Get on the road to success and learn with a driving school in Thurrock
28th September 2013
... Comments

Choosing a good driving school isn't always easy, so here are a few questions you may like to ask when making enquiries.

Are your driving instructors fully qualified?

A trainee instructor will have to display a pink licence in the windscreen, whilst a fully qualified instructor (ADI) will display a green licence. Trainee instructors will have completed 2 out of the 3 exams necessary to become fully qualified, along with at least 40 hours of training before qualifying for the final exam. If the badge isn't displayed, you are entitled to ask to see it!

Will I have the same instructor for all my lessons?

Conflicting information can lead to confusion during a lesson-learning to parallel park is difficult enough, so ask if the same instructor and car will be used throughout the course.

Are your instructors patient and friendly?

Being in constant fear of being shouted at won't improve your ability to learn. Make sure instructors are going to remain friendly, patient and professional, even in trying times!

Are your cars dual controlled?

For the safety of both yourself and other road users, ask your instructor if the tuition vehicle has dual controls fitted.

Where do I start my lessons from?

Most instructors should pick you up from an agreed location, usually your home or workplace. Be sure to discuss with the driving school before your lessons start.

What is your driving test pass rate?

Choosing a driving school with a high pass rate may increase your chances of passing overall, but remember that an unfamiliar local test route could be difficult. As a guide, in 2012 the highest pass rate was 76%, and the lowest was 36%.

Good Luck!

About the Author

Andrew H

Member since: 10th July 2012

I have been the director of thebestof Thurrock since September 2008. I hope you enjoy your experience upon visiting this site and I would encourage you to use some of the fantastic businesses that appear...

Popular Categories