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The new 2022 Seat Leon FR learning manual car for your to learn in 🚙 watch the YouTube video review


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The new 2022 Seat Leon FR learning manual car for your to learn in

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (60)

The new car 8) has arrived :) it’s sporty, fun and lovely to drive. Want to go for a drive ? Book your lesson with Sandi today … book early to avoid disappointment!

Sporty interior with digital cockpit, navigation and driver assist systems

1st time 0 faults

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 2:57 PM Comments comments (158)
Awesome News!

Isaac W from Bruton
passed his driving test 1st time with 0 driving faults, how awesome is that?! Many congratulations, you are my star pupil. Yeovil DTC, 8th March 2019

New 2019 Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L Petrol

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM Comments comments (0)
New 2019 Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L Petrol has arrived. Check out its new features

Spacious and very comfortable
Spacious and very comfortable
steering/seat height adjusting lever and lumbar support, responsive when going up the hills, holds the road very well especially on the bends
Maximied protection and security
Front, Side and Curtain Airbags maximising protection, Active Braking System and Evasive Steering Assist: if it detects a collision is likely (at whatever speed you’re travelling), the system will warn you and if you don’t react, primes the brakes then starts braking to help slow you down.
Electronic Stability Control: constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress, it senses when a vehicle is losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels to help stabilise it
Maximied protection and security
Drive Modes include ‘Normal’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport
Drive Modes include ‘Normal’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Sport
continually assess the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption, also analyses your speed gear shifting, braking and anticipation levels, plus the number of short and long journeys you make. You can also change the driving mode to Eco for best results.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
uses camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, it’ll then provide you with a warning. If you don’t respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Lane Keeping System - watch the video

Sandi's Driving School achieved Grade A

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 9:08 PM Comments comments (81)
Grade A achieved

DVSA Grade A approved driving instructor
DVSA Grade A approved driving instructor
A - a highest overall standard of instruction demonstrated
B - Sufficient competence demonstrated to permit or retain entry on the register of ADIs
Fail - Unsatisfactory performance
DVSA Grade A instructor
As a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor, the government body that governs the UK Driving Standards, tests all the instructors every 2 to 4 years to ensure we're delivering the highest teaching standard to our new drivers and ensure they go on to be safer, more conscientious and considerate drivers for life.
DVSA Grade A instructor

Advance Driver Assist Systems

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (122)

Some of this technology is already implemented as standard on the new 2019 Ford Focus model we’ll have next year

According to a mandate from the European Commission revealing the new set of safety rules.
On the 17 May 2018 the European Commission proposed a new set of mandatory vehicle safety standards for all vehicles sold in the European Union. 
Of course, Brexit might come into play for UK car buyers, but typically when one developed region introduces new safety rules the others soon follow.
The changes are mandatory because governments know that drivers want safe vehicles but are rarely willing to pay for them if they are optional extras.  Governments are therefore forcing manufacturers to include them as standard, making new cars even more expensive.
Analysts suggest that, in the decade following the introduction of the new rules, they will save over 7,000 lives and prevent almost 40,000 serious injuries.  So, understandably, the move has been lauded by car safety experts.  Many of them would love to see the forced retirement of our beloved older cars.
But, safety aside and not factoring in the cost of all the advancements, there will be a much bigger issue for some of us.  Basically, the changes might be a little bit too much like Big Brother is watching you.  In fact, not just watching you and your car, but literally taking over your car while you are driving it!
Here’s some of the standard driver assist systems that will come as standard in our next model. To read about the full list of the 11 Advanced Driver Assist Systems that will start rolling in from 2021 click on this link

Sees the road signs you might miss. Some signs are on the side of the road and others above, they could be permanent or temporary, Traffic signs recognition technology can identify them. An icon of that speed or a no-overtaking sign appears on the instrument cluster and changes every time the car enters a new limit

This system uses a forward-looking camera to detect if you’re unintentionally drifting out of lane. Lane Keeping Alert then warns you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning. If you're slow to react or don’t respond, Lane Keeping Aid can provide steering torque assistance to help guide you back into the right lane. The technology is designed for multi-lane roads like motorways), so will automatically deactivate at speeds below 43mph or can be turned off manually.

