Do you want to gain your independence by learning to drive? Then perhaps John's Driving School can help you by giving you the skills and confidence required to get your licence.
As a fully qualified and registered driving instructor, in Downpatrick, I tailor your lessons to ensure you learn at the best pace to suit you.
John's Driving School has a First Time Pass Rate of over 90% at the test centre in Downpatrick and I'm confident that I can get you through 1st time.
Do you want to be one of those people who pass the test 1st time?
Well, with John's Driving School in Downpatrick, you can! If you have your Provisional Licence, I normally have a couple of slots available in the coming week.
I give intensive driving lessons in and around the Downpatrick area and can pick up and drop off anywhere in the surrounding area.
It won't even cost you anything to try out a FREE driving lesson!
If you are serious about learning to drive then you've nothing to loose.
Why not give John's Driving School a ring today and get started.
Theory Test excuses!
I've had enough of the stories about why pupils can't book the Theory Test. You know, 'the dog ate the DVD' type yarns. If you want to get a licence, you need the Theory Test. Simples!
With that in mind, I'm letting you prepare for the Theory Test for FREE! No DVD needed.
Click on any of the Theory Test Pro boxes and register. My pupils get complete access for nothing and anyone can get limited access to try it out for no cost or committment.
No more excuses, get signed up now.
The last thing the examiner asks before you start your test.
"Would you like your instructor to accompany you on your driving test?"
This is entirely up to you. Some prefer to go 'solo' and some like to have me in the back of the car to help their confidence.
I'm there purely as an observer and am not allowed to say anything.
I would be asked to go on more than half the tests and this is a big benefit to all of my pupils.
Why? Because I know exactly what happens and what to expect on your test.
It's not cheating and it means that there will be no suprises for you.
Think I'm one of the few in the area who does this.....
I belive that this is what gives me such a high first time pass rate.
Downpatrick is THE place to do your driving test.
According to the latest government figures, more people pass in Downpatick than anywhere else in Northern Ireland.
Check out the recent article that BBC NI ran about it.
Don't Do It!
That you can apply for your provisional driving licence up to 3 months before your 17th birthday.
But your licence does NOT become valid until your 17th birthday!
Don't be tempted to go driving before you are 17 even if you have already received your provisional licence. Its not valid. From the horses' mouth.
If an instructor is taking you driving while you are 16, you are taking lessons from an idiot.
You risk PROSECUTION for not having a valid licence and no insurance.
That'll look good on a job application, won't it? Not worth the risk.
Proposals for New Driving Test
The good and the great in Stormont have recently again raised the subject of the proposed changes in getting a licence and restrictions after you pass the test.
Some of the proposals, such as removing the 45mph limit, make sense but others are causing concern. Do you fancy taking six months to get a driving licence?
So, we'll not be coming in to line with either mainland UK or Southern Ireland.
Could be messy.
If you are able to start working towards getting your driving licence, it might be a good idea not to put it off any longer. You have been warned!