Some of the reasons:

  • More confidence – no stalling or rolling back on hills 
  • Less distraction – no clutch or gear lever to coordinate 
  • More time to concentrate on controlling the vehicle 
  • More time to develop judgement of speed and steering 
  • More time to concentrate on reading the road 
  • Learn faster – less to learn and remember 
  • Less tiring – better suited to town and city driving 
  • Less cost – need less lessons than manual 

Stress free learning

For most people learning how to use the clutch, gears and accelerator together are very stressful. Get it wrong and you either stall, bunny hop across the road or the car starts rolling backwards. This fear creates anxiety and distracts the pupil from taking in the wider aspects of what is going on around them. It also creates uncertainty in their decision making process. The good news is that with an automatic car this aspect of learning to drive is completely removed allowing the pupil to develop their driving confidence much more quickly.

Nervous drivers

We have had many nervous drivers who have come to us who have found that the fear factor of coordinating the clutch, accelerator and gear selection is just too much for them. In addition they have found our patient and understanding approach a help in trying to overcome their driving fears and gain their driving confidence.

Pupils with learning difficulties

We have had many pupils who have turned to automatic driving lessons either because they have had learning difficulties or have restricted movement because of some form of physical disability. Anybody can learn to drive with the right help and support from our experienced DVSA approved driving instructor.