Being a driving instructor can be a rewarding job, but individuals with these roles have many different issues to consider in order if they are to operate successfully. For example, as well as investing in suitable instructor insurance, they must be rigorous when it comes to safety.
One man who has achieved this in abundance is Karl Rushen. The Colchester instructor was recently named as the Michelin Road Safety Champion, the Daily Gazette reports.
He runs the Streetlife Driving School, which covers Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree, and he was recognised for his efforts to make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
In September 2011, Mr Rushden established Streetlife Young Driver Education, which provides road safety education sessions and driving lessons to teenagers at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
The purposed of the venture is to teach youngsters safe driving habits before they reach the legal driving age. The lessons are available to people aged 14 to 19 and all the sessions involving under-17s take place in a controlled area on private roads on the first Sunday of every month at Colchester United Football Ground. Learners are taught by professional DSA approved driving instructors in dual controlled cars.
Meanwhile, Mr Rushden recently attended a ceremony at the stadium to pick up his accolade.
Commenting on the purpose of the awards, Michelin said: “To celebrate all the fantastic achievements and dedication of some of our community heroes who go out of their way to make roads safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, we have launched the Michelin Road Safety Champions competition.”
Regardless of the type of business they run, all instructors require driving instructor insurance. If they fail to get suitable cover, they risk financial and potentially legal problems. There are now many different policies for these individuals to choose from.