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Offline JGC

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« on: October 12, 2010, 08:21:04 PM »
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Reported today that after 0nly 18 months BSM are dropping the Fiat 500 from their fleet and going back to the Vauxhall Corsa.
One report I did read (Not sure how true though) stated that some examiners (Perhaps the 'larger ones') were finding the car a bit to small for comfort and too cramped in the back seat!!!!!!!
Forgive me for asking..................................................but I always thought the examiners sat in the front along side the learner driver, what reason on a test would they need to sit in the back for???

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Re: BSM
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 12:15:35 AM »
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I think the instructor can sit in the back as the examiner sits in the front and, errr, examines.

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Re: BSM
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 08:55:00 AM »
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Sometimes a senior examiner/supervisor rides in the back to evaluate/check up on the examiner. Happened to a US colleague of mine who took his UK driving test last year.
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Re: BSM
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 09:10:09 AM »
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BSM have the army contract, so we see BSM cars with one instructor, one learner (driving) and 2 more in the back - I can imagine things get a little tight in a Fiat 500.
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Re: BSM
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 09:42:37 PM »
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Ralph is right and also ADI examiners also sit in back on ADI check tests too. 
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Re: BSM
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 11:40:37 PM »
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BSM have the army contract, so we see BSM cars with one instructor, one learner (driving) and 2 more in the back - I can imagine things get a little tight in a Fiat 500.

LOL, really ?

I had to take an MT Sgt to the naffi & back to get my licence lol

I knew that the military could no longer instruct DVLA to issue a licence (testing their own as it was laughingly called) that stopped around 1985, but I hadn't realised they'd stopped teaching their own.


My daughter has been taught to fly by the RAF ..... sort of surprised they didn't send her to easyjet if the pongo's are using bsm

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Re: BSM
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 09:28:17 AM »
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Re: BSM
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 12:14:32 PM »
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Re: BSM
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 06:26:23 PM »
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Question for anyone not in the driver training sector

What does BSM stand for in the industry?  :97:
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Re: BSM
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 12:02:02 AM »
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Moving to Corsa make sense. Nearly every young driver killed in car crashes was driving a
Corsa ( 2 young men killed in Wales last weekend).

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Re: BSM
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 09:10:55 AM »
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I remember when they had metro's.  Nigel remembers when they had horse and trap!
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Re: BSM
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 12:35:00 PM »
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Question for anyone not in the driver training sector

What does BSM stand for in the industry?  :97:

Does the M stand for muppets, given how the instructors drive around here?
"Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, 'Hang the sense of it,' and just keep yourself occupied." ...  "I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

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Re: BSM
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 12:42:39 PM »
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Question for anyone not in the driver training sector

What does BSM stand for in the industry?  :97:

I did wonder if it could have been 'bondage and sadomasochism', but a lengthy internet search suggests that the acronym for this is BDSM.
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Re: BSM
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 01:20:42 PM »
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I thought BDSM was bondage, domination and sadomasochism; so you could have been right.  My memory may be wrong though.
"Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, 'Hang the sense of it,' and just keep yourself occupied." ...  "I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

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Re: BSM
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 01:53:59 PM »
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Looks like I might have to do some more research to check
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