Weekend Wheels Driving School Terms & Conditions.

  1. You must be of legal age to drive and produce a valid UK/Northern Ireland provisional Category B driving licence. If a photo card licence is held, then both card and counterpart must be produced if applicable. If an older paper licence is held, then you must also produce a valid passport as photographic identification.
  2. For Motorway, Pass Plus or Refresher lessons a full valid licence must be produced with identification as above.
  3. You must meet the minimum eye test requirements, which means you must be able to read a standard UK approved number plate at a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (67 feet). If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses in order to meet this requirement then you must wear them whenever you drive.
  4. You must notify your instructor of any change of your ability or entitlement to have driving tuition, for example if your provisional licence has been revoked or for medical reasons or if you have driving convictions etc.
  5. If you wish to cancel a lesson, a minimum of 24 hours notice must be given. Failure to give 24 hours notice will result in the lesson(s) having to be paid for by you. Lessons can be cancelled by telephone or text message but must be acknowledged by your instructor.
  6. If your instructor turns up on time at the pre-arranged pick up point and you do not show, your instructor will wait 10 minutes. If there has been no contact made between you after 10 minutes your instructor will leave and you will have to pay for the lesson. Your instructor operates to agreed time slots with you and other students and therefore punctuality is important.
  7. Your instructor will endeavour to arrive on time, however due to unforeseen circumstances such as breakdown, accidents and traffic hold ups etc. lesson times may need to change or even be cancelled. If cancelled by your instructor, no fee will be charged and your lesson will be rearranged.
  8. Block payment or pay as you go driving lessons must be paid for in advance of or at the time of the lesson by cash, or BACS (bank transfer). Your instructor will advise you of bank details for transfers if you should request them.
  9. Intensive Driving Courses: Course must be paid for in advance. A deposit of 20% will be required at the time of book by BACS (bank transfer) – PLEASE NOTE DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Two weeks before the commencement of the course, the balance is due for payment. Cheques are no longer accepted.
  10. You must not be under the influence of drugs/alcohol during the training. In the event of there being any signs of drugs/alcohol misuse or a perceived inability to drive, your instructor will withhold the use of the training vehicle for use of tuition or driving test until you are in a legal and fit state to drive. Any prescribed medication that may affect your driving should be declared to the instructor and to the DVLA medical board.
  11. Should you fail to reach a satisfactory standard of driving and are likely to be a danger to other road users, or are in an unfit condition through substance or alcohol abuse as described above, the ADI instructor has a responsibility to the DVSA examiners not to allow the use of the training vehicle for the purpose of the driving test. This is in the interest of the pupil, the examiner and other road users and is a precautionary safety measure. Driving Vehicle Standard Agency guidelines do not allow for a pupil to take a practical test just for the experience.
  12. Driving Vehicle Standards Agency guidelines do not allow for a pupil to take a practical test just for the experience, however a 'mock' test with another instructor can be arranged.
  13. The instructor cannot be held responsible for test cancellation by the DVSA for whatever reason. Your agreed lesson will still have to be paid by you to your instructor who has made available the time slot and car for your test. It may be possible for you to claim these costs back from the DVSA. The instructor cannot be responsible if you fail because of the eyesight test. Your instructor will be responsible if the test is cancelled due to the condition of the tuition vehicle.
  14. There are no guarantees of a pass. You will be trained to a high standard and the test is down to the individual on the day.
  15. All courses are tailored to suit the individual from the information he/she gives to the instructor about experience/ non-experience. It is in the interests of the individual to give this information clearly and accurately.
    If during the course, the instructor finds that the information given is inaccurate or the individual is struggling with the content of the training, then the test date will be amended to allow for extra or shorter training hours. The extra hours will be charged at the rate given for the course. Fewer hours, a refund will be given- in these circumstances, the hours taken during the course will be charged at the normal standard hourly rate, and therefore the remaining balance will be refunded. The block booking discount will not apply under these circumstances.

(Reviewed, 2017)