The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which training is offered by your driving instructor. The provision of training is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions. By taking driving lessons with your driving instructor, it is accepted that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions.
1. Driving licenses and fitness to drive:
You must hold a current, valid driving license, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session. You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements
2. Payments and Cancellation:
Payment can be made by bank transfer or card if your instructor has a card machine.
If either you or your instructor needs to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required for single lessons of up to two hours duration. Longer lessons need a minimum of four days notice. Failure to give notice will result in a claim for an equivalent value in compensation (i.e. a cancellation fee will be charged or credited) up to the full lesson price.
If payment isn’t received within 7 days from/of the request, legal action will be taken via the Government Moneyclaim system, which will result in court proceedings.
Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g., dangerous weather conditions). In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward
The instructor reserves the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable
3. Bookings and Lesson duration
Your instructor will endeavour to maintain regular lesson slots to ensure continuity of learning, however, this cannot be guaranteed
The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he/she will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil or when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due – if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.
If a block booking is paid but the pupil ceases lessons for any reason and does not restart those lessons within 12 months of making the payment, any outstanding lessons are void.
4. Training Location:
All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety – this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location, this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.
5. Training vehicles:
Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls
Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment, the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate. These lessons will only be conducted if your instructor agrees to do them.
6. Driving tests and bookings:
Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety
Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will be based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule. Depending on the time of the test this will require a minimum two hour booking and possibly longer
While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully road worthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss
Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DVSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the lesson fee and ‘use of car’ fee for the booked period will be charged. Your instructor will advise about claiming compensation from the DVSA
7. Code of conduct:
Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional Code of Conduct (a copy of which will be provided on request). In the unlikely event of complaint or dispute the guidelines of the Code of Conduct will be adhered to
8. Your rights:
These conditions do not affect any protection a student has under consumer legislation.
EVO Driver Training Ltd acts as an agent for your driving instructor, the contract for driving tuition is solely between you and the self employed driving instructor
We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible
9. COVID-19 T&C’s amendments
All lessons are at your own risk
Cancellations during COVID-19:- Our standard 48 hour late cancellation period is still in operation under the conditions stated below.
If you cancel your lesson due to COVID-19 symptoms you will not be able to have a lesson for 14 days. To avoid being charged you must provide a COVID-19 test result.
Your instructor will contact you before each lesson to check:
If you or anyone in your household has become unwell or has symptoms of COVID
If you or anyone in your household has been tested in the last week
If you believe you may have been in contact with someone showing symptoms
If you or anyone in your household have become unwell or are showing symptoms.
If so, please inform your instructor. Your lesson will be rescheduled to a later date at no cost if you produce a COVID test result.
If your instructor has any of the above they will inform you and reschedule your lesson.
Should you or your instructor show symptoms during the lesson, the lesson will be terminated.
If you cancel a lesson because you have COVID-19 symptoms, all lessons will be suspended for 14 days, if your driving test is in that 14 day period that will also be cancelled, unless you can provide medical proof that you do not have the Corona Virus infection