GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR: THE GLASS

The glass in our cars serves a number of purposes to further the safety and comfort of the occupants. The most obvious is the taking and giving of information. Windows allow us to take in information such as signals from other road users. And they allow those other road users to observe us and make deductions about our intentions.

Over time the windows of an ordinary passenger vehicle have become bigger to allow the taking and giving of information. Sometimes we forget the importance of our windows and don’t keep them as clean as we should.

The window is also part of the structural integrity of the vehicle. Without the glass in the window, it would be almost impossible to drive your vehicle at speed. The process of driving would become very uncomfortable due to dust, insects and wind.

Along with the pillars and roof, the glass provides protection to the car’s occupants should the vehicle end up on the roof. The overall size and shape of the glass is an important aspect of the styling of a vehicle.

Throughout time, the glass used for windscreens has changed from ordinary to toughened, to safety laminate. This change was mainly to protect the occupants of the passenger compartment from harm.

For example, if a stone was to be spun from the back wheel of the vehicle in front on to your vehicle windscreen, its speed of impact will be that of your vehicle plus that of the stone. On a modern vehicle a windscreen should stay intact.

But did you know? Your side and rear windscreens are specifically made of toughened glass so that they shatter. This is so you are not trapped in your vehicle in the event of a bad crash.

Have you ever noticed that there is often a dot-matrix around the area behind the rearview mirror? This is there to soften the light when you look up to check your mirrors. The dot-matrix also extends around the edges of the windscreen to soften light which might otherwise be glare.

Then we have tinted windows. Tints are used for many reasons. Styling, privacy and heat reduction being the main ones. In sunny climates, tinting will protect the interior from damage. The main problem with tinted glass is the suppression of giving and receiving information and it’s not just about being able to see what the other driver is doing.

It’s about being able to gain information by looking through a vehicle’s glass. For example, when emerging from a junction with vehicles parked close to the mouth of that junction. We try to look through those vehicles.

Applied tints are sometimes sold on the fact that it is difficult for someone to break the window to which the tint has been applied. But think of it this way, it would also make it difficult for emergency services to break the window to rescue you. An applied tint could also invalidate your vehicles insurance as this could be viewed as a modification. You would need to check with your insurance company first, as after an accident the assessor will not be doing any favours. We’ve outlined some of the rules and penalties when it comes to tinted glass, just in case you were thinking about it!

The UK rules for tinted glass are:

  • Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later, the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.

  • Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985, the front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.

Penalties for having wrongly tinted windows:

  • a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed
  • a penalty notice or court summons

So before you go and tint those windows, make sure you know the rules, understand the penalties and have cleared it with your insurance company!

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DRIVING HACKS: OIL

Engine oil is a substance comprising of base oils which are enhanced with antiwear additive plus detergents, dispersants and, for multi-grade oils viscosity index improvers. Engine oil is used for the lubrication of internal combustion engines and proper oil care is essential.

First and foremost, make sure you know which light on the dashboard is your oil warning light. Any red warning light coming on your dashboard means you should stop (safely) as soon as you can and get help. If you’re not sure what to do, refer to your handbook or check out our handy guide on what to do when your warning lights come on.

If your oil warning light does turn red, it doesn’t just mean your oil is low. It means there is no pressure in the engine because oil is leaking out. In this instance, stop (safely) and call a pro!

Even if your warning light hasn’t come on, you should still check your oil levels frequently. When doing so, do it on a flat surface and make sure to give it a few minutes to drain and settle in the engine. Once the oil has settled you;

  1. Identify the dipstick/oil level indicator
  2. Pull the oil level indicator out
  3. Wipe it clean
  4. Put it back in
  5. Remove the indicator again
  6. Check the level against the minimum and maximum markers

Simple! And it doesn’t take long to do. So next time you have a spare few minutes, check your oil.

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Teresa Greaney: Safeguarding & Confidential Listening Officer

I live in Southsea with my husband Liam, who is the founder of Driving-Pro. I have a grown-up daughter who I enjoy spending time with. I love to travel and have been all over the world. We try to get away a few times a year but I sometimes find it hard to get him to spend the money! We also love to socialise and enjoy meeting friends for a few drinks.

