Terms and Conditions
To enable me to offer an enjoyable and professional course of lessons please be aware of the following points:
- Please ensure you have a current provisional license and that the photo card part of the driving license is carried every lesson. I will check the license on the first lesson.
- If a lesson needs to be cancelled or changed please give as much notice as possible in order that the lesson time can be allocated to another client. If at least 48 hours notice is not given I may ask payment for the lesson. Please understand cancelling last minute means a financial loss to me that I cannot afford, regardless of circumstances.
- Please ensure you are fit to drive. If you are unwell, very tired, or likely to be unfit through drugs or alcohol remaining in your system please reschedule the lesson as soon as possible. If I believe you are not fit to drive I will cancel the lesson and require full payment for lost time.
- Cash payment is required at the start of the lesson. If you wish to qualify for a discount on a block of 10 hours, payment is required in advance. I will initial the record of payment on the appointment card. Cheques made payable to Martin Cutler. BACS payments sort code 60 11 17, account No 62089277. BACS payments required at least 24 hours prior to the lesson and confirmed by text or email.
- I cannot be held responsible for costs arising if due to traffic or other reasons outside my control a pupil misses their driving test, fails the DSA eyesight test, or the test is cancelled.
- If a driving test is booked against my advice or without my approval, I have the right to withhold the use of my car for the test. Please ensure therefore that I am in agreement to a test booking if you wish to use my car.
- By opting for driving lessons with me you are agreeing to abide by the above terms and conditions so please let me know if you are unclear or unhappy with any of the terms.
For your information:
- Gift vouchers for driving lessons available on request.
- It would be very helpful for me to know of any health, learning or eyesight issues at the outset.
- Importantly family/friends can help the process of learning to drive by supporting the pupil whilst they study for the Theory Test and by providing an opportunity for driving practice at the appropriate time. Private practice ensures faster progress and higher success rate in the driving test. The Driving Standards Agency website advises: “Those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training, combined with 22 hours of private practice. Candidates who combine professional instruction with private practice are also more successful on the test."
I trust that the driver training course will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Thank you for your support.
Martin Cutler. DSA Approved Driving Instructor