Welcome to Go Drive!
A new and innovative approach Driving School.
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Semi - Intensive Driving Course
As one of our most popular, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible, it tends to fill up fast!
Unsure about your level or ability? Get in touch and arrange an assessment lesson today!
Intensive Driving Course
Need your driving license fast?
From one week to one month, we can help you!
Learn to drive with high standard coaches who are committed and focused in getting you on the roads quickly whilst gaining excellent road skills for life.
OUR AIMS AND VALUES
At Go Drive we strive to coach learner drivers to become confident, mindful and safe road users. We support each individual in working at their own pace and within their style of learning and abilities. We include learners with special educational needs, anxiety and differing levels of confidence. Our instructors are fully qualified and highly experienced with over 21 years in the industry.
As a company we have an underlying ethos in supporting those around us in our local community, and partnering with the charity Road Peace
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Essential Tips for Beginners
GIVE YOURSELF A HEAD START
It pays to know the basics before your first lesson. The chances are that someone close to you owns a car, so get them to show you the key parts before your first lesson. Knowing your way around a vehicle beforehand might make it easier when your instructor comes to explain to you how to drive a car.
BLOCK BOOK YOUR LESSONS
No minimum number of lessons are required to pass your test and there is no fixed time frame for learning to drive. Most people spread their driving lessons out over several months but you can also take an intensive driving course if your budget allows.
If you decide to spread out your lessons, we suggest block booking them with at least one or two lessons per week for weeks in advance. This way you’ll remember more going into each lesson and you won’t have to worry about the availability of your instructor. Some instructors may also offer a discount for block booking.
BE READY TO BE COACH ABLE!
Professional driving instructors know exactly what examiners look for during a practical driving test. Therefore, their advice and methods on aspects such as mirror checks and speed are invaluable. Even though their advice will likely be different to what you have observed as a passenger from other drivers.
Buying a used car to practise in between lessons can help you learn and pass your driving test quicker. But it’s important to note that, until you pass your driving test, you must be accompanied by someone over 21 who has had a full driving licence for at least three years. Additionally, it’s crucial you practise in exactly the same way as taught by your instructor to avoid picking up bad habits.
Also, make sure you shop around for the best learner driver car insurance deals and check out our tips on what to look for when buying a car (see below)
STUDY THE THEORY FROM THE START
Learner drivers are unable to take their practical driving test until they have passed their driving theory test. Your instructor should give you some theory learning resources once you understand the basics of driving. But there are plenty of great additional materials you can access whenever you like online, including a practice theory test based on the real thing.
It won’t hurt to learn the theory from the start in your own time. It can only benefit your road knowledge and chances of passing.
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
Mistakes are inevitable but do not dwell on them. Whether it be stalling the vehicle under pressure or getting a manoeuvre wrong, it is important to remain calm in these situations and not to worry about what other drivers think. Just like you, they have been in exactly the same situation and should fully empathise.
Some mistakes will also go unpunished on driving tests providing you rectify them and react in a safe and proper way. Practise responding in a calm way.
Don’t beat yourself up if you fail once or even multiple times. Take any feedback on board so you won’t make the same mistake next time.
Also book your next test right away. Leaving it too long between tests may result in you forgetting certain things and end up costing you more money on further lessons and tests.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT AFTER YOU PASS
When you pass your test, the learning continues. You’ll face new situations all the time, such as motorways, city centre driving and tight parking. Therefore, it’s important you do not dismiss all you have learnt and that you approach each new situation with the same careful thinking and execution taught by your instructor.
We at Go Drive are excited to announce our partnering scheme with Collingwood Insurance Services, voted five stars earning 9.8 on the Trustpilot scheme. Collingwood can save you up to 35% on all new short-term policies, provide short-term premium from £1.70 per day providing specialist learner driver cover, whether driving a parents, grandparents, friends, relatives or own car!
Sign up today quoting ref: 249566 discount code.