AA Franchised Driving Instructor in NG2, NG7, NG8 and NG9
Get Adobe Flash player

Monthly Archives: February 2013

Become A More Confident Driver

Have you been watching the latest series of Dangerous Drivers’ School on Channel 5, with AA driving instructors?  Has it prompted you to want to become a more confident driver yourself?  Perhaps your confidence has been affected by an accident or maybe you do not like driving in the dark, on motorways or in bad weather conditions or lack confidence in specific areas of driving (e.g. dealing with roundabouts or parking).

If you’re a qualified driver who’d like to refresh or improve your driving skills with the support of an AA Franchised Driving Instructor or simply want to increase your confidence on the road please contact me to discuss a refresher session tailored to meet your specific needs. Alternatively, you could be eligible for free training as the AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment is offering free courses of two hours guided tuition for qualified drivers who need refresher training.

In either case, the session is provided in car (either in your own car or in my AA car) and includes:

  1. an initial assessment
  2. guided practice and coaching
  3. a workbook to support your in-car sessions

There’s no test at the end of the course/sessions, which are simply about helping you become a more confident driver so please complete the contact form or call me today on 0798 011 1234 (or send a text message) to book your refresher session or or details on how to apply for the two hours AA Drive Confident Course.

Fond Farewell to Chalfont Drive

My final test at Chalfont Drive resulted in a pass for Vanessa.  Well done Vanessa. Your driving has simply got better and better so it was so pleasing that you not only passed but you passed with just one minor fault. Hope to see you in a few months for your Pass Plus course.

Thank you so much for all your guidance over the last few months.  I felt that you got to know me as an individual and really helped me focus on my strengths and weaknesses in order to become a good driver, especially when I used to beat myself up over silly mistakes (as I tend to do!). You always gave me encouragement and advice on how to improve. I would recommend you to anyone looking for an instructor in the future. – Vanessa

Motorway Driving

There are proposals being put forward that could mean that motorway driving for learners may become possible (from 2014).  In the meantime, once you’ve passed your driving test, you are permitted to drive, alone, on a motorway straight away!

While, statistically, motorways are the safest roads to drive on,  I would thoroughly recommend that new drivers take further training before venturing on one for the first time.  This could simply by driving with a parent or trusted friend along a short stretch of motorway and, at the very minimum, reading about motorway driving (see my links page to access a webpage from the AA Driving School). If this is not possible, I would advise that you consider a session with a qualified driving instructor.

I offer a two hour Motorway Driving Session (subject to your location) to newly qualified drivers (although I may suggest an Assessment Session or Refresher Session to people who have not leaned to drive with me).

The two hour course is currently priiced at £55.

Driving Test Pass at Colwick

Congratulations Gervy on passing your driving test at Colwick today (with only 3 minor faults).  Sitting in the back of the car, it was a pleasure to witness such a good drive. Well done and very well deserved. I look forward to providing your Pass Plus course in the near future.