Why BOURNEMOUTH Learner Drivers

Chose Independent Driving School.

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Bronwyn Messenger, Bournemouth

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I did a search of local driving schools, and Independent Driving was one of the first to come up, with a well laid out website and easy navigation.

I called and explained that I was looking for someone who was patient and good with anxious students and was put in touch with Karen.

After I had gotten past learning the control of the car, learning to drive with Karen was a much less frightening experience than I had anticipated.

Karen never got angry, always spoke respectfully and gently and never made me feel silly for anything that I got wrong.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving to absolutely anyone wanting to learn to drive – the prices are affordable and the instructors really do care about how you feel and tailor their lessons to suit you.”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Ella Andress, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because the most important thing for me was to have an instructor who would understand if I was anxious and teach everything thoroughly until I was fully confident.

I started my driving lessons in June and Adam was my amazing instructor. Adam fit my criteria perfectly and I couldn’t fault his teaching at all.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to everyone. You’ll feel comfortable and confident driving with them which I think is so important when learning. I was always so puzzled when I spoke to people who didn’t enjoy their lessons because I always enjoyed mine and

I will even miss them now I have passed. Don’t even question going anywhere else because independent driving is 10000% the place to go. Adam passed me first time and I am so grateful to have had such an incredible instructor.”

Darragh Ford, Taunton

Rhys Danslow, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because online I saw they had some of the best reviews and it really was worth it.

I just passed my test first time thanks to Adam. Every lesson Adam would be helping me to learn and practise all the essentials to pass my test and more.

Even when I would be having bad days he’d still be helping me to get it right and get back on track.

Absolutely thrilled with my whole experience and definitely worth every penny.”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Amy Carmichael, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam taught me for a few under 17s driving lessons (invaluable for quickly getting to grips with a car before you start driving on roads) and then taught me to drive after I turned 17.

He is an engaging and fun instructor- I passed my driving test first time as a result of his brilliant teaching.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving as every lesson was valuable and I very much enjoyed learning to drive. Thanks Adam!”

Alastair Smith, Taunton.

Tiyah Williams, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them by using Google for the top driving schools in Bournemouth as I was new to the area.
I liked the look of the independent driving school so I went with them for my lessons whilst I was at university. Which I’m so glad I did as I was able to pass first time, my instructor Darren (who I highly recommend) was amazing and helped me to become more confident with hill starts and driving on dual carriageways.
The advice I would offer someone learning to drive or thinking of taking their driving test is make sure you are comfortable with the car and the instructor as it will make the learning experience more enjoyable.
There is also no rush to take your test but when you do make sure you trust your own driving skills and are comfortable on the road.”
Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Zoe Ogahara, Bournemouth.

“I was recommended Independent Driving by a colleague who had been taught by Chrissy. Despite being in hospital (! ) I had a response from Chrissy within a day of getting in touch and soon after began lessons with Darren.

In three months I have gone from knowing absolutely nothing about driving to having passed the driving test first time. Darren was always very reliable, organised and punctual.

He gave clear and helpful instructions during our lessons and I have really enjoyed learning to drive. I went into the test knowing that I had thoroughly practised anything that could be examined.

I had an excellent experience and would be happy to recommend Independent Driving.” 

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Charlotte Black, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam had been recommended to me by a friend as I had moved areas and needed to carry on my lessons.

Adam was very thorough and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and then put into practice. He is a calm driving instructor and easy to get along with.

I went into my test feeling extremely confident that I could pass, and I did first time.

I would definitely recommend Adam to anyone that is learning to drive, he is very patient and made learning to drive a good experience!”

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Georgina Bartley, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because after a few driving instructors two of my colleagues recommended Karen from Independent Driving School.

When I first meet Karen she came across incredibly friendly and so easy to talk to which made me feel at ease. She would always reply to messages straight away and would arrive on time unlike other driving instructors I have had.

I loved that Karen would always fit my lessons in that suited to my working hours. During our driving lessons Karen would always be so calm and patient even when I made so many mistakes.

In the beginning I struggled quite a lot with my hazard awareness and my lefts and rights. Karen would come up with different ways to conquer these down falls and improve my driving.

I’m so happy that I chose Independent Driving School otherwise I might not be driving now.”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Sevim Bostanci, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was having driving lessons from another company, which I wasn’t very happy with, then I discovered Independent Driving School on youtube. I felt this is it and called them straight away.

Karen was my instructor and I felt so lucky to have her. First of all she built my confidence and helped me to believe in myself. Polished my manoeuvres and corrected my bad driving habits.

She knew the Bournemouth area very well and showed me all the tricky places in Bournemouth.

I had similar routes on my exam and passed with only 2 minor mistakes. I wish I had Karen before as this way I would not spent too much time and money till I passed.

I couldn’t have done it without Karen. Thank you so much once again and definitely recommend Independent Driving School to anyone with no doubt.”

David Brawn, Taunton

Oriana Ostey, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them on Google.