I’ve always been interested in road safety; one of my earliest memories is of running away from home as a child, but then having to go back five minutes later as I knew I wasn’t allowed to cross the road on my own!

Most of my working life has been spent in the care industry, which was a career I loved. I worked with people with severe learning difficulties and found it very rewarding. When Liam asked me to become Driving-Pro’s Safeguarding Officer it appealed to me because it will utilise the skills I developed during my career.

I’m a great listener and am easy to talk to, so if any Driving-Pro pupils need to raise a complaint about an instructor’s conduct, I will be an impartial ear, giving both parties a fair say. I’m pleased to say that so far, we haven’t had any complaints as our instructors are lovely, but should a problem arise, I’m here to help!

Driverless Cars: The Driver

What about driving in a driverless car? If you remember, last month we spoke about the different stages of CAVs. All the way up to stage 4 someone is expected to be able to drive the vehicle. The situations in which someone is expected to take over and drive aren’t necessarily easy ones. At the moment engineers are thinking about situations such as extremes of weather.

Driving is a skill and for us to be good at a skill, we must practice. If our cars are driverless, how and where will we get that practice? When the vehicle is in a controlled mode with a human driver, how will that affect the autonomous vehicles around us? And what will happen when lots of inexperienced drivers suddenly having to take control of their vehicle in an extreme weather situation?

How will insurance companies view this possibility? Will the driver have to maintain their licence by continuous driver training? Will your vehicle be aware of your driving capabilities and insurance status? Will control only be handed over in a very structured way? What will be the default options be? Should the vehicle pull over and park safely until the situation has been resolved?

At stage 4, would not journeys become very tedious but we may still have to take control? Drivers are already starting to sleep and let the vehicle do the job. For example, Telsa has already had drivers crash while asleep and have pointed out that the driver was at fault, not the car.

Insurance companies routinely only cover certain types of risk. Risks that have been carefully monitored and evaluated over time. What would happen if that risk was one of the driver’s inattention due to extreme tedium? Would companies refuse to cover if the driver was not actively involved in the drive? Because the vehicles will be routinely safer will it matter anyway?

Will people be able to assume control of their car to take advantage of other cars that will be programmed to give way? You are on a piece of road that goes from 2 lanes into one lane. Most people keep left, but a few push past as far as they can. Will autonomous vehicles allow for you to override then overtake?

Will your car report you to the police if you break a driving law when you are in control? Will your car have a duty of care towards you or others on the road? Could it be able to measure the air in the car and decide you are not fit to take control because there is alcohol on your breath from last night? What about if there was too much C02 and you were tired?

As we learn more about Autonomous vehicles, it seems as though there are more questions than answers. There are so many possibilities that we can’t even fathom and each time the subject is discussed, new questions pop up! What do you think? How do you feel about CAVs?

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Glen Robbins

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I’ve been a husband for 37 years and a father for 34 years, which I’d say is proof of my patience, which is one of the many skills that I bring to my role as a driving instructor!

I qualified in 1985 and have worked continuously in the industry ever since. In addition to teaching learners, I have also spent the last 29 years teaching trainee driving instructors. I was pretty good at it, so I was then asked to train other driving instructors on how to teach trainee driving instructors.

I have many industry qualifications including ADI Grade A, DIA Diamond Advanced Instructor, Cardington Grade A Advanced Driver, NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier and IAM Advanced Driver.

Most importantly of all, I have the patience of a saint and love working with people who give it their best. All this and an endless supply of bad jokes to boot!

To contact me directly:

07843 488817
info@driving-pro.com

For driving lessons in Gosport, Portsmouth , Southsea and the surrounding area with patient professional Instructors, Contact us on 02393 75 25 25 or use our  online contact form.

Female Driving Instructor Gosport

Jo Guthrie

I love driving, it’s my favourite hobby and luckily, one that I excel at! My calm, friendly and patient nature makes me an ideal instructor and working as one has further developed my already good people skills.

I’ve been driving for 28 years and I have a C&G 7307/02 & 0/3. These are both parts of the Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate.

