Driving Lessons

  1. Comments Off on WHAT IS THE PASS PLUS COURSE AND WHY SHOULD I GO ON IT?

    Information taken from the Gov.uk website

    After you’ve worked so hard to learn how to drive, passed your theory test and passed your practical driving test your first thought probably isn’t ‘let’s go on another course and have another assessment’ but going on the Pass Plus course has its benefits!

     

    What is Pass Plus?

    Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least six hours. It’s for drivers who have already passed their initial driving test and want to improve their skills and drive more safely.

    Only a Pass Plus registered approved driving instructor (ADI) can teach you and you’ll be pleased to know we’re all approved here at Road Masters!

    The Pass Plus course has six modules covering driving:

    • in town
    • in all weathers
    • on rural roads
    • at night
    • on dual carriageways
    • on motorways

     

    All modules are practical sessions; you’ll normally spend at least five and a half hours driving. There isn’t a test with the Pass Plus course (phew!) but you’ll be assessed throughout the course. To pass you’ll have to reach the required standard in all the modules.

     

    When can I go on the Pass Plus course?

    Anyone who has passed their practical driving test can go on the Pass Plus course although it’s probably most useful to new drivers in the first year after passing their test.

     

    Why should I go on a Pass Plus course?

    The main benefit of completing the Pass Plus course is the potential discount offered by car insurance companies. We all know how expensive insurance can be, especially for new drivers, so anything that can be done to reduce the cost is a positive!

    You’ll receive a certificate when you’ve completed the Pass Plus course and car insurance companies will want to see this certificate before giving you a discount.

    Even if you don’t think you’ll be insuring a car straight away after you’ve passed your practical driving test you may be able to put the discount on hold for up to two years. Each insurance company has a different policy, best to check with them direct.

     

    Please be aware that the amount of discount depends on the insurance company and not all insurers offer Pass Plus discounts. Also, as the Pass Plus course is primarily aimed at new drivers check with your insurance company if you can still get a discount if you passed your practical driving test more than a year ago.

     

    How much does the Pass Plus course cost?

    Here at Road Masters the full Pass Plus course costs £199. However, if you’ve already passed your initial practical driving test with us the costs is discounted to £175.

     

    If you’d like to book a Pass Plus course, or would just like more information, please contact us!

     

    All prices are correct at the time of publishing this Blog.

     

     

     

  2. Comments Off on Learner drivers now allowed on the motorway!

    Learner drivers on motorwaysAs of yesterday (4th June 2018) learner drivers of cars in England, Scotland and Wales can now drive on a motorway with an approved driving instructor!

    Here at Road Masters we’re based right next to the M5 so rest assured we’ll be taking advantage of the new rules to make sure that all of our learner drivers know how to use motorways safely. All of our students will be given motorway driving lessons prior to their test, although motorway driving itself doesn’t form part of the test.

    This won’t be tackled on lesson 1 though … it’ll be up to our fully qualified driving instructors to decide when our learner drivers are competent enough to drive on the motorway. Safety is always our priority and all lessons will be in our dual control vehicles.

    There are lots of different elements to driving on the motorway, learner drivers will now gain experience of:

    • joining and leaving the motorway
    • overtaking and using the lanes correctly
    • driving at higher speeds
    • motorway specific signs

    During the motorway lessons they’ll also be time to talk about the more practical parts of driving on a motorway, like what to do if you break down!

    Ultimately these changes will prepare drivers for a lifetime of safe driving and give them a broader experience before taking their test. Driving on the motorway forms a large part of daily life for many drivers and it can be a daunting thing if you’re inexperienced so these changes will help to improve confidence and understanding before drivers take their test.

     

    Is there anything other road users can do to help?

    If you see a learner driver on the motorway, as with any vehicle on the motorway, please keep a safe distance from them and increase the gap even further in wet, icy or foggy conditions.

    Also, (this goes for all learner drivers on any roads) please be patient, we were all learner drivers once! While drivers are learning they may not be as skilful in anticipating and responding to different road events.

     

    If you’ve already passed your driving test but don’t feel confident driving on a motorway we can help! As well as taking advantage of these new rules for learner drivers we can offer motorway specific driving lessons for drivers who have already passed their test.

    Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about our lessons and how we can get you motorway-ready!

  3. Comments Off on Learner motorway driving for 2018

    The government have just (13th August 2017) announced that they will be allowing learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland to have lessons on the motorway by next year.  The lessons would, however, still need to be in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.  It will apply only to cars, not to motorbikes.