Karen is an amazing teacher! She is very patient, encouraging and has a way about her that puts you at ease. I felt like my lessons flew by. She would come to each lesson with a game plan of what to work on which was great as it gave the lessons more focus.

She used visuals on a tablet which helped a lot explaining different road conditions. Her way of explaining different methods was very easy to understand. I liked that she made effort to make sure you understood.

Overall it was a pleasure having her as my teacher and I only wish I found her sooner! Thank you Karen for putting me at ease and making me feel more confident as a driver!”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Paris Latini, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted a female instructor to help me feel relaxed.

Karen was my driving instructor, I always felt relaxed on my lessons as Karen has a calming influence. I struggled with some aspects of driving and Karen was always calm and helped me to develop my confidence in all areas of driving.

I would recommend the Independent Driving School/ Karen because at the end of every lesson we would go through how I had improved and we would set aims for me to complete next lesson, it was a really positive experience and it helped me to build my confidence.”

Dan See, Taunton

Jess Drake, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I felt the value for money was better than other driving schools which I had researched before choosing Independent Driving.

My instructor helped me so much to learn how to drive and to finally pass my practical exam. I have learnt so much from her and am pleased that she was my instructor.

I felt confident that my instructor had prepared me for my driving test.The service and Quality was exceptional. My instructor was very considerate towards the lessons, due to me being a university student and also working on weekends.

I would gladly recommend Independent Driving school and my instructor Karen to my friends and family.”

Jodie O'Donoghue from Bournemouth

Jodie O'Donoghue, Bournemouth

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was looking for a calm instructor to teach me in an automatic car.

I passed my test first time today with Hamish at Independent Driving. I had previously tried manual with another firm and found it very stressful so was looking for automatic lessons with a calm instructor as I was very nervous. Hamish was brilliant he was always calm and made me feel completely at ease driving even if I made a mistake he would explain things very clearly and to the point so I always knew what to do and he was very supportive to build confidence on the road. Although nervous for my test I had previously practiced everything with Hamish beforehand so I knew exactly what to do and the roads we went to. I would highly recommend Hamish as an instructor.”

Chloe Barker from Winton

Chloe Barker, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted to change my instructor to help me feel more comfortable, a friend recommended Independent Driving.

I passed my test first time with Karen, from Independent Driving. Originally, I was with a different driving school but I didn’t feel comfortable with him in the car, so I asked my friend which driving school she was with, as she passed first time and had lots of positive things to say about her instructor. She said Independent Driving were great so I called them up and booked my first block of 10 hours with Karen. Karen was a great instructor and I will miss early Saturday morning driving lessons with her. She made me feel calm and confident with my driving as when I first started I wasn’t confident with how the car worked.

I felt confident going into my driving test as we had already done a couple of mock tests to prepare me for the real one. When the examiner said that I’d passed, initially I was shocked as I didn’t think I had because I STALLED during my test, but then I was so happy when it sunk in as I knew I now had freedom! Two hours after I passed, I drove to work. I got insurance as soon as I got home and taxed my car and drove to work! It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be as I was so prepared to start driving. I would highly recommend Independent Driving, but more specifically Karen, as I always felt comfortable in the car with her and she was so lovely. Also, she helped me pass first time. Some advice for the test; don’t panic, it isn’t as hard as you think it is. Just drive like you normally would and if you do something wrong, don’t panic and put it right..”

Phillipa Bartlett, Taunton

Bronwyn Messenger, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I did a search of local driving schools, and Independent Driving was one of the first to come up, with a well laid out website and easy navigation.

I called and explained that I was looking for someone who was patient and good with anxious students and was put in touch with Karen.

After I had gotten past learning the control of the car, learning to drive with Karen was a much less frightening experience than I had anticipated.

Karen never got angry, always spoke respectfully and gently and never made me feel silly for anything that I got wrong.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving to absolutely anyone wanting to learn to drive – the prices are affordable and the instructors really do care about how you feel and tailor their lessons to suit you.”

Christopher Smith, Taunton

Ella Andress, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because the most important thing for me was to have an instructor who would understand if I was anxious and teach everything thoroughly until I was fully confident.

I started my driving lessons in June and Adam was my amazing instructor. Adam fit my criteria perfectly and I couldn’t fault his teaching at all.

I would definitely recommend Independent Driving School to everyone. You’ll feel comfortable and confident driving with them which I think is so important when learning. I was always so puzzled when I spoke to people who didn’t enjoy their lessons because I always enjoyed mine and

I will even miss them now I have passed. Don’t even question going anywhere else because independent driving is 10000% the place to go. Adam passed me first time and I am so grateful to have had such an incredible instructor.”

Congratulations to James Godwin of Bridgwater on his driving test pass.

Rhys Danslow, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because online I saw they had some of the best reviews and it really was worth it.

I just passed my test first time thanks to Adam. Every lesson Adam would be helping me to learn and practise all the essentials to pass my test and more.

Even when I would be having bad days he’d still be helping me to get it right and get back on track.

Absolutely thrilled with my whole experience and definitely worth every penny.”

