New Drivers | Pass Your Driving Test

Pass Your Driving Test

There is lots to learn before you can pass your driving test. The test itself is split into two parts. Firstly you need to take a theory test. Once you have successfully passed that test, you can take your practical driving test.

Once you have passed both parts of the test you will be a fully qualified driver with a full UK driving licence.

To learn everything you need to know it is important to seek tuition from one of the more professional driving schools. Professional instructors will make certain that you learn the correct techniques and information that you will need.

Passing your test isn’t just about car control, it is about reading the road, anticipating obstacles and dangers and driving safely and confidently.

New Drivers

Once you pass your driving test, you will be considered to be a ‘New Driver’. You will have a few restrictions imposed upon you for the first two years from the date you pass your driving test.

The biggest difference between a new driver and other more experienced drivers is that for the first 24 months you will only have 6 points available on your driving licence before facing a ban, and a complete resit of your test.

If you are awarded 6 or more penalty points then, your driving licence is effectively cancelled, and you will be required to have more driving lessons and resit both parts of your test again.

Getting 6 points on your licence is not particularly difficult either. Two speeding offences, just a few miles an hour over the limit, will give you 3 points per offence. Getting caught without insurance will earn you 6 points instantly, a bald tyre is 3 points as is not wearing your seat belt.

A few seeingly minor indiscretions can see you losing your entitlement to drive so it’s important that you are very careful in your first two years especially.

It is essential that you learn how to drive safely from expert instructors who will give you the skills that you need not only to pass, but to keep your licence going forwards.

Choose Bennetts Driving School and learn from the best and be safe on the road.

If you are looking to learn quickly, choosing an intensive crash course from and in just a week you can be on the road as a fully licenced driver.

Construction Equipment & Materials Handling

Equipment for Construction

It’s been many decades since men with shovels built houses. In the sixties every building site was adorned with a mandatory JCB for all the the groundworks, heavy lifting and earthworks.

The backhoe combined with a large front bucket is the builders friend. Flexible and multipurpose, the backhoe loader is a very versatile tool.

On the modern construction site however, a backhoe loader isn’t the only piece of machinery in use. More commonly, bulldozers, loaders, forklifts, hoists, grab lifts etc. are all seen increasingly often.

These machines are frequently hired for specific construction projects, allowing builders to control their costs and manage the build effectively.

Hiring and leasing of plant is for many the best way to retain capital, and increase their profits.

Many owned outright machines have a degree of downtime. Any machine that isn’t working is costing you money. Maximising the hours it is being used is the key to profitability, be it on a construction site, recycling plany, landfill site or anywhere else for that matter.

In the recycling industry, most machines have a constant supply of work constantly being delivered to site, ready for processing, so reliability of equipment is the most important factor.

On construction sites, machines tend to have periods of use. Forklifts aren’t generally needed as much until the building starts to grow in height….. except for unloading of materials of course.

Your JCB or CASE equivalent can perform many of the tasks on most building sites. A quick change of bucket for forks allows small construction sites to use flexible equipment, with demolition concrete hammers, cutters etc. you can carry out most jobs with one machine.

Smash old footings and buildings, dig footings and move earth, dig drainage etc.

Save money and cost on your construction project with flexible machines designed to work for you.

Hire, rent or lease the biggest selection of construction machinery from John Hanlon & Co Limited. The largest provide of loaders for hire, new equipment for sale, used equipment for sale, and shredders and graders for sale and hire.

Whatever your construction equipment needs, ask them how they can help.


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