Worcester Park, situated between New Malden and Sutton, is cut in half by its main route through the town centre. A busy road linking Sutton and North Cheam to the A3. The town centre is a thriving area with a major supermarket smack bang in the middle and a smaller Sainsburys at the top of the hill. This leads to fun and games at peak times as the supermarket access road is not controlled (at this time) by traffic lights. There are “Keep Clear” road markings, but these do rely on drivers on the main road complying and holding back when they cannot clear the junction.
Fortunately there are local roads where Worcester Park driving instructors can find suitable training areas for their pupils. Malden Green Avenue and its associated roads are great for a controls lesson which can easily be developed into moving away and stopping. There are a couple of gradients for hill exercises and the three or four roads can be used to practise basic left and right turns.
The developing new driver will find these roads limited after a while and can practise emerging on to the main Malden Road. There are often queues back from the station, so this could involve clutch control and slow moving traffic. Better perhaps to save this until a later date. The Avenue and Salisbury Road are longer runs and can lead back to Manor Drive for a number of left and right turns together with emerging at junctions.
Narrower roads would be useful for meeting traffic purposes and the roads on the other side of Central Road offer just that, including a very narrow one-way street. At least nothing will come the other way, except cyclists who at times seem to be a law unto themselves.
Other useful areas when learning are to the south, namely the roads behind Stoneleigh and also North Cheam.
At the northern end of town is the station. There is a pick up point for the station by the minicab office. The forecourt also houses a bus terminus. Access is via the traffic lights at the junction with the Avenue and Central Road.
Further north towards the A3 junction, off Motspur Park is Blakes Avenue. This is manoeuvre land with two or three corners for reversing to the left. Enough spaces for the parallel park and busy enough to make the turn in the road challenging.
A great place to explain and practise roundabouts is Manor Drive and Manor Drive North which leads to Malden Manor. There are three roundabouts. The first one at the end of Manor Drive is quiet enough to introduce from an early stage, perhaps turning into Leyfield to avoid the traffic calming towards Church Road roundabout. This roundabout is busier and better for an intermediate level of training. The third roundabout by Malden Manor station is more of a car park with parking spaces actually on the roundabout. Observation before emerging is crucial here as the parked cars can block your view and should be an integral part of your driving lessons.
- Complete driving lesson according to DSA outline
- Friendly driving instructors
- No car sharing
- Free local pick-up
- DSA approved learning material
- Thorough practise of driving during all lessons
- Taste of all type of road conditions and layouts during learning.
- Each of our driving instructors are fully qualified and DSA approved to ensure that you learn to drive in a fun, cooperative, friendly and relaxed environment.
- We want you to develop the safest driving skills and the best driving habits at the best possible price.
If you have any particular requirements such as a manual or automatic car, a female instructor or a particular time that would be best for your lessons, please let us know. We will do our very best to make sure you receive exactly the right car, instructor and lesson times that are best for you.
At Hamilton Driving we have instructors teaching driving lessons in all of the local towns, including Worcester Park. We realise that customer satisfaction is crucial so that's why we do our best to make sure that we can fit our lessons around you. You will receive a one-to-one attention driving lessons and a training program designed to make you a safe, confident driver.
Your first lessons
When learning to drive, you cannot beat practising on different types of roads to broaden your experience. Our instructors will ensure that you are completely confident in each of these areas:
- Cockpit drill - making sure you know where all of the controls are and what they do
- Safety checks
- Moving away and stopping
- Mirrors and blind spots
- Junctions and roundabouts
- Negotiating traffic
- Emergency braking
- Parallel parking
- Hazard awareness
- Turning your car around
- Planning and independent driving
- Darkness and weather conditions
We realise that you may have a very busy life and committing to weekly driving lessons can be difficult. Other people may need to pass as soon as possible due to work or personal commitments. If this sounds like you, we offer an intensive driving course which will help you to learn to drive very quickly. Talk to our team today for more information and advice.
Need more information? Why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team. Regardless of the type of lesson you would like to book, we will do our best to find exactly the right instructor, car and time for you. If you're not ready to start your lessons yet but you have questions about learning to drive, we'll be pleased to help so just give us a call and talk to us now.