Archive for the ‘Driving’ Category

New YES! Driving Instructor

March 21, 2011

With the addition of a new instructor, Peter to YES! Driving School, we are now expanding to accept additional students from Blandford, Wimborne, Dorchester, Shaftesbury and the surrounding area!

If you are looking for lessons, or thinking of starting to learn to drive, feel free to give us a call on 0330 330 7717

For more information, please visit the website! http://www.yesdriving.co.uk

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Top 7 Most Dreadful Parking Awards

February 8, 2011

Some drivers are naturally more able than others when it comes to parking. Others find Parallel parking hard, but parking in a marked bay is a piece of cake.  However difficult getting into a space can be, I cannot help but be astounded by the shear level of parking failure demonstrated below.

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Our first driver may have slightly overstepped the markings. Lets hope this car isn’t front wheel drive!

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It looks as if this driver thought his car would fit just nicely on this small square of raised curb.

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Although many of us like to proclaim, ‘I could fit a whole car in that gap!’. This driver has taken this to the next level.

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Abit rusty, would be an under statement to the driver who forgot which way up to parallel park his car

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I wouldn’t necessarily class this as bad parking, in fact this camel has managed to fit nicely within the marked bay. He just hasn’t realised that he isn’t a car.

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Whereas some drivers will overestimate the length of their vehicle, leaving a large amount of space at the rear of the parking bay. This driver thinks he is driving a car half the size.

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Ever felt the frustration of not being able to find a place? Been in a hurry and nowhere to park? God knows how this driver managed to fit in there

Fortunately, at Yes! Driving School our pupils are taught how to correctly park a vehicle. If you are guilty of parking like a plonker, are just about to start your driving lessons and live in Bournemouth, Poole or the rest of Dorset. Visit our website for great value on driving lessons in Bournemouth and Poole.

Are Petrol Price Rises effecting you?

February 7, 2011

As we all know, the cost of fuel is something that effects everyone. The economic situation and gradual decline in oil supplies is meaning that prices of petrol in the UK is at an all time high. The price having risen by over 14% in the last year, with another fuel-duty increase planned this April is set to be even more than this. The increase is only a mere penny per litre, but is estimated to cost UK businesses up to £430 Million.

Businesses across the UK are together in thinking that the government need to step in soon before it is too late. This latest fuel-duty increase is set to increase the count of increases to 9 in the last 29 months, accounting for a 25% increase. This also means that the government is taking just under 60p per litre of petrol for fuel duty.

Businesses that are among the hardest to be hit insight of this are taxi firms and driving schools. Small driving school businesses are finding the fuel price rise hard, as lesson costs are priced competitively with other local companies, meaning that every fuel-duty increase is effectively a pay cut for the driving instructors. However by raising the price per lesson, may effect the decision of a student choosing between their driving school and a competitor who has refrained from raising there prices. All this in consideration, the cost of driving lessons is evidently going to increase, which is making learning to drive more unobtainable for some.

Yes! Driving School is an independent, school of driver training based in Poole, Bournemouth and the rest of Dorset, who are keeping their prices at an extremely competitive rate in spite of the current economic climate. They also offer a special discounted lesson called “Last Minute Lessons” which are £10 Less than the normal hourly rate. For lessons with on of the best, most successful and financially friendly driving schools in Bournemouth, Poole and the rest of Dorset, you can visit the website at http://www.yesdriving.co.uk

