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What to do if you don’t like your driving instructor

rubbish driving instructor Sometimes, despite the fact that they are professional and have all the legal documents permitting them to teach you, you will simply not like your instructor, more to the point they might not suit your learning style or their car may not suit you. Unfortunately there are instructors out there are act unprofessionally or treat you poorly, blame you for your mistakes, and shout at you, the list goes on! Whatever the reason, there are a number of things to bear in mind.

You absolutely have the right to change instructors if that is what you want. If you are learning with a multicar school it can be so much easier especially if you have paid the school directly. Simply inform the school that you would like to change. Any decent school will sort it all out for you, hopefully before your next lesson; it can be it more difficult if you have paid the instructor cash for your lessons though.

The driving school may well ask you for the reason, but you are under no obligation to give a reason. Remember you are a customer and it is your money to spend with a driving school you trust.

Even if you have had a fleeting thought about changing tells you that the instructor you are with may not be right for you.

Remember you will usually spending at least one hour together – sometimes two – one on one, with no one else present. This is an intense working relationship. It can be a good idea to have a trial lesson with an instructor before you buy a full package. Simply book a single lesson with them, get to know them and work with them for an hour or two and, after that, if you are confident you like them you can then go on to pay for a full course if you want to, again if you have paid the driving school directly you can still request a new instructor or a refund if things don’t go to plan.

If you do not get on with your instructor because they have a bad attitude, treat you badly or are unprofessional, then things can be slightly different. You do still, of course, have the right to change your instructor, but this time it is a good idea to tell the driving school why, because they may well treat other learners in the same way. Always look for a refund policy,

Remember to speak up as soon as possible; don’t suffer for a full 10 hours if you are not getting on! Ask to swap instructors sooner rather than later.

If the situation is really bad or the driving school does not help you can report them directly to the DVSA, Remember they could be treating all their ‘customers’ this way.
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The School run – are you ready?

learners liverpoolTaking children to school is probably one of the most universal uses of a car and one of the most common reasons for driving. If you do decide to take your child to school in a car, however, there are some very important things to bear in mind.

Since many other parents will drive their children to school too roads can be particularly busy in the mornings, and the school run is sometimes part of an onward journey to work. Parking at school in particular can be a real trial, since very few schools have car parks or areas to pull off the road to drop off. Try to drop your kids off a little way away from the main gates to save causing even more of a jam. However, there will also be plenty of people who park just outside the school gates. Be careful passing these parked cars: children can try to cross the road without looking or some cars can just pull out onto the road without looking.

Remember, stopping on the yellow zig zag markings is not allowed, you can get a parking ticket for stopping on these lines, and it is also morally wrong as it put both yours and other people’s children at risk of being run over outside their school in front of all their friends! You must however be careful and watch out for the selfish parents who do stop on the yellow zig zag lines.

Pay attention for cyclists too, we are constantly encouraging people and children to use cycles to get to and from school for health and environmental reasons, but some drivers seldom watch out for the or in fact give them enough room when they do see them.

Particularly tough for those people who drive their children to school are the last days of school just before various holidays – Easter, Christmas, summer etc. Remember, at these times it can be stressful, you might have extra school journeys to do, for example, the school play or Christmas fair. Imagine the emotions that will be felt by children who are in fact on their last day in school, usually feeling sad in primary school and happy in secondary school.

Finally, the best way to reduce the traffic going to and from school every day is to try and walk. Is that possible? How far is your house from the school? How dangerous are the roads? Is there a clear footpath? Remember that you should be setting an example to your children and others: be courteous, be patient and be safe!
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Speed bumps and traffic calming – Why do we need them?

new cameraEveryone who is driving has an end goal and wants to get there safely seemly quickly as possible. In order to prevent people from driving too fast, in places where there is a danger of children running out in to the road, traffic calming techniques and methods that are put into place. They are mainly to help drivers control their speed. Speed bumps or humps are just one example.

