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5 techniques when managing Waiting Lists for new potential pupils

On top of managing your normal day to day it’s not uncommon for ADIs to have waiting lists filled with 10, 20 or even 70 pupils! Here are our 5 tips on how you can better serve your future customers.

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The truth about digital payments and learner drivers

Being self employed and running your driving school, cash has always been king. However, are things now changing? With COVID-19, higher demand and younger attitudes changing, could cash be on the way out?

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As a driving instructor, how many hours do I need to work?

Being a full time ADI is a hard job. From the early starts, to the late night, to no-show pupils and the marketing. So, how many hours should you work a week, including all the admin?

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5 techniques to make sure learners show up to their driving lesson

Do you get frustrated by some of your pupils either being late or not showing up at all? We break down the key activities to help your learner drivers show up and arrive on time to fit your schedule.

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How to re-engage with pupils that have dropped off

As an ADI, you've definitely had that pupil that was great, committed and then for one reason or another - stopped learning. Today we go through practical techniques that will help you re-engage and see them back into the drivers seat.

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GoRoadie Update February 2021

A quick news update from what's been happening with the professional driving instructor service GoRoadie during February 2021. From our Webinars to an update to the financial fund for struggling ADIs and PDIs.

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As a driving instructor, how can I reduce my outgoings?

After a year long pandemic, you may have some ideal time to analyse how much money you're spending whilst running your business. Here is our guide on how you can improve how you manage your outgoings.

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Driving experiences in and around Leeds

Wanting to go full on Fast and the Furious around a race track, or take your adventure off road, there are quite a selection of driving experiences in and around Leeds and West Yorkshire

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As a driving instructor, should I increase my hourly rate?

It's always tough to know when is the right time to increase your lesson price. What should I charge? What will my pupils say? Am I worth that much? Trust us, you are and this guide will show you how to successfully raise your lesson prices.

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Best places to chill in Leeds

Sometimes you need to get out of your head, away from studies and relax. Leeds and Yorkshire in general has so much to offer in terms of escapism. Here are our picks of how to chill out in Leeds and the surrounding areas.

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What To Expect After Lockdown as a Driving Instructor

As the vaccination process is rolling out across the UK, we are certainly edging closer to the end of lockdown. Today we discuss, what that will look like for ADIs and PDIs in all four nations.

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Most Popular Driving Instructors in Leeds

During this icy January, we have taken our time to look back over the last 12 months to see who was the most popular driving instructor in the Leeds and Yorkshire area.

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GoRoadie Update for January 2021

We wanted to share a quick update that we hope you will find useful during this time. From new financial fund for ADIs to our webinar announcement.

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Tremendous new scheme aims to help financially burdened instructors

Two ADIs, Bobbie Hicks and Susan McDonald have created a scheme aimed to help driving instructors that are struggling financially during the current crisis.

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Best Places to Walk Your Dog in Leeds

A top priority for any dog owner os to find an ideal location. Whether you’ve just moved to Leeds or have just added a dog to your family, here are some of the best spots.

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Parking Spots in Leeds

We have all experienced the pain of trying to find a parking space. Here's your guide to the best free and paid car parks in and around Leeds.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 22 October 2020

This week sees the Wales "firebreak" and further lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland put a stop to driving lessons yet again, the RSA in Ireland asks pupils to give up tests in favour of key workers, Scottish learners are heading to England for their theory test and GoRoadie wins coveted prize at innovation competition.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 01 October 2020

This week the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is extended until April 2021 (but only at 20% of profits), more local lockdowns hit Leeds and Liverpool, a new government programme aims to get more families cycling to school and GoRoadie launches in Liverpool!

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 23 September 2020

This week news sees the DVLA clear up confusion around the expiry date extension for driving licences expiring this year, what to expect from next weeks changes to the theory test and e-scooter trials suspended in Coventry after just five days.

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GoRoadie Update for September 2020

A quick behind the scenes into the latest enhancements to GoRoadie, including; instructors that offer Theory Test Pro can now list this perk on their profiles (plus an exclusive offer for GoRoadie members), we announce plans to launch in Liverpool next week, release a new product for associations and let you know about our weekly driver trainer industry updates.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 16 September 2020

This week driving test booking reopens to over 180,000 booked, motorways to trial 60mph limits to cut pollution and a new T-plate is being trialed to inform other road users the car is fitted with a black box.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 09 September 2020

This week driving test booking is closed until Monday, September 14th, we investigate what happens if lockdown happens again and Stephen Fry is voted the UKs favourite passenger.

