Frequently asked questions

From 8am 26th August, driving tests will be available to book in England and Wales but will be limited, with only 35,675 tests available to book for the next six weeks. This is until the next set of tests are released on 1 September, so a rolling 6-week period is available.

As a result of high demand the DVSA has introduced a queuing system to ensure the stability of the system, so when you log in, you will not have access to the system straight away. You will be held in a queue and given a queue number. The DVSA will update and their social media with information on driving test availability. It is possible that you will be held in the queue for some time; please do not try to access the system using multiple devices. They will update and their social media channels to let everyone know when all tests sell out.

I will adopt the following protocol for each lesson:

  • Before I arrive, I will contact you to ensure that:you have no symptoms of coronavirus and that you have not been in contact with anyone showing symptoms
  • No handshakes
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer immediately before the lesson
  • Windows will be open at all times
  • The car will be sanitized before you get in. In particular, all contact surfaces will be cleaned with anti-bacterial wipes or spray
  • No cash. Payment methods accepted are Bank Tranfer (preferred), Visa, V Pay, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay, Discover, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Payment to be made before the lesson starts.
  • No-one else to sit in on the lesson
  • We will both use face coverings. If you do not have one, I can supply a disposable face covering
  • If you wish to use disposable gloves, you can
  • If I am not 100% happy with the state of your health prior to the lesson, then I will postpone it until you are healthy

The DVSA have stopped taking bookings for Emergency Tests

I charge £30 per hour or £280 for a 10-hour pre-booking. Fow more details, see my price list

I give driving lessons in and around Warminster, Westbury or Frome. For more details see the map with my contact details.

I can pick-up and drop-off at any place within a 10 mile radius of Warminster.

Everyone is different, so its impossible to give an exact figure. The DVSA claim that the average pupil requires 45 hours of lessons and 22 hours of private practice to pass their driving test. Over the short time I have been instructing, I have taught 22 pupils to drive from scratch. From these 20 pupils, the minimum number of hours was 15 and the maximum number of hours was 59, with an average of 27 hours.

I am afraid I currently only do Manual Lessons. However, local schools which do Automatic Lessons include 2nd2None Driving School and Bath and Lanham’s School of Motoring.