Roads with traffic calming measures are usually a 20 zone, but there are some roads with speed bumps that are 30mph speed limits. It is important that you are aware and take note of your surroundings. Going over speed bumps too quickly can result in tyre damage, damage to your suspension, which can be cause your vehicle to be dangerous on the road. It is also very expensive when it comes to replacing them. The idea is certainly not to go over these speed bumps at 30mph!

There are two types of speed bumps: the longer, thinner ones that take up the entire width of the road and the small square ones. These small square ones or cushions as they are sometimes called. They are designed with emergency vehicles in mind, so that ambulances, for example, with their wider base, can pass over without causing distress to the casualty who could have a back injury.

So why do we have all these traffic calming measures at all? Officials at the government work hard to work out the most problematic areas of the country and reduce the risks of accidents by the best or by any means possible. Sometimes that means reducing the speed limit – which, unfortunately, many do not obey – and other times it means putting speed bumps in the middle of the road, which a lot more difficult to ignore. Traffic calming usually has a good reason to be put in place and it is extremely important to follow the laws of the road.

Remember if you are in a 20mph speed limit, it will not have traffic calming, but it will have 20mph repeater signs.
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What happens on a driving test day? – Before you even drive.

Driving test day Driving tests are one of the most important tests of your life – and therefore can be one of the most stressful! By being organised, however, and knowing exactly what awaits you, you can start to relax and feel more confident about the test.

The first and most vital step is to make sure you have all the right documents with you. Collect your provisional licence, your theory pass certificate and your test appointment letter; this can be an electronic version. Your driving instructor should pick you up one hour before the start of your test to and check you have all the documents you need. They will want you to drive and help you setting down, but more importantly they will make sure you are at the test centre on time.

Once you get to the test centre you will be asked to park up, if there is a car park your driving instructor will encourage you to reverse park into the bay, as this will allow you to simply drive off at the start of the test. If you are in a panic, your instructor can park up for you.

You should arrive at the test centre about 10 minutes before your test start time.

You will be asked to sit in a waiting room be sure to have all your documents ready. Your examiner will come into the room and call your name, politely stand up to greet the examiner. At this point you will be asked to sign an insurance declaration, to ensure the car you are using is insured for the test. If you are using your driving instructors car there should be no problem all professional instructors will have adequate insurance for the test purposes.

The examiner will then ask you whether you would like your instructor to come with you when you take the test. You will need to have discussed this with your instructor beforehand. If you say no, you will then be asked whether you want your instructor to also listen in at the end of the test, i.e. when you get your results. This is entirely your choice, although it can be useful to have your instructor sit in on the test or at least listen in to the feedback at the end of the test, if you do not pass, they will be able to take you back to where you may have failed the test and offer some constructive feedback, after all if you have just been told you have failed, are you really going to carry on listening?

Once everything is signed, you will go out into the car park with your examiner and be asked to read out a number plate at the required distance. If you have your instructor with you, they will then sit in the back of the car; they usually sit behind you so that they do not distract you on the test. Remember, it goes without saying they are not allowed to help you at all.

You will then be asked two of the ‘show me, tell me’ questions If you are unsure what they are they can be found on the Insight 2 Drive website. Clicking the ‘learner drivers’ tab and then the ‘driving test questions’ or simply click this link http://www.insight2drive.co.uk/driving-test-questions/

All this happens before you even start the engine!
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Driving School cars and Instructors – what you need to know

Driving School Car Finding a good driving school and an instructor you like is a very important part of learning how to drive. If you are working with someone who is not professional or is impatient with you, you could end up getting frustrated or, worse, having an accident, you may even end up hating driving for life. Here are some vital things to bear in mind when searching for a driving instructor.

Firstly, you need to choose an instructor and a car that are right for you. Any good instructor will know that the size of a car, for instance, matters.

