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Hello my Name is Donna Sumner, I run Blackpool Driving School.  I would be happy to answer any question you have about learning to drive.

Welcome to  Blackpool Driving School Blog.

Here at BDS – Blackpool Driving School we celebrate the successes of our students who have achieved their goal of obtaining a full driving licence

to ensure freedom and independence. Customer Success is our mission and we are delighted to have 100’s of Customer Reviews on our main website

8 Success Steps to a 1st Time Pass.

Step 1. Be Consistent with Your Driving Lessons

Endeavour to take a weekly driving lesson. Those students that take regular driving lessons learn SO much faster than those that are irregular. If possible commit to two hour driving lessons, You will learn far more and far faster. One hour driving lessons WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. By the time you have a recap on your previous lesson and then drive to the training area to practice the chosen objective, you may have already used 15 minutes of your lesson. There should then be a summary when you finish to confirm what you have learnt, this will take another 5 minutes = That’s 20 minutes of your 60 minute lesson.


 Step 2. Be Prepared for Your Driving Lessons

It’s Your Driving Lesson! Make The Most Of It. Being in the right frame of mind will give the best value for your money. Also!!!!!! Actually being conscious, is defiantly a MAJOR plus.

Step 3. Your Driving Lesson should always begin with a Recap of your Previous Driving Lesson.

Please don’t underestimate this very important point. Your driving instructor should be asking you questions at this stage to confirm your understanding of previous learning and to test your knowledge on the next subject. Your practical driving practice will be far less effective if you do not fully understand the theory of the subject and mistakes can be made through lack of knowledge.

Step 4. The Lessons Objective.

Possibly, the most important element to your progress. Trust me , without a firm objective, your larding period will be greatly increased. It is absolutely vital that EVERY lesson has a definite objective. You must understand what will be covered in the current lesson and how it will move you forward towards your goal. Driving aimlessly around is a complete waste of your hard earned money.

Step 5. Your driving lessons should be structured and you should be encouraged to develop your skills

Your Lessons should follow a structured path from very easy at the beginning and then increase in complexity as you progress. Your instructor should be encouraging you to develop by asking you relevant questions to check your understanding. This is a very important procedure as responsibility is gradually transferred to you.

NO 6. Summary of Your driving Lesson.

What you discuss at the end of your lesson, will compound the retention of that newly gained knowledge

Step 7. Self Evaluate, Be Confident and be Ready

Be Confident and be Ready. Be honest with yourself! Are you still making mistakes during your lessons? Many students fail their driving tests because they are not driving consistently before they go to test. Arriving for your practical driving test knowing that you are lacking in confidence due to inconsistent driving will just add to the anxiety and many will blame nerves “on the day” but in reality it’s generally down to lack of consistency in the build up to test day.

Step 8. Listen to the Advice of Your Driving Instructor

Instructors are highly trained and experienced at assessing when you are ready for your driving test, you are paying for professional advice – So it would be wise to listen to it.


BDS have over 100’s of Local Test Passes on our website and our pupils return an average 1st time pass rate of 82% across the whole driving school.

Don’t just take our word for it read over 100’s of  Customer Reviews to see what customers have to say after taking their driving lessons. Learning to drive should be an enjoyable and straight forward process when following a structured course of lessons.

We let Our Customers do the Talking!!

To read our Customer Reviews and see Why we teach 100’s of Local Students each week…….

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