My other passion is tap dancing, which is great fun! I live in Gosport with my husband of 26 years and my 11-year-old daughter. Before I became an instructor, I was in the nursing industry, working within the community of Portsmouth. This is where I developed my patience, which I now use daily when instructing to put my students at ease.

If you are looking for a friendly female driving instructor in Gosport contact me directly:

07931 845173
info@driving-pro.com

Danny Farr

I live in Portchester – where I grew up – and know the village, plus surrounding areas such as Fareham and Gosport well. Before becoming a driving instructor, I worked as a retail manager for 24 years. This involved me training and developing people to become the best they could be and it is these skills that I bring to my new career as a driving instructor.

I have two amazing daughters called Maddie and Lola, who keep me busy! I love sports and to keep fit I play squash, with occasional games in the Hampshire League. My other love is football and I am a life-long fan of Manchester City – I’m not a glory hunter!

I’m calm, patient and friendly and will make you feel at ease behind the wheel. Hope to work with you soon.

To contact me directly:

07795 310457
info@driving-pro.com

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Mark Parnel

I have lived in the Havant area all my life and have fantastic knowledge of the Havant and Waterlooville areas. I’m happily married and have two grown-up children and a lovely little granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy tropical fishkeeping, watching movies and eating out with my wife and family. Other interests include walking, BBQs and family picnics in the summer.

I have great passion for my job as an ADI and get great pleasure from teaching and helping pupils of different ages achieve their goals and pass their driving test. I became an ADI in 2014. My prior role of 15 years was as a Mill Manager in a busy furniture company, which involved training and coaching adults to help them reach their goals and further their careers.

I’ve now transferred these skills to provide confident driving tuition with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Hope to see you on the road soon!

To contact me directly:

07570 821985
info@driving-pro.com

Greg Wise

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I live in Denmead with my wife and son. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and listening to a broad range of music. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, family time, watching movies and have recently discovered home-brewing my own beer!

I love all things vehicle-related and have even had a couple of flying lessons, which were a real eye-opener! I am hoping to do a few more over the next few years, but my real passion is driving.

I worked in the IT industry for 24 years, which gave me a great insight into technology and how it can be applied in the real world. I began training as an ADI at the beginning of 2017 and I’m looking forward to a long and successful career as a driving instructor. Driving-Pro have given me a great opportunity to achieve this!

To contact me directly:

07771 640820
info@driving-pro.com

For driving lessons in Gosport, Portsmouth , Southsea and the surrounding area with patient professional Instructors, Contact us on 02393 75 25 25 or use our  online contact form.

Doug Drinkwater

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I live in Southsea and have three grown-up children. In my spare time I like to relax with friends. I also have many sporting interests including Judo and Karate in which I hold black belts.

I have been a driving instructor for over 24 years and in that time, I’ve taught hundreds of people, from all walks of life, who have gone on to pass their tests successfully. In addition to that, I also train others to become driving instructors, which has resulted in over 30 ADI`s through their exams.

As part of my own training I have passed four advanced driving tests. One of these is the ‘Cardington Grade A’, which is considered to be the hardest civilian driving test and only open to driving instructors.

My main goal in life is to teach people of all abilities to be safe and confident drivers; you never get bored of the thrill of hearing another student has passed!

To contact me directly:

07739 039 943
info@driving-pro.com

For driving lessons in Gosport, Portsmouth , Southsea and the surrounding area with patient professional Instructors, Contact us on 02393 75 25 25 or use our  online contact form.

Liam Greaney

I live with my wife Teresa in Southsea and have a grown-up stepdaughter who I acquired a half share in when I married Teresa. I keep fit by going to the gym and walking. One of my interests is travel with over 50 countries visited so far! Sometimes I have combined walking and travel with hikes of up to 100 miles in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Peru and Nepal.

For the last 39 years I have made my living from driving and teaching driving. As an instructor I welcome both difficult questions and pupils. I have some experience of teaching those who are deaf and without speech. If English is not your first language, I will try to learn some of yours. At the moment I have some Arabic, Bengali, Spanish and French. But please note that all driving tests will be in English.

