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Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.

Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;

Are automatic cars easier to drive?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

How do I book my driving test?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

How many lessons will I need to learn to drive?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

Should I learn to drive in an automatic or manual car?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.

Am I able to have driving lessons in my own/family or friends car?

Under certain circumstances, customers may want to receive lessons in their own/family vehicle. This is a good idea where the car will be used for a Driver’s Test. It is also a good idea when a learner has a new car and wishes to familiarise themselves with it prior to licensing. Safe Drive Driving School is able to offer customers training in their vehicle, provided the vehicle is registered, roadworthy and comprehensively insured.
Prior to any training being conducted in the customer’s vehicle, the instructor should inspect the vehicle for its roadworthiness. The inspection should include, but is not limited to, a check of the following items;
the registration label is valid, current, intact and displayed appropriately
the vehicle is comprehensively insured and the customer’s insurance company is notified that it will be used by a driving instructor to conduct training in
The tyres:
are correctly inflated (air pressures must reflect the manufacturer’s recommendation as a minimum).
have appropriate levels of tread
are not damaged
all indicators, headlights and brake lights are working
seats and seat belts are in good working order and are not damaged or twisted
any loose items in the cabin of the vehicle are stowed in the cargo (boot) area
the windows and interior are clean
the vehicle has sufficient petrol to last the course of the lesson (minimum requirement – a quarter of a tank)
The lesson charge is not reduced for lesson in a customer’s own car.