There are many reasons why some people would prefer to learn with a female driving instructor rather than with a male instructor. One of the main reasons is quite simply some people just happen to feel more relaxed with a female instructor.
Your driving lessons are booked in 1hr 40 min slots and you can picked up from either your home, work or college (depending on location).
Throughout your training I will teach you everything you need to not only become a good safe driver but also to go on and stand an excellent chance of passing your driving test quite easily.
Things you will need on your first lesson are:
- A valid provisional licence
- Glasses if required
- Sensible footwear for driving
- The lesson fee paid 48hrs in advance (owing to high demand the first lesson must be paid immediately after booking to confirm)
Your Driving Test
Your driving test will consist of an eyesight test, two safety questions (see below), a control manoeuvre and then a 40-45 minute drive of which 20 minutes will be conducted as independent driving the other 20 minutes following road signs or following Sat Nav.
The eyesight test
You will be asked to read a car number plate at approximately 20.5 metres away (67 feet or about 5 car lengths away) This can vary slightly depending on the size of the numbers and letters.
Throughout your driving test your examiner will ask you two safety questions, these two questions are often referred to as ‘Tell Me – Show Me’ the first question will be a ‘Tell Me’ at the beginning of the test and then the ‘Show Me’ question will be later in the test as you are driving along. For a list of these questions Click Here
The driving test
You will then be asked to get ready and off you go on your test. Throughout your test your examiner will be consistently monitoring your driving to make sure you are driving in the recommended safe style, obeying all the rules and generally safe to drive on your own. You could be asked to perform an emergency stop (only tested in about a third of tests) You will also be asked to perform one of the set manoeuvres which could be any from the list below.
- Pull up on the right hand side of road and reverse back two car lengths.
- Parallel parking around a stationary car.
- Drive forward into a parking bay and then reverse out safely.
- Reverse park into a parking bay.
Your driving test will include approximately 20 minutes of driving independently, you will be required to follow directions either direct from a satellite navigation device (Sat Nav) or from a series of directions and traffic signs told to you by the examiner. Don’t worry about this as we will give you lots of practice at this during your lessons.
At the end of your test
After driving back into the car park at the test centre you’re examiner will explain that the test is over, he/she will then tell you whether you have passed or failed. Your examiner will then give some feedback as to how you did on your test.
Let’s get started!
Jaynes Driving School would like to help you further with your driving knowledge, please visit some of the links below.
- The Highway Code – Directgov Website
- Apply for your Provisional Licence
- DVLA – Main Site
- Up to date Test Fees
- Think! – The Government Road Safety Website
- Brake – The Road Safety Charity
- ROSPA – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
- Drugs and driving – A page about the dangers of driving and taking drugs
For driving lessons in Formby, Woodvale, Ainsdale, Hillside, Birkdale & Southport areas all you need is Jaynes Driving school.
Manual dual-control cars & Southport Test centre only.