    Motorway driving with an approved driving instructor

    Currently only those who have passed their test can drive on a motorway, but the law change in 2018 is set to make UK roads safer.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said “Allowing learners to drive on motorways in a supportive environment will help them develop a practical understanding of how to use motorways safely before driving independently.”

    Motorway Driving Exeter

    Until now, our learners have not been able to drive on the M5, close to Road Masters Driving School.  This change in the law is going to make it, not only easier for our instructors to give tuition on the faster, and more dangerous roads for first time drivers, but will also give our pupils the experience and confidence they need once they head out on to the motorway on their own.

    Government figures show that only about 3% of new drivers take the Pass Plus course, so it is a sensible step for the government to improve road safety on the motorways.

    Get in contact to book your lessons with Road Masters!

  4. Comments Off on Crackdown on dangerous drivers

    Caught using a Mobile Phone

    Drivers caught using handheld mobile phones in Britain are to face “much tougher penalties”, with fines and points doubling. Under new rules expected to be set this year, drivers could face fines of £200 and six penalty points.  Newly qualified drivers could be made to retake their test the first time they are caught.   This comes alongside pressure by ministers calling for motorists who cause death while on a mobile phone to face tougher sentences.

    Neil Greig, RoadSmart director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said he “strongly” supported a mobile phone awareness course as an automatic option for first offenders.

    Caught Speeding

    Drivers responsible for the most serious speeding offences are also set to face harsher penalties under new sentencing guidelines for magistrates.  Fines for motorists caught going well above the speed limit will start from 150% of their weekly income rather than the existing level of 100%.

    Drive carefully and abide by the rules!

  5. Comments Off on Structured driving lessons

    Joe W passedThroughout a course of structured driving lessons, training is structured to meet the needs of individual learners, everyone is different and learns at their own pace.  Extra driving time with family or friends can speed up this learning by gaining confidence and knowledge of the road. Where one pupil may excel at certain driving tasks and perhaps struggle with others, other learners will struggle in completely different areas, and excel at different things.

    As lessons continue and move forward, the structure of each one will be tailored around each learner’s changing level of ability, knowledge and skill.

    What to expect at your driving lesson

    • Recap of previous driving lesson
    • Brief plan of action for forthcoming driving lesson
    • Driving to a relevant location for lesson, if required
    • Discussion of aims and objectives for the lesson
    • Driving practice on current skill, e.g. roundabouts, parking or pedestrian crossings etc
    • Drive home incorporating a route that allows extra practice of skill
    • Lesson recap & planning and scheduling next lesson

    Remember that learning and improvement involves effort from both the instructor and from yourself!

    What will be included in my structured driving lessons?

    • Controls
    • Moving off and stopping
    • Mirror use
    • Use of signals
    • Turning left
    • Turning right
    • Emerging at T- Junctions
    • Crossroads
    • Roundabouts
    • Traffic lights and pedestrian crossings
    • Judgement – meet/cross/overtake other traffic
    • Progress/hesitancy/adequate clearance
    • Driving at higher speeds
    • Awareness/planning/anticipation
    • Driving manoeuvres
    • Emergency stop
    • Show Me/Tell Me
    • Mock driving tests
    • Driving test preparation

    Make an enquiry with Road Masters for your driving lessons >

  6. Comments Off on For people who NEED a cancellation driving test

    For people who NEED a cancellation driving testThe DVSA’s waiting list time in Exeter is currently 8 weeks… DrivingTestCancellations.co.uk can find you a test date sooner for £18.  They will email you the second there are closer dates available give you first refusal!

    One of our recent passes, Nicola, needed to use them as she only had one week left in the UK before emigrating.

    Nicola passed

    If you are in a similar situation or just don’t want to wait, check out DrivingTestCancellations.co.uk

  7. Comments Off on Crash course to passing your driving test

    FacebookOur crash course to passing your driving test:

    1. Find a driving school near you. Those of you that live in Exeter or Exmouth can book your driving lessons with Road Masters. You can book an intensive course or a block of 10, 20 or 30 hours.
    2. Start reading the Highway Code available from bookshops or click here.
    3. Pass your theory exam. Try your hand at some sample exams here. Book your theory exam here.
    4. Book your driving test. We will advise you when to do this based on your progress. Click here to book your driving test.
    5. Pass Plus logoPass your driving test!
    6. You can also take the Pass Plus test with Road Masters.
    7. Enjoy years of driving freedom
  8. Comments Off on Will Driverless Cars Catch On?

    driverless-carThere have been a number of media reports about the development of driverless cars in recent years. The technological experts at Google have been busy honing a fleet of driverless vehicles and carrying out tests on the roads of America. It has been predicted that the UK’s driverless car industry will be worth £900bn by 2025. However, there is still some considerable scepticism and fear over the safety of these autonomous vehicles.