Winter Tyres for YES! Driving School

December 20, 2010

YES! Driving School cars fitted with winter tyres

With the second set of snow this season causing travel chaos in most of the UK including Bournemouth & Poole and after last winters’ disaster, one has to ask, when are we getting smarter?
Other European countries seem to cope much better, because in most areas on the continent it is common sense if not law, to wear winter tyres during the cold season and to have snow chains in the boot. The latter would be very much recommended especially for vans, buses and HGVs, as it only takes 1 vehicle struggling to bring the whole traffic to a complete standstill. Bigger vehicles are obviously much more difficult to move to the side of the road!
In the publics’ general opinion, especially in the South of England where YES! Driving School operates, fitting winter tyres would be too costly and too much of a hassle for only a few days of snow in a decade.
One could argue about both.
How much money and hassle would it cost to slip off the road into another parked vehicle, lamp post or tree?
YES! Driving School has purchased their sets of Vredestein Quatrac 3 All Season Tyres with M+S (“mud and snow”) marking at £238.65 incl. delivery (4 tyres). Fitting costs are usually around £12.00 / tyre.
We believe that for peace of mind alone, the investment in winter tyres has been well worth the money and would last several seasons.
After all, winter tyres have a better grip and significantly improved stopping distance as soon as temperatures fall below 7 Celsius, a condition not only found on a few days with ice and snow, but for most of the cold season.
We do not believe that winter tyres should be mandatory in the UK, but a fine and penalty points for causing disruption or an accident by driving insufficiently equipped vehicles certainly would encourage drivers to take more responsibility and consider winter tyres and/or a set of snow chains.
YES! Driving School has taken initiative and subsidises their instructors in Bournemouth & Poole each with £100.00 for having their school cars fitted with winter or all season tyres bearing the M+S symbol.

We ensure that our learner drivers are safer on the road and benefit from valuable driving experience in adverse weather conditions, where other Driving Schools often cancel lessons.

Ferndown Driving School

November 16, 2010

You can learn to drive in Ferndown with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Ferndown. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Ferndown with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!

Book your lessons any time, 7days / week – you won’t be disappointed!

How much will a Driving Course in Ferndown cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £18.90/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

How do I book my driving lesson in Ferndown?

To book your driving course, please contact us by visiting the Contact page. Here you can use the contact form to email us, or give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Ferndown Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

About Ferndown

Ferndown is a town and civil parish in the East Dorset district of Dorset in southern England, situated immediately to the north of unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. The parish, which until 1972 was called Hampreston, includes the communities of Hampreston, Longham, Stapehill and Trickett’s Cross. The latest population figure (2006 mid year estimate) for the parish is 17,200.

Ferndown is the largest inland town in Dorset in terms of population. The district has a relatively large elderly population (38.5% are aged 60 or above)

Ringwood Driving School

November 9, 2010

You can learn to drive in Ringwood with YES! Driving School! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Ringwood. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Ringwood with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!

Book your lessons any time, 7days / week – you won’t be disappointed!

How do I book my driving lesson in Ringwood?

To book your driving course, please contact us by visiting the Contact page. Here you can use the contact form to email us, or give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Ringwood Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Ringwood cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £18.90/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

About Ringwood

Ringwood is a historic market town in Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, west of the New Forest and north of Bournemouth. The town features a weekly market in the traditional market place. A cattle market ran in the Furlong until 1989, which is now home to a Waitrose supermarket, coffee shops and fashion outlets.

Ringwood was noted as the second most expensive market town in England in July 2008 with average property prices of over £380,000.

The swimming pool, sports hall and exterior scenes of the BBC television comedy series The Brittas Empire were filmed at Ringwood Health and Leisure Centre, at the time known as Ringwood Recreation Centre.

5 Tops Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

November 2, 2010

5 Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!!

Burning fossil fuels known to be one of the most threatening factors to our global warming disaster because when we burn fossil fuels we create greenhouse gases. We produce these troublesome gases every time we start our car engine because fossil fuels are fuels made of organic matter such as coal, or oil (where petrol is made from) and when fossil fuels are burned they give off the green house gas known as CO2 (carbon dioxide.)

So now you know why cars are so bad for our environment, all you need to know now is how you can help reduce your greenhouse gases. Luckily for you I have 5 top tips to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that come from your motor!

1. Lift Share. For most of us driving is an essential part of our lives and we need the ability to drive our cars for work, school, visiting relatives or just daily jobs. However find someone who is going your direction to work etc. and organise a lift share, so you alternate who drives. Or alternatively if you are a parent organise with other parents a school pick-up routine so you alternate who picks up the children each day.  Also next time you are going to a grocery store, offer your neighbour a lift, that way you’ll be building community spirit as well as saving petrol! Tip: Parking your car can be difficult and expensive in Bournemouth, so take it in turns to drive and the passenger can pay for car park!

