How banning use of cell phones and interactive in-vehicle technology while driving can save lives, an interesting report which you can find following this link
A short extract from the report highlighting why multi-tasking is a myth.
“Multitasking” is valued in today’s culture, and the desire for increased productivity makes it tempting for drivers to engage in tasks that are unrelated to driving. Drivers may believe they can safely do two things at once; however, a driver always must be prepared to respond to the unexpected. Under most driving conditions, drivers are performing well-practiced driving tasks. For example, experienced drivers automatically slow down when they see yellow or red lights, and activate turn signals when intending to make a turn or lane change. Staying within a lane, noting the speed limit and navigation signs, and checking rear- and side-view mirrors are also automatic tasks for most experienced drivers. People can do these driving tasks safely with an average cognitive workload, such as listening to music. During the vast majority of road trips, nothing bad happens, but that can lead people to feel a false sense of security or complacency when driving. People often think they are effectively accomplishing two tasks at the same time. It is possible to complete a phone conversation while driving and arrive at the destination without incident, but it is a misconception that the tasks can be done simultaneously and as safely as possible. 1. People do not “multitask.” Their attention switches back and forth between tasks very quickly.11 2. People cannot accomplish more than one cognitively demanding task in the same time frame with optimal focus and effectiveness given to each task. One task is primary and the other is secondary.
There were 25,945 serious injuries in road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2019. However, comparison of this figure with earlier years should be interpreted with caution due to changes in systems for severity reporting by some police forces. The report contains further information and an estimate adjusted to account for this discontinuity. • There was a total of 153,158 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents in 2019. This is 5% lower than in 2018 and is the lowest level since 1979 when this statistical series with current definitions and detail began. • Accounting for change in traffic, the rate of fatalities per billion vehicle miles has fallen by 4% from 5.06 in 2018 to 4.87 fatalities per billion vehicle miles in 2019.
Follow this link for the full report
Because we understand how difficult this year has been for lots of driving instructors, we have decided to withhold putting the price of the BTEC 4 back to the post-lockdown price of £1500. We will, however, need to increase our prices as of January 2021 - and there are limited spaces available on our next BTEC 4 in November.
We are still offering a saving of £500 off The BTEC 4 but we have SOLD OUT our October course and only have 10 places available for the following course starting on November 9th. To help you, we offer easy payment solutions and you can pay in either 10 x monthly payments of £100 or 50 x weekly payments of £20.
In a recent survey on Facebook, we asked our BTEC 4 clients about their lesson prices prior to taking the BTEC 4 and their prices now. Here are some of the comments, copied from their posts (you can see these on our Facebook group - Tri-Coaching Partnership).
£25 when I started
Since 3 weeks ago £45 per hour or £375 for 10 hours... 5 new beginners on new price (6 waiting if they have the patience and will to wait of course)
£20 per hour before. £35 per hour now Graham. Never undervalue yourself
I put my prices up based on the BTEC, and through lockdown working out what I actually earn after expenses. I was £27 an hour and I used to do block bookings. Now I'm £30 an hour and no block bookings. I intend to go up slightly again next year.
Prior to BTEC 4 was averaging £26.50 now averaging £32.00 that’s learners. Not CPD or PDIS
Prior To BTEC £30p/h during BTEC increased prices to £32p/h and upon completion of BTEC £34p/h
This course has paid for itself several times over for these people. In addition many have diversified into other areas of training such as qualified driver training, PDI training, ADI development and coaching others.
If you think you would like to take this opportunity, then book and reserve your course today.
We hope to see you soon.
The Tri-Coaching Team
*Please note you can still pay in monthly or weekly instalments even if the payments go beyond the course start date book online by following this link
or call 0800 058 8009
Have a look at what ADIs around the country have said about their experiences on the The BTEC 4 Course...
