I left school in 1992 (Brine Leas School, Nantwich) and within a short period of time afterwards a lot of the people that I'd been at school with had been killed in car crashes.
The photo on the right shows my year on our final day at high school. I'm on there too! But there's 13 teenagers on that photo who aren't with us today purely as a result of bad driving. They weren't necessarily the driver and sometimes it wasn't their fault. But it still made me very nervous about being a 'new' driver.
One morning walking through Crewe Town Square I noticed that the local group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists had a display and after signing me up I became a full member at the age of 19!
Eventually I found myself observing people through the IAM test and found I really enjoyed helping people to develop their driving skills.
In 2000 I passed my RoSPA advance driving test and in 2002 I qualified as a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor but left the learner driver business to concentrate on fleet training in 2015.
I have a City & Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (level 4) teaching certificate and the QCF certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (level 3)
I am also a RoSPA occupational advanced driving test examiner
Please contact me for further information about the services I offer