    Reasons For Concern

    It is questionable whether people will ever have complete faith in completely autonomous technology. Recent road tests have involved the use of slow moving vehicles. People have been happy to hitch rides aboard the self-driving Meridian shuttle at London’s North Greenwich Plaza. However, it is doubtful whether they would be prepared to ride at speeds of up to 70mph along the A-roads and motorways.

    The vehicle manufacturers have given a number of reassurances regarding the safety of their driverless models. They have integrated advanced laser sensors to minimise the risk of accidents. Computer vision and GPS tracking technologies have been included to ensure that the autonomous cars stick to established road safety rules and maintain appropriate speeds. However, it’s likely to be some time before drivers are prepared to relinquish total control.

    Potential Benefits

    There would be some notable benefits if the general public were to adopt driverless technology. It would be possible to complete urgent work and use mobile phones during the daily commute. There would be no need to spend vast sums on driving lessons. Some of the leading insurance companies have even claimed that they’d reduce premium prices given the relative safety of autonomous cars. However, motoring expert Greame Trudgill said, “It’s possible that premiums for these cars will be even higher, especially if drivers of the future – used to driving semi-controlled cars – lose the skills we have today”

    A Matter Of Debate

    Of course we are some way from the widespread adoption of driverless vehicles. It is still worth taking Road Masters driving lessons in Exeter for the assurance of enhanced safety behind the wheel. Driverless cars may even be consigned to the same dustbin of history as the ill fated segway and monowheel. If you have any other opinions about this hot topic then please get in touch with Road Masters.

  9. Comments Off on Maneuvering Your Way To Driving Test Success

    passedIt is quite usual for learner drivers to worry about the challenge of performing manoeuvres during the driving test. This is quite understandable, given that the confident completion of an emergency stop or turn in the road may make the difference between success and failure. However, those of you who enjoy the benefit of Road Masters driving lessons will develop essential skills for the execution of such tricky maneuvers. We’ve even produced this handy guide to calm your nerves before the big day.

    Choice Of Maneuvers

    It’s worth remembering that the driving examiner will ask you to complete one out of a possible four maneuvers. You may be required to perform a turn in the road, reverse to the left, reverse into a parking space or safely position the vehicle in a bay. You should also be alert to the possibility of having to make an emergency stop. It is essential to remain calm and listen carefully to any instructions given during the test.

    Safe Parking

    You will be expected to make appropriate use of the interior and side mirrors while carrying out parking maneuvers. A sensible speed should be maintained and you should consider the potentially erratic behaviour of other motorists and pedestrians. It is quite possible that you will be asked to park in a relatively quiet urban area. However, you should position the car safely, away from any junctions and bends.

    Round The Bend

    Caution should be exercised if you are asked to perform a reverse to the left. You should keep an appropriate distance from the kerb and pay due regard to all other road users. The examiner will expect you to maintain controlled use of the clutch and reverse slowly. You should park a good distance from the kerb and wait for examiner to give you the all clear for resumption of the driving test.

    Three Point Turn

    You’ll probably be hoping to avoid the dreaded three point turn during the driving test. However, there will be no reason for concern if you heed the advice given during driving lessons in Exeter. You should check that the road is clear and maintain a low speed. Focal points should be used to ensure that you adopt an appropriate position in the road. The examiner will also expect you to perform a check for fellow road users before making the final turn.

    Expert Advice

    You can expect comprehensive training in each of the driving maneuvers during driving lessons with Road Masters. We’ll take the time to address your concerns and deal with any problems which may arise during the driving test. You’ll develop the confidence to deal with various scenarios which may be encountered when you’re a fully fledged driver.

  10. Comments Off on Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions For Young Drivers

    New-Years-2015Hip, hip, hooray, it’s 2015! A time for optimism, excitement and the all important New Year’s resolutions. Now you may have the resolve to keep a brand new exercise regime or diet that you’ve been conscientiously avoiding for the past few months. Alternatively you could adopt the driving-related promises highlighted in this encouraging New Year’s blog.

