Driving Lessons Shaftesbury
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Learning to Drive in Shaftesbury
Spot On Driving has an excellent reputation in Shaftesbury for providing quality, client-centred driving lessons to local pupils.
We pride ourselves in treating each learner as an individual. We find out how you like to learn and adapt your lessons accordingly. This way you are much more likely to retain skills and information, as well as take responsibility for your own learning.
We understand that learning to drive can be quite daunting at first, so we ensure that we listen to any concerns you may have. Your progression and development will be at your own pace.
We provide quality eLearning for all our pupils through our website so you can prepare for your lessons in advance. You are also able to revisit what you have covered previously in preparation for your tests. Having an idea about what you are going to cover in your lesson will help your knowledge and understanding of each topic, help you to learn quicker and cover more on each lesson.
You will probably start your lessons at in Motcombe or even Gillingham. The estates in Shaftesbury are generally unsuitable for learning how to move away and stop for the first time.
If you a particularly nervous learner we are happy to start your lessons at Henstridge Airfield. It may be best to meet your instructor at the airfield so your time in the driving seat isn’t taken up with being driven there. If you cannot get transport to the airfield we are happy to collect you and drive you there. On the journey, you and your instructor can get to know each other, as well as discuss driving topics such as the cockpit drill, controls, how to move, steering skills, positioning and stopping the car.
Your Driving Lessons in Shaftesbury
If this is your 1st driving experience you will probably start your lessons at Motcombe. It’s close by and a better location to get to learn how to move away and stop the car.
You can drive up and down The Street, turning around in Elm Close and the Village Hall with some help if needed.
You may drive all the way, or some of the way back home on your first lesson, but it will be entirely up to you.
You will soon progress to driving in Shaftesbury to get practice with junctions, traffic lights, hill starts, clutch skills and so on.
Eventually you will start to drive to Gillingham town, before progressing further afield to Sherborne. All these towns can be quite challenging to drive through and it’s a great sense of achievement when you manage with less or no help.
Don’t worry though, your instructor will not take you to these places until you feel ready.
As you get closer to test standard most of your lessons will be in Yeovil so you can become familiar with the area, including the roundabouts, dual carriageways and even the road that the test centre is on. Your instructor will make sure you get experience with and become confident with, all of the more challenging locations in Yeovil to enable you to pass your test.
Your Test Centre
You will take your driving test at Yeovil Test Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil. (Abbey Manor Business Centre, Preston Road, Yeovil BA20 2EN)
You will get the chance to become very familiar with the test centre location throughout your driving lessons, and your instructor will direct you there from Shaftesbury via varying routes. You will probably head up to the Henstridge crossroads on the A30. From there you can continue on the A30 through Milborne Port, Sherborne and into Yeovil. Or turn right towards Wincanton to travel up on the A303.
This way you will get lots of different driving practice completed on the journey into Yeovil, from rural roads to villages, towns and dual carriageways.
How soon you start to drive into Yeovil in your lessons will be entirely up to you and your instructor, but remember that there is a lot to learn in other locations such as Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Sherborne.