer safe for the coach to be in the car? Dion von Moltke might have the answer.


AA driver’s leg crushed in ‘horrific’ crash near Worcester – Worcester News

Posted on: No Comments
AA driver's leg crushed in 'horrific' crash near Worcester  Worcester News

AN AA recovery driver suffered a 'horrific' broken leg when a woman ploughed into the back of his van near Worcester.


Driving instructor paralysed after eating a Chinese chicken curry – Daily Mail

Posted on: No Comments

A gym-mad father was paralysed from the nose down by a rare immune disorder believed to have been triggered by a chicken curry.

David Braham, 40, became unwell while watching his son play rugby in Cardiff after the meal and within a matter of days was fighting for his life in an induced coma.

Medics discovered he was suffering from food poisoning which caused the rare autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

David Braham, pictured, suffered an almost fatal reaction to a chicken curry and spent four weeks in an induced coma in hospital after developing  Guillain-Barré Syndrome

David Braham, pictured, suffered an almost fatal reaction to a chicken curry and spent four weeks in an induced coma in hospital after developing  Guillain-Barré Syndrome

David Braham, pictured, suffered an almost fatal reaction to a chicken curry and spent four weeks in an induced coma in hospital after developing Guillain-Barré Syndrome

read more


Woman, 82, passes driving test at first attempt – expressandstar.com

Posted on: No Comments
Woman, 82, passes driving test at first attempt  expressandstar.com

Grandmother Josephine Sheeka had to pause her lessons while she had a knee operation before she resumed and passed.


Driving instructor lost 12 stone after ditching fizzy drinks and petrol station treats – Manchester Evening News

Posted on: No Comments

An obese driving instructor who stocked up on calorie-laden treats at petrol stations between lessons is living life in the fast lane – after losing an incredible 12 stone.

Clare Gibbons, 45, is not recognised by former pupils after shedding nearly half her body weight and ditching her fizzy drink habit, which was so out of control, it was providing her with eight times the NHS recommended daily amount of sugar.

Tipping the scales at 26st 10lb, mum Clare, of Macclesfield, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in November 2013 and prescribed metformin medication to reduce insulin resistance caused by the condition which, to her delight, had a very welcome side effect – weight loss.

read more


Driving instructor pleads for son to be spared jail after 18-minute ‘blue light’ chase – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Posted on: No Comments

A driving instructor’s heartfelt plea to spare her son jail after he led the police on an 18 minute “blue light” chase at up to 80mph, failed at Bradford Crown Court.

Karam Ramzan did not tell his parents he was to be sentenced for dangerous driving until four days before the hearing because he did not want to burden them with the devastating news, his barrister Elyas Patel said.

Ramzan, 24, of Emm Lane, Manningham, Bradford, was convicted after lying on oath to a jury that he was an innocent passenger in the vehicle. He pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.

read more


Driving instructor who ‘drove cyclist off road’ before speeding off loses job, but not licence – iNews

Posted on: No Comments

A driving instructor who ran a cyclist off the road in a fit of rage before speeding off has lost his job – but not his licence.

Portsmouth-based former Royal Navy servant Stephen Holden, 54, left the cyclist with a broken arm after the incident in May.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard how Holden became enraged when he saw a cyclist legally using the road instead of the cycling lane while driving along Eastney Esplanade.

He slowed down next to the cyclist and shouted: “Use the cycle lane!”

Holden ‘drove cyclist off road’

The cyclist responded by saying “Highway Code”, which further angered Holden. He continued to drive parallel to the cyclist.

read more


6 months of learner drivers on motorways

Posted on: No Comments

This week marks 6 months since the rules changed in June 2018 to allow learner drivers to practise driving on the motorway with a driving instructor.

A recent study we carried out showed that a lack of motorway experience was the main reason newly qualified drivers didn’t feel prepared for driving independently.

The changes help give learner drivers the opportunity to get a broader driving experience before taking their driving test and improve their confidence driving on the motorway unsupervised.

read more