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What happens to my driving school if we go into lockdown again?

The country is open to driving lessons again, but cases are rising in our cities, meaning chances of a second wave of the Coronavirus epidemic feels really possible. We share what that means for driving lessons.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 02 September 2020

This week the DVSA announce that new driving tests are unable to be booked until Monday, September 7th, we collated recommendations from leading driving instructors and trainers on what learners should know before starting lessons, the AA say to expect a 10% increase in school run traffic and risk assessments made easy from The DITC.

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What learner drivers should know before getting in a car

Advice from leading driving instructors and trainers on what learners should know before they start driving lessons.

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Driver Training Industry Roundabout, 24 August 2020

This week we see more than 240,000 people queue to book their driving test online after demand causes the DVSA website to crash, driving lessons reopen in Scotland and the changes come to the Standards Check, Part Two and Part Three assessments during coronavirus.

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Using Transferable Skills of a Driving Instructor to Find Alternative Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A list of skills driving instructors already have and what jobs are available today, that they can be applied to.

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How to Prepare Your Business For When the COVID-19 Lockdown Lifts

Use the time during the coronavirus epidemic to get your business ready to attract an influx of new pupils.

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Most popular driving instructors in Nottingham

During this stormy February, we set our sights on Nottingham and to see who are the most popular driving instructors in the area.

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Most popular driving instructors in Aberdeen

We breakdown the most popular driving instructors and driving schools in the Aberdeen area over the last 12 months.

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The Safest Cars to Drive in the UK in 2019

The highest rated cars from the Euro NCAP tests, rated out of 5-stars.

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Cheap Driving Lessons in Aberdeen

Want to find the most affordable prices for driving lessons in Aberdeen? Look no further, here's how to get the best prices.

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What to Check Before Buying a Used Car

For most of us, our first car will be second-hand. Unless you're getting a hand-me-down and you’re buying it, then there are certain things you should check out first.

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How To Make It Through a Traffic Jam

Being stuck in a traffic jam is a nightmare. While it’s always imperative that you remain aware of what’s happening, there are some things you can do to pass the time.

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Podcasts to listen to while driving

An increasingly popular pass time, podcasts can be ideal for getting rid of the monotony of your journey to work. To help save you the task of wading through the millions of them, here are some favourites that should appeal to you.

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Driving Experiences In and Around Aberdeen

Whether you want to go full throttle around a race track or be unbound and take things off road, there are a few decent driving experience options within Aberdeenshire and nearby.

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The Best Places to Unwind In and Around Aberdeen

Sometimes you just need to get out of the house, or away from the city centre. Aberdeen is a pretty, but industrial city. There’s quite a lot of concrete and quite a lot of grey.

Best Places to Walk Your Dog in Aberdeen

The Best Places to Walk Your Dog in Aberdeen

Finding the ideal location to walk your dog is a priority of any owner. Whether you’ve just moved to Aberdeen or have just added a dog to your family, here are some of the best spots.

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The Best Nightlife in Aberdeen

The best places to go to experience Aberdeen in the evenings, whether you're a student out with your besties or taking out your date for the night.

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Parking Spots in Aberdeen

Finding somewhere good to park can be a huge headache. Here’s a guide to the best free and paid car parks around Aberdeen, to help make your life a little bit easier.

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Day Trips around Aberdeen

In our second piece about Aberdeen, we explore some great driving adventures you can have from the Granite City.

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Moving to Aberdeen for University

Moving away from home for university is an exciting and nervous experience. Here is our guide to Aberdeen for you new students.

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Top 5 Most Popular Cars in the UK in 2018

Ever wondered what the current most common cars on the roads are?

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Driving Test Practice: Reaction Games

Other ways to get ready for your test other than driving - improve your reaction speed by using video games and other methods!

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Easiest Places to Learn to Drive 2018-2019

15 test centres across the UK with the highest pass rates going. Are they near enough you to be worth the journey?

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15 of the Best Driving Themed Songs

We've pulled together a playlist featuring some of the best songs themed around driving. Listen on Spotify now!