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Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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15.—(1) The following provisions shall have effect where a person is required to undergo the continued ability and fitness test.

(2) The test shall consist of the attendance of the examiner, while the person is giving instruction to a pupil or pupils.

(3) Unless the examiner otherwise directs, the test shall be carried out in a motor car on a road while the examiner is in the vehicle and a pupil is under instruction.

(4) The candidate shall be assessed on his instructional ability, and, in particular, in respect of the following qualities –

(a)his method, clarity, adequacy and correctness of instruction;

(b)his observation and proper correction of the pupil’s errors;

(c)his manner, patience and tact in dealing with the pupil; and

(d)his ability to inspire confidence.

(5) The candidate shall provide a motor car which is a passenger vehicle and which conforms to the requirements as laid out in Regulation 13(2) and (3) and in respect of which there shall be in existence at the time of the test a policy of insurance which shall include the liability of the driver and the person in charge of the vehicle to passengers in the vehicle.

(6) The candidate shall, during the test, allow to travel in the vehicle –

(a)the person authorised to conduct the test; and

(b)any person or persons authorised by the Department for the purpose of supervising the test or otherwise.

(7) Where a candidate has undergone a test of continued ability and fitness to instruct and has not been successful and where another opportunity at the test is given, he shall be required to undergo the test within fourteen weeks from the date of being unsuccessful.

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