As part of my own training I have taken and passed:

  • Diploma in Driver Education
  • BTEC Level 4 Driver Coaching
  • DIA Diamond Advanced Driving Instructor
  • DIA Diamond Advanced Driving Examiner
  • DIA Fleet Trainer
  • The RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction
  • Road Safety GB Behavioral Change
  • C & G Further and Adult Teachers Certificate Parts 1 & 2

As the founder of driving-pro, I am a member of the following groups:

  • The Driving Instructors Association
  • Southern Driving Instructors Association
  • Diamond Advanced Motorists
  • ADI National Joint Council
  • Disability Driving Instructors
  • RoSPA
  • Road Safety GB
  • Chartered Management Institute

My ultimate goal is to produce safe and effective drivers using my friendly and patient manner.
To contact me directly:
07886 608 249
liam@driving-pro.com

For driving lessons in Gosport, Portsmouth , Southsea and the surrounding area with patient professional Instructors, Contact us on 02393 75 25 25 or use our  online contact form.

Gav Kendall

I’ve lived in and around Portsmouth all my life, so I know the area well. I have a grown-up daughter who I enjoy spending time with, usually at the cinema or curry house! I love jazz music and classic cars, and can while away many an hour listening to Jazz FM while browsing classic cars on eBay. I also enjoy dinner out with friends and the odd car show when one presents itself.

My entire career has been focused on cars and vehicles. I worked in the motor trade for many years and have 12 years’ experience of driving artic lorries. Once you’ve manoeuvred one of those down a single track lane, every other driving task seems easy!

Over the last three years I’ve been teaching friends to drive. I really enjoyed it and was good at it too, so I decided to become an instructor full time. I got in touch with driving-pro and with their help and a lot of swotting up, I passed my exams and qualified as an instructor. I now look forward to meeting new people and helping them learn how to drive and be safe on the roads.

To contact me directly:
07835 258614

info@driving-pro.com

Nigel Thomas

I live in Portsmouth and have two children. I enjoy keeping in shape, which has become more challenging since hitting the big 5-0! I particularly enjoy martial arts and have been practising for more years than I care to remember!

I have an extensive background in teaching/training adults and hold numerous qualifications including PTLLS and City & Guilds in Communication and Conflict Management.

I became a driving instructor because I relished the thought of a new challenge and I’m passionate about helping people reach their full potential and acquire practical, life-changing skills. Passing your driving tests ticks both of those boxes!

The skills I have developed whilst teaching adults for the last 20 years have been invaluable in teaching my pupils to become safe and confident drivers for life. I hope to see you behind the wheel soon.

To contact me directly:
07393 614040
info@driving-pro.com

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CAR DOORS: MORE THAN JUST A DOOR

The doors on your car provide for the entry and exit as well as security of the vehicle. Their shape and method of opening are all part of the overall styling of the vehicle. They are also a part of the passive safety of the vehicle, in a number of ways. For example; load-carrying pockets, the structural integrity of the vehicle in the event of a collision and they may also contain airbags.

Did you know that doors are fitted with door brakes called stays? These are to smooth the shutting of the door. Particularly when the camber adds to the shutting force. Care must be taken with the opening of doors as they can be hit by other road users. This can also include pedestrians on the pavement. You are obliged to ensure you open your door safely. This applies to any door on your vehicle whether opened from the inside or out.

Did you know that there are a number of types of door openings?

Conventional Doors

The door itself is hinged, on the leading edge. This means that if you drive off, the door will tend to close on its own. When a saloon car only has 2 doors, those doors will be bigger than a saloon car which has 4 doors. The reason for this is the door space needs to be bigger to allow access to the rear of the vehicle.

Coach doors

These are hinged on the trailing edge so open the opposite way to normal doors. For this reason, they are sometimes known as suicide doors. The reason for this is that they open if the vehicle is moving as the airflow will force the door open! Scary! This not only creates a hazard for oncoming vehicles, but an unsecured occupant may also find themselves in the road. These types of car doors are often fitted to vehicles where the driver is opening the door for the passenger such as taxis or chauffeur-driven cars.

