TERMS & CONDITIONS
Schedule & Time
Paul Duggan Driving School Terms Conditions
Your instructor is bound by a professional code of conduct. Your instructor will be courteous, polite, tidy and punctual. He will also behave in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
Your instructor’s vehicle will be well maintained, clean and tidy. All vehicles used by the
instructors are fitted with dual-controls as part of their standard equipment.
The vehicle of course is fully insured for driving tuition. Your instructor will not smoke in the vehicle while giving tuition, nor will they use your lesson time for any other form of business, personal or otherwise..
Your Instructor is ADI qualified and fully licensed by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to give driving tuition.
The learner must hold a current, valid driving license (full or learner permit), which
must be produced on or in advance of their first lesson.
You must bring your Learner Permit or EU License with you to each driving lesson.
Remember, it is an offence to drive without your Learner Permit.
No Learner Permit, no driving lesson with the resulting loss of fee paid for lesson.
If there are driving restrictions on your Learner Permit preventing you from driving there will be no lesson given and any fees paid will be lost.
Your instructor will use their discretion to decide if you are fit to drive as regards legal and
medical requirements. If not fit to drive the lesson will be cancelled with the resulting loss ofany fee paid. Your instructor’s decision is final.
Payments and Cancellations
Payment must be made at the time of booking in order to secure the instructor and
vehicle for the duration of the agreed lesson. Please note that you need to give 24 hour notice to cancel a lesson. If you fail to give notice your instructor will use their
discretion to decide if you should be charged for the lesson. Your instructor will make every effort to ensure the lesson starts and finishes on time, but we reserve the right to postpone, cancel and alter lesson lengths (start/finish times) due to unforeseen circumstances. This could be due to any number of reasons: instructor out sick, heavy traffic, bad weather conditions etc. In the event of a cancellation by us we will reschedule the lesson.
The Driving Test
The driving test bookings always take priority over other lessons. Therefore, your lesson may be postponed to allow for someone else’s driving test and vice-versa. Changes to lesson bookings as a result of this will be notified immediately. Test appointments must be notified to your instructor as soon as they are known; otherwise we cannot guarantee to provide a vehicle for your test.
b) Use of the Vehicle
In the interest of customer and public safety your instructor reserves the right to withhold the use of a vehicle for the test if, in their opinion, your driving is actually or potentially dangerous.
c) Test Cancellation Paul Duggan Driving School cannot be held responsible for any postponement or
cancellation by the RSA.
While every effort is made to keep the school car roadworthy, the school cannot be held responsible for any mechanical breakdown while on the driving test and any sequential loss.
In their own interests’ learners are advised to be punctual for their lesson
appointments. If the instructor is waiting more than15 minutes past the start time, the
lesson would be abandoned and the lesson fee forfeited.
A reciprocal waiting time may become necessary if the instructor is delayed due to
unforeseen circumstances. Any lesson time lost as a result of this would be made up
by the instructor either at the end of the normal lesson time if possible or at a later
Learner Comfort and Safety
In the interest of comfort and safety learners are advised to wear suitable footwear
and clothing which does not restrict movement. Learners must also take note of any
medication they are taking that may affect their ability to drive safely and advise their
instructor accordingly before taking any lesson booked.
Bad behaviour will not be tolerated from students and we reserve the right to terminate the lesson at once without compensation of your fee.
Pick up Location
The N4 Axis Centre (McDonald’s) N39 XW95 will be used to start and finish the lesson for the convenience of both instructor and student. On occasion where it is more practicable a different meeting point can be arranged in advance of the lesson. Should the instructor have to drive the student to the training area because of public safety this journey will constitute part of the lesson. The instructor will give a running commentary on the journey to alert the student to all safety aspects of modern driving.
Our training vehicles are fully taxed, insured for driving instruction, in roadworthy condition and fitted with dual controls for your safety.
If you opt for training in your vehicle, you must have L Plates, front and rear, vehicle needs to have a valid Tax and Insurance disc displayed and have a current NCT, where applicable.
These terms do not affect your right under consumer legislation.
Paul Duggan Driving School retains the right to change any of the above terms without
Driving Instructors are regulated by the Road Safety Authority in Ireland.