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Intensive Driving Lessons from hamilton driving school

Structured lessons for New Drivers

Hamilton is a long-established driving school and we take care to ensure every aspect of your driving lessons are as comfortable and beneficial as possible. You can choose your instructor, your type of car (manual or automatic), when you would like lessons, where you would like to be picked up from and whether you would like a friend or family member in the car with you.

Our aim is for you to pass your driving test as soon as possible but although we will challenge you to improve with each lesson, you will not be pushed. Steady progress is required for you to feel comfortable driving and acquire skills that will last you for the rest of your life.

Once lessons are underway, we will evaluate you and let you know when we think you should aim to take your test. We can help you with all aspects of booking your theory and hazard perception test, and you practical driving test. Once your practical test has been booked, we recommend that you use the same car that you have been learning in so that everything is familiar as possible for the actual test.

Learning to drive is a fun but sometimes daunting experience so our driving instructors are trained and experienced to help you progress, no matter how much experience you already have.

 

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The initial drive with your driving instructor will be in a quiet residential area to allow you to get used to a different car. At the same time, we can assess the standard reached so far and work out a programme to take you forward. So from previous experience to the new should be a smooth transition and further progress can develop naturally.

Our driving instructors are calm and patient, allowing you to progress with your driving skills in a relaxed environment. You can visit our instructors page to see profiles of each of our driving instructors or visit our recommendations page for testimonials from previous pupils.

driving lessons for Nervous Pupils

We understand. There is so much uncertainty when you first decide to learn to drive. Once you have met our friendly and helpful instructor, you can concentrate on getting to grips with the car controls. We won't push you too hard and will keep you in your comfort zone. As you gain experience your fears will evaporate and your nerves will be a thing of the past.


Refresher Courses

It is surprising how many drivers stop or discontinue driving lessons for one reason or another. The longer the break lasts the more difficult to overcome an ever increasing loss of confidence. It seems as if you have forgotten everything. We are here to help. You have the skills hidden in the back of your mind and we can bring them out again.

We will begin as if you have never driven before and take you forward at a pace you find comfortable. After a few lessons you will have the confidence to get back on the road again on your own.


Theory Training

We offer in car theory training on a one to one basis. This can be very helpful if you suffer with learning difficulties or dyslexia. Learning theory and having practical driving lessons at the same time is the best way forward as one helps develop the other. The driving theory test puts you through your paces, examining whether you understand the various types of road signs, traffic law, what to do in various situations on the road and your knowledge of speed limits. It is a compulsory part of learning to drive and many people struggle to pass this on their first attempt. We can help you with this by offering guidance including recommending online learning resources and apps that include example multiple choice tests. This will build up your knowledge and give you the confidence to pass and take your test.


Motorway Training

Motorway driving is restricted to qualified license holders under present legislation. It is included as one of the modules for PassPlus once you have passed you driving test. If you prefer, motorway lessons can be covered as an individual topic. Normally the instruction is arranged as a two-hour lesson to allow for getting to and from the nearest motorway.

Motorway lessons are popular as part of our refresher course for the experienced driver who hasn't driven regularly or for a long time.


Passplus

Allows the newly qualified driver to get more experience in a training environment and earn subsequent insurance discounts as a reward. Further details are available on our 'Contact Us' page.


Automatic Driving Lessons

We offer automatic driving lessons where possible. This is subject to the car and instructor covering your area. We have a list of instructors on our web site however we also provide a friendly telephone service, so please get in touch and we will be able to tell you straight away whether we can help.


Fleet Training and Assessment

Companies can be held accountable for the driving practises of their staff. We have the experience to offer assessment and training on a one to one basis as required.


Advanced Driving

Our Advanced Driving Course can be adapted for occupational driver training to include taxi training and bus driver assessment (driving school car). If you work in a driving profession or would like to, talk to us and we will be able to guide you through what you need or point you in the direction of someone locally who can.

We offer driving lessons throughout Surrey and London including in Surbiton, Chessington, Croydon, Esher, Kingston, New Addington, New Malden, Purley, Surbiton, Sutton, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park. You can view our full list of areas that we cover. We specialise in intensive courses and working with nervous drivers.

Still not sure? Why not read some of our customer recommendations. We are constantly updating our site with the latest comments from our pupils.

 

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Driving on is simple, reversing is oddly more difficult. Whether you have to park in reverse or drive out of a narrow lane, reverse gear is the alternative. Most people avoid reversing; some will go round a block just to park facing the direction that they'll exit from. This doesn't have to be so, reversing can be made easy and involves some patience and perseverance.

Reverse parking is the one part of the driving test which makes most people more nervous. Even when you’ve got your license, reverse parking may be a sweaty-palm test. No one enjoys the feeling of attempting to place your car in a gap between two other cars while bad-tempered motorists pile up behind us. There’s a real talent to reversing, which just comes with time. The key is practise, practise, practise.

Here are a few easy suggestions to prevent a dosage of the reverse parking anxiety:

  • Locate a suitable space you could safely get in and out of
  • Slow down, signal, assess your blind spot and pull up alongside the car you're parking behind
  • When you pull up alongside the vehicle you're parking behind, make certain there's about one meter between your car and the car next to you
  • Park in a way that your vehicle's passenger side mirror is in line with the car behind you
  • Put the vehicle in reverse gear, check all of your blind spots through the mirror
  • Put the steering wheel in an anticlockwise position and slowly start to reverse your automobile. Continue to assess the left passenger side mirror and the front left corner of your car to ensure you keep a safe distance between your car and the car in front
  • Continue turning at an angle until your back tyre is almost as close as required to the pavement. If your wheel touches the curb, you’ve driven in too far. Move forward by putting the car back in drive mode, and drive a couple of feet away and try again. You should also make sure the rear end of your automobile is a safe distance away from the front of the car behind you
  • As you complete the reverse, straighten your front wheels by putting your steering wheel in the clockwise position
  • Eventually, move forward in a straight line to finish the parallel park.


The secret to driving in reverse is to take things slow and use your eyes always. The car will go where you look, so keep your head up and look beyond what’s right outside the rear window. Remember that your eyes allow you to direct the car – target high and look where you need to go. Keep it safe, and remember that practising will make you better.

 

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