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£100 fine and 3 licence points for driving with snow on car roof

 

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Driving with snow on your car roof could land you with a £100 fine and three points on your licence.

And if you find it hard to believe, check rule 229 of the Highway Code

Rule 229 states before you set off

 You MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows

 You MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible

 Make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly

 Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users

Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted

Police say motorists could be prosecuted for careless or inconsiderate driving if they are involved in an accident and it is deemed that snow on the roof was a factor.

Motorists could face a £100 fine and three points on their license if snow on the roof of their car contributes to an accident. This could apply if snow falls forward onto a driver’s windscreen, obscuring the view, or backwards causing a hazard for motorists traveling behind them.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: ‘Many people are not aware of the hazard that snow on their cars can cause. Falling snow can be dangerous for all road users.’

Rule 229 of the Highway Code states, in a section entitled ‘driving in adverse weather conditions’, that snow should be removed from your car.

The full rule says: ‘Before you set off you MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows. You MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible, make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly.

‘Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users. Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.’

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West Wickham Driving Test Centre

56 Glebe Way
West Wickham
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BR4 0RL

Telephone:  0300 200 1122

Driving Test Centre.

No candidate parking but there is plenty of parking space in Rose Walk, the road next to West Wickham

Unisex Toilets available.  (When working!)

The West Wickham Driving Test Centre has reasonably good test centre pass rates compared to some other test centres located in or near London

The driving test routes are still challenging and will feature fast paced traffic with difficult road systems.

The Examiner will ask you two of the show me, tell me Questions

You will be asked to do either, the turn in the road, Parallel park or the Left reverse. They will not test for the bay park as they do not have the facilities to complete this exercise.  There is approx a 1 in 3 chance you may also be asked to do the Emergency stop

These areas can often be narrow roads with parked cars so are used to assess passing distances and meeting oncoming vehicles.

The duration of the driving test from West Wickham Driving Test Centre is to take around 30 – 40 minutes. Approximately 10 minutes of this time is reserved for independent driving. Expect many challenging roundabouts from multi lane to mini. Challenging junctions often being closed or busy and crossroads.

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Putting a black box into your car could save you a substantial amount of money on your premiums. We describe the six types of drivers who would benefit from the device

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Black box insurance, where premiums are based on your driving behaviour, is popular among young drivers trying to reduce the cost of cover, but motorists of other ages can also benefit.

This type of insurance is otherwise known as “telematics” cover, and involves a black box being professionally installed in your car. The box monitors how and when you drive and relays this information back to the insurer, which then calculates your premiums based on the data it has received.

Here are six types of driver who could benefit from having black box cover:

Young drivers

Young drivers aged between the ages of 17-24 are statistically the most likely to be involved in a car accident, which means premiums can be sky-high. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) drivers in this age group are three times more likely than drivers of other ages to be responsible for “catastrophic claims”.

Back box insurance enables insurers to tailor premiums to suit each individual based on their driving habits, rather than relying on statistics alone to determine the cost of their cover. So provided young drivers can demonstrate they are responsible motorists, premiums will be lower than they would be if they opted for conventional cover.

New drivers

If you’ve only recently passed your driving test, and therefore have limited experience on the roads, you will also be considered high risk by insurers, regardless of your age. Telematics insurance could help you pay cheaper premiums as premiums will be based on how and when you drive, so the safer you are, the lower your premiums will be.

Low mileage drivers

If you only drive a few miles every so often, it doesn’t make sense to pay the same insurance premiums as someone who drives 10,000 miles or more every year. Many black box policies allow you to choose exactly how many miles you’ll drive, and use this information to help work out your premium. If you don’t exceed this number, then you won’t have to pay any extra.

A spokesman for black box insurer Insurethebox said: “For those drivers who need to travel further, top up miles are available in bundles of 250, 500, 1,000 or 2,000 miles.”

Similarly, Coverbox’s “pay as you drive” scheme, also allows you to buy more miles if you underestimate your annual mileage.

Careful drivers

If you pride yourself on being a particularly safe driver, black box insurance could potentially reward you with lower premiums. For example, with black box cover from Ingenie, every three months your policy is reviews and a discount is applied if you’re driving well. Ingenie claims that 70pc of its customers have received a good driving discount.

