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Driving Lessons in Portsmouth

Learn To Drive With Lendrums in Plymouth

Welcome to Lendrums Driving School in Portsmouth. Lendrums Driving School is a well established Driving School and has been in business since 2010, with hundreds of happy clients. Lendrums Driving School is passionate about quality and helping you achieve your goal of getting that all important Driving Licence.

Driving Lessons with Lendrums Driving School are enjoyable, educational and in a safe environment. The Driving Instructor will work with you to achieve goals each lesson, and work at a pace that is suitable to you, and with a teaching style that suits you.

We wont fail you and we wont make promises that we cannot keep. Lessons are flexible and suited to you, at a time and place that is convenient.

Why Lendrums Driving School?

Our high Pass Rate, our passion for teaching, our excellent driving instructors and modern vehicles, plus our reputation in the market place is what we have built or success on.

There are hundreds of driving schools around, but people come back to us over and over again, and those that pass have recommended our services for many years, and why? because we give what we say, quality driving lessons in a safe environment.

How to Pass Your Test?

Passing your driving test first time requires a lot of time, effort and dedication. You will learn many skills along the journey through from total beginner to a fully qualified driver, and the driving team will help find ways that suit your learning style.

Some people have access to another car, and are able to get private practice with Parents, this is really helpful, as it allows you to practice what you’re learning between driving lessons, and generally means most people take less time to pass.  If your reading this and thinking “I don’t have access to another car” or “I can’t afford to drive another car”, do not worry it may just take a little more time.

How to pass on a budget?

Learning to Drive is an investment and can be quite expensive, however we at Lendrums Driving School understand this, and have options that will help your budget. We offer block discounts, Military Discount, NHS Discount and Student Discounts, so will hopefully be able to meet your budgetary needs.

We offer a flexible approach and offer 1, 1.5 and 2 hour lessons or more intensive learning is available. With our help you can plan and budget your lessons.

What will I do on my first lesson?

On your first driving lesson, your instructor will check your provisional licence and ask you to do a eye sight test, so you will be asked to read a number plate.
The Driving Instructor will drive you to a quiet area or area suitable to your level.

The instructor will explain what you are going to do, and If you are a total beginner they will start with explaining about all the basics. Do not worry yourself in thinking “How am I going to remember everything” as there is a lot of information, and the instructor will repeat as necessary and it will all get clearer and easier to remember as you go on the journey, and don’t feel afraid to ask questions.

If you have had some driving experience the instructor will have asked questions on the way to the training area, and depending what you have told them, they may get you to do a short drive for them to build an idea of your ability, and then they will have an action plan ready.

How will I know when I’m ready for my test?

Every person who learns to drive wants to pass as soon as they can, and in the shortest time possible. There are many driving schools who promise they can get you through, and then only to find out later that you fail your test because you were not ready.

Learning to drive is a very individual process, and everyone learns at a different pace. At Lendrums Driving School we will keep you informed and when you’re ready we will tell you and help you book your test. We won’t keep you hanging on for test however if you’re not ready we will be honest, because the test costs £62 and then 2 hours of the time for the car hire, so potentially over £100, which is a lot of money to waste.

You will know when you’re ready because the driving instructor will have very little input into your driving and you will be able to do everything your asked without help. Each instructor will generally conduct a Mock Driving Test closer to your test to assess your ability, and this will highlight any specific areas requiring attention.

Why should I aim to get my theory test one soon?

The sooner you get started studying for the Theory/Hazard Perception test the better. A lot of people put it off and leave it to a few months into their learning, only to find that they are getting close to being ready for the practical test, but have to pass the theory test first. There can be a waiting time of a month to book a theory test and also you may not pass first time.

With Guidance and help from your instructor who will advise you on the books or Apps to buy, you can be ready very quickly. This knowledge is also used on your driving lessons so makes you more knowledgeable and closer to test.

What should I expect on Test day?

On the day of your driving test you will have a lesson the hour prior to the test.

You will arrive about 10 minutes before so you can relax.

The driving examiners are the same as everyone else, they have done the driving test and have continual tests throughout their career, and are on your side, they want to give you good news, remember they only mark you on what you show them.

The driving examiner will ask to see your provisional licence. They will ask you if you would like to have your instructor in the car, this is YOUR choice.

The examiner will ask you to read a number plate to check your eyesight of 20 metres, before asking you 2 of questions from the show/tell list (link: http://lendrums-driving-school.co.uk/index.php/showtell.html ).

The driving test lasts between 35-45 minutes and goes on many different roads, so you can demonstrate what you have been learning, 1 reverse exercise, 10 minutes of independent driving and possibly the emergency stop

Once you return to the test centre the examiner will give you your result.

6/10 People Fail their first test (43% first time pass in the UK).

Below are the top ten reasons why people fail the driving test.

  1. Observation at junctions - ineffective observation and judgement
  2. Reverse parking - ineffective observation or lack of accuracy
  3. Use of mirrors - not checking or not acting on the information
  4. Moving away - ineffective observation or control when moving away
  5. Use of signals - not given, not cancelled or misleading signals
  6. Incorrect positioning - at roundabouts, lanes and bends
  7. Reversing around a corner - ineffective observation or lack of accuracy
  8. Lack of steering control - steering too early or leaving it too late
  9. Turn round in road - ineffective observation or lack of accuracy
  10. Inappropriate speed - travelling too slowly


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