    1. Pass Your Driving Test

      If you’re really keen to gain a greater sense of independence in 2015 then you should learn how to drive. You can make the learning process as smooth and enjoyable as possible by signing up for driving lessons with Road Masters. Master the motoring manoeuvres, learn the theory and look forward to ditching the L plates.

    2. Buy A Car

      There’s a fair chance that you’ll be feeling the financial pinch after taking driving lessons and finally sending off for your full driving license. However, you may be surprised at the availability of cheap and reliable motors advertised via the specialist websites and newspaper classifieds.

    3. Learn About Vehicle Maintenance

      Do you know how to check the tyre pressure or check the engine fluids of your vehicle? If the answer is no then you would be well advised to sign up for a local car maintenance course. The experts will be able to show you the best means of preventing vehicle breakdowns.

    4. Correct Your Bad Habits

      There is very little chance of developing bad habits while under the guidance of the professional Road Masters instructors. However, it’s very easy to slip into bad ways after passing your driving test. You should take a little time to reflect upon the safety of your driving. If there’s cause for concern then you may sign up for a refresher lesson or take your skills to the next level with Pass Plus.

    5. Stay Safe

      Those of you who make the smart option of taking Exeter driving lessons with Road Masters will gain a comprehensive knowledge of road safety. You’ll learn the importance of driving according to the road conditions and respecting fellow road users. These tactics will be essential for your safety in 2015 and beyond!

  11. Comments Off on Ideal Christmas Presents For Learner Drivers

    Christmas presentSo it’s that time of year again and you’re seeking Christmas gift inspiration for a young friend or family member. You realise that gig tickets and stylish clothes are high on Christmas wish list. However, you’re particularly eager to combine the festive fun with a sense of practicality. Thankfully the considerate Road Masters team have taken the time to come up with some perfect festive suggestions.

    Customise their ride

    We appreciate that the majority of young drivers are restricted to the purchase of cheap and trusty runarounds. However, there is the option of adding personalised numberplate, stylish graphics and toppers for the all important personal touch. You could fill the Christmas stocking with vehicle decorations in the shape of popular cartoon characters or pop stars as a special surprise for the novice driver.

    Car Cleaning Kit

    You may choose to drop a not-so-subtle hint and buy your young friend or family member a complete car cleaning kit this Christmas. They’ll undoubtedly be surprised by the effect of a gentle sponge down and polish. You might even inspire a trend for routine cleaning and maintenance throughout the year.

    Driving Shoes

    It is well known that drivers who opt to wear high heels, sandals and other inappropriate forms of footwear face a far greater risk of crashes. However, some of the leading shoe wear manufacturers have produced practical shoes and boots for enhanced road safety. Why not buy a pair for your favourite learner driver this Christmas?

    Sat Nav

    The traditionally important skill of map reading has seemingly been forgotten by the community of learner drivers. However, there is the option of buying advanced satellite navigation systems to ensure that journeys are quick and hassle-free. You might like to splash out one of the latest models as an ultimately useful Christmas gift.

    Driving Lessons

    If you’re keen for a friend or loved one to stand the best possible chance of passing their driving test first time then it would be worth booking driving lessons with Road Masters. You could arrange 10 hours of expert tuition for the special price of £240 this Christmas. Or perhaps you’d like to make a pass plus course booking for enhanced safety. Your generosity is sure to be appreciated in the months and years to come!

  12. Comments Off on How To Deal With Driving Distractions

    distracted driving mobileResearch by different motoring organisations has revealed that distracted drivers are particularly likely to be involved in serious accidents. However, the chances of maintaining concentration are diminishing as people become increasingly attrached to mobile phones, sat navs and other technological devices. Young drivers who are particularly concerned about this safety issue should follow the advice outlined in this helpful blog.

    Driving Under The Influence

    People who take to the wheel after consuming alcohol and drugs will experience a reduction in focus and alertness. They may start daydreaming and perform dangerously irrational driving manouveres. It would be far more sensible to arrange lifts with sobre and responsible friends or parents. Alternatively there’s the option of using public transport.

    Chatting On Phones

    There have been a number of media reports and road safety advertisements regarding the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. It’s been revealed that the risks associated with hand-held and hands-free devices are roughly the same. However, motorists who text and use social media pose the greatest liability on the roads. The best advice is to switch mobile devices off before making road journeys.

