Driving Schools in Luton
200 Strathmore Avenue
Monday to Friday: 8am - 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8am - 8pm
We have been established as a driving school for 40 years and we pride ourselves on being the premier driving school in the areas we cover. For many years we have had more top graded instructors in our company than any other driving school in the area. We have friendly office staff on duty to discuss your general driving questions and lesson booking requirements. Our cars are modern and dual-controlled and we choose the cars which are easy to drive and which have good all-round visibility for your comfort. We have a no smoking policy with all our instructors and it is strictly no smoking whilst in the tuition vehicle. Most of our instructors have worked with us for many years, unlike many other driving schools where you may get a different instructor every few weeks. We specialise in advanced driving tuition for both firms and individuals and can tailor packages specifically for your workplace needs.
The Theory Test is in two parts - a computer based multiple choice question section and the Hazard Perception Test. Before starting the Theory Test you will be allowed an opportunity to practice using the equipment. During this time, staff will be available to help if you have any problems or questions. In the multiple choice section, questions will appear on the computer screen one at a time and you select the answers simply by touching the screen or clicking with the mouse. You can return to any of the questions later and change the answers if you want to. There are 50 questions in the test and you need to answer 44 correctly to pass. You are allowed 40 minutes for the test. The second section of the Theory Test comprises the Hazard Perception Test. This consists of 14 video clips which are viewed on the computer screen and each of which shows typical road scenes. In each clip there will be a developing hazard which you are required to identify by clicking a button on the mouse. One of the clips will have two developing hazards. The earlier you click on the developing hazards the more points you score. You must score at least 44 out of a maximum 75 points to pass this part of the test.
Pass Plus gives you valuable extra experience and positive driving skills that would otherwise take a long time to acquire.
Statistics show new drivers make up just 10% of licence holders, but are involved in 29% of all accidents. Don't become a statistic a Pass Plus will make you a safer and better driver. The course is a six hours programme available to anyone who has passed the driving test within one year. It covers driving in town, out of town, in all weathers, at night, on dual-carriageways and on motorways. There is no additional test to take during the Pass Plus course. When your instructor is satisfied with your performance, you receive a certificate from the Driving Standards Agency. The certificate can then be given to your insurance company to receive a discount. Motor insurers that support the scheme will give you a one years no claims bonus for comprehensive, third party fire and theft and third party policies as soon as you insure your own car.
We run two types of courses, the first is a 25 hour course which is ideal for people who have had some experience of driving. Four hours of training per day is the ideal, with a coffee break half way to split the session up. The cost of the course is £500 plus the test fees for manual tuition. The second course is slightly longer at 35 hours. This course is ideal for new drivers. We would recommend that this be spread over at least a two week period, and can be spread even further to suit your requirements. The cost of the course is £700 plus the test fees for manual tuition. With either course we would require a £150 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. If you would like to book a driving lesson or any of our other courses, simply telephone the number closest to where you live, or contact our Luton head office. We will be pleased to help in any way we can.
my driving instructor was Ian brilliant teacher was really nervous as had few instructors who were rude etc. Ian understood my problem and helped m every step of the way I had 12 lessons and he told me to go or my test I didn't feel ready but I trusted Ian completely and today 4/6/2013 first time 6 minors in Leighton buzzard other notes. friendly patient well trained polite made me do what I thought was impossible cheers mate all the best
Ian Mead - 04/06/2013 | report this review
Patrick is a great instructor and is really calm and patient! Would recommend to anyone wanting to drive! Thanks Pat!
Amy Smith - 28/05/2013 | report this review
Patrick is a first class driving instructor. He makes his lesson's very enjoyable and is always calm and patient and gives you the confidence when learning to drive. I managed to pass my test 1st time and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor. Thanks Pat :)
Lee Daniel - 24/05/2013 | report this review
Patrick is an excellent driving instructor. He is very calm and patient and gives you confidence when learning to drive. All driving lessons were enjoyable and I passed my test first time. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Pat :)
Matt Guess - 27/03/2013 | report this review
Patrick is a very patient driving instructor who gives you confidence while leaning to drive. He makes the lessons fun and is very understanding. I passed my test today 1st time, and I would recommend Talbot to anyone :) Thanks Pat!
Natalie Pile - 26/03/2013 | report this review
Patient, honest instruction. My brother and I both passed first time after lessons with Patrick. He's always on the ball and doesn't let small mistakes go unnoticed.