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Tri-Coaching Partnership specialise in the development of DVSA approved driving instructors and those learning to become a driving instructor. https://www.drivinginstructortraining... https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/ Training principal and founder of SmartDriving, John Farlam – leading driver training expert and much reveblue ‘Guru’ – has developed a ‘Success Based’ coaching model and has been delivering ‘MasterClasses’ to the industry helping driving instructors and Driving Instructor Training companies develop the industry’s leading trainers. John has been involved in many of the major Driving Schools and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) trainers in the UK and has produced training literature for companies like LDC, LetsDrive, The Instructor College, and many, many more driving schools. – Over 4000 driving schools in the UK regularly use SmartDriving’s training and coaching. https://smartdriving.co.uk/driving-in... Over the years, SmartDriving has rescued many trainee instructors that have been let down by their training company. With many other companies, poor standards and a focus on making money and cost saving mean the customer suffers.
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An interview with Stewart Lochrie CEO of Caledonian Driver Training & Ambassador for ADINJC Scotland
Tri-Coaching Partnership specialise in the development of DVSA approved driving instructors and those learning to become a driving instructor. http://www.drivinginstructortrainingcourse.co.uk/
“Training to become a driving instructor requires a commitment to your training and an ambition to run your own business. The best part of what I do for a living is not actually helping someone through their training – it’s what happens from the day we meet till a year or two after you’ve qualified. It’s the whole process. My job is not to help people pass tests. It’s to help people grow; to become self-employed, self-sufficient and self-aware. Whether it’s learner driver training or progressing your own career towards driving instructor training, Caledonian LDT will help you improve. At Caledonian, we’re created a driving school built around the requirements of our people. Every new ADI is different, with different ideas about where they’d like to be in 5 years time. Learners, special needs, driving instructor training, fleet work, ADI development or a combination of all of these things; we can discuss your goals together and help you structure a development plan to help you succeed.” Stewart Lochrie. Owner, Caledonian LDT. https://www.caledonianldt.com/driving-instructor-training/ Standards Check Training If you’re keen to learn more about the Standards Check (which came into operation in April 2014) or if you are a recently qualified ADI looking to prepare for your first assessment with the DVSA, Caledonian can help. We provide bespoke, one to one standards check training solutions suited specifically to your requirements, as well as group presentations where requested. Caledonian can arrange Standards Check Training in many locations all across the UK. https://www.caledonianldt.com/adi-development/standards-check-training/
Tri-Coaching Partnership specialise in the development of DVSA approved driving instructors and those learning to become a driving instructor.
The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB) is one of the longest established national bodies for driver trainers in the world, having started back in 1935 just before the introduction of the driving test, it is the senior association for driver trainers in Britain. The association provides members with information both electronically and in print. Representation, both for individuals who have difficulties with other bodies and members collectively when we are consulted by bodies like the DVSA. MSA GB offer a range of services which are included in the membership fee and further services at discounted prices or with special benefits to members. The support provided for driver trainers is well documented and includes advice about all aspects of the profession of driver training and a shoulder to lean on when things get tough for individual members. MSA membership is open to Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructors (DVSA ADIs) and all road transport trainers are welcome including motorcycle, lorry, bus, off road and theory trainers. Trainee licence holders, potential driving instructors and those training to be ADIs (PDIs), driving school proprietors and other interested parties may also join. PDIs are welcomed into MSA membership and on qualification are converted to full members at no extra charge. The MSA is run on behalf of members by a Board of Management, who are all working driving instructors, elected in each of the association's 10 regions. They are paid no salary for the work they do. The regions and nations also elect committees who organise local events including meetings, seminars and social events. The MSA is a company limited by guarantee there are no shareholders and any profits are used for the benefit of members. The MSA prides itself on the information available to members. Most information is first published on the web site www.msagb.com and distributed through the association's social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
MSA GB also publishes printed literature and our flagship publication Newslink has recently changed from a newspaper to an A4 magazine, a-style which reflects the current trend in professional publications, to be commentary and advice vehicles, rather than 'newspapers'. MSA GB represents individuals who have difficulties with other bodies and represents driver training interests to Government departments and agencies. The association is also a member of: PACTS (the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety); and RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). European involvement is as the British representative to EFA (the European Driving Schools Association). https://msagb.com/
Coaching and Driving Instructors an interview with world renown coach and author Christian Van Nieuwerburgh
Christian van Nieuwerburgh (1971) is a UK-based executive coach, researcher, educational consultant and best-selling author. He is the Chief Executive of ICCE Ltd., Director of Research at Growth Coaching International, Managing Director of Growth Coaching UK and Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London.
