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Test Pass: 5/12/2013

Test Pass: 5/12/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
Well done Alex, who passed first time with 8 driver faults last Thursday.
A strange one, this. She hates driving and nothing is ever going to alter that. It runs in the family – her mum is the same.
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Test Pass: 13/12/2013

Test Pass: 13/12/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

 

Well done Vanessa, who passed today first time with just 2 driver faults. Hopefully, this will help with the decision she’s got to make over Christmas about her future education and career path.

 

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DSA/VOSA Merger – Saving Money?

DSA/VOSA Merger – Saving Money? | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
I found this in the newsfeeds. I’ve already reported on the upcoming merger between VOSA and DSA into a single body, and how it is supposed to save money by streamlining the functions carried out by both bodies.
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Cyclist Safety Is… A Laser Beam

Cyclist Safety Is… A Laser Beam | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
As the previous story shows, cyclist road safety is a hot topic at the moment. So it should come as no surprise that people are trying to cash in on it.
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Deciwatt Gravity Light

Deciwatt Gravity Light | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
I’ve mentioned before how LED lighting is the way forward – I use an LED strip instead of a table lamp for my PC workstation, and I’ve recently bought both 60W and 100W equivalent LED bulbs to replace annoying low-power fluorescent bulbs (which...
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Horslips Biography - At Last! | Diary Of An ADI

Horslips Biography - At Last! | Diary Of An ADI | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

 

This has been a long time in the making, but at long last an official Horslips biography has been released. I've got mine on order and I'm looking forward to getting hold of it. I hope it arrives before Christmas.

 

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This has been a long time in the making, but at long last an official Horslips biography has been released. I've got mine on order and I'm looking forward to getting hold of it. I hope it arrives before Christmas.

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DSA/VOSA Merger: Update

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Back in June I mentioned that the DSA and VOSA would be merging in 2014. This latest news release from the DSA says that the new single agency will be called the “Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency”.

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Test Pass: 26/11/2013

Test Pass: 26/11/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

Well done to Rich, who passed today first time with just two driver faults.
Rich was a recommend – I also taught his cousin when he was studying in Nottingham a couple of years ago – and he’s been a pleasure to work with.

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Test Pass: 18/11/2013

Test Pass: 18/11/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

Well done Paula, who passed on Monday first time, with just 4 driver faults. Her dad had phoned me the night before because he’d taken her out and she’d had a stinker of a lesson with him (stalling and not looking).

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Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Philippines Typhoon Appeal | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

I just wanted to provide the link to the DEC appeal concerning the Philippines Typhoon Disaster.
You can donate in various ways, including via PayPal. You can donate any amount, so don’t be put off by the options presented if you can’t afford those.

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Test Pass: 4/11/2013

Test Pass: 4/11/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

Well done Lynsey, who passed first time (with me) on Monday with just 3 driver faults. I told you there was nothing to worry about.
She’s the one who could break into tears over the smallest mistake or comment.

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Google Glass – And So It Begins

Google Glass – And So It Begins | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

This one is appearing in just about every newsfeed imaginable. A woman in California was stopped by police for speeding… Hang on. Let me emphasise that: she was speeding. Breaking the Law by driving too fast.

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Test Pass: 11/12/2013

Test Pass: 11/12/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
Well done Tom, who passed on Tuesday with 7 driver faults. This was his second attempt – he failed a couple of weeks ago for not checking his mirrors when pulling up and there was a car following.
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Cycling Activists Attempt To Sell Votes

Cycling Activists Attempt To Sell Votes | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
I’m not sure if this is legal – but even if it is, it’s totally wrong from a moral standpoint.
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Mandatory Cycling Lessons For HGV Drivers

Mandatory Cycling Lessons For HGV Drivers | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
In order to understand the logic being applied by Islington Council, you have to take a look at the picture below.
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Amazon Plans To Deliver By Drone Copter

Amazon Plans To Deliver By Drone Copter | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
I’m in favour of gadgets – I always have been. But only ones that make any sense.
Getting a mobile phone made sense when they first reached a sensible size back in the early 90s.
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Direct Debit And Abolition Of Tax Disc

Direct Debit And Abolition Of Tax Disc | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it
From 1 October 2014, tax discs will no longer be issued or be required to be displayed on vehicles. Also from that date, it will be possible to pay your road tax annually, every six months, or monthly by direct debit.
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You Can’t Have It Both Ways

You Can’t Have It Both Ways | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

I sometimes wish parents would get it into their thick, money-grabbing skulls that you can’t just count on “getting lucky” and pass your driving test if you can’t drive, anymore than you can count of winning the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket!

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A Tragic Story

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This story makes me shudder. Bijan Ebrahimi was a disabled Iranian who came to the UK. Unfortunately, he appears to have settled in one of those areas where many of the residents are only distinct from animals by virtue of appearance.

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So You Passed Your Part 3! What Now?

Someone found the blog on the term “I just passed my ADI part 3 and don’t know what to do next”.
It’s also a common question on the forums (alongside “should I become an ADI?

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Sixth Cyclist Killed In London In Two Weeks

Sixth Cyclist Killed In London In Two Weeks | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

I started writing this a few days ago, when the headlines were trumpeting that a FIFTH cyclist in a week had been killed after being involved in a collision with a bus in Whitechapel.

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Test Pass: 19/11/2013

Test Pass: 19/11/2013 | Diary Of An ADI | Scoop.it

Well done Peter, who passed first time on Tuesday with just 2 driver faults. He recently became a father, so now he can drive his son around without relying on his wife.

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Scumbag Jailed For 130mph Death Crash

A reader sent me this link. Martin Li, 22, from Hexham was put away for 8 years for various offences associated with the crash.
Lucy Duggan, 18, was a passenger in the car being driven by Li.

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