    Listening To Music

    Many drivers enjoy the exhilleration of cruising the roads while listening to pumping rock tracks. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that certain types of music cause distraction and increased aggression. The levels of concentration will also decrease when changing radio stations and adjusting multimedia devices. Safety conscious drivers will pull over before making such changes.

    Using Satnavs

    Many people have chosen satnavs in favour of traditional maps during recent years. These smart devices have gained recognition as essential navigational guides. However, satnav users must remember the importance of keeping their eyes on the road and resisting the temptation of attempting to beat the estimated arrival times.

    Driving With Friends

    The leading motoring organisations have revealed that young drivers are in particular danger of accidents when friends are in the car. This may be due to the difficulty of maintaining concentration during conversations or the inclination to act irresponsibly. If the distraction becomes too great then it would be advisable to pull over and remind friends of the potential dangers.

    Expert Advice

    If you’re keen to find out more about the various driving distractions then it would be worth having a word with your instructor during driving lessons in Exeter. We’ll highlight alternative means of minimising distraction when driving.

  13. Comments Off on Preparing For Your First Driving Lesson

    It’s quite likely that you’ll feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety about the prospect of your first driving lesson. You may be eager to pass your driving test and gain an increased sense of independence. However, you’ll also appreciate importance of developing the broad range of motoring skills to ensure complete road safety. Thankfully, you can rely upon the professional guidance of the Road Masters Driving Instructors.

    Realistic Expectations For The First Session

    It is advisable to read the highway code and ask an experienced driver to teach you the cockpit drill in preparation for your first driving lesson. The driving instructor will also expect you to show them both parts of your provisional license and provide details of any visual limitations. You’ll be driven to a safe residential area upon completion of the initial checks. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the various functions of the driving instructor’s vehicle.

    The experienced Road Masters driving instructor’s appreciate that you will learn at your own pace. We do not expect you to soak up every last detail that is covered in the first lesson. We’ll take the time to address your concerns and explain the reasons for common motoring errors. Every effort will be made to ensure that you feel calm and confident behind the wheel.

    Setting Yourself Up For Success

    It’s worth bearing in mind that your motoring knowledge will increase incrementally over time. The D.S.A recommends at least 45 hours of professional motoring instruction. Of course you’ll learn some of the essentials during the first lesson. However, it will be some time before you develop the confidence and ability to practice hill starts and three point turns. The learning process will prove smooth, enjoyable and ultimately successful as long as you don’t put too much pressure on yourself.

  14. Comments Off on Should Driving Lessons Be Taught At School?

    A number of motoring and safety groups have advocated the inclusion of motoring lessons as part of the school curriculum. They’ve claimed that it is particularly important to teach impressionable youngsters about the importance of road safety. It has also been suggested that college students should be taught about the significant repercussions of acting irresponsibly while behind the wheel. Experts from the Road Masters Exeter driving school support the educational suggestions for the reasons highlighted in this blog.

    Teaching Essential Life Lessons

    There are some doubts about the wisdom of allowing the youngest school children to gain first hand driving experience. However, there is definite sense in teaching the most basic rules of the road. Primary school students may develop increased confidence and general awareness while learning the Green Cross Code. They may also enjoy the benefit of safe cycling tuition.

    Motoring Education

    The Devon & Cornwall police recently released a report highlighting the importance of young driver education. It revealed that there have been 300 road accidents involving drivers aged between 17-24 since the turn of 2014. It is an unfortunate fact that these kind of accidents are often preventable. Some crashes happen as a consequence of speeding. Others occur because of the driver’s failure to maintain concentration.

    There is an opportunity for respected community members to teach high school and college students about the wide variety of motoring dangers. The police could hold educational discussions about the risks of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Teachers could also develop means of educating the next generation of drivers.

    Expert Motoring Tuition

    Of course there is a limit to the amount of motoring knowledge that can be acquired in the school classroom. It is also important for the professional driving instructors to develop strategies for improved road safety. Young residents living in the South West of England can learn the most appropriate safety optimisation under the guidance of qualified instructors from the Road Masters Driving School.

  15. Comments Off on Learning To Drive With Parents & Friends

    As a learner driver you might well be wondering about the sense of learning to drive under the supervision of friends and family members. You might even ask your parents in the hope of gaining increased confidence and minimising the amount of money spent on driving lessons. However, you should account for the emotional strain that may be experienced during these driving sessions. It is worth considering the following points before hopping in to the car with your nearest and dearest.