If you intend to drive a family saloon then learn to drive in a similar car. Also, there is nothing worse than the car being too small for you, even on your driving lessons, you must be able to comfortably reach all the controls and see clearly out of the window. It is vital that when you are operating the clutch that you are not stretching too much to depress it to the floor, this can actually cause problems in later life if you continually do this. Equally so you can get problems with your hips and knees if you are crunched up in the driver’s seat, your knees ideally should not be higher than your hips, if they are you are putting pressure on your hip joint.

Another thing to look out for is the general presentation of the car: does it look professional? Is it clean? Is it free of loose items? Does it carry the professional livery?

Remember, using a professional instructor will ensure you are covered by adequate insurance including specialist car insurance, a good instructor will also have public liability and professional indemnity.
It should be obvious that the driving school car should have L plates on it, but it should also look professional, some part time driving instructors do not have lively on their cars, but they are still a place of work and should look this way too, with no loose items or things on the back seat that could cause danger in the event of a collision. After all you are paying for professional driving instruction, not to borrow a friend’s car.

The driving instructors themselves should always act professional, it is easy to get too friendly with your instructor and forget you are there for a reason not to simply chat about the soap opera you both watched the night before. There is a place for chit chat and it does make the environment better, but it can become a problem if this goes on more that the facilitation of the learning.

Instructors should not conduct their own stuff on your lessons, you are paying for your instructor undivided attention, no to sit outside the shop while they nip in for a loaf of bread.

Also professional instructors will not use the phone while you are on your lesson, in fact if the car is moving it is illegal for an instructor to use a hand hale device. It is just plain rude if they are on hands free, booking in their next lesson while you are paying for this one!

Finally, if you are not happy with your instructor contact the school, they will help you. If it is an instructor who is just on their own, then you might just have to swap instructors.
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Holiday Driving – is this the start of your holiday?

IMG_1553More and more people seem to be taking holidays within the UK rather than going abroad. This means that a lot more people have been driving in order to reach their holiday destinations. If this is your plan, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind to make travelling easier and more fun.

Driving while your brain is in ‘holiday mode’ can be risky, as you may well be rushing to get there or simply in a heightened state of emotion. Now please do not think that we are saying you cannot have fun while driving or in fact be in a good mood, but ‘holiday mode’ the sun and some great music can make us feel invincible. Keep your driving ‘head’ on at all times, be happy, listened to the music and enjoy the sun, but be on your guard for other drivers mistakes as well as your own.

Since a lot of people way well be travelling at the same time as you (school holidays and bank holidays are particularly busy) you might want to think about the time of day that you travel. Early mornings are often worse for traffic than later in the evening or night, although it can depend. On bank holiday weekends, for example, most people will choose to start moving on Friday after work, although traffic will also be heavy on Saturday mornings. If at all possible, leave earlier on Friday morning or during the day.

If you cannot miss peak hour traffic, well it used to be called peak hour! Remember to accept that you will be held up, using acceptance is a great help in keeping you calm behind the wheel, getting angry or stressed because you are in a situation you have no control over is simply counterproductive.

If you are going away for a longer stretch of time, you may well be travelling further afield. Driving long journeys for extended periods of times can be tough and you could get fatigued. Try taking the journey in steps. For instance, a 6 hour car journey can be split up into two three-hour drives, or three two-hour drives. This makes them easier to deal with and less tedious. Having a second driver on longer journeys is also a good option. If you feel tired at least they can take over and give you a rest.

If you have kids, you’ll know that they can very quickly get bored and possible start fighting or at the very least argumentative. So remember: try to make the journey part of the holiday. Bring toys and books to keep the kids distracted: try to spot a red car, then a green, then a yellow. It doesn’t matter what you do, just keep it safe. This way, your passengers will be too busy to distract the driver and your journey will be safer and seem quicker.

One final word about holiday driving. When boarding a plane with a limited amount of room and a weight limit, keeping your luggage small and manageable is easy. When driving, however, it can be easy to forget about the extra weight of your luggage and to not think twice about bringing pets.
Remember when you have your car full of passengers, pets and luggage the handling on corners, the braking and acceleration is going to be different than when you are driving solo, so make sure you are planning your drive so that you do not have to brake sharply.

