My pass rate is currently well above the Inverness average. I am very pleased with this result and I would love for this to stay.
Driving tests are not really a test of a students driving ability but more a test on the students ability to make good decisions that are safe for other road users. As a result, when people are stressed and panic, they make mistakes and do not use good judgement to make decisions. I instill confidence in my students so that even on an exam, they can make cool, calm, calculated decisions which ultimately prove they are safe drivers, and get them licenses.
1 hour driving lessons are bad value for money, do not instill confidence and because of the driving standards required for Approved Driving Instructors, are not fit for purpose. I have written an extensive blog on this topic so please feel free to have an in-depth read on why 2 hour driving lessons are better. https://born2drive.net/blog/f/why-2-hour-lessons-are-better-than-1-hour-lessons
Passing your driving test is purely based on your safety behind the wheel. You need to prove to an examiner that you are responsible and making good decisions whilst driving. There is no minimum or maximum amount of hours or driving lessons you need to do before taking your test.
Some people have experience navigating the roads as a cyclist or on a motorbike so may be familiar with lanes, gear changes and biting points. Others will be coming into a car for the first time.
My driving lessons follow a curriculum that changes according to your needs. So we will stay less focused on the things you already can do during driving lessons and more focused on the areas that need improving. This way during driving lessons we can make faster progress and reduce the need for more driving lessons.
I also encourage self analysis, so during your driving lessons, you know exactly what it is you need to work on as well as why it is a problem and what you can do to resolve it. I also encourage learning outside of lessons such as using verified ORDIT trainers who produce free videos and content on how to drive.
Unfortunately we do not currently offer driving lessons outside of the Inverness area. Lots of areas outside Inverness do not provide a big enough challenge for the type of driving you will experience on a test in Inverness. We will gladly pick you up from a local bus or train station though if you would like to have driving lessons with us.
Yes you can. The driving instructor you are currently with probably knows the areas you need to work on best so it often makes sense staying with the driving instructor you currently have. However, if you need to change driving instructors for any reason, you can swap to another driving instructor. You may loose out on prepaid block bookings though so watch out for this.
No they do not, but it is highly recommended. This way he can see any faults you make and should you fail your test on the day, provide the best solution so that you can pass your test next time.
Yes you can! Provided that it is taxed, insured and has a current MOT if it is over 3 years old. The car must be in roadworthy condition, have no warning lights showing on the dashboard and have no tire damage. The tread depth on the car must also be above the legal minimum and a space saver tire should not be fitted. The speedometer needs to be able to work and the car should be able to reach at least 62mph. L plates should be fitted to the front and rear, a rear-view mirror must be fitted for the examiner and all passengers must be able to wear a seat-belt.
Some cars have been disqualified despite meeting these standards
If you are unsure of weather your car qualifies you can check for more details on https://www.gov.uk/driving-test/using-your-own-car
We highly recommend you use the driving instructors car as this is more than likely the car you will have had the most practice in and it will qualify for the test.