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#1 27-10-14 19:39:13

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Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

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#2 27-10-14 20:17:54

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

It's never nice when a local test centre closes but hardly a great problem with the Irvine test centre only around 8 miles away.

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#3 27-10-14 21:45:22

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

When they moved Falkirk TC to Grangemouth, only a few miles, I had to drop using it as it became commercially unviable to do so. Only 8 miles is a 16 mile round trip and half of an hours lesson time. For instructors in Kilmarnock I bet it's a big problem. You might be able to do the early lessons locally but if you didn't cover the Irvine routes your pupil would have little chance of passing. Claire Perry makes the usual government response as they don't have a clue how our business works.

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#4 28-10-14 07:09:05

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martin Williams wrote:

It's never nice when a local test centre closes but hardly a great problem with the Irvine test centre only around 8 miles away.

It isn't just the extra distance involved in having to use other TCs.  I would never take anyone for a test in my town if they hadn't practised the area  thoroughly first because there are so many tricky sections which are on the test routes.

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#5 28-10-14 19:56:37

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

I've a feeling I may be in a minority, but here goes ...

We're supposed to be teaching people to drive, not just to pass a test. If they can't cope with a strange town, are they really fit to be allowed out alone?

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#6 29-10-14 07:18:03

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

Of course it's so easy for experienced drivers to find their way around tricky situations, although I could probably find a couple in my town which might catch even the cleverest driver out if they hadn't been there before.   For the inexperienced, which includes learners who are also under stress conditions, it's useful if they have been there previously.

Most ADIs will teach people to drive, and then teach them to pass the test, that's what I do. 

Or perhaps we should just teach our pupils in a different town to the one they are taking their test in?

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#7 30-10-14 00:49:32

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

Bournemouth was going to close and relocate to the VOSA site in Poole.

The BDDIA protested and we won the battle. Bournemouth to stay open. People Power. smile


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#8 30-10-14 08:39:23

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Re: Kilmarnock TC closure not a problem according to Minister

If roads were 'standard' then it would not be a problem driving/riding anywhere.  Some junctions are fairly bewildering if you've not seen them before - eg. in big cities with many roads intersecting.  Roundabouts especially can be completely weird and need local knowledge to get 'right'.  Visitors have to rely on coping skills once they realise they're in the wrong lane, or with the wrong signal!

Road engineers like to be creative with RABs but this results in them being non-standard.  Look at how many pages ADI forums run to in any case of "which lane?" or "which signal?" - nobody knows in some cases except the Exs and local ADIs!

Our wackiest RAB is "turn left in the right hand lane", which many visitors to the area entirely miss.  It's not helped of course because the 1 road marking is really worn away, and may have cars sitting on it anyway!  The sign is hidden by a tree until quite late, when you should be changing lanes, about 50m before the RAB!  If I didn't know the RAB, I wouldn't be in the right lane, never mind learners!  cool

So, knowing the area's tricky bits does help on test.  General roads should of course be fine.  No one can practice and remember all the 'test routes' anyway as most of them have memories like gold fish!  tongue


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