Andrew Douglas- Chesser, Edinburgh

A massive congratulations to Andrew Douglas who today passed his test in Currie, Edinburgh with minimal minors. Andrew had a challenging route but brilliantly came through with flying colours. Well done to Andrew and to his instructor Laura on a fantastic result. That’s 2 passes in 2 days!  Enjoy your new licence and all that it brings but remember to stay safe out there.

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***CURRENT ENGINE STATUS***

 ***CAR UPDATE***


We owe it to our pupils to update you on the unbelievable situation we still find ourselves in.

We had a new engine delivered to the garage on the 15th June by a company called Engine Engineering in Paisley in an unsecured not fit for purpose palette. When the engine was unwrapped to be installed, the mechanics found catastrophic damage on it. We have therefore had to return the unit and have decided to take a new route to get the car back in the road. This is the second engine in 4 weeks we have had to send back, one from Wisby in England and the other from Paisley in Glasgow!! 

The wonderful guys at ProTorq are now working relentlessly to get the car ready at the earliest possible opportunity. They have been very understanding and have worked tirelessly to help Compass get back to working at full capacity.

We know this is having an impact on lessons but we are working 7 days a week to minimise the impact to our incredible pupils who have been so understanding. It’s an unprecedented situation we have found ourselves in but rest assured Laura and Steve are working as hard as they can for you and your lessons journey is on the forefront of their efforts at every turn.

Thanks again to everyone who has been so accommodating and understanding of our situation and we ask that you keep supporting us in our efforts to make sure you are catered for.


Thanks.


Steve and Laura

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Motorway Lessons: 7 Things You Need To Know

With June 4th upon us here’s a handy 7 things to know about the change in the law:

From today, approved driving instructors give learner drivers lessons on the motorway in a car with dual controls.

You cannot offer motorway lessons if you're a trainee instructor.

1.  Lessons are voluntary

Driving instructor and pupil

Any driving lessons on the motorway are voluntary.

We know that some people won't want to take lessons on the motorway or don't live close enough to one for it to be practical. But it's a good opportunity to develop your pupils' skills and experience.

2. Check the NASP guidelines

Driving instructor and pupil

The driving instructor's National Associations Strategic Partnership (NASP) guidelines can help you know when your pupils are ready and what you should teach them during lessons.

3. The Highway Code has changed

Driving instructor and pupil

Rules 253 of The Highway Code has been updated to explain learner drivers are allowed on the motorway with an ADI in a car with dual controls.

4.  Displaying L plates

Driving instructor and pupil

You can decide if you want to use your driving school rooftop box during motorway lessons, based on its instructions.

Your car will need L plates on the front and rear if you remove the rooftop box.

5.  Pass Plus continues

Driving instructor and pupil

You can still offer Pass Plus lessons to your pupils if you're registered.

Pass Plus lessons are a good way for your pupils to gain more experience driving in different conditions.

6.  ‘Motorway Driving' ebook

Driving instructor and pupil

This ebook provides the latest advice and information on how to drive safely and confidently on the motorway. It's a great resource for both new and experienced drivers

7.  Special roads

Driving instructor and pupil

Some A roads or sections of A roads are classed as 'special roads'. This means that certain types of road user are not allowed to use them.

Traffic signs show which road users cannot use them. There are some special roads that do not allow learner drivers on them.

The change in law does not extend to special roads. So, if a traffic sign shows that learner drivers are not allowed on a road, this still applies from 4 June 2018.

Check with the highways authority who operates the road if you're in any doubt.

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THANK YOU!!!

 ***A BIG THANK YOU***

Following recent events with one of our cars being rendered off the road for the last 3 weeks, I want to thank all my pupils who have shown patience and understanding in the face of this rather unusual set of circumstances.

I hope to have the car back up and running by Wednesday. I have been using Laura’s car for lessons after she has selflessly managed to work with me to facilitate her pupils as well as allowing me to deliver my lessons. Thank you Laura.

I appreciate those who have moved their lessons and who have shown incredible understanding when I have had to cancel lessons on some occasions more than once.

