My name is David,
I am your local 'AA' franchised Grade "A" Qualified Driving Instructor.
I offer Basingstoke based driving lessons, and it's local surrounding area.
I use a manual Ford Focus as my teaching vehicle, with 25 years experience in Driving instruction and AD I instruction for both parts 2 and 3.
I have taught in Basingstoke now for 15 years.
As a qualified advanced driver,I hold the certificates from four different governing bodies.
I am also registered to conduct the Hampshire County Council Pass Plus Drivers Scheme.
I offer a wide range of driving sessions to suit everybody's needs.
Whether starting from scratch or developing existing skills,as a qualified Driving Instructor, I teach Driving as a skill for life, not just to pass a test.
I believe that everybody can learn to drive,you just need the right instructor.
If you are lucky enough to have access to a family car, or your own car, for private practice,this will improve your confidence and reduce your learning time.
With a little pre-planning by yourself, and with my guidance, we will make a good team, and as a result you can rapidly improve your progress.
Please remember however, that when studying anything new,if you Fail To Prepare, then you must also Prepare To Fail.
The more time that you allow for all of your theory study,the easier you may find the practical side.
Be prepared to allow some time to reflect on your progress between lessons as this will help your development on the next drive.
Understanding the various aspects of driving is as important as being able to do it.
I will gladly get any study books that you may require and either post or deliver them to you.
Students that combine theory study with practical sessions tend to progress more fluently
I can structure your learning in a very logical and methodical way, that will give you a solid foundation to build upon. The theory test also breaks things down in to easy to understand sections. Help can be given to you on the day of your theory test if needed. To find out more please go to http://www.dsa.gov.uk.
Everybody learns new skills at a different pace.
Some may take a short while, and others a little longer.This does not reflect badly on you if one particular task proves to be tricky to master.
The final result and the confidence to deliver that comes from the quality of your learning, not the quantity.
The ability to adapt your skills to the constantly changing and developing environment will greatly improve with experience.
We will drive on roads outside of the Basingstoke area also.
There is no exact science to decide how long it may take any individual to master the skills of driving. You may be one of the lucky ones that has a natural flair for driving, or you could be like the rest of us, and have to work at it.
It is my job as your Driving Instructor to adapt my teaching technique to suit your learning style, not for you to adapt to me.
The first thing that you will require is a Provisional Licence. A few months before you want to start to drive is an ideal time to apply for this, although you can not start to drive on the roads until you are 17.
There is no reason why you can not start studying for your theory test before your birthday and you could take it on the day.
I can supply the application form D1, to you if needed.
I can also book the tests for you ,with no administration fee, or you can book yourself at www.gov.uk
Before you do book any Driving Lessons I would recommend that you consider having an eye sight test, if you have not had one recently, as you will be asked to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters for the old style, and 20 meters for the new style.
All lessons are conducted on a one to one basis and can start and finish at a convenient location for you, within reason !
I will not present you for a practical test until we both feel that you are ready.We will also cover eco-friendly driving.
You will develop a good understanding for good fuel consumption.You will also develop a natural skill for effective observations.
The tales of examiners having an off day, being grumpy, or that they can only pass a certain amount of candidates is totaly false. A good, safe drive on the day will result in a pass. I will spend as much time as you need to explain fully how the marking structure for the practical test works.
When you are ready and confident, you will be able to pass a test in any town, not just Basingstoke. I also conduct Motorway and Winter Driving Sessions for those of you that are apprehensive of those situations.
Dealing with emergency vehicles on the road, in a safe and responsible manner is vitaly important.The role of these highly trained drivers is a necessity to all of our safety.
We have Fire, Police and Ambulance stations in Basingstoke.
Risk awareness sessions are available for the 'high mileage' driver.
I am very happy to help motorcyclists gain their car licence, as I have a full bike licence myself, and over 25yrs experience on two wheels.
If you have passed a theory test for your motorcycle licence prior to Feb 2001, then you may not need to take another. Check with the DSA to confirm.
All sessions are at an affordable prices and tailored to your individual needs.
You can register for FREE on-line Theory Test Study through this web-site and have full access to all the questions and hazzard perception video clips.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please check out my prices page for special offers and discounts.
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