18 2 / 2014
So you’re about to start learning to drive and you’re looking for driving lessons in Preston? Well it may be useful to have some information to help you plan things out. The journey from provisional to full driving licence is not the same for everybody and you need to be prepared for certain eventualities along the way. But the first thing that you need to do is to find a Preston driving school, someone from the local area who will be able to collect you from home, college or work. Although because they are already on the road, driving instructors are seldom fazed by having to pick you up from different places and they are usually flexible enough to accommodate you.
Choosing a Preston driving instructor is not simply a matter of phoning two or three driving schools and going for the cheapest. All driving schools are not the same and I strongly advise you to think very carefully about the choice you make. Firstly, it is often useful to choose a driving school that is close to home. I mean, why add unnecessary variables into the mix?
All driving instructors should be qualified and approved. The qualification for a driving instructor is called DSA, which stands for Driving Standards Authority, the body that regulates this qualification. There should be a sticker in the windscreen of the driving instructor’s car showing the words ‘Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor’ in green ink in a white octagon, bordered with green. They will usually mention DSA and ADI on their websites, too. Although it is highly unlikely that your chosen driving instructor is not qualified or approved, it is worth knowing what to look for.