The AA’s Drivesafe policy assesses how you anticipate traffic and follow the landscape, so the better you drive, the lower your premiums will be.

Slow drivers

Black box insurance is not for boy racers. You don’t have to crawl along the roads, but you must always stick within speed limits. Remember that speed can be assessed in other ways too. For example, if you take corners too sharply and are braking while doing so, this could work against you if you have a black box installed. Similarly, you’ll need to take care not to accelerate too fast away from traffic lights or to brake hard when you see a traffic jam in front of you.

Daytime drivers

Driving late at night or in the small hours is considered much riskier than driving during the daytime. This means drivers with black box insurance are likely to see premiums rise if they regularly drive at night, while some such as iKube and Co-op, have curfews so that if you drive late at night you could be fined or see premiums rise. If you tend only to drive during the day, then black box cover could be for you as you will be rewarded for driving during “low risk” periods.

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A HUGE well done and congratulations to the following guys and girls who worked really hard and have successfully passed their driving test and now have FULL licences! :) Thank you for choosing us and be safe!

Mike, Julie, David, Lee, Pete, Scott, Sham and Paula

For more info on how you can learn with us call the Office on 0333 123 0245 or through our contact page.

1. 6/1/2014. 1st of year! Well done Marcia Wiggins who passed her driving test this afternoon with only 2 minors at the practical driving test centre in West Wickham! Fantastic result! Mike :)
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2. 7/1/2014. Well done Shane who passed his practical driving test at the West Wickham test centre this afternoon. Mike.

3. 9/1/2014. Yet another one! Congratulations to Stephen who passed his driving test at West Wickham DSA test centre with only 2 minors! Great job! Mike
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Stephen Clilverd: Thanks again for teaching me Mike your a great teacher to have If anyone needs lessons you will get my recommendation with out hesitation

4. 21/1/2014. A huge well done Ann – Marie who passed her practical driving test this morning @ Sidcup. What a fantastic journey we had! Now for your new Mini on Monday See you for Pass Plus. Be safe! Mike

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5. 22/1/2014. Congratulations to Jack Sheppard who passed his practical driving test today at the Sidcup test centre and with 2 examiners in the car! Well done Julie White ADI

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6. 24/1/2014. Congratulations to Chloe who passed her driving test at West Wickham this morning! Well done & be safe! Mike

 7. 24/1/2014. Well done Holly Hill who passed her driving test today @ Erith with only 3 minors! Julie White ADI

1620601_10151948138028262_977211770_nHolly Hill: Thank you Julie for being such a good and lovely driving teacher I really enjoyed my driving lessons! Thank you for helping me pass x

8. 28/2/2014. Well done Joe Burge who passed his driving test 1st time today @ the Sidcup driving test centre. Congratulations! Dave

9.  28/2/2014.  Congratulations Harry who passed 1st time today at West Wickham driving test centre! Should have been NO minors! What a great result :) Be safe Mike

10.  5/3/2014. And another 1st time driving test pass for Vicky Taylor today at the Erith Test centre. Well done and we will see you for pass plus!  Julie

11.  10/3/2014. Well done Lance Chamberlain who passed his driving test st Sidcup today! be safe. David

12.  12/3/2014. Lots of congratulations to Whitney who passed her driving test @ West Wickham today! Great result Whitney! David :)

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13. 22/3/2014. Well done Dana who passed her driving test with only 2 minors @ Hornchurch test centre. Be safe :) Scott

14. 02/04/2014. Congratulations Ellia who passed his driving test 1st time today @ the Erith test centre! Well done! Julie :)

15, 16.17,18 & 19. 7/04/2014. A huge well done to the following, James Bull, Conner Norris, Britany Vant, Emily Clark and Teri Murphy. All passed their practical driving test @ Hornchurch test centre! Congratulations! Lee :)

 20. 9/4/2014. Well done Liam who passed his driving test today @ the Horchurch test centre with only 4 minors! :) Scott

21. 25/4/2014. Congratulations Connor Butler who passed today at the Hornchurch test centre with only 3 minors! lee

22. 25/04/2014. And another one for Lee. Well done Deana Gammans who passed at Hornchurch test centre with only 2 minors :)

