Gateway Driving School Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Northwich & St Helans





Tuition Vehicle and Practical Driving Test


Your driving instructor reserves the right to withhold the use of the driving instruction tuition vehicle for the candidate practical test if it is considered that the candidate is not at test standard. Please be aware that your driving instructor has a full diary of students and therefore you should always consult with your driving instructor before booking your practical driving test s/he will only be glad to advise you of their free times, if you fail to consult with your driving instructor they will not guarantee availability. Also please be aware that it is the candidate’s responsibility to take the required documentation to their practical driving test your driving instructor will not

Be held responsible if your test is cancelled due to missing documentation.

While every effort is made to maintain the vehicle of instruction to a high

standard your driving instructor will NOT be responsible for any mechanical or electrical faults that may happen before or during your practical driving test such as but not limited to BLOWN Reverse light bulb etc... You’re driving

instructor will not be held responsible if your test is cancelled due to such events.




Please note that while your driving instructor is there to guide and instruct you they can not be held responsible for any speeding fines, infringement fines, etc... That are incurred due to none-conformation of instruction any such

infringements etc. Will be the sole responsibility of the candidate.



Fraud Prevention


Your lessons are only valid if they are purchased through Gateway Driver Training school or in accordance with the Payments and lesson Bookings section set out above

If your Lessons have been purchased through another source please contact us immediately on 0800 098 8055. In the event your lessons have not been purchased in accordance with the forgoing terms GDS reserve the right to suspend theses lessons in your account, with immediate effect. An investigation will be Conducted by GDS in order to check the validity of the purchase. Where the results of an investigation determine that the lessons are not valid they will not be provided to you and GDS shall have no liability in these Circumstances.




Fit and Legal


Please be aware if you are found to be unfit to drive due to such things as but not limited to; being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not wearing prescription glasses, etc... Your driving instructor WILL refuse to take you on a driving lesson and you WILL be charged for any loss of revenue.


DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Code of Conduct (DRIVING INSTRUCTORS)





Your Instructor, GDT shall not be, in any event be liable for losses relating to you for any loss or damage caused where, and to the extent that:

There is no breach of legal duty owed to you by the relevant person or body;

Such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of such a breach;

Any such loss or damage, or increases in the same result from any breach or omission by you

Any such loss or damage results from circumstances or matters outside of reasonable control of the relevant person or body.


Your Instructor, GDT shall not, in any event be liable for losses relating to any business interest you may have including, without limitation, profits, loss of opportunity or business or business interruption.


Personal conduct.


• The instructor will at all times behave in a professional manner towards


• Clients will be treated with respect and consideration.

• The instructor will try to avoid physical contact with a client except in

an emergency or in the normal course of greeting.

• Whilst reserving the right to decide against giving tuition, the instructor will not act in any way which contravenes legislation on discrimination.


Business dealings


• The instructor will safeguard and account for any monies paid in advance by the client in respect of driving lessons, test fees or for any other

purpose and will make the details available to the client on request.

• The instructor on or before the first lesson should provide clients with a

written copy of his/her terms of business to include:

- legal identity of the school/instructor with full address and telephone

number at which the instructor or his/her representative can be contacted

the price and duration of lessons

- the price and conditions for use of a driving school car for the

practical driving test

- the terms under which cancellation by either party may take place

- procedure for complaints.


• The instructor should check a client’s entitlement to drive the vehicle and

his or her ability to read a number plate at the statutory distance on the

first lesson. When presenting a client for the practical driving test the

instructor should ensure that the client has all the necessary documentation to enable the client to take the test and that the vehicle is roadworthy.


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