For driving lessons & any driving packages
By agreeing to any of Pontefract Driving Academy offers, you are accepting the following terms & conditions:
(1) All drivers must be a minimum of 17 years old and hold a UK provisional licence.
(2) Only one monthly special offer or Package A/B can be used per driver. No refunds are given on these offers.
(3) Any other offer (Package C/D) can be used at any time. If offer not used in full, a partial refund will be offered.
(4) If you are lucky enough to be in receipt of a free lesson voucher, this will be added to your offer. Only one voucher per driver.
(5) Cancellation Policy - 24hrs notice must be given otherwise you will be charged in full for the lesson/lessons you have cancelled.
(6) All offers must be used in full within one calendar year, or you will lose any remaining lessons or tests paid for.
(7) In order for us to book your practical and theory tests, you must be upto a safe standard of driving and be taking regular lessons with us.
(8) Pontefract Driving Academy cannot be held responsible for any problems with the DVD theory disc. All discs are used at your own risk. However we will endeavour to resolve all
problems if they arise.
(9) Any photos taken of students upon passing their test will only be used with the permission of the student. They will be only used on Facebook & this website.
(10) Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notice given.
For the Under 17's Driving Course
(1) The minimum age for this course is 14. Proof of age must be available on the day if required.
(2) Cleared payment is required 24 hours before the start of your lesson.
(3) It is your responsibility to arrive on time for your lesson. No refund will be offered for non-attendance or partial-attendance.
(4) This course is only appropriate for young drivers wishing to learn the safe rules of driving.
(5) We reserve the right to cancel your lesson/package & will issue a refund if appropriate.
For the Learner Driver Saving Scheme
1) The Learner Driver Saving Scheme is non refundable (except in death of the Learner) and can only be used with the instructor this product was purchased with.
2) It is your right to cancel or amend the direct debit instruction at any time during the agreement. Should you change or cancel your direct debit, you must contact your instructor to discuss a
reduced package dependent on the money already put in the scheme.
3) If the instructor is unable to complete the agreement for any reason a full or part refund will be offered depending on the circumstances.
4) The learner will have access to any package from his/her 17th Birthday and must be used in full within a one calendar year of their 17th Birthday. If certain circumstances dictate it is not
possible to complete your package within a year, it is at your instructor's discretion to determine the length of time that will be allowed to complete the package.
Everything you need to know to help you pass your theory test first time.
The theory test was introduced in 1996, and has been updated a few times since. As the bank of questions that can be asked is updated reguarly, we advise you invest in
the latest available books & CDs to help you prepare. The Highway Code is a good place to start.
This isn't an easy test to pass, but can be made easier with a good amount of study and preparation.
We will give you as much help and advice as possible. In order to take the test you will need to go a DSA approved centre in either Leeds, Doncaster or Barnsley. Other centres are available.
Before you can take a practical driving test, you need to pass the Theory Test.
This test consists of 50 multiple choice questions and 14 Hazard perception clips.
Taking your theory test:
If you pass one part and fail the other you'll fail the whole test, and you'll need to take both parts again.
The Multiple-Choice part:
Before the test starts you'll be given instructions on how it works.
You can choose to do a practice session of multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.
How the multiple-choice part works.
A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen - you have to select the correct answer. Some questions may need more than one answer.
You can move between questions and 'flag' questions that you want to come back to later in the test.
To pass this section you must correctly answer 43 questions out of 50.
The Hazard Perception part:
Before you start the hazard perception part, you'll be shown a short video clip about how it works.
You'll then be shown a series of video clips on a computer screen. The clips feature every day road scenes contain at least one developing hazard - but one of the clips will feature two developing
A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.
How the hazard perception scoring works:
The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score. The most you can score for each developing hazard is five points.
To get a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. Press the mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing.
You won't be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test.
If you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip, a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.
An example of when to respond to a hazard.
Think of a parked car on the side of the road. When you first see it, it isn't doing anything - it's just a parked car. If you respond at this point, you wouldn't score any marks, but you wouldn't
lose any marks.
The difference between a potential and developing hazard.
When you get closer to the car, you notice that its right-hand indicator starts to flash. This would make you think that the driver of the car is going to move away. The hazard is now developing and
a response at this point would score marks.
The indicator coming on is a sign that the car has changed from a potential hazard into a developing hazard.
When you get closer to the car, you'll probably see it start to move away from the side of the road. You should make another response at this point.
To pass this section you must achieve 44 points out of 75