Well, this is the new website and of course the new blog. On here you’ll find all the latest news and developments from within the driver training industry and updates for new drivers.
Or, maybe not. Maybe I could actually put something interesting on instead, which is what I hope to do. If you want updates on driver training methods there are a plethora of boring websites that will fulfill your every need and requirement, just go to any other driving school website and fill your boots. Parrot does not and will not repeat (despite its name) all the dull blurb that you read on just about every other driving school website in the land. Which brings me neatly to a point, did you notice that we’re not a “school of motoring”, we are Driver Trainers. Much more grown up and 2014 thank you very much, we left the 70’s years ago.
Times have changed, we’ve moved forward, we live in a digital age where almost everything is instant and at your fingertips. How many of you are reading this on a mobile phone? I can remember when a mobile phone was hi-tech if it had more than 1 ring tone, it wasn’t even that long ago, (or is that me getting old?) Anyway the point I’m getting at is everything moves quicker nowadays and quite rightly so. Once upon a time ago the way to learn to drive was to have an hour a week, for as long as it took to be competent enough to pass the driving test. One hour a week! Seriously, that was probably when mobile phones only had 1 ring tone. I remember getting proper excited when I bought a mobile that had a camera on it once, someone commented on how it would never catch on.
Anyway, I’m off topic now so back to driver training. All the training here at Parrot is done in four hour blocks, it stands to reason you’ll get more bang for your buck, (I like that phrase, nicked it off someone earlier on) If you do a full week at four hours a day, mon-fri you’ll complete 20 hours of training. Most students are driving to quite a good standard at this point and don’t need much more training to finish the job off. If you were doing the old hour a week nonsense it’d take 20 weeks to have completed the same amount of time behind the wheel, except you’d actually be further behind because of all the time lost each week with a brief/de-brief at the start and end of each lesson. Doesn’t make a lot of sense to me….
Polyphonic ring tones never made much sense either thinking about it, they sounded like 80’s computer game music, one that springs to mind is manic miner, (if you don’t know what I’m on about – you haven’t lived. Google it now) So, to conclude the first blog we’ve breifly discussed driver training, mobile phone technology and manic miner. Find that on another driving school website if you can.