Q. What qualifications do you hold to be a Driving Instructor?
A. I have Cert IV's in Driving Instructing, Training & Assessor & also a Safe Working with Children Certificate (WWC0219949E). I am a member of NSWDTA (NSW Driver Trainers Association).
Q. Do you offer the 3 for 1 Driving Lesson Scheme?
A. Yes I do. Learner Drivers under 25 years of age, who completed a 1 hour driving lesson with a fully licenced Driving Instructor can record 3 hours driving experience in their Learner Driver Logbook. Up to 10 hours of structured driving lessons can now be accepted and recorded as 30 hours in the Learner Driver Logbook.
Q. Am I able to learn in my own car?
A. Yes you can learn in your own car, however I ask you to sign a waiver that in the event of any accident and/or fines, that there can be no claim made against me or Drive N Pass Driving School.
Q. Do you work weekends?
A. I work Tuesday to Saturday.
Q. How long do lessons go for?
A. Lessons are for either 1 or 2 hours.
Q. Do you fill in my Logbook?
A. Yes. At the end of each lesson, I will update your Logbook.
Q. How long will it take me to get my licence?
A. It's totally dependent on your driving skills and learning abilities. I will show you the safest & most practical way to learn to drive, but every student is different. I will not push you to go for your test until you are ready and know all the road rules.
Q. Do you provide a car for the driving test or can I use my own car?
A. Yes, my car is available for the test at a reasonable rate. The rate includes the use of my vehicle which is FULLY INSURED for you to use as well as a 1.5 hour lesson before the test so that you feel confident and comfortable to pass your test. If you are going in your car, the fee still applies for my time.
Q. What happens if we get a fine during the lesson?
A. If this does happen, the fine would be sent to Drive N Pass Driving School. I would then fill out the Statutory Declaration that is attached to the fine with your details, and then send this back to Service NSW for it to be reissued in your name for you to pay.
Q. If I am going to drive an automatic but we have a manual car at home, do you advise that I learn in both?
A. It is better to learn in an automatic as that is the car you are going to drive. You can always learn to drive a manual later if that's what you want to do. Driving an automatic is also easier to learn than a manual, so it helps you to gain confidence & road skills in an automatic before trying to learn in a manual.
Q. I have a licence from overseas. Is it going to help me to get my licence faster?
A. It depends on the origin of your licence and your driving skills. Most of the time, I will inform you on the 1st lesson, using the 20 point analysis report to assess your skills. Please visit our Links Page for more information.
Q. What is the waiting time at Service NSW?
A. Depending on what Service NSW centre you choose & the time of the year, generally around 10-21 days.
Q. Will I have to complete all my lessons before we book my test?
A. In most cases yes, but we try to plan ahead so there is no break between when you finish your lessons & when you go for your licence.