I have put together some frequently asked questions from my pupils, you may find them of some use, also I have included some links to booklets that you may find useful to download and read.
To sit with a learner you (the supervising adult) MUST be over 21 years of age and have held your full driving licence for 3 years or more.
In short - yes. When we learned to drive, cars were not so robust, they did not have many of the Eco features todays vehicles have. For example, I was taught to go down through the gears when stopping - this is no longer common practice. We now teach block gear changing from early stages, this allows more time for observation on the approach to a junction.
The use of the right gear for the right speed has also changed. Again I was taught to drive in the highest possible gear for example 4th at 30mph, nowadays this is not the most effective gear for 30mph - 3rd is. It achieves a smoother running more responsive car. Most cars respond and handle better when the revs are around the 2000 rpm mark.
Yes, please follow the link below which is direct to RoSpa´s website which holds all the current information you will need. http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/resources/parents.htm
Your son, daughter or friend needs to be a named driver on your insurance. Speak to your insurance company to ensure you have sufficient cover.
The following link is direct to the government´s motoring website which holds information on driving licences and is a useful resource for learners and new drivers. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/index.htm