Rio Driving School

5/5 based on 914 reviews
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Gary is very relaxing and makes you feel completely comfortable while learning to drive. He makes you feel at ease and confident when learning, which makes a massive difference. I only had around 20+ hours of driving and gained only 3 driver faults while sitting my test. I would highly recommend Gary as he is a fab instructor and a genuine, down to earth person.
I had my first driving lesson with Sarbjit (Roy) yesterday. After having 2 previous instructors from other driving companies, I am already at ease and less nervous. Looking forward to more lessons. Thank you Roy.
Review received from Aaran S- Was a very good first lesson, was comfortable and felt confident. Sarbjit was very clear with instructions.
My driving test was an experience that was made much easier through the lessons I had with Gary from Rio. I found every lesson very enjoyable and was taught all the skills required to pass first time. The guidance and advice received during lessons made everything much easier to understand and helped me make the right decision in different situations. Through the use of mock tests I could experience what the real test would feel like and I felt very prepared for it as the feedback that was given was a way of helping me improve and highlighted what the examiner was looking for in every situation. I would highly recommend Gary from Rio as from my own experience the long and stressful task of learning to drive can be made very enjoyable and a lot easier through having such an good and well experienced instructor by your side every step of the way. The driving skills learnt will be with you for the rest of your time on the road and best learned from Gary at Rio.
My experience as a student of RIO driving school has been an extremely positive one. Lessons are well structured to optimise progress whilst maintaining what has been learnt in previous lessons. Instruction, when required, is always clear and the lessons are conducted in such a manner that keeps driving as safe as possible, even when encountering unfamiliar scenarios whilst on the road. Once I started becoming more confident and gained experience as a driver, my instructor gradually decreased the frequency of prompts, resulting in improvements to my decision making and awareness. During and after lessons my instructor helps me to self-evaluate and identify both the positives and the aspects of my driving which could be improved upon, allowing me to become a more confident, and therefore safer, driver. Overall, lessons are meticulously structured in order to maximise learning and improvement so that the pupil becomes as good a driver as they can possibly be, but are also designed to ensure safety for both instructor and pupil at all times. This makes for a fantastic learning experience overall, with which I am very pleased and would no doubt recommend to anyone interested in learning to drive in the near future.
Rio has really helped me to develop as a young driver and gain in confidence when driving and in preparing me for driving once I've passed my test. They do this in a calm and caring way and take you through at your own pace and take you through your mistakes and make sure that you improve from them.
Had an amazing instructor Sarah. She supported me with the drive and also made me feel relaxed while I was driving. I am happy that I passed with her help.
Sarah is an excellent driving instructor, she not only covers the technical side of driving but explains how it can affect real life situations by using her own experience. She gives me opportunity as a nervous driver to understand all that I am doing and this has really brought up my confidence! I would recommend her to everyone!
Sarah from Rio has helped my driving leaps and bounds. Her calm, clear and fin instructions mean I'm more confident and comfortable with my driving than ever and I actually look forward to them each week!
Sarah is a very patient instructor who is very informative. I am a slow learner and she makes me feel comfortable even if I go wrong. When I do go wrong, Sarah explains exactly where I went wrong so I know what I should have done.
Sarah my instructor always makes me feel comfortable on my lessons as I was really nervous to start my driving and she's made the whole experience enjoyable.
Rio has been really helpful whilst I've been learning to drive. My instructor Sarah has been amazing with the constructive criticism which has helped me improve a lot. I'd recommend Rio to anyone.
Such a great understanding company. I am really enjoying my experience with Rio.
Driving instructor Chris is very patient and understanding with me being a new learner driver, he always asks questions and is very clear with what we are learning each lesson and ensures I understand what to do. So far my lessons have had no problems and have been consistent.
Gary is a good teacher with a lot of patience and he will learn you everything you need to know to pass your test. Before the end of every lesson he will tell you where your going wrong and things you need to improve to make you a better driver. He’s also a genuine nice bloke and I appreciate the time and effort he invested in me.
Helpful and provided confidence and patience to a first time driver.
Review received from Ed C- Roy is a very good instructor, I hope I passed my exam with him!
Highly recommended I done mine with Paul he's a great bloke made me feel comfortable, I got along with him really well.
I chose Gary because he was recommended to me be a work college. He was a brilliant instructor. He was so reassuring and patient when I didn't have the best of days, he was flexible with days and times and we also planned weeks in advance to make life easier as I work full time. If it wasn't for Gary teaching me the safe and right way to drive I don't think I could have succeeded. I would highly recommend Gary. Thank you so much for the help!
A friendly, patient and encouraging instructor that makes you feel at ease when you step into the car. I would recommend Gary to anyone that is looking to start driving lessons. He is also very accommodating as he will pick you up from home or your place of work for your lessons.
Roy made my first lesson very understanding he explained every thing clear I am glad I pick Rio for my lessons.
Really good lesson and driving instructor.
Couldn't have asked for a better instructor! Lee was so patient and always on the ball with giving advice. As a person who hides their nerves, Lee still managed to put me at ease and was beyond helpful. Coming from another instructor to this one, I wouldn't recommend anyone else!!
Very productive first lesson. Roy explained the basics very nicely.
A great lesson. I really learnt a lot and he clearly explained everything. Thank you.
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