Christian Iszchak - 14/03/2013 | report this review
Passed my test first time today, all with the help of Patrick. Would recommend using Talbot if your looking for a good instructor. The lessons are good value for money with quality service. Thank you!
Rosa Q-P - 12/03/2013 | report this review
I learnt to drive with Patrick, he made the experience fun and helped calm my nerves as I was very nervous at first. He is patient and happy to repeat lessons. Passed with only two minors and would recommend him to anyone learning to drive :)
Paige Stagg - 08/03/2013 | report this review
I passed my Driving Test first time round. Patrick was my instructor. I found that he gave me a lot of confidence in driving. He was calm, friendly and patient. I will definitely recommend Patrick to anyone in the future who wants to learn how to drive. Thank you Patrick.
Natalie Lander - 28/02/2013 | report this review
learning to drive with Pat was a great experience he is both friendly and welcoming. Each lesson was relaxed and fun. Lessons were a joy to go on and full of new experiences. I would highly recommend this to anyone trying to pass or learning from scratch.
Matt Tompkins - 22/02/2013 | report this review
Learning was never a worry at all with Pat. He was always calm, extremely patient, humorous (full of banter!) and as flexible as he could be given the number of people he teaches to drive. Pat will build your confidence very quickly if you trust exactly what he says from the first lesson and do no go on what you think, just do exactly what he asks you to do and you will be driving correctly in no time at all. From the very beginning he was a polite, cheerful and courteous instructor who remained consistent throughout. He will not only teach you how to drive but also good driving etiquette too. I cannot recommend this instructor highly enough to anyone who wishes to learn to drive. If you think you can’t be taught and have tried other instructors before, get in touch with Talbot Som and learn with Pat!
Aaron F - 09/01/2013 | report this review
Thank you for all the help! I would highly recommend Patrick to everyone as he is extremely helpful and patient. He really helps you build your confidence when driving. once again a huge thank you Patrick.
Shazmeen Rashid - 10/11/2012 | report this review
Great instructor and very patient. I wasn't the quickest of learners and patrick managed to talk me through all situations and practice what i was weakest at!
Jonathan Mather - 10/11/2012 | report this review
I passed my test today, Patrick is a fantastic instructor, I would definelty recommend him to anyone as he kind,friendly,patient and very professional.Thanks alot pat!!!!!
Mahila Mehedi - 08/11/2012 | report this review
If you're unsure about choosing a Driving Instructor , let me save you the time & bother ..... Ring Pat ! He helped me pass ! He really cares about his students , is friendly , helps you feel at ease and look forward to your next lesson . He makes driving fun He is a total professional and will stick with you all the way , good days and bad ! Thank you Pat ! I miss you :)
Colette Kelly - 05/11/2012 | report this review
Great instructor, very patient. Highly reccommend!
Kayleigh Hughes - 12/10/2012 | report this review
Passed my test to-day 1st time, could not have done it without Patrick's help and patients. Cheers mate. If your looking for a top instructor look no further.
John Kelly - 04/10/2012 | report this review
Took my test two weeks ago, passed first time. Great instructor, relaxed lessons. Very thorough and friendly. Thanks Patrick!!
Elliot Tomkins - 31/08/2012 | report this review
Past my driving test a couple weeks ago. done over 20 lessons with patrrick and also passed with only a couple of minors. what i can say is patrick is a brilliant drivng instructor and i would cetianly recommend him to anyone! very experienced, calm, and easy to get along with. couldnt ofasked for any better! cheers pat!
Andros Gribben - 27/07/2012 | report this review
Top quality instructor, never drove before in my life untill i came here. Made me feel welcome and if i had any queries i always felt as if i could ask and would be helped straight away. Past my tessed earlier this week first time and no faults, once again it was thanks to my instructor! Would reccomend to all friends and family!! Thanks alot Patrick top man!!
Andrew Sutton - 18/05/2012 | report this review
Great instructor, passed my test first time due to Patrick, would defiantly recommend him to anybody
connor carolan - 05/05/2012 | report this review
Pat was my second instructor, and easily the best. We went through everything as much as I needed and I passed with only two minors. I'd definitely recommend him to any friends and family!
Daniel mckenna - 24/04/2012 | report this review
Patrick was my instructor and made me feel comfortable and confident from the word go. He's not bothered about going over and over the same thing which he had to do a lot with me and was always helpful and happy. Passed first time with only 3 minors so I would recommend Patrick to anyone. Thanks Patrick. You've made my year!!!