One more thing to consider is your pet, unrestrained pets in a car will go flying though the windscreen if you have to break hard or in fact hit something. Keep them safe in a cage or buy a special seat belt for them. Pets also get board too and cannot tell you if they need a drink etc, so factor in stops for them too.
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How to spot an illegal driving instructor

Illegal Driving InstructorUnfortunately, when looking for driving schools and instructors you may come across some illegal instructors who are not licensed to teach. There are, luckily, some clear and easy-to-spot indicators that will give them away almost instantly.

The first thing you should look for is their instructor licence it should be clearly on show when you get into the car. There is actually a £1000 fine if this is not clearly displayed. If it isn’t there, you need to request to see it, then check the expiry date – if the instructor has hidden it, it may be because the licence is expired and they are not legally allowed to charge you money to teach you. They may actually have never held an instructors licence Even if the licence is clearly displayed, remember to check the date of expiry.

Licensed or qualified instructor have all had an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check which are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Every 4 years.

Other ways to spot an illegal driving instructor are by their general appearance, mannerisms and conduct. If they are not dressed professionally, which can be smart and casual, someone who sees themselves as a professional would not go to work in a track suit and smelly training shoes! (Unless you are an athlete of course).

A professional instructor will know that using a mobile phone whilst instructing is not only illegal, but plain rude to you their paying customer. Remember that your instructor has a duty of care to you, and that, if they are using their mobile phone, they are not concentrating on your safety. However, there are some licensed instructors who are still unprofessional and will use some of the time you have paid for to conduct their own business!

Usually, if the instructor works for a multi car school this is usually an indication that they are working legally. Driving schools, have a vested interest to only work with licensed instructor, another sure way to stay safe is to pay the school directly rather than the individual instructor, this will form a contract between you and the driving school, so they have a duty to look after your money, until the lessons have been given.
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Road Rage – is it on the increase?

pick axeRoad rage seems to be on the increase, your mood and attitude can alter your driving, and likewise your mood can alter dramatically when driving due to situations on the road. Try not to drive when you are angry, upset or feeling unwell. If you get angry while you are driving, pull over and calm down where it is safe and legal then when you have calmed down continue with your journey.

A driver should always be considerate to other road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motor cycles. Try to be understanding to someone driving too slowly – it may be a new driver or someone who does not know the area well. Speeding up behind them or tailgating will only fluster them and cause them to make mistakes or brake harshly, possibly resulting in you going into the back of them! Even if they do go faster you are increasing the risk on the road to you and other road users.

Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is driving badly or erratically. Stress is a big killer of modern times, and it can take up to 90 minutes to calm down after an incident on the road. Being agitated on the road, because of someone else’s mistake will only fuel the situation. The best course of action is to pull over (where it is safe and legal) calm down and continue with your journey when you feel relaxed again.

You should never use bad or aggressive language to another driver or gestures. You’re only going to make the situation worse which could result in racing or dangerous driving. You certainly should not get out of the car and approach another angry driver – you don’t know how far their aggression can go, what type of person they are, or what they might be carrying with them i.e. a weapon.

Use your emotional intelligence to avoid situations such as this try to be considerate and don’t cut across other peoples paths, rush through traffic, change your mind too late which will mean evasive action from another vehicle, or using lanes inappropriately. Slow down or hold back if someone “cuts you up” by pulling out of a junction in front of you or changing lane too closely. Allow them to get clear from you – do not retaliate by doing the same to them, or tailgating and flashing your lights to intimidate them.
You must not throw anything from your vehicle including cigarette stubs, cans, paper or carrier bags. These are potentially hazardous to other road users such as cyclists or motorcyclists and even pedestrians.