Sliding Doors

These types of doors are used on larger vehicles such as vans or people carriers. A conventional door on a large vehicle would require a bigger space into which to open. So they are space-saving.

Other Doors

Think the doors on the Bat Mobile. These tend to be used on concept vehicles rather than mainstream ones. Gullwing, canopy, butterfly and scissor doors, amongst others. Because all these doors open upward if the vehicle has rolled it makes getting out very difficult. Also when parked there must be sufficient clearance above for the doors to open. So they may be cool, but they’re not necessarily practical or safe!

So…what kind of doors does your car have?

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Leigh Park and The Warren

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I have lived in the Havant area all my life and have fantastic knowledge of the Havant and Waterlooville areas. I’m happily married and have two grown-up children and a lovely little granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy tropical fishkeeping, watching movies and eating out with my wife and family. Other interests include walking, [...]
This area covers Langstone, Northney, the North of Hayling Island, Stoke, Fleet, Warblington, Denvilles, Emsworth (Portsmouth side), New Brighton, Bedhampton, Havant College, Rowlands Castle. The Warren we have our own resident instructor here, Mark Pernell. If you want a local man he’s the one for you. He will be busy so we have listed our other instructors who will help him out and cover the rest of the area.

The local Driving Test Centre is Portsmouth:

Opposite Fort Southwick

James Callaghan Drive,

Portsmouth,

Hampshire,

PO17 6AR

Parking: There are parking spaces available at this centre

Toilets: Male and female toilets are available

Disabled access: Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability as there are steps leading to the waiting room.

Our instructor who covers this area is:

Havant

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I live in Portchester - where I grew up - and know the village, plus surrounding areas such as Fareham and Gosport well. Before becoming a driving instructor, I worked as a retail manager for 24 years. This involved me training and developing people to become the best they could be and it is these [...]
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I have lived in the Havant area all my life and have fantastic knowledge of the Havant and Waterlooville areas. I’m happily married and have two grown-up children and a lovely little granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy tropical fishkeeping, watching movies and eating out with my wife and family. Other interests include walking, [...]
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I live in Denmead with my wife and son. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and listening to a broad range of music. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, family time, watching movies and have recently discovered home-brewing my own beer! I love all things vehicle-related and have even had a couple […]

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I live in Southsea and have three grown-up children. In my spare time I like to relax with friends. I also have many sporting interests including Judo and Karate in which I hold black belts. I have been a driving instructor for over 24 years and in that time, I’ve taught hundreds of people, from all walks of […]

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I’ve lived in and around Portsmouth all my life, so I know the area well. I have a grown-up daughter who I enjoy spending time with, usually at the cinema or curry house! I love jazz music and classic cars, and can while away many an hour listening to Jazz FM while browsing classic cars […]

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I live in Portsmouth and have two children. I enjoy keeping in shape, which has become more challenging since hitting the big 5-0! I particularly enjoy martial arts and have been practising for more years than I care to remember! I have an extensive background in teaching/training adults and hold numerous qualifications including PTLLS and [...]
This area covers Langstone, Northney, the North of Hayling Island, Stoke, Fleet, Warblington, Denvilles, Emsworth (Portsmouth side), New Brighton, Bedhampton, Havant College, Rowlands Castle.

The local Driving Test Centre is Portsmouth:

Opposite Fort Southwick

James Callaghan Drive,

Portsmouth,

Hampshire,

PO17 6AR

Parking: There are parking spaces available at this centre

Toilets: Male and female toilets are available

Disabled access: Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability as there are steps leading to the waiting room.

Our instructors who cover this area are:

Denmead

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I have lived in the Havant area all my life and have fantastic knowledge of the Havant and Waterlooville areas. I’m happily married and have two grown-up children and a lovely little granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy tropical fishkeeping, watching movies and eating out with my wife and family. Other interests include walking, [...]
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I live in Denmead with my wife and son. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and listening to a broad range of music. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, family time, watching movies and have recently discovered home-brewing my own beer! I love all things vehicle-related and have even had a couple […]

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I live in Southsea and have three grown-up children. In my spare time I like to relax with friends. I also have many sporting interests including Judo and Karate in which I hold black belts. I have been a driving instructor for over 24 years and in that time, I’ve taught hundreds of people, from all walks of […]

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I live in Portsmouth and have two children. I enjoy keeping in shape, which has become more challenging since hitting the big 5-0! I particularly enjoy martial arts and have been practising for more years than I care to remember! I have an extensive background in teaching/training adults and hold numerous qualifications including PTLLS and [...]