    Stressful Situations

    You might be interested to hear that one of the leading insurance providers interviewed over a thousand parents and learner drivers about supervised driving sessions in 2013. Over half of the fully qualified adult drivers said that the experience had made them feel nervous. They worried about the prospect of passing on bad habits and having arguments. The young students also admitted to feeling anxious while under the guidance of their parents.

    Points of Concern

    It seems that the driving fears are primarily based on ‘what if’ scenarios. Parents and students worry that previously positive relationships might deteriorate as a result of motoring arguments. They also feel anxious about the potential impact of driving accidents. Of course there are some benefits to be taken into consideration. The novice students can save money and practice essential motoring manoeuvres while under the supervision of friends and family. However, there is no substitute for the guidance of a fully trained driving instructor.

    Professional Advice on Learning to Drive

    It is important for parents and students to discuss the pros and cons of supervised driving. However, any decision should account for the benefits of professional instruction. If you want to stand the best chance of driving test success then you should register for driving lessons in Exeter or Exmouth with the Road Masters driving school.

  16. Comments Off on The benefits of the Pass Plus Driving Scheme

    Pass PlusThose of you who are currently training for the DVSA driving test may not be inspired by the thought of taking the Pass Plus exam. You’ll probably be quite keen to ditch your L plates and enjoy the freedom of the open road. However, the Road Masters driving team urge you to consider the variety of Pass Plus benefits outlined in this blog.

    Drivers who’ve taken essential driving lessons with Road Masters are given the option of continued Pass Plus training with Ryan. You can be absolutely confident in his ability to develop your existing range of motoring skills during this intensive training programme.

    You might be surprised by the depth of training during the six Pass Plus lessons. The driving instructor will provide useful information about how to navigate the motorways, town roads and rural lanes. You’ll also be given the opportunity of supervised experience in a variety of scenarios. It is likely that you’ll gain increased confidence during the Pass Plus course.

    You’ll probably be pleased to hear that Pass Plus doesn’t involve an examination. However, your performance will be assessed by the driving instructor. They’ll inform you whether you’ve achieved or exceeded the individual specifications at the end of the day. There is every chance that you’ll pass this course with flying colours.

    The Road Masters Driving School will charge you £175 upon successful completion of the Pass Plus course. However, many of the leading car insurance companies realise the value of this specialist driving scheme. They offer discounts in the knowledge that Pass Plus holders are less likely to be involved in accidents.

    If you’re keen to gain increased confidence and reduce your young driver’s insurance premiums then go ahead and register for Pass Plus training with the Road Masters Driving School!

  17. Comments Off on Factors To Consider When Choosing A Driving Instructor

    So, you’ve decided that it’s time to learn how to drive. You’re excited about the prospect of increased freedom and independence. However, you realise that it’s necessary to gain driving experience under the guidance of a professional instructor. You may well experience difficulty when it comes to the selection of a suitable expert. However, the guidelines outlined in this article will definitely be of help.

    Driving Qualifications

    You may be aware that it is deemed legally acceptable for novice drivers to be instructed by driving license holders who are over the age of 21. This may mean that you are able to gain experience under the guidance of a friend or family member. However, it would be far more sensible to look for a driving instructor who has been given DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) approval. A fully qualified instructor will be able to show you the green badge which is granted after successful completion of the stringent DVSA tests. Ryan Masters, owner of the Road Masters Driving School, gained the necessary accreditation in the year 2000.

    Personal Qualities

    The best driving instructors have some key characteristics in common. They are able to exercise great levels of patience. They can also empathise and understand the specific requirements of learner drivers. Ryan Masters fits the bill absolutely perfectly. He considers it a duty to instill confidence and ensure that every student develops the skills necessary to pass and remain safe on the roads.

    The Vehicle

    Driving School Car

    You’ll probably realise that there is considerable variability in the performance of different vehicles. However, experienced driving instructors typically favour small cars with relatively high safety ratings. These vehicles offer smooth handling and responsiveness. It is also worth noting that the car insurance companies will only offer cover for vehicles with dual control. You can be assured that the vehicles used by the Road Masters Driving School meet the necessary standards.

    Lesson Prices

    Factors such as location and instructor experience may have some bearing upon the cost of driving lessons. However, learner drivers can generally expect to pay between £24 and £28 per hour for expert tuition. Those of you choose the Road Masters Driving School will be granted the first hour of tuition for free. This will give you the opportunity to discuss any matters of concern and learn about the programme of training. You may even be tempted to save some money by booking a block of 10 lessons for the very reasonable price of £240. See our driving lesson prices.