Monthly Archives: April 2015

5 day intensive driving course!

What Jasmine has to say about my Intensive driving course:

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Paul who is an excellent instructor who got me a first time pass. After a few lessons I decide it would be a good idea to go into a intensive course, Paul was great and never rushed into anything and always made me feel confident whilst on the road. Very friendly and I would highly recommend him to anyone!!! Thanks again.”

The results speak for themselves!

Jasmine passed FIRST TIME at the Lee-On-The-Solent test centre with only 4 minors!

Jasmine passed FIRST time with only 4 minors 13/04/15

Jasmine passed FIRST time with only 4 minors 13/04/15

What happens of an intensive driving course?

It’s a fact that you can’t micro-wave driving, so if you want to pass first time it’s best to get some experience first before doing an intensive course. Most people need at least 40 hrs of driving experience to pass the driving test successfully:  Jasmine already had some driving experience under her belt with me and had just started to do her manoeuvres. On the Intensive course  (which cost £450), she did a further 20 hours in a week (which is ideal ) :Monday to Friday 9:00 – 11:00 -break – 12:00 – 2:00 and her test on the Monday morning.

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Zero minors

Intensive driving course

First time pass 1 minor!

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Good results this year so far!

Good results in 2015 – January to March

Good results this year (January – March) in my third year as an AA driving instructor. So far my students have achieved 5 “first time passes” – all 6 minors or less and two passes with zero minors!

5 First time passes

Pass + and intensive courses

Pass +

Thomas succesfullly complete Pass + 23/03/15

In addition, this year I’m starting to strongly encourage pupils to do the Pass + course after seeing the benefits on pupils driving – especially motorway driving. Thomas ( pictured left), gained his driving license with zero minors and then elected to do Pass+ which he successfully completed.

In addition, I am starting to do more intensive courses but tailor them as a finishing course as this has proved more successful with students. Carly (pictured above) passed first time with this course.

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First time pass zero minors

First zero minors driving test of 2015

First time pass 1 minor! 2015

Thomas – zero minors!  (Dec 23rd 2014)

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Intensive course

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Meeting other vehicles

At some point early on in learning to drive, the novice driver is going to encounter a parked car on their side of the road and an oncoming vehicle coming through the gap. This is little daunting for the learner but here is a simple method that breaks down the problem to meeting other vehicles and helps the learner make the correct decision.

There are 3 options or solutions to the problem:

meeting other vehiclesIf the parked car is on our side of the road then we must give way to any oncoming vehicles. We can deal with this in three ways:

STOP! – lowest risk – This is the safest and lowest risk option:  aim to come to a complete stop in the holdback position (about 1.5 car lengths away and in the normal driving position – to avoid looking parked) and let the oncoming car through the gap. When the car has passed and it’s clear to go, then we must check interior mirror, right door mirror before moving off.

LOW RISK solution – The second and low risk option (preferred) –  is to time the approach so that we slowed enough so the oncoming car has passed. We will probably change down gear as we slow and check our rear view mirror. I call this kind of controlled smooth driving  Rolls Royce driving.  Of course we must be careful to not get to close to the parked car so this option requires a little more skill and care. As we pass the car we must check our right mirror in case of overtaking vehicles.

meeting other vehiclesMedium/High risk option – is to go through the gap because we believe the gap is large enough for two vehicles. “If you are not sure – then don’t go!“, “If you don’t know then don’t go!”.  In other words, don’t take unnecessary risks. Plus, note, it is not safe if you cannot proceed with at least a metre between your car an the parked car. If you do choose to go through the gap, then you must reduce speed because of the narrowing gap and probably change down to second gear before you arrive.

How do you tell if there is enough gap? Look at this picture and imagine a car in the gap? Does it look safe? My feeling is there is not quite enough space. Remember, the further away you are the more difficult it is to make that judgement.

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First time pass zero minors

First zero minors driving test of 2015

First time pass 1 minor! 2015

Thomas – zero minors!  (Dec 23rd 2014)

The AA

Intensive course

Best instructor in Gosport

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Best result this year!

First time pass and zero minors!!!

best resultBest result this year! Well done Nial for achieving clean sheet of ZERO minors and a FIRST time pass  at the Lee-On-The-Solent test centre.

Nial says of my coaching: “I thoroughly enjoyed all stages of learning up to the test. Due to initially learning in the dark, under Paul’s guidance, it helped me concentrate. For the test the crucial advice  for myself was conveyed in an easy way leading to a first time pass”-  

Nial passed FIRST time with ZERO minors 31/03/15

Nial passed FIRST time with ZERO minors 31/03/15

IMG_0793Nial had 24 hrs of lessons with me starting from the very beginning with a regular 2 hr lesson and did 15 hr of his own practice.

Outstanding pupil and result.

 

 

Why quality matters

There are plenty of instructors around offering cheap lessons but in the end you get what you pay for. Look at my results this year and think of how much money these pupils actually saved because they achieved their goal quickly!

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First zero minors driving test of 2015

First time pass 1 minor! 2015

Thomas – zero minors!  (Dec 23rd 2014)

The AA

Intensive course

Best instructor in Gosport

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