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Driving lessons in and around:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne • Northumberland
Tyneside • Cramlington • Blyth Valley

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Tomorrow's Driving Starts Today

Learn to drive off road from age 14

Enjoy the thrill of driving now

  • U17 can't wait to drive ?
  • Get ahead of the crowd with our driving courses.
  • Taster lessons available
  • One to one tuition (same instructor throughout your course)
  • Large practice area with junctions and a roundabout.
  • You are the only vehicle on the course during your lesson.
  • Gift vouchers available.

There are very few places around the UK where you can safely learn to drive under 17 on an off road circuit, and even fewer where you can have 1-to-1 driving lessons following a structured programme. So if you are serious about getting a head start on learning to drive.

All our Young Driver instructors are fully qualified Driving Standards Agency Approved (ADI's) and have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. My handpicked team will instil an awareness of the responsibilities of driving from the start


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Why do we encourage 14 — 17 year olds to drive ?

  • "One in five new drivers is involved in a crash in their first year of driving"
    (DSA learning to drive a consultation paper 2008)
  • In Sweden they lowered the practice age from 17 1/2 to 16 and dramatically reduced accident rates. (The Swedish National Road Administration)
  • We create safer drivers because most accidents are due to driver error.
  • They have their own driving coach, more attention can be given to dealing with the risks round every corner.
  • It's fantastic to watch the surprise on their face as they learn to drive with guidance rather than instruction.

Young Driver Experiences

Young driver experiences are open to anyone who is 14+ and 1.5m Tall. On the lessons you will drive a dual control car and learn everything from how to start the engine, move off safely, manoeuvre, brake, reverse, park, change gear through to carrying out things like an emergency stop.

Young driver awards

Work towards your Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. After each lesson your instructor will chart your progress in your own personal Young Drivers Log. This is very important so you can see how you are progressing and plan future training. When you are 17 and start driving lessons on the roads, your instructor will then be able to see your level of progress and experience – putting you way ahead of most other 17 year olds.

Where are we

Our courses are held off road at Tharsus Engineering, (carpark and compound), Cowley Road, Blyth, NE24 5TF.

Do I need a Provisional license

You do not need a provisional license to take one of our under 17 driving lessons.

Insurance

All the instructors are fully insured to give instruction to under 17's off road.

What will it cost

  • Car, instructor and off road area is £38.00 a 50 minute session.
  • 1-to-1 training £38.00 for 50 minutes
  • 2 friends or siblings sharing the car is £38.00 for 50 minutes
  • Courses: 6 x 50 minute lessons = £200.00.
    3 x 50 minute lessons = £  108.00.
  • Paired lessons: These lessons are designed for siblings or friends. The pair will be briefed then each student in turn will have the opportunity to practice. Based on 2 sharing is £38.00 for 50 mins, a 3 session course = £108.00 etc.
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Nervous Drivers

Our Young Driver lessons are available for anyone aged over 14, it can be a good introduction for especially nervous drivers who are over 17 and want to gain experience in a less pressured envornment..
Pass Plus Scheme Disabled lessons Driving Standards Agency Driving Instructors Association
Driving lessons around: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyneside, Northumberland, Blyth Valley, Heaton, Wallsend, Walker, Fenham, Benwell, Kingston park, Kenton, Denton burn, Gosforth Killingworth, North shields, Tynemouth, Whitlybay, Colourcoats, Seaton, Sluce, Blyth, Seaton, Dela val, Seghill, Annitsford, Cramlington, Bedlington, Stakeford, Ashington, Morpeth and Ponteland

Also: Check test training • Standards Check • Check test clinic • Trainee licence • Part 3 clinic • Part 3 booster course • Part 3 training • Instructor training

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