JIM PAXTON DRIVER TRAINING is based at Galashiels in the Scottish Borders and is at the forefront of LGV and PCV driving tuition. Jim set up the driving school after 18 years as a professional driver and so he brings to the training industry a wealth of experience to pass on to new drivers of heavy vehicles.
A Driving Standards Agency Registered Instructor provides all tuition on a one to one basis. The LGV Register has been set up to raise the standard of driving tuition throughout the industry ensuring that customers not only get value for money but road safety is improved through enhanced driving skills. The LGV Register Section can be contacted at the Driving Standards Agency at Nottingham on 0115 9012625. A list of registered driving instructors can be obtained from the DSA so that an informed choice can be made when seeking tuition.
The different types of training courses available are:
|B+E||-||Cars with trailer. For driving tests passed after 1.1.97 the driver is restricted to a motor vehicle with a MAM not exceeding 3500kg having not more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|C1||-||Medium sized vehicles. For driving tests passed after 1.1.97. Lorries between 3500kg and 7500kg with a trailer up to 750kg|
|C1+E||-||Medium sized vehicles with trailer. Lorries between 3500kg and 7500kg with a trailer over 750kg total weight not more than 12000kg|
|C||-||Large vehicles. Vehicles over 7500kg with a trailer up to 750kg|
|C+E||-||Large vehicles with trailer. Vehicles over 7500kg with a trailer over 750kg|
|D1||-||Minibuses. Vehicles between 9 and 16 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|D1+E||-||Minibuses with trailer. Vehicles between 9 and 16 seats with trailer over 750kg. The combination weight must not exceed 12000kg and the MAM of the trailer must not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle|
|D||-||Buses. Any bus with more than 16 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|D+E||-||Buses with trailer. Any bus with more than 16 passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg|
A full description of vehicle categories can be found in the DVLA leaflet D100 which can be obtained from most Post Offices. Some fact sheets are also available from the DVLA website: http://www.open.gov.uk/dvla/dvla.htm
Further information can be obtained from the Driving Standards Agency at their web site : http://www.driving-tests.co.uk.
Tel: 07774 830 219
Tel: 01896 755015
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