Thank you so much guys I appreciate you helping me out 


Steve Jackson - Compass ProDrive

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Elizabeth Williams- Gorgie, Edinburgh

We are delighted to say that Elizabeth Williams from Gorgie, Edinburgh, today passed her test with minimal minors. Lizzy is embarking on a new career this weekend and the driving will definitely help her with that. Brilliant result and richly deserved after all the hard work put in by her. Well done, good luck with the new career, enjoy the new licence but above all be safe out there. 

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James Robertson- Westerhailes.

Its with great delight we can announce that James Robertson from Westerhailes, Edinbugh, today passed first time with absolute minimum driver faults. James held it together and brilliantly drove with the confidence we knew he had. Well done again James, well deserved and good luck with what this licence will do for you. Enjoy it but remember above all to stay safe out there. 

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NOWS THE TIME TO LEARN

 ***DONT DELAY, NEW SPACES AVAILABLE***

With summer fast approaching, how about learn a new skill that will change your life forever!

**JUNE**

Every Saturday from 2nd June @ 0700-0900 (Please note this is subject to weekend rates)

Every Wednesday 13th June @ 0700-0900

Every Wednesday 13th June @ 0930-1100

Every Wednesday 13th June @ 1330-1530


**July**

Every Tuesday from July 3rd @ 1430-1630

Dont delay, get in touch today to start your new skill for life on 07736659265

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area) #compassprodrive #driving #edinburghdrivinglessons #46hours #summer #edinburgh

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Edinburgh, Sighthill, Westerhailes, Granton, Kirkliston, South Queensferry  

Have A Huge Summer!

 ***WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?***

With summer fast approaching, how about learn a new skill that will change your life forever!

**JUNE**

Every Thursday @ 0930-1130 from 7th June

Every Friday @ 12-1400 from 8th June

Every Wednesday @ 0930-1100 from 13th June

Every Wednesday @ 1330-1530 from 13th June

Dont delay, get in touch today to start your new skill for life on 07736659265

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area) #compassprodrive #driving #edinburghdrivinglessons #46hours #summer #edinburgh

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?

 ***WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH 46 HOURS?***

With summer fast approaching, how about learn a new skill that will change your life forever!

**JUNE**

Every Thursday @ 0930-1130 from 7th June

Every Friday @ 12-1400 from 8th June

Every Wednesday @ 0930-1100 from 13th June

Dont delay, get in touch today to start your new skill for life.

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area) #compassprodrive #driving #edinburghdrivinglessons #46hours #summer #edinburgh

46 Hours of Summer

 ***WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH 46 HOURS?***

With summer fast approaching, how about learn a new skill that will change your life forever!

**IMMEDIATE STARTS**

Every Friday from now- 1430-1630

**JUNE**

Every Thursday @ 1330-1530 from 7th June

Dont delay, get in touch today to start your new skill for life.

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area) #compassprodrive #driving #edinburghdrivinglessons #46hours #summer #edinburgh

**LESSON AVAILABILITY UPDATE**

Following a successful April so far, we have some spaces become available. If you or anyone you know is looking for lessons for the big summer push then look no more:

 

**IMMEDIATE STARTS**

Every Friday from now- 0930-1130 and 12-1400

Every Monday from now- 12-1400

 

**JUNE**

Every Monday @ 0930-1130 from 4th June

Every Tuesday @ 0700-0900 from 5th June

Every Thursday @ 0930-1130 from 7th June

Dont delay, get in touch today to start your new skill for life.  

 (Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Erin Ogilvie- Kirkliston

We are delighted to announce that Erin Ogilvie from Kirkliston, today passed her test in Currie with a miserly 3 minors. Erin’s hard work and determination paid off with a brilliant drive which was complimented on by her examiner. Well done again Erin, good luck with the new move but above all remember to stay safe out there......and avoid the potholes 😉.  

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Erin Ogilvie- Kirkliston.  

New Module for Motorway Driving

Following on from the recent announcement by the DVSA, we are excited to say that from June 4th we will be delivering an exciting new instructional module to lessons for motorway driving.