Leah Jewell - 20/04/2012 | report this review
Patrick is a top man and is fantastic instructor and has helped to mentor me to pass my driving test. He has a great sence of patience and is always willing to help and go over anything that you aren't sure on. I passed my test first time with him and I would reccomend him and his services to all my friends and others too.
Ash Scales - 12/04/2012 | report this review
Pat is a brilliant instructor, He made every lesson enjoyable, Has great patients for everyone. I passed 1st time with him and would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thank you
Maisy Mcdonald - 21/02/2012 | report this review
I passed my driving test today after 10 lessons, with 'Patrick' from Talbot School of Motoring. I have used other instructors but these lessons were absolutely sublime compared, to the other instructors. It was a pleasure to learn with you and im sad to not have our lessons anymore!
Sam Wakefield - 03/11/2011 | report this review
Pat is an excellence tutor and because of him pasted first time. Would recommend Talbot to anybody!!
Kieran Hyawood - 04/10/2011 | report this review
Pat is a brilliant instructor that will help you every step of the way. He's friendly and makes the lessons enjoyable. He helped me pass my test first time and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn to drive.
Andrew Horwood - 08/09/2011 | report this review
Pat is such a great instructor. I very much enjoyed our lessons and even though I was over the moon to have passed 1st time I couldn't help but feel a little sad as I knew that our lessons had come to an end. My sister also passed 1st time with Pat. I would def recommend him!
Emer Donnellan - 15/08/2011 | report this review
Pat was an amazing instructor! Always calm and easy to get on with. Passed 1st with him would recommend him to anyone!
Sophie Connolly - 08/08/2011 | report this review
You couldn't ask for a better driving instuctor than Pat! Relaxing and calm enviroment to learn how to drive, would definetly recommend Talbot school of motoring!
Dale McGann - 08/08/2011 | report this review
Learnt to drive with Patrick, he's a great instructor and helped me pass my test today first time :) so thank you.. Would recommend him to anyone who asks :)
Hayley Blagg - 20/07/2011 | report this review
I learnt to drive with Patrick and today I passed my test first time! He was recommended to me by 2 of my friends and they both passed first time too! He is a brilliant instructor, kind, patient and professional, I'm going to try the pass plus course with him next. Two thumbs up!
Sharon Hughes - 14/07/2011 | report this review
I had an amazing time learning to drive with Patric from Talbot school of motoring. My instructor was helpful and friendly. Very pleased with the service...I would highly recommend this driving school !!! ..
emilia kuczara - 15/06/2011 | report this review
Talbot are brilliant. i learnt with pat and he is extremely patient as well as being friendly and would definatly recommend them
chris king - 14/06/2011 | report this review
Talbot are a great company- I learn't with Patrick, he was extremely flexible, patient and easy going- I would definatley recommend them!
Casey Newbound - 13/06/2011 | report this review
I learnt with Patrick - passed 1st time, excellent tuition, just as the others say, patient, friendly - an all round recommendable instructor!
Chris Brewer - 03/06/2011 | report this review
Patrick was a excellient driving instructor! The lessons were enjoyable, flexible, and really helped me become a confident driver. I passed my driver's test first time with no minors, and I would certainly recommend Patrick to anyone who was looking for a driving instructor! :)
Katherine Lamport - 30/05/2011 | report this review
I have recently just passed my test with talbot and the instructor i had was truly brilliant. He made the experience of passing a driving test 'twice' so much better than expected and was more like a friend to me at the end than an instructor.
Bodrul Alom - 18/05/2011 | report this review
simon burgess patrick was excellent instructor,patient & support.highly recommended to all age groups
simon burgess - 11/04/2011 | report this review
Patrick was an absolutely brilliant teacher. He made me feel comfortable and confident and turned me into a great driver. Always patient when you're not at your best but throughout learning Pat was always supportive. Recommended to anyone.
Sabina Phillips - 03/01/2011 | report this review
Patrick was excellent instructor, patient and friendly - puts you at ease, and certainly helps to build up confidence. Highly recommended to all.
Jaimie N - 25/10/2010 | report this review
Patrick was a good instructer, would definately recommend to others..although passed 3rd time patrick was very patient..thanks for putting up with me pat!!
aklema khatun - 24/09/2010 | report this review
Fantastic tuition from Patrick, passed at the first attempt and would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. Thanks
Ryan Merrett - 06/09/2010 | report this review
Great Tuition, Passed first time. patient with new drivers.
Charlotte Guess - 01/09/2010 | report this review
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