Pre-Collision Assist with Autonomous Emergency Braking
This is when the car thinks a driver is not slowing down fast enough to avoid an obstacle, so it takes over braking responsibilities. It is designed to alert you if it senses a potential collision in front with a vehicle or pedestrian. A new enhanced camera on the pre-collision assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection feature may help to avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles and avoid pedestrians crossing in front during day and night time driving. It is active at approximately 3mph and up to 50mph. The system uses radar and camera technology that scans the road ahead, it does not detect, warns or respond to a potential collision to the rear or sides of the vehicle

 Post-Collision Braking
It is designed to help prevent crashing into another vehicle after the initial crash i.e. vehicle first crashed into the central barrier of a motorway then with the force of the 

Drowsiness, fatigue and attention detection
Driver Alert Systems constantly monitor a driver’s basic driving behaviour closely using technology that is designed to detect any changes that could be caused by fatigue is an obvious way to prevent accidents.  Sudden pulls on the steering, inconsistent pedal use, constant lane changes, and variations of the car’s speed against speed limits are all observed. When the system identifies the driver is becoming less vigilant, a waning icon appears on the display calling for a break. If driving alertness further declines, the message is repeated and a chime is heard. The drawback with all this is that if the sensors are too tightly wound then the alarm will keep going off especially if you constantly fidget when driving long distances.

Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) Limiter 
This technology uses a sign-recognition camera and a GPS-linked speed limit to help drivers keep to the current speed. Such a system will limit engine power when necessary to help prevent the driver from exceeding the current speed limit. The system can be overridden, or temporarily switched off. 
 As well as improving road safety, reducing emissions and saving fuel, the system can help drivers avoid speeding fines.

NEW! PassRight Pupils app

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 8:32 PM Comments comments (173)
Learn to drive the CONNECTED way!
Use your PassRight app to:- Track your lessons and what you have covered. Monitor your progress and notes made for each lesson.
Sandi's Driving School instructors sync pupils appFollow the payments you've made and the lessons taken.
Sandi's Driving School PassRight pupils appSee the syllabus covered each lesson. Read revision guides for every lesson you complete. Get reminders so you never miss a lesson.

Sandi's Driving School PassRight app downloadLearn and practice your Theory & Hazard Perception using the official DVSA training bank of questions and video clips.As your driving instructor uses Driving Instructor app for the iPad, a record all of the details of your lessons as you progress through the syllabus is available and can sync all information via wifi to your PassRight app.When you first log in (using the code your instructor gives you) you will see both your name and your instructor's details. If your device is logged into Facebook you'll also see your profile picture.You can see details of each lesson you've had, check your balance if you've been paying in advance, and see your progress against the individual topics covered each lesson. As well as information about what's coming up in your next few lessons, there's also a complete revision guide to all the lessons you've had so far, and you get access to these automatically as you complete different sections of the syllabus.There's over 36,000 words of content to help you revise what you've learnt, either a lesson at a time, or refresh your memory before you come up to your test, and your instructor can personalise this with the diagrams you used in the lessons. As well as covering your practical lessons, PassRight helps you prepare for your Theory & Hazard Perception Test, using content provided under licence from the DVSA, the people that test you. If you do well you can post the results straight to Facebook, Twitter or GameCentre. We want you to have years of safe, happy driving, and to do that we want you to get the most out of your lessons. It all starts here!

Driving test changes in December 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:48 PM Comments comments (112)
The official Driving test is changing, Sandi's Driving School

Find out how the driving test will work from 4 December 2017. Changes to include following directions from a sat nav, changes to manoeuvres, 'show me, tell' questions and more:

Official DVSA to guide to what happens during the driving test and what it takes to pass it - including the eyesight test, 'show me, tell me' questions, reversing exercises, and independent driving part of the test. &

Learn your parking skills

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM Comments comments (0)
Sandi's Driving School Parking skillsThis is a cool game to help you acquire some much needed steering and control skills. It gets harder and harder as you get up through all 12 levels ... hours of fun or frustration as it only allows you to crash 3 times..yikes!

New Year New You

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Happy New Year 2017 

I'm looking forward to having many more successes and meeting new boys and girls throughout this new year.

Book your driving lesson with me 
Have you had some cash given to you as a Christmas present or perhaps you are having your birthday soon - what better present to get from your family than a driving lesson on your birthday? 

New Focus Titanium 2016 has finally arrived!

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 6:43 PM Comments comments (101)

New Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCi - Year 2016
Sandi's Driving School driving lessons car
  • responsive when going up the hills 
  • holds the road very well especially on the bends 
  • auto start/stop which is highly helpful when/if you let it stall - quickly press the clutch down and it restarts itself again 
  • hill start assist - car senses its on a hill and holds itself from rolling back 
  • really accurate when doing all your manoeuvres 
  • spacious and very comfortable with seat height adjusting lever and lumbar support.

New features on 2016 model: 

  • power start button - key no longer needed 
  • automatic headlights & wipers with rain sensor 
  • cruise control/speed limiter 
  • auto-dimming rear-view mirror 
  • active city stop - prevents crash at 30 mph or less 
  • rear parking distance sensors. 

All this to help keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road ahead

Sandi's Driving School driving lessons manual car
Sandi's Driving School driving lessons Ford Focus car