John Corrigan, Taunton

Amy Carmichael, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam taught me for a few under 17s driving lessons (invaluable for quickly getting to grips with a car before you start driving on roads) and then taught me to drive after I turned 17.

He is an engaging and fun instructor- I passed my driving test first time as a result of his brilliant teaching.

I would highly recommend Independent Driving as every lesson was valuable and I very much enjoyed learning to drive. Thanks Adam!”

Alastair Smith, Taunton.

Tiyah Williams, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them by using Google for the top driving schools in Bournemouth as I was new to the area.

I liked the look of the independent driving school so I went with them for my lessons whilst I was at university. Which I’m so glad I did as I was able to pass first time, my instructor Darren (who I highly recommend) was amazing and helped me to become more confident with hill starts and driving on dual carriageways.

The advice I would offer someone learning to drive or thinking of taking their driving test is make sure you are comfortable with the car and the instructor as it will make the learning experience more enjoyable.

There is also no rush to take your test but when you do make sure you trust your own driving skills and are comfortable on the road.”

Alexander Eustice, Taunton

Zoe Ogahara, Bournemouth.

“I was recommended Independent Driving by a colleague who had been taught by Chrissy. Despite being in hospital (! ) I had a response from Chrissy within a day of getting in touch and soon after began lessons with Darren.

In three months I have gone from knowing absolutely nothing about driving to having passed the driving test first time. Darren was always very reliable, organised and punctual.

He gave clear and helpful instructions during our lessons and I have really enjoyed learning to drive. I went into the test knowing that I had thoroughly practised anything that could be examined.

I had an excellent experience and would be happy to recommend Independent Driving.” 

Debbie Kwong, Taunton

Charlotte Black, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because Adam had been recommended to me by a friend as I had moved areas and needed to carry on my lessons.

Adam was very thorough and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and then put into practice. He is a calm driving instructor and easy to get along with.

I went into my test feeling extremely confident that I could pass, and I did first time.

I would definitely recommend Adam to anyone that is learning to drive, he is very patient and made learning to drive a good experience!”

Charlie Evershed, Taunton

Georgina Bartley, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because after a few driving instructors two of my colleagues recommended Karen from Independent Driving School.

When I first meet Karen she came across incredibly friendly and so easy to talk to which made me feel at ease. She would always reply to messages straight away and would arrive on time unlike other driving instructors I have had.

I loved that Karen would always fit my lessons in that suited to my working hours. During our driving lessons Karen would always be so calm and patient even when I made so many mistakes.

In the beginning I struggled quite a lot with my hazard awareness and my lefts and rights. Karen would come up with different ways to conquer these down falls and improve my driving.

I’m so happy that I chose Independent Driving School otherwise I might not be driving now.”

Hollie Golding, Taunton.

Sevim Bostanci, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I was having driving lessons from another company, which I wasn’t very happy with, then I discovered Independent Driving School on youtube. I felt this is it and called them straight away.

Karen was my instructor and I felt so lucky to have her. First of all she built my confidence and helped me to believe in myself. Polished my manoeuvres and corrected my bad driving habits.

She knew the Bournemouth area very well and showed me all the tricky places in Bournemouth.

I had similar routes on my exam and passed with only 2 minor mistakes. I wish I had Karen before as this way I would not spent too much time and money till I passed.

I couldn’t have done it without Karen. Thank you so much once again and definitely recommend Independent Driving School to anyone with no doubt.”

David Brawn, Taunton

Oriana Ostey, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I found them on Google.

Karen is an amazing teacher! She is very patient, encouraging and has a way about her that puts you at ease. I felt like my lessons flew by. She would come to each lesson with a game plan of what to work on which was great as it gave the lessons more focus.

She used visuals on a tablet which helped a lot explaining different road conditions. Her way of explaining different methods was very easy to understand. I liked that she made effort to make sure you understood.

Overall it was a pleasure having her as my teacher and I only wish I found her sooner! Thank you Karen for putting me at ease and making me feel more confident as a driver!”

Georgina Ball, Taunton

Paris Latini, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I wanted a female instructor to help me feel relaxed.

Karen was my driving instructor, I always felt relaxed on my lessons as Karen has a calming influence. I struggled with some aspects of driving and Karen was always calm and helped me to develop my confidence in all areas of driving.

I would recommend the Independent Driving School/ Karen because at the end of every lesson we would go through how I had improved and we would set aims for me to complete next lesson, it was a really positive experience and it helped me to build my confidence.”

Dan See, Taunton

Jess Drake, Bournemouth.

“The main reason I chose Independent Driving School was because I felt the value for money was better than other driving schools which I had researched before choosing Independent Driving.

My instructor helped me so much to learn how to drive and to finally pass my practical exam. I have learnt so much from her and am pleased that she was my instructor.

I felt confident that my instructor had prepared me for my driving test.The service and Quality was exceptional. My instructor was very considerate towards the lessons, due to me being a university student and also working on weekends.

I would gladly recommend Independent Driving school and my instructor Karen to my friends and family.”