If you have turned 17 over the last 6months or decided to finally get that licence you may be finding it difficult to get a driving instructor. So, why is this. WE are only allowed to teach NHS workers or people who work with life threatened people who have booked an emergency test and have proof of this. Unfortunately, things are very backed up with all of the lockdowns last year. We all still have students who started pre COVID-19, that's over a year ago, and still have not been able to get to a driving test. Many had test booked and then their test was cancelled and re booked however with restrictions many didn't have access to practice and had to move their test back and have now been caught up in Lockdown two and three.
How will we get things back to normal! Well, if there is a normal! We hope to start lessons in March or as soon as the lockdown is relaxed. We wait to find out more when Boris sets out his 'road map' of coming out of lockdown week commencing 22nd February.
At KAR we have, where possible, re booked our students into test in March and April which will result in available slots coming available in late April/May. It is also worth remembering that sometimes without warning the students we have stop lessons due to health or financial reasons which can also free up a slot for you. Most of our students have a two hour lesson on the same day and time each week. We would advise you contact us and get yourself onto our waiting list, you may be far down the list but if, for example, we get a slot come available on a Monday morning and everyone above you on the list isn't available at that time then you would move to the top of the list and get this slot.
In normal times our waiting list would normally be six weeks so if you have a birthday coming up this year it is worth getting onto our list. There are three of us so depending on where you live in Exeter and your availability to how soon we can get you started.
Whilst you are waiting, we would recommend you get started on your theory and again as soon as lockdown is lifted book the next available Theory test. You can buy the highway code online or find it on many apps. We would recommend the Official DVSA Theory app or the Driving Theory 4 in 1 kit for cars and bikes both are £4.99.
So drop us a text or call on 07980 019474, message through Facebook - KAR Driving Instructor or go to the contact form on our web site and get yourself on the list.