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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Why learn to drive with Agnew Driving School?
Agnew Driving School is a local Driving School based in the Dunfermline area, you will not need to call any call centres, and you will come directly through to Lee the driving instructor at Agnew Driving School. Also Agnew Driving School does not have the overheads that a big franchise may have so has the ability to be very flexible on driving lesson prices.
What area does Agnew Driving School Cover?
Based in Dunfermline Agnew Driving School covers the areas of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and everything in between.
What is the DVSA?
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport (DfT). DVSA’s vision is 'Safe Driving for Life'. Its overall mission is to contribute to the public service agreement objective to achieve 40% reduction in riders and drivers killed or seriously injured in road accidents, in the age group up to 24 years, by 2010 compared with the average for 1994-98.
The responsibilities of DSA only cover Great Britain. In Northern Ireland the same role is carried out by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA).
Why should I learn with a qualified driving Instructor?
Learning with a qualified driving instructor gives you the peace of mind that they are fully aware of what is required to train you to a high standard and what is required to keep you safe on the road well after your driving test. Qualified driving instructors also keep up to date with the most recent developments within the driver training industry.
When will I be ready for my practical test?
The DVSA recommend a minimum of 45 hours of professional driving tuition with an additional 15 hours of private practice with family. Although this does seem a massive number of lessons this may not be necessary as everyone learns at a different pace, where someone may take to driving quickly someone else may find the theoretical side of driving easier.
What is the difference between a Pink badge and a Green badge?
Green badges are held by fully qualified instructors who have passed the set tests required by the DVSA. Pink badges are held by trainees, they have only completed the first two tests, although to a high standard, have not completed the test of teaching ability, there is no guarantee that they will pass the final assessment and will have to hand in their pink badge and stop teaching.
Why should I not go with a big national driving school?
A big driving school has the ability to fit you in to any number of instructors that they have based in your area, however when contacting them you will end up at a call centre speaking to someone who has no idea what level you are currently working at, or is qualified to teach in any way. At Agnew Driving School you will always reach the driving instructor who knows exactly what level you are working at and can guide you in the right direction.
My friend told me... Why am I not doing it that way?
Everyone learns differently and every instructor teaches differently. The end goal of driving lessons is to be a safe confident driver who is capable of negotiating anything put in front of you, how your driving instructor gets you to that level will depend entirely on the individual and not what a friend or family member is doing or has done.
Can someone come with me on my driving lessons?
Absolutely, after attaining a good level of car control Agnew Driving School encourages you to bring someone, this will allow you to see how distractions within the vehicle can change your driving style, it also allows you to feel how the car handles differently with weight in the back. We also talk about your responsibilities as a driver and passenger safety and comfort. A parent can also come along to see how you are progressing.