Author Archives: Barry Jones

About Barry Jones

40 years experience in the ‘driver education’ industry as driving instructor, DSA Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, driving instructor trainer and driving simulator designer and consultant. Barry is available for assessments and coaching for any driver or 'new' or 'experienced' driving instructor. Barry has always had a passion about cars and remains a lifelong follower, and previous competitor and organiser, of a range of motor sport activities including circuit racing and motor rallies. If anyone wishes to discuss any aspect of driving, training or motoring in general please do not hesitate to contact via email.

Graduated Driving Licences or Professional Driver Training

Worldwide, statistics consistently indicate that 95% of all vehicle crashes or incidents are caused by driver error.  Unfortunately, ‘new drivers’ in the first 2 years after passing their test are more than 5 times more likely to be a statistic … Continue reading

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Graduated Driving Licences – What are the alternatives?

Worldwide, statistics consistently indicate that 95% of all vehicle crashes or incidents are caused by driver error.  Unfortunately, in the first 2 years after passing their driving test ‘new drivers’ are 5 times more likely to be a statistic than … Continue reading

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Training for your Driving Test – does it help?

Following on from my previous article I have had a few comments complaining that I am unfairly criticising the UK driving test.   That could not be further from truth and is not my intention. The UK practical driving test is … Continue reading

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75 Years of the UK Driving Test – Is the system working?

Every year, around 2 million driving tests are conducted in the UK of which over 98% are carried out in a ‘driving school’ vehicle. That means over 98% of new drivers have had some contact and, one would hope, input … Continue reading

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