Our comprehensive section will help you develop the necessary skills to become far more equipped than ever to deal with our continually challenging roads.

By encorporating the DVSA Essential Skills, Police Roadcraft publications, IAM guidelines and over 20 years of practical experience, we are confident our additional module in line with DVSA requirements will meet and or exceed your learning experience. 

Stay tuned for updates.

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Save The Date- 4th June

From Monday 4 June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales.

This will help to make sure more drivers know how to use motorways safely.

At the moment, you can only have motorway lessons after you’ve passed your driving test. Some newly-qualified drivers take lessons through the voluntary Pass Plus scheme.

How the change will work

Learner drivers will need to be:

  • accompanied by an approved driving instructor
  • driving a car fitted with dual controls

Any motorways lessons will be voluntary. It will be up to the driving instructor to decide when the learner driver is competent enough for them.

Until the law changes, it’s still illegal for a learner driver to drive on a motorway.

The change only applies to learner drivers of cars. Learner motorcyclists won’t be allowed on motorways.

Trainee driving instructors won’t be allowed to take learner drivers on the motorway.

Motorway driving isn’t being introduced to the driving test as part of this change.

Making sure road users are ready for the change

The change is being well-publicised so that:

  • driving instructors and learner drivers are prepared
  • other road users know what to expect

The Highway Code rules on motorways will be updated.

Driving near learner drivers on the motorway

As with any vehicle on the motorway, keep a safe distance from a learner driver in front of you. Increase the gap on wet or icy roads, or in fog.

You should always be patient with learner drivers. They may not be so skilful at anticipating and responding to events.

Driving instructor vehicles and training

Driving instructors can decide if they want to use a driving school rooftop box during motorway lessons, based on its instructions.

The car will need to display L plates on the front and rear if the rooftop box is removed.

It will be up to the instructor whether or not they keep their driving school rooftop box on the car.

Preparing drivers for a lifetime of safe driving

The changes are being made to allow learner drivers to:

  • get broader driving experience before taking their driving test
  • get training on how to join and leave the motorway, overtake and use lanes correctly
  • practise driving at higher speeds
  • understand motorway specific traffic signs
  • understand what to do if a vehicle breaks down on a motorway
  • improve their confidence to drive on the motorway unsupervised after passing their driving test

Source: DVSA 1/3/18

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**LESSONS AVAILABLE**

It’s been a modestly successful month already so far and as such we have more spaces coming up:

Laura- Tuesdays from NOW @ 0945-1145

             Fridays from NOW @ 0945-1145

Steve- Thursdays from 3/5 @ 1400-1600

             Fridays from 11/5 @ 1200-1400


(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area) #compassprodrive #edinburgh #edinburghdrivinglessons #drivinglesson #driving

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LEARN TO DRIVE TODAY!

 ******AVAILABILITY NOW******

Further successes and tests coming mean that we now have a few spaces coming up this month and April/May:

Laura- Every Monday from 26/3 @ 12-1400

         Every Tuesday from 27/3 @ 0945-1145

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area)

 

 Steve- Every Friday from 30/3 @ 12-1400

Every Thursday from 19/4 @ 1400-1600

    Every Tuesday from 1/5 @ 0930-1130

(South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area)


If any of these times and days work then don’t delay, get in touch and start your skill for life.


          07736659265 or 07792 053993

***SPACES AVAILABLE***

 ******AVAILABILITY NOW******

Further successes and tests coming mean that we now have a few spaces coming up this month and April/May:

Laura-

Every Tuesday from 27/3 @ 0945-1145

(Dunfermline, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area)

 

Steve- Every Friday from 30/3 @ 12-1400

Every Thursday from 19/4 @ 1400-1600

     Every Tuesday from 1/5 @ 0930-1130

(South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Westerhailes, Sighthill plus surrounding area and Corstorphine/Drumbrae and surrounding area)


If any of these times and days work then don’t delay, get in touch and start your skill for life.


          07736659265 or 07792 053993

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