Why choose ‘Love Driving’?

It’s a brand new driving school, responding to changes in our world. We’re heading toward a future where automatics will be the new norm, and we’ll be driving greener cars. I’m stepping forward with excitement towards this future.

Training with me means learning the skills you need to be safe on our roads, in a car that will be easier to get to grips with, and sits in line with the cars you’ll be buying in the near future.

The rest is in the name: Love Driving. I’ve always loved driving, and love to help all my clients find the fun and enjoyment in driving too.

What’s my teaching style?

I embrace the government’s preferred method for driving instructors to work in the 21st century – Client Centred Learning. This sees a shift away from a rigid method of telling you what to do all the time, and sees you and me working together to develop the skills you need for a lifetime of safe driving.

Learning to drive should also be a fun experience, not an ordeal. I work to build a positive atmosphere in the car, and help you to be relaxed as you learn.

You and I have the same goal – for you to earn your driving license. We’ll do that together, and hopefully you’ll have a good time along the way.

 

What’s available for me?

Whether you’re looking for regular weekly driving lessons, or an intensive course, I’ve got something for you. If you’re in need of help with your theory test study, I can also offer a little help there too!

My prices are based on an hourly rate of £30, with standard lessons a minimum of 90 minutes.

Discounts are available for block-bookings paid in advance, and the hourly cost of intensive courses is slightly reduced too.

Intensive Courses, you say?

Whether you want to learn to drive in a week, spread it out over longer, as a total beginner or part-trained, I’ve got a course for you.

All you need are a provisional driving license, your theory test pass certificate, and motivation to pass your practical driving test. Oh, and a little bit of money!

Why Automatic?

There are plenty of reasons to learn in an automatic transmission car, it all depends on your needs, wants – and what you feel makes sense for you.

It’s simpler to do… Why? There are fewer tasks your body and mind need to carry out in order to control the car. This means there’s more space in your mind for handling the tasks involved with driving safely on the road.

It’s great for those who have barriers in the way making a manual car more difficult. These may be physical, emotional, cognitive, or learning difficulties.

It’s the way our world is headed. How so? In 2040 the UK will ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars. This means we’ll be driving complex cars with part or total electric power.

It’s expected almost all new cars will be automatic as a result. Other countries bans come in before ours – some as soon as 2025. Car manufacturers are responding by making ever more hybrid and electric cars. Some, like Volvo, are even ditching solely petrol and diesel cars altogether before 2020.

Within our lifetime, and quite probably before our current crop of primary school kids get behind the wheel in their own right, the majority of new cars will be autos. It’ll no longer be an expensive luxury choice, it’s going to be the normal choice.

Why Electric?

Forget the jokey image of a ‘suped-up milk float; modern electric cars are hi-tech, comfy, practical, and often out-perform their ‘ICE’ (internal combustion engine) equivalents.

That’s a big claim, right? Smaller compact electric cars enjoy the same instant torque that their more glamorous friends such as Tesla are famed for, with the numbers simply a little less stellar. What that means for normal drivers is that when you ‘floor it’, the car zips away at a surprising and delightful pace.

Electric cars are cheaper to run, per mile. They cost less to service. Road tax is lower (it’s free!). They’re cleaner on the road, with the only pollution they contribute being at the power station – and with energy companies pushing toward renewables, this is becoming cleaner too.

In practical experience terms, you won’t be held back by learning in an electric car, if the first car you buy is powered by an ICE. If you press the ‘gas’ pedal, you go. If you press the brakes, you slow. The driving experience is very similar. The two key differences are the lack of engine noise, and the seamless power delivery.