Bucks and Oxon Driver Training Codes of Practice
This page consists of two sections:
1) Codes of Practice For Learner driver students
2) Codes of Practice for Fleet Customers
It is the pledge of Bucks and Oxon Driver Training to abide by the Approved Driving Instructors code of practice at all times. Details of the Code of Practice can be found by logging onto:
http: ⁄ ⁄ www.driving.org ⁄ dia–code–of–conduct
Fit for Lessons
It is necessary that all students are fit for their driving lessons. This means being free from taking any medication that may warn of drowsiness or impair your driving performance.
It is recommended alcohol is not consumed the evening before a lesson. Please be aware that each unit takes a minimum of one hour to be processed from the blood system. Therefore, please ensure you are free of any effects alcohol may have in your blood system. If the presence of alcohol is detected your instructor will refuse to conduct the driving lesson and without reimbursement of funds.
General Health. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the trainer of any allergies ⁄ illnesses the student may suffer from, ie: asthma. Please bring relevant medication, ie: inhalers with you.
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training require a minimum 48–hours notice for pre–booked 2 –hour training sessions and 4–days notice for longer pre–booked training sessions, such as Advanced ⁄ Eco and Improvement lessons, should you need to change or cancel your appointment.
In the case a requirement for a lesson cancellation, Bucks and Oxon Driver Training will then endeavour to organise a more suitable time for your next lesson.
Failure to provide adequate notice for the cancellation of a lesson may lead to the full charge being made for that lesson being added to your next lesson.
Adverse weather: Please do not assume your lesson is cancelled in the case of adverse weather, ie: snow. Your trainer will make a judgement based on the health and safety of the student, the trainer, the car and other road users. Should the student cancel, they may be subject to a cancellation fee as stated above.
It is necessary to provide a deposit of £50.00 to reserve your place with Bucks and Oxon Driver Training, especially if you are reserving driving lessons for a few weeks in advance.
A receipt will be issued to you noting you have paid your deposit with thanks.
This deposit is refundable on your final lesson ⁄ test day.
The deposit may be retained by Bucks and Oxon Driver Training in the event of a late cancellation of a lesson.
Failure to provide a deposit in advance may result in your place not being held.
Lessons will vary from 1–hour, 1.5 and 2–hours dependent upon location, client and trainer availability.
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training will endeavour to arrive prompt for the lesson. However, please allow up to 15–minutes grace period to allow for traffic problems.
Your lesson will start from when Bucks and Oxon Driver Training trainer arrives at the agreed location.
Practical Driving Tests
Practical driving tests need to be booked with confirmation of availability of the Bucks and Oxon Driver Training Driving School car. (Your Bucks and Oxon Driver Training Instructor may do this on your behalf to avoid clashes within their diary).
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training will advise when a student is viewed as ready for test. Should a student wish to go to test before this, Bucks and Oxon Driver Training reserve the right to withhold access to the driving school car. (The DSA monitor the amount of pass or fails an instructor presents for test. It is in everyone’s interest to be fully prepared to have the best opportunity).
Corporate Business Clients
The rates provided are based on Bucks and Oxon Driver Training being the only fleet training supplier to the company.
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training require 10–working days notice if the client company has a need to postpone any workshops or on road training. Between 10 and 7 working days notice a charge of 50% of the training fees will be levied.
Cancellation of any training within 7 working days will be liable for the full cost of the training. It is recommended that should a member of staff know they are unable to attend the training session, the company should endeavour to find an alternative member of staff to take their place to avoid such charges.
Documents & Glasses
All members of staff undergoing on road training should provide both parts of their driving licence, copy of insurance document and MOT certificate if necessary, if driving their own vehicle. If glasses are worn by the delegate for driving, these should be worn for the training session.
Eye Sight Check
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training reserve the right to cancel and charge for training should a delegate fail an eye sight check. All drivers must be able to read a number plait from 20.5–meters away and this will take place at the point of documentation checks. If this becomes the case, it is recommended that when possible another member of staff takes their place to avoid the charges.
Legal and Fit for Purpose
All delegates and vehicles should be fit for the training session they are attending. Buck and Oxon Driver Training reserve the right to cancel and charge for anyone or any if vehicle is found to be not fit for purpose, or legal to take part in on road training sessions.
Bucks and Oxon Driver Training require payment within 10–days of date of invoice. Payment by BACS is preferable and these details will be provided upon completion of the first days’ training. (Late payments will incur a 10% late payment charge.)