Interview with Chris Bensted Better Driver Training and host of the largest driving instructor Facebook Group, I'm a Driving Instructor (ADI or PDI) & I'm on Facebook which started around 12 years ago and has nearly 9000 members. https://www.facebook.com/groups/drivertrainers/ You can find out more about Chris by visiting his website. https://betterdrivertraining.co.uk/ Tri-Coaching Partnership specialise in the development of DVSA approved driving instructors and those learning to become a driving instructor. If you are already a driving instructor and looking for help with your career or just simply want to pass your standards check and are struggling with Risk Management, Lesson Planning, Teaching and Learning strategies, goal setting, feedback or any other aspects that you need help with you can find our courses on our website. https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/ If you are looking for just simply information about our industry then sign up for our emails via our contact form. https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/contact.html Like our Facebook page and follow us to get regular tips and information about driving instructor training, advanced driving, coaching, business and DVSA updates. https://www.facebook.com/TCPandTCIT/?view_public_for=272850826060707 If you are looking to become a driving instructor our driving instructor training Facebook page is the place to be or get more information via our website. http://www.drivinginstructortrainingcourse.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/TCITandTCP/?view_public_for=1499511660309734
Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors author Susan McCormack chats coaching, driving instructor training & Game of Thrones
Interview with Susan McCormack Tri-Coaching Partnership Co-Managing Director. http://www.drivinginstructortrainingcourse.co.uk/ As a Director of Tri-Coaching Partnership Limited Susan McCormack is responsible for gaining centre approval from Edexcel to deliver BTEC qualifications and for writing the BTEC Levels 3 and 4 in Coaching for Driver Development. She trained to become a driving instructor with BSM in 1985 and worked at Nottingham BSM centre for three years before becoming an instructor trainer, based in Birmingham, until 1995 when she became the Research & Development Manager at BSM. Her roles at BSM gave her invaluable insight into every aspect of driver training. She was responsible for the development of the instructor training programme, the content of the driving simulator and several CPD courses, as well as writing books and other training materials and delivering courses. She worked closely with Nottingham University to develop a hazard perception programme for the driving simulator, which then formed part of an important research project into how drivers perceive and respond to different types of hazards. In 2006 Susan joined a new driver training company and wrote their instructor training programme and accompanying BTEC Level 4 in Approved Driving Instruction. She then went on to co-write the BTEC in Driving Science. Self-employed since 2008 Susan has been teaching learner drivers, training driving instructors, delivering fleet and CPD, whilst also completing an MSc in Driver Behaviour and Education. She lectures occasionally on driver coaching at UEL and writes for ADI News and the MSA Newslink magazine. She also speaks at conferences around the country. As a trainer and course developer, Sue believes passionately in improving road safety and is forever seeking out new ways to empower newly qualified drivers to avoid and manage the hazards on the roads that risk ruining their lives forever. Using all of her previous experience Susan has now developed the Tri-Coaching Partnership driving instructor training course (TCIT) that is used in many independent and multi-car driving schools. Susan is also an expert in the DVSA Standards Check for driving instructors and the part 3 for potential driving instructors. Susan is ORDIT registered and of course a Grade A driving instructor who scored 51/51 on first Standards Check. Susan also wrote the model of goal setting and risk management which is widely used by driving instructors and forms the basis of our standards check workshops. https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/susan-mccormack.html https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/ https://www.tri-coachingpartnership.com/