Driving Lessons in Ewell
Established in 1997, we are a local driving school covering Ewell. Our instructors are registered with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) and are members of DIA (The Driving Instructors Association). We have been members of Checkatrade for some years. Checkatrade members are bona fide businesses who are vetted and monitored. Your driving instructor in Ewell is familiar with the local roads and those around the nearest test centre. Please visit our “Home” page to see what we can offer for you.
The first driving lesson in Ewell is straightforward as far as location is concerned with no more than a quiet road required for introducing the controls of the car and moving away and stopping several times. It gets more complicated when developing the new driver to left, right turns and emerging. It’s a question of finding suitable areas which allow the new driver to develop comfortably.
Riverview Road off Ruxley Lane is a quiet area cut off from through traffic and can be used by Ewell driving Schools for the early lessons including basic left and right turns and emerging. Parked cars can be a problem but the location offers a chance to practise steering and positioning around a couple of bends. The Ewell driving instructor can use Curtis Road or the slip road alongside the main Kingston Road to continue a circuit. I would not advise Ewell driving instructors to use this area when it is busy as meeting traffic might prove challenging if not previously practised and covered in some depth beforehand. Beware the school run near the access to the area.
These roads can also be used to teach the manoeuvres. Percival Way is a dead end with vehicles unlikely from the rear and ideal Ewell driver training for introducing the reverse to the left. The corner with Curtis Road is a similar rounded corner. Fairway Close is another.
Leaving the area takes the Ewell Driving School to Ruxley Lane It is a dual carriageway along this stretch to the Kingston Road, though parked cars each side effectively make it a single lane each way. The dual carriageway is narrowed to one lane each way so that the central area at the Riverview Road junction and that of Pams Way is wide enough to have two-way traffic leaving and entering either road. Watch out for the road markings which highlight this.
Further along Ruxley Lane is Cox Lane. The area is bordered by the Hogsmill River and is a natural boundary with Chessington postcode. There is some potential for a novice route here and there are useful corners at Millais Way and Bourne Way for Ewell driving lessons to include reversing to the left.
Areas to practise
The right turn at Ruxley Lane and Kingston Road leads the Driving School in Ewell via a main dual carriageway to Beggars Hill roundabout at Stoneleigh. This is a major junction and unsuitable for the very new driver, but once more developed, the new driver can branch right towards Ewell town centre. The road system is arranged around Bourne Hall, a conference centre among other community activities. The Ewell Driving Instructor can head west to Chessington or south to Cheam and Epsom.
Opposite Ewell East Railway Station is Nonsuch Court Avenue. This is a great area for driving instruction in Ewell. A route can be created from Arundel Road up to Castlemaine Avenue and include left, right turns and emerging at junctions. There are hills for Ewell driving lessons to include moving off uphill and downhill, plus clutch control exercises. Avoid entering Castle Avenue though as this leads direct to the Ewell-By-Pass dual carriageway and would be a shock to the novice driver.
Another useful area for Ewell driving tuition is the other side of the Kingston Road. From Thorndon Gardens through to Vale Road and the local shops, it is quite a busy cut through and is great for practising meeting traffic with parked cars at times awkwardly positioned. The Vale Road roundabout is ideal for introducing driver tuition in Ewell to roundabout procedures.
Other areas for local driving instructors in Ewell include the roads off Cheam Road, East Ewell. The roads between Holmwood Road and Nonsuch Walk offer plenty of opportunities for practising at quiet junctions. There are inclines and a sharp left reverse at the junction of Hillside Road and Queensmead Avenue.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.