Irvine Test Pass for Callum Murphy 1st time
Well done to Callum Murphy of Irvine getting through passing his driving test first time having overcome covid19 restrictions to book a theory test and getting to do a practical test when driving lessons could resume safely. Callum came to Driving Ayrshire in 2019, having had earlier driving lessons when younger, to gain his full licence for work purposes with starting a new job. Callum wanted to gain confidence behind the wheel and to know he was doing it ‘right’ and brought good enthusiasm and energy to his lessons to learn as quickly as he could in between lockdown restrictions. To help his quick learning and confidence gains he started doing private practice with his mum to have extra feedback and pick up driving tips to improve his driving and knowledge of road situations.
As we always encourage our students to do private practice it worked well for Callum having his own car there to top up the skills and tips he picked up on his lessons to be a better driver even with someone else in the car. You can greatly increase your chances of passing first time, beyond the current average of 50% pass rate, doubling up your time on road experience out with an instructor. This has been proven with many of our students who pass first time and many are now learning in their own car now before booking with an instructor to get started on the basic skills of driving.
Callum left this review of his experience of with learning to drive with Driving Ayrshire
I contacted Driving Ayrshire to get my lessons started with an instructor to help build my confidence further on the road and get my licence for work. I really enjoyed learning to drive to the standard for test and my instructor was great at helping me progress each lesson. I can’t thank my Instructor enough for the time to get me in on lessons after not driving. He helped me keep focused and built up my confidence on the road to be sharp for my driving test which I was so pleased to pass first time! Now this gives me new driving opportunities in my work. So pleased!!