Driving Lessons Stalbridge
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Learning to Drive in Stalbridge
Spot On Driving has an excellent reputation in Stalbridge 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.
Stalbridge is a nice town to start learning to drive. You will start on the Jarvis Way estate because it is on a good wide road which doesn’t have any sharp bends, or too many parked cars.
If you a particularly nervous learner we are happy to start your lessons at Henstridge Airfield. On the journey to the airfield, 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 Stalbridge
If this is your 1st driving experience you will start on Jarvis Way and drive a left turns route around the estate, to Blackmore Road, Vale Road and back onto Jarvis Way. You can develop to driving up to Station Road and past Dikes before heading back onto Lower Road and Jarvis Way.
You will later progress to driving to places like Marnhull, Henstridge and Sturminster Newton to get practice with rural roads, traffic lights, hill starts, clutch skills and so on.
Eventually you will start to drive to Gillingham town and deal with the traffic lights, crossings and roundabouts. Getting to other local towns like Shaftesbury and Sherborne will be the next step. The town centres in these places can be quite challenging and it’s a great sense of achievement when you manage to drive through them.
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 Stalbridge via varying routes. You may go on the rural roads heading past the Deer Park towards Bishops Caundle and Sherborne, or up to the Henstridge crossroads. From here you can turn left at the crossroads onto the A30 and head towards Sherborne, or go ahead at the crossroads towards Wincanton to travel up the A303 to Yeovil.
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.