23. 26/04/2014. They keep coming! Congratulations Amelia Rodriquez who passed her practical driving test @ Goodmayes test centre. Lee

24. 1/5/2014. Congratulations to Rachael Humphreys who passed her test today at Erith I told you that you were ready for test. A well deserved pass, keep safe and see you for pass plus x – Julie

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 25. 8/5/2014. Well done Lewis who passed his practical driving test at Basildon today! Sham :)

26. 9/5/2014. Many congrats to Jack Lewis who passed at Sidcup driving test centre with only 2 minors!! You nailed it Jack! And remember – this is just the beginning of the learning curve – take it easy and be safe… Cheers, David

27. 15/5/2014. Well done Amy who passed her driving test 1st time this afternoon in sunny West Wickham! Fantastic! Mike

28. 15/5/2014. Congratulations to Niomi Nembhard – a terrific pass with only 3 minors @ Erith today. Glad the Intensive Course paid off Niomi, enjoy driving that Mini!! Take care, David

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29. 16/5/2014. What a great way to start the weekend! Well done izzy who passed her driving practical test early this morning @ west wickham only 2 minors Be safe. Mike

30. 20/5/2014. Congratulations to Danny Osman who passed his practical test today at the Erith DSA test centre :)  Julie

 

31. 23/5/2014. The best kept secret in town! Well done Ryan Spicer who passed his driving test 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham! Mike :)

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32. 29/5/2014. Congratulations to Josh Ives who passed his driving test, today at the Erith test centre – happy driving – keep safe Julie

33. 23/6/2014. A great big congratulations to Shannon Eaglestone who passed his test today at Erith. I look forward to seeing you for your pass plus Julie

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34. 24/6/2014. Well done Sergei Ribkin who passed his practical test @ Hornchurch test centre with only 4 minors Scott :)

35. 4/7/2014. Well done Charlie Leaver who passed his practical test 1st time this morning at the Sidcup test centre! – Mike #learntodrivesidcup #drivingschoolssidcup #drivinglessonssidcup #sidcupdrivinglessons

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36.  7/07/2014. Congratulations to Ross Crilly who passed his test today a well deserved pass keep safe! :) Julie #sidcupdrivinglessons #femaleinstructorsidcup

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37. 7/7/2014. and another one! Well done Charlie Mills who passed 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham test centre! A job well done Charlie! See you friday! Mike #drivinglessonswestwickham #learntodrivewestwickham #learntodrivebeckenham

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38. 16/7/2014. What a fantastic result! Well done Libbie who passed her practical driving test 1st time this afternoon! Enjoy your holidays! Mike #learntodrivewestwickham #bromleydrivinglessons #drivinglessonsbeckenham #westwickhamdrivingschools

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39. 18/7/2014. Many congratulations to Jack Evans who passed his first test today @ Hither Green with only three minors. All the hard work payed off Jack. It’s been a real pleasure!! Good luck to you and Mrs. Evans for the new baby!
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40. 21/07/2014. Well done Conner who passed his practical driving test @ West Wickham today 1st time! – Sham #tilburydrivinglessons #learntodrivetilbury
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41. 30/7/2014.  Congratulations Georgia who passed her driving test with only 2 minors! Lee :) #learntodrivedagenham #dagenhamdrivinglessons
42.  5/8/2014. Great result Albert who passed his practical driving test @ the driving test centre in Sidcup today! Drive safe! :) David :) #drivinglessonssidcup
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43. 12/8/2014. Congraulations to Didem who passed her driving test @ Sidcup today! David #learntodriviesidcup

 

 

44. 19/8/2014. Wow another great result! Well done Ellie who passed her driving test at west wickham DSA test centre this morning. Mike :) #drivinglessonswestwickham

 

 45. 19/8/2014. An another one! Congratulations Daniel who passed today at Belvedere today! Great result! Julie :) #femaledrivinglessons #belvederedrivingschools

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46. 19/8/2014. and another pass. Well done Jack who did an intensive driving course with Sham and passed his driving test @ West Wickham test centre

 

 

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47.  27/8/2014. Well done to Elise Bryan who passed today at the Sidcup driving test centre with only 3 minors. Lovely driving E!! See, I said you were good enough to pass despite your negativity !! See you for the PassPlus!! take care, David

