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Absolutely! Our cars are reliable, roadworthy, registered and regularly serviced. We’re fully insured for the protection of all in the car. All our cars have dual controls – this means there’s a second set of brakes that we can use to keep you safe.

Absolutely. As long as your school, workplace or other pickup point is within the suburbs that we service (just ask if you’re not sure) we can pick you up. You can start your driving lesson at school and finish it at home, or start your lesson at home and drive yourself into work under our instruction.

When you drive with a valid driving school, for the first ten hours you’ll get “3 for 1” – a one-hour class with an instructor goes down as three hours in your logbook. When you do a night lesson with an instructor, your logbook will show one night hour and two day hours.

This “3 for 1” option is only valid for the first ten hours you complete with an instructor, but that doesn’t mean you can only have ten hours of lessons! We’ve had students complete their entire learning with us. There’s no limit to regular lessons with us.

Payment types accepted: cash or bank transfer. Sorry no card or cheque facilities.

There are a few things to think about before your driving lesson: Book a lesson in a timeframe that suits you. Make sure you have enough time to do the lesson and that you won’t be late for other appointments if you get back late. Wear comfortable shoes that you can drive in. If you wear glasses or contacts to drive, make sure you have them. You’ll need to bring your learners’ licence and your log book. You’ll need to bring payment in the form of cash or cheque unless you are paying by bank transfer. Please feel free to bring a bottle of water for yourself. Finally, make sure you have eaten before your lesson – it’s hard to focus when you’re hungry!

If you’re not sure if you’re in our teaching zone or not, please feel free to give us a call. If you’re not far from the suburbs we service we may still be able to help you. Alternatively you can catch a bus or train to our area and we will collect you from the station.

Between us we have over 20 years’ teaching experience (and far more driving experience).
Each instructor holds a Cert IV in Driver Training.
Donna has Keys 2 Drive Accreditation and Safer Driver Course Coach and Facilitator.
We all consider the safety of our students of paramount importance.

Over a series of lessons we’ll teach you everything you need to know to pass your driving test, but more importantly, to be a safe driver once you’re on your own.

We’ll take you over several routes in your neighbourhood to work on areas such as:

  • Hazard perception
  • Safe turning and braking
  • Following road rules
  • Traffic lights
  • Roundabouts
  • Reverse parallel parking
  • Kerbside stops
  • Three-point turns
  • Right-hand turns
  • Safe gap selection
  • Blind spots
  • Correct use of indicators

You may have never even sat in the drivers’ seat of a car before – that’s fine. We can teach you all the necessary skills from scratch, or we can help you polish and improve the driving skills you already have.

The Test

Definitely – in fact, we strongly recommend it! There are many benefits to sitting your driving test in an instructors’ car – the main one being that the dual brake system makes the car safer, and your RMS officer will be more relaxed to be in a familiar, clean, roadworthy car with dual brakes.

Before you sit your test, we will pick you up and take you for a one-hour driving lesson to relax you and go over any last-minute points before the test. By the time you sit the test you’ll have already been driving for an hour that day so you’ll be ‘in the zone’, so to speak!

Not only do you have the car, you’ll have the instructor. We’ll help you fill out your paperwork and meet the RMS officer who will be testing you. We’ll also sign off on your logbook and we’ll be there to congratulate you when you pass!

Finally, after the test, we’ll take you home or back to your school or workplace, all as part of the service.

There’s no denying it’s scary to sit the driving test for your red P-plates. But a little preparation goes a long way! Follow these tips from the RMS and from Glenn to make sure you’re ready to go.

  • Make sure your learner logbook is complete. Check to see that your instructor/s (like your parents or guardians) have signed off on every entry, and that the Declaration of Completion is all filled out.
  • Don’t forget your learner licence! If you show up to the RMS registry without your licence you cannot sit the test.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. If you don’t normally drive in high heels, don’t wear them to the test.
  • If you wear glasses or contacts while driving, be sure to have them with you.
  • Make sure you’ve eaten and had enough to drink. You won’t focus as well if you’re hungry!
  • Give yourself lots of time to arrive at the registry. You don’t want to be rushing or adding extra stress to your day.
  • Finally, make sure you have a way of getting home – regardless of whether you pass or fail! If you are doing your test in a Glenn’s Driving School car, we’ll take you back to school, work or home as part of the service.