After all we do not know what is going on in people’s lives, we sometimes have to drive after we have been told some bad news, been to a funeral, a hospital visit, screaming kids in a car, your spouse has just left you, etc, etc, the list goes on. It is not acceptable to assume a person is a bad person just because they made a mistake on the road. It could be the only mistake they have been all week!
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Journey Planning – is it worth doing?

kingsboroughgdnsIt goes without saying it is better to plan your journey well in advance. Look at maps and get the directions straight in your mind before you set off. If you are using a Sat Nav, pre set it before you start the engine. Don’t try to programme it whilst you are driving.

Make sure you have enough fuel for your journey, check your tyres, oil, water and washer liquids are adequate and safe before setting off. Ensure that you are sufficiently rested and alert enough to drive long distance.

Checking Google maps or similar can be a great help in planning your route before you go, always listen to traffic bulletins, you may well be able to change your route before you go or even during, if you get to know about roads being closed etc.

If the weather is unpredictable, make sure you have the right supplies with you. If it’s sunny make sure your sunglasses are within safe reach – you don’t want to be rummaging round in the glove box while you are on the move. If it’s predicted snow or ice assess if your journey is essential and check your route again – if it involves country roads but you could stay on a motorway for an extra junction, take the motorway. Although it may be longer mileage wise, it will be safer in the long run.

Country roads are the last placed to be gritted so are usually harder to pass than normal roads and motorways, Ensure you have warm clothing and a blanket with you, a warm drink and food (even if it’s just biscuits and chocolate) with you. You should also carry a shovel and sacking if possible. These may help you out in an emergency if you are stuck in the snow.

Time planning is essential to safe travel, always factor in extra time, especially on important journey with time constraints in them, for example, catching a flight. Driving to a camp site or holiday cottage is a different matter though, take your time and make the journey part of the holiday.

Always, keep a set of notes with you detailing important junctions, road numbers, locations and land marks, this will be a great help if your technology lets you down at the last minute.

When undergoing a long journey try to do it in steps, for example, if your journey is about 6 hours, then do 3 2 hour journeys instead, plan for at least 2 rest stops? This really does help in the overall feeling of “are we nearly there yet?”

If you are held up on route by traffic the best way to deal with this is to ether, stop and chill in a service area or similar, or just accept you are being held up and that there is nothing you can do about it, getting stressed and angry because of a hold up is counterproductive.

