Revised codes of practice for driving instructors

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Specialist motor trade insurance broker Quote Me Today has commented on the newly revised code of practice for approved driving instructors. They emphasise the importance of high professional standards and encourage all driving instructors to adhere to the code.

The ADI code of practice is a framework of good practice within which driving instructors should work. Once driving instructors qualify and join the register of approved driving instructors (ADIs), they sign this code and agree to follow it.

The code of practice covers personal conduct, business dealings, advertising and dealing with complaints. When driving instructors agree to follow the code, they agree to comply with the law at all times, behave in a professional manner towards the client and ensure their knowledge and skills comply with current practice and legislative requirements.

They agree to adequately prepare the client for their driving test and use advertising that is ‘clear, fair and not misleading’. They must also provide the client with a copy of the ADI code of practice when they begin their driving lessons.

For more information on the ADI code of practice go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/revised-code-of-practice-for-driving-instructors

Jason Markham, a Partner at Quote Me Today commented:

“Although the code is voluntary, we encourage all driving instructors to sign it as it demonstrates their commitment to professionalism. As insurance brokers, we deal with road accidents every day – often accidents that could have been easily prevented.

Not only does this code of practice ensure the safety of learner drivers while they are out on the road with an instructor, it also ensures that are given the adequate tuition that will enable them to be safe drivers themselves.”

In addition to signing the code of practice, Quote Me Today strongly urges all driving instructors to make sure they are adequately insured. However careful you are, accidents can happen and having a good insurance policy will protect the pupil, the instructor, third parties and the driving school business if something does happen.

Such risks can be covered by driving instructor insurance from Quote Me Today. Click here to find out more or call a specialist insurance advisor for free on 01227 285 540.

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