The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which training is offered by Littledale Driving Academy. The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1. DRIVING LICENSES AND FITNESS TO DRIVE:
You must hold a current, valid driving license, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session. You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements. You must inform your driving instructor regarding points on your license or change of address.
You must demonstrate that your eyesight is good enough to be able to drive safely. You do this by reading a clean number plate of the old style from a minimum distance of 20.5 meters (approximately 67 feet or 5 car lengths). If reading a new style number plate (these letters are narrower) you must be able to read it from a minimum distance of 20 metres (approximately 66 feet).
2. PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION:
Tuition fees are normally payable in advance. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer before the lesson starts Cheques are no longer accepted.
Block booking discounts must be paid on the first lesson otherwise normal price will be charged.
If you needs to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 24 hours notice will be required. Failure to give 24 hours notice a fee will be charged.
Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g., dangerous weather conditions). In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward.
The instructor reserves the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable.
3. BOOKINGS AND LESSON DURATION
Your instructor will endeavor to maintain regular lesson slots at the same time each week to ensure continuity of learning, however, this cannot be guaranteed.
Lesson times or days may change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
If you have a break of longer than 14 days between lessons, we cannot guarantee availability of future slots even after taking a driving test.
The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he/she will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil and when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson. Please note if you require the lesson to finish at a different location please advise the instructor on the start of the lesson due to time restrictions you may have to shorten the lesson.
4. TRAINING LOCATION:
All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupils and public safety this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for. Please note if you require the lesson to finish at a different location please advise the instructor on the start of the lesson due to time restrictions you may have to shorten the lesson.
5. TRAINING VEHICLES:
Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.
Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate.
6. DRIVING TESTS AND BOOKINGS
Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.
Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule. Depending on the time of the test this will require a minimum two hour booking and possibly longer.
While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully road worthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.
Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the lesson fee and ‘use of car’ fee for the booked period will be charged. Your instructor will advise about claiming compensation from the DVSA .
7. CODE OF CONDUCT
Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional Code of Conduct.
8. YOUR RIGHTS:
These conditions do not affect any protection a student has under consumer legislation.
We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible.
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