Remember, some motorway holdups are due to the emergency services helping people who may have crashed, worst case scenario even a death. If an air ambulance has to land on the motorway it has to be closed as the rotors will span the whole of the motorway carriageway.
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Leanne Brakell
Leanne Brakell
2019-10-04T15:11:39+0000
I would highly recommend this company I passed with Leanne today she is an amazing instructor I couldn’t of done it with out her by my side she gave so much confidence an truly believed in me from day one she really is an amazing instructor the best of the best an now she my friend xread more
Nadia Newman
Nadia Newman
2019-09-17T19:33:57+0000
I would really recommend Jackie as a driving instructor for anyone thinking of having driving lessons. It took me a while to start getting the hang of driving and Jackie really helped being a great teacher, supportive and building my confidence driving. It was really good being able to fit in extra lessons closer to my test and having lots of feedback. Thanks to her I was able to pass first time!read more
Rachel Morse
Rachel Morse
2019-09-15T12:37:23+0000
I completed my part 2 and 3 training with Kathy. At the time I was actually with another driving school. I found Kathy very supportive and approachable, and thanks to her help and guidance I passed my part 2 first time. During my part 3 training I realised that I wanted to join Insight 2 Drive. I liked the idea of working with a team of other instructors, and the level of continued training and support that Kathy and the academy team could offer. Kathy, Leanne and Jackie were all really helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed my training sessions with them, as I learned something new each time. They were always there when I needed help, and I never felt alone. Thanks to the help and support I received from Kathy, Leanne and Jackie, I achieved my goal and passed my part 3 and I can’t thank each of them enough. The training doesn’t stop there though, Kathy ensures that regular CPD course are available for all of the team, in order to help us develop and grow. For anyone looking to change career and train to become a driving instructor, I would highly recommend doing it with Kathy and the academy team at Insight 2 Drive. They will ensure they steer you towards success!read more
Derek Rodgers
Derek Rodgers
2019-09-05T18:22:48+0000
I chose Insight2Drive to support me through my ADI Training as I really appreciated the personal approach. I didn’t feel like a number, but a person. They worked with me to ensure that I was a great instructor and as a by product of that, I passed my Part 3 (exactly how I do with my learners). I never felt under pressure to succeed, I was supported and that I could ask anyone of the trainers for help/assistance at any point. Thank you so much for all the support and I like that this hasn’t stopped since I qualified. This is why I am now part of the business, we’re a team and I really enjoy that especially in a role that can be isolating at times. Thanks again Derek Rodgers 👍🚗👍read more
Laura Spark
Laura Spark
2019-07-20T11:09:25+0000
Had an excellent time being taught to drive by Colin - he really helped me with my confidence on the road and had loads of great tips! Thank you!read more
Catherine Williams
Catherine Williams
2019-07-17T20:03:54+0000
Jackie is a great driving instructor, without her patience I would have struggled to learn the more difficult manoeuvres. She kept the lessons interesting and fun and worked around my schedule. Revision material provided helped to keep things fresh in my memory. I would recommend Jackie to anyone thinking of taking driving lessons. Kal Williamsread more
Kayleigh Smith
Kayleigh Smith
2019-07-13T18:55:58+0000
I am currently doing my lessons with Rachel. Rachel has helped me gained my confidence behind the wheel again and has helped me achieve a lot. Always gives me the confidence boost when I’m nervous and always gives me great advice. Thank you for all your help Rachel, definitely a credit to insight2driveread more
Louise Croft
Louise Croft
2019-07-09T11:38:47+0000
Deborah Jordan was really friendly, My son loved his lessons with her, extremely calm and a caring instructor, excellent communication and reliable, Deborah was truly amazing and supported him during his test, thank you so much!!read more
Rebecca Johanson
Rebecca Johanson
2019-06-18T10:57:37+0000
Started my lessons in April with Maria & have passed today 18th June 1st time. Maria was such a good instructor, taught me how she knew I learned best & gave me so much confidence. I honestly cant thank her enough. xxread more
Guy Shread
Guy Shread
2019-05-25T16:24:55+0000
I was recommended Colin through a friend. He was very patient with my constant asking of questions and I felt he had a genuine interest in helping me pass and become a confident driver. He really settled my nerves on my test day and thanks to this I passed first time!read more
Malaika Wong
Malaika Wong
2018-12-04T09:44:39+0000
My 17 year old daughters confidence was knocked by a previous instructor. On her first lesson with Kerrie, she had big smiles. Thanks to Kerrie's teaching methods my daughter no longer hated driving and passed first time! Fabulous instructor and beautiful person. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I'm a happy and proud mum.read more
Kriss James
Kriss James
2018-07-31T15:16:25+0000
Just want to say how much of a fantastic instructor Karen is. Karen made me feel very comfortable as a learner and made the lessons fun and engaging. Thank you so so much.read more
Karen Errity
