We have a duty to do things right and to set an example to others. Afterall we are supposed to be teaching people how to do things correctly. Yet almost on a daily basis my students and I see driving Instructors abusing their position or flouting rules and laws. Possibly they feel they do not apply to them, or they are above all that but they miss the fact , that they are being observed by others and they are setting a bad example of our industry, both to the public and especially to their students.
In the past month I have observed instructors from one particular company #### N Go. Who on two occasions were parked on double yellow lines. Instructor only in car. Twice saw an instructor block a roundabout, showing a complete lack of regard for others. On three occasions saw the above companies instructors park on keep clear school markings, endangering students leaving and entering the school gates.
Whilst teaching a student last week, we had to brake sharply as an Instuctor from the above company, emerged from a junction in front of us without looking. My student was furious, that a Driving Instuctor should show such a poor lack of repect for others and potentially cause an accident.
I must stress this is not having a go at a particular company as there were a number of others doing the same or similar offences. It just happenned that, that company stood out for the number of examples of bad behaviour.
Begs the question ” What sort of consideration are their students going to show others and how good is their knowledge of driving going to be like, if they copy their Instructors.