Driving Schools Saltcoats – Will Bennett first time pass
Having relocated to Saltcoats from England Will contacted Driving Ayrshire to get an instructor for his upcoming driving test at Irvine test centre. A test date was originally set for Hogmanay in 2020 but was cancelled due to covid lockdown and a further cancellation later in 2021 in England. Having not been too aware of the area he moved to he felt a driving instructor would help assess the area before his test, with not done any lessons in a few months since moving north of the border. Will had set himself 5 weeks of getting ready for test having felt his driving ability would come good on the day of the test. On his initial assessment drive he felt confident in all types of roads and had good awareness of road traffic situations which is essential to passing your driving test. Will wanted to not be caught out by the area and any problem spots to practice and gain real life experience of. He felt he had a good broad understanding of the roads within his first couple of lessons.
Next he wanted to practice some manoeuvres he hadn’t done in a while to refresh himself on. He felt from the practice that they were mostly around the same level and confident with most that we tried. The penultimate lesson was to be the mock test to assess what learning had took place and to use as a platform for the real one in a week’s time. Having found the route more of a challenge Will passed his mock but learned a lot from the traffic and road challenges that come from 100% independent driving.
On the day of the test we practice parallel parking having not had time to look closely at this manoeuvre and covered general junction practice around the test centre. This helped settle down any nerves on the day and drive confidently. Will felt he drove well on the day to only make 2 minor faults to pass his test after a 9 month wait from his original test date.
Will left this review of the School of his short driving test course with Driving Ayrshire:
“Kevin was a fantastic instructor with great adaptability helping me pick up where I had left off with a previous instructor. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to learn to drive or to get test ready!”