Karen Errity
2018-04-15T17:37:41+0000
Loved doing my ADI Training with insight2drive. Why? It was fun and hardwork at the same time. Since becoming a professional ADI, I enjoy being part of a team of like minded instructors whose aim is to teach safe competent driving for life and not just pass a test. Kathy and the training team continue to provide CPD (continuous professional development) to all the team so we keep our standards high, which makes us the best training academy in the region for learners to be the best they can. 5 stars all the way guys �����read more
Debra Jordan
Debra Jordan
2018-04-15T10:07:09+0000
The best !! Kathy and the team provide the best support, catering for whatever needs the pupil has, can't recommend them enoughread more
Ellie Ianson
Ellie Ianson
2017-11-30T18:47:41+0000
Leanne was recommended to me by a friend in work, after being let down by my previous driving instructor who couldn't fit lessons in for me around my work schedule. After failing my first driving test at Southport in the summer with my previous instructor, I had already rebooked my test in Norris Green for the beginning of November when i started my lessons with Leanne in September. We had a lot of work to do in a short space of time. Leanne went out of her way to make time for me and pushed me to do the best i can. She was always thorough in her lessons and helped calm my nerves as i was a really anxious driver. I passed first time using insight2drive and can not thank Leanne enough for helping me, would recommend her to anyone!read more
Samantha Cain
Samantha Cain
2017-11-17T15:16:56+0000
One of their drivers Andy has robbed me off my money, cancelled on me every week with fake excuses and cancelled on my friend the next day with a complete other excuse so I asked for my money back (6 weeks in a row he cancelled), he then only partly gave me my money back (after waiting over 3 weeks for it) and kept the rest and is now ignoring all messages, I have contacted the company who are also blanking my messages. I’m not one to complain usually especially as he was previously a good instructor but taking somebody’s money and not repaying them back when you haven’t provided a service is disgraceful. I don’t see how you can expect someone to pass their test if you cancel most weeks. I have tried to sort this out with both Andy and Insight 2 Drive and both are now ignoring me so I will be taking this furtherread more
Danny Linacre
Danny Linacre
2017-07-23T18:53:04+0000
When I first started with Leanne I hadnt drove on the road for about 4 years and had really bad habits from driving a forklift she was really patient and I felt really comfortable with her all have the lessons were enjoyable and she managed to get threw in under 3 months with a 1st time pass I couldn't recommend insight2drive highly enough and especially Leanne she was brilliant.read more
Pauline Harvey
Pauline Harvey
2017-07-06T15:19:25+0000
I was recommended insight to drive by my friend Amanda who was also a driving instructor, I was buying a birthday package for my son, he was allocated Jerry Dowling as his instructor, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor he has helped Sam so much, and today he passed his test. Well done Sam and many thanks for all your help Jerry.read more
Jessica Claire
Jessica Claire
2015-03-16T15:06:24+0000
I began my driving lessons with another school shortly after my 18th birthday and it was horrific. I had an instructor who was a family friend and did us a 'discount' for this relationship. It was the biggest waste of time and money that i had ever invested in and after almost 40 hours of driving around Liverpool whilst he was on his phone and other distracting things I stopped and restarted when I was 20. I started with Leanne and after one lesson she gave me her estimated number of lessons I would require in order to pass to which i was shocked as it was so low!!! Even though I had a few bad habits from the instructor before. I absolutely loved my driving lessons and am writing this review 4 hours after passing 1st time in the time frame which Leanne had said it would be. She is an amazing instructor who I beyond trust and will be recommending to any friends or family who tell me they are thinking of learning to drive. I had an absolute ball on my lessons and am now considering to do my pass plus in order to do more lessons with her as i enjoyed them so much!! Many Thanks Leanne!! Don't think I could have done it without you!!read more
Sean O'leary
Sean O'leary
2014-10-25T18:59:23+0000
Passed my driving test first time with Stuart harrison adi would highly recommend Stuart to anyone who wants to learn to drive in a safe and confident way great instructorread more
Marie Boyd
Marie Boyd
2014-08-14T10:46:47+0000
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New sign warns motorists of wildlife hazards

Signs showing hedgehogs are scheduled for UK roads to warn drivers of potential risks caused by the creatures and other wildlife of similar size.

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Increase recorded in accidents caused by slow drivers

According to statistics recently released by the Department for Transport, Britain has seen a 31% increase in the number of casualties caused or contributed to by a motorist driving too slowly.

The relevant data shows that

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Motorists warned against illegal overtaking

At this busy time of year, IAM RoadSmart, a road safety charity, is urging drivers to take care when overtaking and not to put themselves and others at risk.

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