Waterlooville

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I live in Portchester - where I grew up - and know the village, plus surrounding areas such as Fareham and Gosport well. Before becoming a driving instructor, I worked as a retail manager for 24 years. This involved me training and developing people to become the best they could be and it is these [...]
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I have lived in the Havant area all my life and have fantastic knowledge of the Havant and Waterlooville areas. I’m happily married and have two grown-up children and a lovely little granddaughter. In my spare time I enjoy tropical fishkeeping, watching movies and eating out with my wife and family. Other interests include walking, [...]
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I live in Denmead with my wife and son. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and listening to a broad range of music. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking, family time, watching movies and have recently discovered home-brewing my own beer! I love all things vehicle-related and have even had a couple […]

drvingpro prfile image greg

I live in Southsea and have three grown-up children. In my spare time I like to relax with friends. I also have many sporting interests including Judo and Karate in which I hold black belts. I have been a driving instructor for over 24 years and in that time, I’ve taught hundreds of people, from all walks of […]

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I’ve lived in and around Portsmouth all my life, so I know the area well. I have a grown-up daughter who I enjoy spending time with, usually at the cinema or curry house! I love jazz music and classic cars, and can while away many an hour listening to Jazz FM while browsing classic cars […]

Glen driving pro fareham and gosport3
I live in Portsmouth and have two children. I enjoy keeping in shape, which has become more challenging since hitting the big 5-0! I particularly enjoy martial arts and have been practising for more years than I care to remember! I have an extensive background in teaching/training adults and hold numerous qualifications including PTLLS and [...]
The areas covered here are Waterlooville itself, Denmead, Cowplain, Weakcock Farm, Horndean, Cathrington, Clanfield, Purbrook, Widley, Southdowns College, HMS Dryad and the QA Hospital.

The local Portsmouth Driving Test Centre is:

Opposite Fort Southwick

James Callaghan Drive,

Portsmouth,

Hampshire,

PO17 6AR

Parking: There are parking spaces available at this centre

Toilets: Male and female toilets are available

Disabled access: Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability as there are steps leading to the waiting room.

Our instructors who cover this area are:

Lee-on-the-Solent

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I’ve been a husband for 37 years and a father for 34 years, which I’d say is proof of my patience, which is one of the many skills that I bring to my role as a driving instructor! I qualified in 1985 and have worked continuously in the industry ever since. In addition to teaching […]

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Jo Guthrie I love driving, it’s my favourite hobby and luckily, one that I excel at! My calm, friendly and patient nature makes me an ideal instructor and working as one has further developed my already good people skills. I’ve been driving for 28 years and I have a C&G 7307/02 & 0/3. These are [...]
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I live in Portchester - where I grew up - and know the village, plus surrounding areas such as Fareham and Gosport well. Before becoming a driving instructor, I worked as a retail manager for 24 years. This involved me training and developing people to become the best they could be and it is these [...]
This driving school area covers Alverstoke, Browndown, Brockhurst, Rowner, Lee-on-the-Solent, Elson, Hardway, Bridgemary, HMS Sultan, HMS Collingwood, St Vincent’s, Lee-on-the-Solent itself, Browndown and Bay House School.

It is also part of the greater Gosport area. So if you are not sure which area is covered by our driving instructors, use our contact form at the bottom and we will get back to you.

The Gosport Driving Test Center is located at:

The Richard Sainsbury Building

Daedalus Argus Gate

Daedalus Drive Lee on the Solent

Hampshire

PO13 9JY

Parking: There are parking spaces available at this centre

Toilets: Male and female toilets are available

Disabled access: Wheelchair accessible

Our driving instructors who cover this area are:

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