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Published: November 26, 2018

Mannin is proud to announce it is celebrating its 35 year anniversary as an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor)





Published: October 22, 2018

Price changes.

Please note that due to ever increasing costs, the price we have been able to keep the same for so long will be increasing- see below for the new prices which will come into effect on the 5th Nov 2018:

1 Hour Driving Lesson:

10 Lessons pre-paid:





Published: October 22, 2018

Good News!

 

Due to suggestions made by Chris at MANNIN, the test center now has part time examinners. This addition coupled with administration changes has meant the test waiting time has been reduced to whithin 4 weeks!

We Believe this is a great result fpr all involved!





Published: July 18, 2016

 

An island driving instructor has hit out of the Department of Infrastructures claim that it is achieving its goal of a 10-day processing time for driving tests.

Chris Stewart, of Mannin Driving School, said the 10- day turn around is "an absolute load of rubbish" and that The Vehicle and Driving Test Centre, in Tromode, is short staffed and short of resources.

"In my 32 years as a driving instructor I have never known it so badly organised," he said. "You have got to wait three to four weeks before you get a reply and then you have to wait a further four to five weeks for the test so it works out to be a eight or nine week wait. Its a disgrace. I feel sorry for the people up at the Test Centre."

He said the delay has been occurring for around a year and all of his pupils have been affected. "At the end of the day Phil Gawne and the directors are just not backing the Test Centre. They dont care about what [the staff] are doing and they are leaving everyone to do it themselves. I would like to see improvements to start on the administrative side, there needs to be another member of staff. We also need another part-time examiner, or even full-time examiner."

In a statement, the Department of Infrastructure said as of July 1 it has been processing applications received on June 6, making the waiting time 20 working days.

It says the total waiting time for a driving test is around 10 and a half weeks.

Chris comments come after Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne discussed the topic in Tynwald Court last month. He said the Department has been achieving the 10-day waiting time for applications in recent years with "very few exceptions". However, he added that he is aware of the recent delay in processing applications due to a staff resource issue and an "unusual surge" in applications.

The Department of Infrastructure said: "[The waiting time] has grown significantly since the information was provided to the House of Keys [on June 21] and follows a further influx of applications. Historically the department has achieved its target of 10 working days for the processing of applications, with few exceptions. More recently processing times have fluctuated due to a range of issues including increased demand, staff sickness, an inability to fill staff vacancies and other competing demands on the same small group of employees."

The department has plans to introduce additional weekly driving test slots, which they said will have an "immediate reduction" in waiting times, are recruiting for administrative posts and are improving online services.


Read more: http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/driving-instructor-challenges-government-claim-over-test-waiting-time-1-8011965#ixzz4ElVNraNy

 





Published: July 17, 2016

Motobike Tuition available! - Please call Chris on 470910

HGV Tuition now available! -

Premier H.G.V on 01624 851053 / 07624 491252





Published: April 9, 2014

NEW!

You can now apply for driving tests online! (Theory test applications available online soon!)

Follow this link for the IOM Government online services: IOM Government online services





Published: February 11, 2014

Mannin is proud to announce it is celebrating its 30 year anniversary as an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor)





Published: April 24, 2012

Automatic Vehicle Tuition now available! - Please call Dave on 07624 - 411411

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