If you think your Mum or Dad is a bad driver, here’s your chance to send them back to driving school, courtesy of the new Childen’s BBC TV show, ‘The CBBC Driving Academy’.

The new show, which aims to help make parents better drivers and enable kids to learn first-hand the importance of road safety, is seeking applications from kids aged 11-14 and their parents/guardians to take part.

Under the guidance of approved driving instructors, kids and their parents will take part in a fortnight of master classes where they will learn about all aspects of road safety and safe driving – with the kids themselves also being given driving lessons.

If you’d like take part in the TV show, head on over to the CBBC Driving Academy website and complete the application form by Friday the 11th March.

The UK’s driving test centres may be closed by the DSA with examiners instead being based at local community centres and supermarkets if leaked documents are to be believed.

Such plans could also see the driving test itself being conducted by delegate private firm examiners outside of the public sector.

The news comes from the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union which says it has viewed leaked documents which shows that the DSA is looking at ways of reducing its costs.

Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the PCS union said: “These new documents shed more light on the plans being hatched behind closed doors by senior managers and ministers”.

Serwotka continued: “Worryingly, it is the latest evidence of the creeping privatisation of the agency’s work, which puts ideology before road safety.”

In reply, a spokesperson for the Department for Transport commented: “We have said many times that we are looking at how we can improve the driver testing and training process, however, no decisions have been taken on future testing provision and we will not comment on leaked documents”.

The AA has acquired its rival BSM (The British School Of Motoring) for a reported nominal fee of £1 following BSM’s move into administration.

The deal, which saw the AA purchase BSM within minutes of BSM going into administration, brings the UK’s 2 largest driving schools under the one roof of parent company Acromas, who also own SAGA.

BSM has been in operation for over 100 years but has struggled in recent years following a £10 million management buyout in November 2009.

BSM has 2,100 fanchised driving instructors and employs around 280 people across the UK, many of which provide instructor support and take learner driver bookings.

Acromas confirmed that it would keep BSM as a seperate company to the AA Driving School, which has around 1,900 driving instructors.

It also confirmed that it would be business as usual for pupils learning to driver with either BSM or the AA.