Driving Lessons in Bromley and Beckenham
Our Pupils Say...
When I first met Peter he immediately came across as a warm and cheerful character. He really helped calm my nerves and settle me into driving within the first hour of being in the car. I was in the driving seat in the first lessons and I was put through my paces from the start (this really does help you become more confident). He quickly adapted to the way I learn and and always found ways to help me improve my driving. Every week I saw progress in my ability and my confidence on the road. He always saw my strengths and weaknesses and would push me when he saw I wasn't up to my own standards. He listens to you: if you feel you want practice in a particular area, he won't say no. Because of all of this I was able to pass my test first time with no minors! I would recommend Peter to anyone. He doesn't just make sure you pass your test: he will make you a good, well-rounded and safe driver with his years of experience. I won't forget him or what he's taught me. Syed
Atlas instructors are at the ready...
...for pupils in Bromley (BR1), Beckenham (BR3), and West Wickham (BR4) and also Bickley, Bromley Common, Downham, Elmers End, Eden Park, Hayes, Keston, Park Langley, Shortlands and Sundridge.
A wonderful driving instructor, who taught me the skills I needed, and was so kind and patient with me when I made silly mistakes. At the beginning I was incredibly anxious, but Peter was totally reassuring when teaching me. Learning to drive was something I was really keen to do when I turned 17, and I am so pleased I had him to teach me such an important skill. I recommend him to absolutely everyone. Thank you so much again! Anita
Peter is great - he'll push you until you get it right. He taught me to be safe on the road. Evania
A friend recommended me to Peter. He is very encouraging, patient, and makes you feel more confident. I would suggest that whoever wants to pass the first time should go with him. Monsuru
Peter does his job well. He's very professional and willing to take your opinions into account. Toni
Quick Guide to Picking a Reputable Driving School
Don't Make Your Decision Solely on Hourly Rate
Suppose one instructor wants £25/hour and can get you ready to pass in forty hours (the UK average is around 47 hours). You've paid £1000. A cheaper instructor wants £20/hour but you take sixty hours to be ready to pass. You've paid £1200.
What Does 'Per Lesson' Mean Time-Wise?
We would recommend you make sure that the driving school gives lesson prices based on an hourly rate, and that a lesson is at least one hour. And your instructor should not have any other learner drivers in the car during 'your' lesson time: no group tuition.
Are They a Licensed ADI?
Anyone who takes money for driving tuition without being an Approved Driving Instructor is breaking the law. There is a series of stringent exams to become licensed as an ADI, and the qualification must be renewed via a DVSA practical assessment of the ADI's ability to teach to the required standard.
'Dual Control', and Why It's Necessary
This is a safety feature. In addition to those in the driving position, there should also be foot pedals under the glove box for your teacher to use.
Your instructor should show an interest in your Theory Test, so don't be afraid to ask if you need help.
Does Your Driving Instructor Follow a Lesson Plan?
All instructors have their own ways of doing things, but all have a common goal: making sure that pupils satisfy the syllabus for the driving test. To that end they should be able to tell you what steps they are working you through to be ready for your test.
Do You Get A Lesson Every Week?
Unless you are driving for at least one hour a week your progress will likely be slow. Atlas recommend one lesson a week lasting two hours, but if you'd like more this can always be arranged.
Is Time Put Aside for a Lesson Just Before Your Test?
It really should be: this is your last chance to try out all of your 'set pieces' (three point turn, reverse around corner etc), as well as having time to get relaxed and confident in the driver's seat on roads local to the test centre.