Post by debsdriving on Apr 23, 2014 12:51:27 GMT 1
Don't forget, you'll probably get a more comfortable ride in the BMW, and you are in it all day. If you can afford it, then go for it. I find I notice my Fiesta is a bit of a bone shaker by the end of the day, and I would certainly consider paying more for comfort.
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Post by debsdriving on Apr 23, 2014 12:19:56 GMT 1
I think the key is in the phrase "we cannot draw a direct comparison between the Check Test and the Standards Check..." With this in mind, they cannot come to any general conclusions, which they appear to have done. To be honest, it doesn't prove or indicate what they say it does. Can't fathom how they came to this conclusion on these stats alone. But yes, an interesting read
Post by Helen Adams ADI on Apr 23, 2014 9:11:03 GMT 1
Morning all! Thought I'd share this article with you of which I've quoted just a small excerpt. An interesting read I thought?
"The DVSA have stated that they would like to see ADIs aspire to a Grade A at their Standards Check, which means, the majority of ADIs would need to achieve 85% or more. This equates to eight competences at a maximum of 3 points and nine competences at 2 points (42 points). If you score just 1 or zero in one or more areas then you would need to compensate for this with a greater number of competences at a maximum of 3 points.
2012 / 2013 there were 16,900 check tests taken. 9745 were graded 4, which represents 57.66%; 4103 were graded 5, which represents 24.28%; and 803 achieved a grade 6, which represents just 4.75%.
We cannot draw a direct comparison between the Check Test and the Standards Check because the two systems mark and assess very different things. However, it is obvious that if only 4.75% of the ADI population is currently a Grade 6, the vast majority are going to have to do more than they are currently doing in order to achieve a Grade A on the new Standards Check." Susan McCormack, Managing Director, Tri-Coaching Partnership Ltd sp4.spsend.com/speasapage.aspx?X=2W15WJ38IDPWWCT4&t=2&s=1
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ive seen a few adis with the new BMW 1 series and I cant work out how they are teaching new leaners without getting the car kerbed or damaged - their cars are still in pristine condition - how do you explain that?
Think of you're worse pupil driving that BMW.......now do you still want to teach in one?......you have to consider your pupils driving the car not you!
What I am trying to get across, christinerobs, is that if you are driving such a nice car, that you like to drive and like the look of, the added pressure to ensure your pupils do not damage it, is from my personal experience, not worth the grief! Just think of the cost of replacement tyres or alloys. Yes I agreed, that if you are in total control of you pupil, then they should not damage it, but when it your own car that you will be driving between lessons, I just think, is it really worth using such a nice to teach in when a Ds3, Fiesta or Corsa will do the job just as well, IMHO.
As I only teach FLHs we often have a discussion about stopping distances. The two second rule is great under 50 mile an hour in good dry conditions but not so good after that.
20 MPH = 28 feet per second = 56' overall stopping distance should be 40 feet 30 MPH = 43 feet per second = 86' overall stopping distance should be 75 feet 40 MPH = 58 feet per second = 116' overall stopping distance should be 118 feet 50 MPH = 73 feet per second = 146' overall stopping distance should be 175 feet
The saving grace of the two second rule is that it is a guideline that is much easier to explain than saying 5 car lengths or the length in metres or feet. Overall stopping distances have been with us for a very long time and apart from the 40 mile an hour change from 120 feet to 118 feet (god knows why)they have remained constant despite developments in braking (disc brakes)and vehicle suspension.
I wish that every motorist at least followed the 2 second rule as a lot that I have observed both on the road an in my vehicle do not even leave that.
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