Instructor: Paul Bateman

udrive driving instructor Paul Bateman
  • LOCATIONS: Lincoln
  • WHO AM I: Driving Instructor
  • CAR USED: Seat ibiza
  • LOCAL TEL NUMBER: 01522 246005
  • EMAIL: info@udrivemsm.co.uk

Learner: Harry

Pass Date: July 2017

Well done Harry 1st time pass in Lincoln.  All done before your holiday as promised :)


posted on: 06 July 2017

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Learner: Sam

Pass Date: May 2017

Sam passed 2nd time in Lincoln. Enjoy your freedom and see you on the road.  

 


posted on: 15 June 2017

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Learner: Sam

Pass Date: April 2017

Sam passed 1st time in Lincoln. Good luck with your exams and keep plying the guitar


posted on: 15 June 2017

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Learner: Imagen

Pass Date: June 2017

Imagen passed 2nd time Lincoln Good look teaching 

 


posted on: 15 June 2017

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Learner: Mat

Pass Date: February 17

Well done Mat 1st time pass Lincoln . HAVE FUN DOWN ON THE FARM.


posted on: 15 June 2017

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Learner: Nic Cox

Pass Date: March 2017

Passed Lincoln March 17 .ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FINALS 


posted on: 09 June 2017

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Learner: Lauren Rodak

Pass Date: July 2016

I stated driving lessons in April with Paul Bateman an loved every minute of it. He's incredibly patient and just brilliant at what he does. I passed first time with no minors. Highly recommend paul


posted on: 22 November 2016

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Learner: Ciaran Fitzpatrick

Pass Date: February 2016

Dear Udrive,                     My name is Ciaran Fitzpatrick, I recently passed my practical Drving test in Lincoln under the guidance of Paul Bateman and have written a short testimonial for the website:   "Paul is a fantastic driving instructor and I would recommend him to anyone thinking of learning to drive in lincoln. His experience and expertise make every lesson a masterclass, ones which I have thoroughly enjoyed over the last few months. Having passed my test I feel I now have the necessary skills to be a safe and confident driver, all thanks to Paul."   I'd like to say a huge thank you to Paul and to Udrive, I would not hesitate to recommend you, Many thanks, Ciaran Fitzpatrick  (Pass Date: 19th February 2016)

posted on: 23 February 2016

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Learner: Hollie

Pass Date: November 2015

As a nervous person by nature learning to drive was terrifying for me. I had taken a few lesson prior to starting with udrive but felt I had stopped making progress.

  Paul, my driving instructor, understood that my nerves were holding me back and he supported me every step of the way. Sometimes that meant taking the time to explaine things in a way that I could understand and sometimes it meant a bit of a push and some colouful phrasing but his focus was always on safety and thats why I trusted him. As my confidence grew I began to relax, focus on my driving and look forward to lessons instead of worrying about them.   I passed my driving test today and I couldnt be happier. I really apprechiate all your hard work and patience getting me there!   Thankyou  

posted on: 24 November 2015

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Learner: Luke Thompson

Pass Date: June 2015

I would like to thank my driving instructor Paul Bateman and U Drive for getting me through my driving test and passing with flying colours. I don't think Paul could have done a better job!


posted on: 01 July 2015

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I have been a driving instructor for more years than I care to remember and have always had a total enjoyment of driving.  I have built up a varied range of motoring experiences over the years including driving cars, lorries, buses, motorbikes and campervans (My 20 year old campervan definitely brings her own driving challenges!!).    My love of driving led me to make a career out of supporting others as they worked towards the freedom and enjoyment that passing your driving test brings.  I built up my own driving school in Yorkshire which I ran for many years before moving to Lincoln where I worked for a National company for a number of years before joining Udrive.  During my time as a driving instructor I have enjoyed helping hundreds possibly thousands of people to pass their test and have taught people from 17 -65 years of age.

I joined Udrive as the company has a very professional and caring approach which centres around the needs of the learner.  My own approach to supporting others as they take the tentative steps towards becoming a driver matches these ideals. I always strive to build a teaching program which is tailored to your individual needs and allows you to make quick progress in a supportive, safe and humour filled environment.  So make the right decision today and begin your journey towards becoming a safe and confident driver by giving me a call.

The examiner will ask you one:

·      ‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving

·      ‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving

1. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

2. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.

5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

6. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.

Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

8. Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car.

Explain you’d operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.

9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made.

Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.

Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.

Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.

Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.

Show me questions: 

1.   When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?

2.   When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?

3.   When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?

4.   When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?

5.   When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?

6.  When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?

7.  When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

See the offical video from DVSA of show me tell questions. 

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