Your role is to assess the ADI’s competence to deliver effective driving instruction. The ‘National standard for driver and rider training’ is expressed in terms of learning outcomes and there may be more than one way for an ADI to achieve those outcomes. Of course if an ADI does, or says, something that is clearly wrong it is important that you pick this up, especially where it could lead to a safety issue. However, your overall approach should be focused on recognising achievement and promoting improvement and development - rather than purely identifying faults.
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A major consultation to help pave the way for automated cars to be used on British roads is being launched, with all drivers invited to have their say.
Under the proposed measures, rules will be changed so automated vehicles can be insured for use on the roads.
In addition, the Highway code and regulations are to be altered so advanced driver assistance systems that change lanes on the motorway and park the vehicle by remote control can be used safely.
Separately, the government will next month launch a competition for a further £30 million from the Intelligent Mobility Fund, for research and development of innovative connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing and the Review of the Driving Test
We want to cut the number of people killed and injured on our roads. One of our big worries is that 1 in every 5 new drivers has a crash in their first 6 months of driving and generally younger drivers are involved in more crashes than older drivers. To make young drivers safer we must make driver training and testing better.
Mobile Application. We are also in the process of developing a mobile application to be used on a tablet device, by driving examiners as part of the driver test process. Work is underway to put the necessary infrastructure in place to facilitate this change to the way we work. Over the next few months we aim to trial these mobile devices firstly in house with our driving examiners at three pilot sites (Coleraine, Dill Road and Belfast Test Centres).
The Department of the Environment issued a consultation document on 31 May 2013, seeking views on a number of proposals for change to the Approved Driving Instructor/Approved Motorcycle Instructor schemes operating in Northern Ireland.
The responses received indicated broad support from the industry to the consultation proposals. I can advise that the legislative amendments required to implement the agreed changes will come into effect on 28 February 2015.