Driving Lessons Banstead
Our instructors giving driving lessons in Banstead are fully qualified driving instructors and as Hamilton School of Motoring is a member of the Driving Instructor’s Association all instructors are insured against public liability and professional indemnity. We have been teaching new drivers since 1997 and have built up such a reputation that many of our pupils are family members of previous pupils or have been recommended directly by them.
Banstead has some great areas to learn to drive, with some really good roads for developing the new driver. It is directly south of Sutton with Coulsdon to the east and Epsom to the west.
As much as possible, we aim to make your driving lessons as relaxing and rewarding as possible. Our instructors like to challenge you, to ensure that you are making progress, but not push or pressure you. Learning to drive should be an enjoyable experience.
When you book your lessons with us, we will do our best to offer you as many options as possible. Would you like a male or female instructor? A manual or automatic car? Early morning lessons, day time or evening? We will take all of your details and then find an instructor that is best suited to you.
The Banstead Area
Coming from Epsom Downs along Fir Tree Road the Banstead Driving School car crosses the A217 Brighton Road to the mini roundabout leading on to Winkworth Road. The right turn here is Bolters Lane, which takes Banstead driving lessons to its town centre, a short shopping mall including Waitrose and a number of local shops. All Saints Church is on the right. If the driving instructor takes his pupil on a driving lesson through the High Street, it will lead to a mini roundabout at the junction with Peak Road. Turn right here followed by a left turn into Woodmansterne Lane will take the driving school eastbound through the village of Woodmansterne. There are several sharp bends along this rural road, and Rectory Lane directly ahead is even more windy and narrow and should only be considered for the more experienced new drivers.
If Banstead driving instructors turn right on to Outwood Lane and right again opposite the turning for Chipstead Railway Station, the driving lesson will take on Holly Lane with road signs for the national speed limit. A single lane each way means the learner car can travel up to 60mph, though this is hardly practical as the road is quite narrow. A local speed limit of 30mph is imposed at Holly Lane west junction as the area becomes more residential. Parts of the route have no pedestrian footpath so new drivers having Banstead driver training should watch out for signs for people walking in the road where there is no footway. A further speed restriction of 20mph is in place by St Anne’s School and those having driving tuition should be aware of parents parking on the southbound side of the road at peak times up to the mini roundabout with Garratts Lane. Garratts Lane leads to The A217 Brighton Road where left only is applied. The driving school car can be taken right at Tattenham Way, leading to Tattenham Corner and Epsom Downs.
On the road
For the driving school in Banstead, Nork Way has some quiet roads that can be used for a controls lesson, developing to moving away and stopping. Nork Way from the Brighton road has a useful gradient and places can be found for driving tuition to deal with hill start practise as well as introducing clutch control exercises. There is a long sweeping bend for steering and lane discipline and the junction with Nork Rise is a quiet corner for driving schools to teach reverse to the left. There is also a steep slope downhill which can be used for moving away downhill, possibly using second gear. Roundwood Way is a much sharper corner and is good to compare the difference with a more rounded corner
The instructor can turn on to Warren Road which is a quiet long road but restricted by parked cars on the left. There are possibilities for the Banstead driving course to introduce the parallel park. Your instructor can ask you to turn right back on to Roundwood Way and work out a route via Partridge Mead and return to Nork Way.
Learner drivers looking for more developed routes can head for Epsom Town centre either from Tattenham corner or College Road by the Drift Bridge junction. Epsom has its one-way system and a variety of demanding junctions. The driving course can include heading east via Coulsdon and Purley to Croydon, which offers another one-way system at Purley, plus various roundabouts and busy junctions. All useful for training up to and beyond test standard. Croydon, Reigate and Sutton are the nearest test centres.
Get in touch now to book your driving lessons with us.