2. Change your car. Of course the one of the ultimate economy saving car would be the hybrid but these can be costly so why don’t you try looking closer to home. A lot of people are driving cars around with very high litre engines that are unnecessary to there lifestyles. Instead opt for a much better fuel efficient car with a lower litre engine. This will save your petrol as well as putting you in a lower tax bracket, so you will save on tax too!

3. Shop once a week. Instead of continuously popping to the supermarket make it a once a week trip if possible. Keep an ongoing list so you remember everything when you go or even better order you’re shopping online!

4. Use Public Transport. Unfortunately our society doesn’t gift us with the highest quality public transport. However if you are going on a long journey to London etc. there are some great coach and train companies which offer convenient, frequent times and they will save your petrol and the very difficult task of parking! Tip: Look out for the Yellow Buses around Bournemouth!

5. Walk or ride. If your local shops are only a short distance away why don’t you walk or ride. Make sure you bring a rucksack, for all shopping but this way you will be saving petrol and getting some exercise! Tip: Take a detour on your normal route and try walking or riding along the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth!

This article is bought to you on behlaf of Yes! Driving School – an independent driving school, based in Bournemouth and Poole.

Last Minute Lessons!

October 30, 2010

We are the only driving school offering Last Minute Lessons in Dorset! Sign up for this option and receive a text/phone call every-time a pupil has canceled a lesson at short notice. This can be anything between 48 hrs and a few minutes before the lesson.

This is a great way to learn to drive on a budget, depending on how flexible you are!

You can get last minute lessons for as little as £11 per hour for manual driving. You can sign up for last minute driving lessons in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and the surrounding area.

For more information visit our website: www.yesdriving.co.uk

Bournemouth Driving School

October 29, 2010

You can learn to drive in with YES! Driving School Bournemouth! Our reliable, patient and friendly instructors cover all areas of Bournemouth, including Winton, Charminster, Boscombe, Southbourne, Meyrick Park, Talbot Woods, Branksome, Queens Park, Kinson, Wallisdown and the surrounding area. With YES! you can have your driving lessons in Bournemouth with peace of mind knowing you are with a fully qualified, DSA approved & DIA registered driving instructor. We welcome anxious and nervous pupils and our experienced instructors will transform you overtime into a safe and confident driver!

How do I book my driving lesson in Bournemouth?

To book your driving course, please contact us by visiting the Contact page. Here you can use the contact form to email us, or give us a call to talk to one of our friendly Bournemouth Driving Instructors on 078 6225 9400

How much will a Driving Course in Bournemouth cost?

Your YES! Driving School standard rate lessons start from as little as £18.90/hour! You can visit the Prices page to get more information on pricing, depending on the type of driving lesson you require. Our instructors will be happy to pick you up from home, school, work or any other place convenient for you.

About Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. The town has a population of 163,444 according to the 2001 Census, making it the largest settlement in Dorset, between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown and Christchurch it forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. This also makes Bournemouth and its surroundings the most versatile and exciting place to learn driving in the county of Dorset.

Bournemouth’s location on the south coast of England has made it a popular destination for tourists. The town is a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre and financial companies that include Liverpool Victoria and PruHealth.

In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life. Make it even happier by learning to drive with YES! Driving School :)!

Why should you take the Pass Plus Course?

October 29, 2010

Pass Plus is an additional course offered by driving instructors for qualified drivers to expand their knowledge and driving ability. It helps newly qualified drivers deal with situations not covered in lessons or driving test, such as country driving, motorways, bad weather and driving at night. The pass plus course will cover 6 modules and last at least 6 hours in total.

The modules are as follows: –

  • in town
  • in all weathers
  • on rural roads
  • at night
  • on dual carriageways
  • on motorways

Not only does pass plus improve your driving ability, it also allow drivers to progress to take the advanced driving test which furthers the drivers skills and opens up further financial benefits.

The last and probably the most important benefit of pass plus for most would be using it to get a discount on insurance! This is a great help for new drivers when their insurance is very high to begin with.

Recently in the news, the government are calling for more to be done to reduce the amount of accidents of newly passed drivers, pass plus is the way to go. At Yes! Driving School, you can complete your pass plus course for as little as £129.00 for manual driving lessons! We can provide this course as well as normal driving lessons in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area!