 

 

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48. 5/9/2014. Congratulations Hannah who passed her driving test with our Instructor Julie @ the Erith Test centre! Well done! Julie :)

 

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49. 9/9/2014. Well done Jess who passed her driving test @ the DVSA test centre in Sidcup. David

 

 

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50. 11/9/2014. And they keep coming! Congratulations to Katie who passed today @ Hornchurch test centre. Lee

 

 

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51. 11/9/2014. Great result Scott who passed his driving test at Hornchurch test centre. Well done! :) Lee

 

 

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52. 11/9/2014. Congratulations to Samantha Ives who passed today at Erith Test centre. What a fab result!  Keep safe and see you on the road Julie

 

53. 15/9/2014.  Well done to Ijlal Iqbal who passed his driving test today @ Sidcup. Good luck and be safe out there Ijlal. Best wishes, David 

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54. 16/9/2014. Congratulations Lucy who passed her driving test 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham. Thanks for all the laughs on the way, I had alot of fun! Be safe Mike

 

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55. 19/9/2014 Congratulations to Roisin Hoban who passed her practical driving test today at Erith just in time to return to Uni today as well. Keep safe Julie

 

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56. 23/9/2014. Fab result! Well done  Ainsley who passed his practical driving test today at West Wickham :) Sham

 

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57. 25/9/2014. Well done Natasha who passed her practical driving test to with the driving skool.com at West Wickham test centre. Mike

 

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58. 1/10/2014 Congratulations Sherry who passed her driving test today @ Sidcup! Well done! David

 

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59. 3/10/2014. Well done Harry who passed his driving test at the driving test centre in Erith today. Julie :)

 

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60. 13/10/2014. A huge well done to Jake who passed at hornchurch test centre today. Be safe! Lee :)

 

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61. 20/10/2014.  Fantastic result Ellyse who passed 1st time this afternoon at the driving test centre in West Wickham. Mike @ www.thedrivingskool.com

 

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62. 20/10/2014. Congratulations Elle who passed today at Sidcup.  Be safe! David

 

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63. 22/10/2014. Well done Charlotte who passed her driving test today at Erith. Congratulations. Julie

 

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64. 23/10/2014. The last driving test for the Mini! Well done Lucy who passed 1st time today @ Sidcup! Mike

 

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65. 24/10/2014. Well done Harry who passed 1st time today at the DVSA test centre in Sidcup! David :)

 

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66. 15/11/2014. Well done George who passed his driving test  today at the driving test centre in Sidcup. David :)

 

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67. 17/11/2014. Congratulations Nevin who passed his practical driving test at West Wickham today! Well done! David

 

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68. 17/11/2014. And another one on the same day! Congratulations Ollie who also passed his driving test at West Wickham today. David :)

 

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69. 24/11/2014. Well done Brian who passed his driving test @ the practical test centre in Erith. Julie 

 

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70. 3/12/2014. Congratulations Ollie who passed his driving test at Sidcup driving test centre. David

 

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71.  4/12/2014. A massive congratulations to Teresa Oakins who passed her driving test today at Erith I am very proud of you you worked so hard to get there and we had great laughs along the way. I will really miss our lessons. Julie

 

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72.  5/12/2014. Another big congratulations to Kelly Lopez who passed her driving test, 1st time at Erith today. I’m so going to miss driving with you and I’ll think of you every time I go to drive thru McDonald’s xx Julie

 

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73. 9/12/2014 Congratulations to Ross who passed his driving test @ the driving test centre in Horchurch. – Lee :)

 

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74. 10/12/2014 Well done James who passed his practical driving test @ Hornchurch. Lee Moughton ADI

 

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75. 11/12/2014. Well done Gemma Cannon who passed her driving test this morning @ the Hornchurch test centre with only 4 minors. Lee

 

 

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76. 16/12/2014. Congratulations Shay who passed his driving test 1st time today @ Sidcup! – David

 

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77. 18/12/2014 Well done Sofia who passed today at the Sidcup test centre! Be safe! David :)

 

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78. 22/12/2014. Great result, Nicole who passed her driving test today and passed first time at the driving test centre in West Wickham. David

 

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