Driving Lessons Winscombe

Luke Young with his Practical Driving Test Pass Certificate outside Weston-Super-Mare Driving Test Centre

Congratulations to Luke Young from Winscombe who passed his Practical Driving Test first time  on Friday 26th October 2012 at Weston-Super-Mare driving test centre.   All the best from your Driving Instructor Andy Skyrme and all the team at Starfish Driving.  Great drive, now on with Pass Plus!

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Driving Lessons Badgworth

Jono Taylor with his Driving Test Pass Certificate outside Weston-Super-Mare Driving Test Centre

Many congratulations to Jono Taylor of Badgworth who passed his Practical Driving Test first time  on Wednesday 24th October 2012 at Weston-Super-Mare driving test centre.   All the best from your Driving Instructor Andy Skyrme and all the team at Starfish Driving.  Great drive, now on with Pass Plus when you get back from the States!

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Going for (RoSPA) Gold

Nigel with his RoSPA Test Record Card

Many congratulations to Starfish Driving Instructor Nigel Steady on passing the RoSPA Advanced Driving Test at Gold standard on Friday 5th October 2012.  This grade is recognised as the highest driving award available to the public and in theory should mean that the recipient has the potential, with the basics already in place, to do well on a police advanced course.  This is the first time Nigel has taken the test and he will have to retake the test every three years so that he can prove that he is maintaining the standard.

As Nigel says:

I guess going for Gold is rather appropriate in this Olympic year and it was good to get a taste of how my students feel when they go for their driving test.  On and off over the last months I have worked with a local RoSPA Trainer to take my driving to another level.  It was certainly not straight forward and as ‘slow but steady’ is pretty much my motto, it was a challenge to me to get used to driving at higher speeds where appropriate.  In my normal driving I like to take things easy but to obtain a Gold I had to demonstrate that I could make good progress safely and in full control without taking any risks, being totally aware of what was ahead of me and being able to plan my progress rather than simply driving in a reactive way.
What is really good is that I can take these techniques and skills I have acquired and pass them on to my own students as they prepare for their Practical Driving Test.  It will not only help them with the test but hopefully make them better and safer drivers once they have passed their test.

If you want more information about the RoSPA Advanced Driving then take a look at their website or why not join a local group and have a go yourself?  You’ll be amazed how useful you’ll find it.  Taunton RoADAR (RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders)

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Driving Lessons Cossington

Harry with his Practical Driving Test Pass Certificate outside Taunton Driving Test Centre

Many congratulations to Harry Dedman from Cossington who passed his Practical Driving Test first time  on Wednesday 10th October 2012 at Taunton driving test centre.   All the best from your Driving Instructor Nigel Steady and all the team at Starfish Driving.  Great drive, all the best for your car search.

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Driving Lessons Lower Weare

Mike with his Practical Driving Test Pass Certificate outside Weston-Super-Mare driving test centre

Many congratulations to Mike Ferguson from Lower Weare who passed his Practical Driving Test first time  on Tuesday 9th October 2012 at Weston-Super-Mare driving test centre.   All the best from your Driving Instructor Andy Skyrme and all the team at Starfish Driving.  Great drive, now on with Pass Plus!

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Driving Lessons Cheddar at Kings of Wessex

We were so busy giving out slaps to students that we forgot to take any pictures! (Not sure that reads right somehow!)

The Starfish team spent an enjoyable morning at Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar.  Starfish Driving Instructor and Founder Andy Skyrme along with Frank Wood from Occupational Training Solutions presented some eye opening facts to an assembly of Year 13 students.  In particular the ripple effect of a Road Traffic Collision and how many people are affected by it and possibly traumatised by being involved, from the initial people in the collision, through parents, police, medical staff and beyond.

Across lunchtime the team was joined by members of the Somerset Road Safety who arrived in their display vehicle, set up shop in the tennis court and were soon showing videos of Ken Block the rally and stunt driver to an enthralled audience of students.  They also engaged with the students talking about road safety and giving out road safety freebies.

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Driving Lessons Wells

Paul with his Practical Driving Test Pass Certificate.

Many congratulations to Paul Arblaster of Wells who passed his Practical Driving Test with only 4 minors on Monday 8th October 2012 at Weston super Mare driving test centre.  Well done Paul, a good drive!  Paul has driven for many years while living in the USA but unfortunately the ‘special relationship’ does not extend to transferring Driving Licences!  All the best from your Driving Instructor Nigel Steady and all the team at Starfish Driving.

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