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  1. Adi part 3 Training with RED

    It has recently come to our attention that several of the trainees who have been doing their Adi part 3 training with Red have been told that, as their training was done with the company that was put into receivership, they would not be entitled to have their Adi Part 3 test booked UNLESS they sign up for a driving school franchise with RED.

  2. The pupil.

    When teaching someone to drive, you find there are 2 types of pupil. The first wants to be completely ready for their driving test and so as with the theory test will spend hours and hours practising until they are as ready as they can be.

    The second type, as with the theory test, knows that to give the needed stimulus to prepare for the test, they first need to be given a definite date to work to and only then does the pupil find themselves sufficiently motivated enough to fully prepare for the the exam.

    And that's where there is a problem!

  3. Car insurance for young drivers

    Young Marmalade, which specialises in car insurance for younger drivers, has cut premiums by 17% during the four months to the end of July, bucking the trend of soaring premiums.

    AA Insurance said premiums for drivers between 17 and 22 have risen, on average, by 80% over the past two years, while the latest Watson car insurance index, which tracks more than 4m quotes, shows the average 17- to 20-year-old male now paying £4,006 a year for comprehensive cover, compared with an average premium cost of £858.

  4. No fall in petrol prices says industry

    The Petrol forecourt industry in the UK has defended the price charged at the pumps saying that currency values mean that they can’t pass on the drop in oil prices.

    The price of oil is calculated in dollars and sterling has recently dropped against the dollar, which means that although oil has fallen in price, those savings are reversed due to the currency valuations.

    The petrol industry states that the price of petrol at the pumps is mainly dependant on other factors apart from the price of crude oil. They say that 60 per cent of the price paid at the pump is made up of fuel duty and VAT. A further ten per cent covers marketing, delivery costs and the profit margin of suppliers and retailers. Only 30 per cent of the price depends on the cost of oil.

    Highest prices of petrol

    Unleaded petrol is close to its highest ever price in the UK, averaging 136.58 pence a litre across UK forecourts. The record level, seen in May 2011, was an average of 137.43p per litre. Diesel prices have not increased as much, but they are still within three pence of their record levels.

    Since April the 8th the price of Brent crude has fallen by 18 per cent but the cost of petrol has increased. The industry says that it only makes between two and four pence per litre, meaning that a full tank of petrol makes them a profit of between £1 and £2.