Why choose Mark Carroll Driving School?
Choosing the right driving instructor for you is a big decision. Obviously price is a big factor, however so is what the instructor has to offer in the way of support
and flexibility, please take the time to read the reviews written by our former pupils. We offer friendly and relaxed lessons adapting our coaching to suit your own individual learning style and pace
of learning. Our lessons are designed to prepare you for driving for the rest of your life, not just for passing your driving test. During lessons we will look to make sure that you put fuel in the
car, visit a drive through restaurant, multi-storey car park and have a significant dual carriageway driving lesson. Additionally you will have the opportunity to plan a route to places that you may
need to travel to, use a satellite navigation system, and have your parents join us in the car to aid your driving practice with them. With prior arrangement we can start and end your lessons in
different places to suit your day's plans. We provide free on line theory training, and full support to ensure that you can pass the theory test as well as the practical test. If you want to find out
more read the reviews posted by our former pupils and call us today, it could be the best call you make.
From Monday 4th June 2018 learner drivers will be able to have lessons on the motorway network in England, Scotland and Wales.
How Will the Change Work?
Learner drivers will need to be:
- accompanied by an approved driving instructor
- driving a car fitted with dual controls
Motorway lessons will remain voluntary with the driving instructor deciding when the learner driver is competent enough to have motorway lessons.
Full details can be found HERE.
The Driving Test changed from Monday 4th December.
Independent Driving: The independent driving section of the test is increasing from 10 minutes to 20 minutes and during most tests will involve using a satnav.This should
include more higher speed roads and fewer housing estates.
Manoeuvres: Out go the turn in the road and reverse around corner to be replaced by forwards bay parking and reversing out and pull;ing up on the right side
of the road and reversing before pulling off.
Show Me, Tell Me Questions: Rather than both questions being asked at the start of the test, one tell me question will be asked before the test commences and the show me question
will be asked during the driving section of the test. The Q&A's can be found on the Downloads page of this website.
You can view videos explaining the changes on the Vehicle and Driver Standards Agency YouTube channel here.
Our first Young Driver Experience Day in partnership with East Leake Academy will took place at the Academy on November 19th. The students who took part were
challenged to move off, stop under control, steer through a course and reverse manoeuvre the cars. First image of the day is below and further images can be found here.
The Mark Carroll Driving School Awards are presented in partnership with East Leake Academy to recognise Year 11 students who have
excelled during their time at East Leake Academy.
This year four students have received the award, one representing each House at the school. Two are pictured above, unfortunately the two other recepients were
completing their NCS placements and were unable to attend the presentation. Each student received a voucher for 5 hours of driving tuition with Mark Carroll Driving School.