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Looking for a decent driving school

By seeking - 22 March 2010 27

Hi Canberrans,

I am looking for a decent driving school, having moved to Canberra not long ago, I have sent my daughter to 3 so far.  So far they have been shocking! One was so bad she came home crying because he made her feel so uncomfortable….

Can anyone suggest a reputable and honest driving school for us to try?

Thank you.

Seeking.

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Looking for a decent driving school
seeking 12:45 pm 23 Mar 10

dusty said :

“Crying because she was uncomfortable”….
make that crying because she is a sook. And you’re to blame.
Tell her to pay for her own driving lessons and she’ll soon stop the performances.
Keep on bailing the kid out and you’ll never make an adult out of her, tell her “Toughen up” and tell her now.
Life is full of uncomfortable situations that she will have to deal with and mummy and daddy wont always be there to rescue her.
I’ve two >18 year olds both with a drivers licence and if either of them tried your daughters little caper they would have been swiftly sent to bed without their supper!
If she cant handle being challenged why put her in charge of a motor vehicle.
By the way, the lady with the manual Suzuki Swift from Apex was excellent, she had my daughter driving a manual within 3 minutes, highly recommended.

That’s quite an ignorant remark Dusty, considering you know nothing about our situation or the circumstances surrounding the actual situation.

However……

Thank you very much people for your helpful comments, I appreciate the assistance.
Seeking.

smiles 4:35 am 23 Mar 10

Sorry I should have given you this too,

http://www.apexdrivingschool.com.au

0417 143 433

Cheers
Smiles 🙂

smiles 4:20 am 23 Mar 10

Go with Apex, I had a similar situation with my daughter, except she was terrified of driving after being in a car accident. The instructor from Apex was calm, gentle and made her feel so comfortable. He also took the time to teach me how to take her out for practice once she gained confidence.

Oh and I hear the suzuki swift driver got sacked…..

Cheers.
Smiles 🙂

UrbanReality 12:38 am 23 Mar 10

bd84 said :

UrbanReality said :

Don’t go with the Suzuki Swift driver(forgot her name) of Apex. Didn’t teach me a thing and specifically told me not to brake for animals as they will move away from the front of the car on their own accord…
This was a few years back so she might have left already.

You slow for animals (e.g. kangaroos) but don’t brake hard for them because the front of the car dips when you brake hard and they are more likely to smash through your windscreen. The speed allows the front of the car to take more of the impact.

I’ve been on the road too long to have a decent suggestion, but I am pleased that you have chosen to get your daughter proper lessons. The majority of the problems with young drivers on the road these days relates to the habits passed on from mummy and daddy when they taught them to drive badly.

I understand that but what happend with me was I was slowing down for a dog/cat/small animal on the road some 20m ahead. She asked me what I was doing, I said slowing down so I dont hit/let the animal move in time and she told me not to do that because the animal will move.
This was a few years back and since then I have been in many situations, actually almost daily, where I’ve seen cats just sit in the middle of the road and wont even move if I beep the horn at it. The only way to avoid them was to apply the brakes(not slam on them) and move around it.

dusty 12:19 am 23 Mar 10

“Crying because she was uncomfortable”….
make that crying because she is a sook. And you’re to blame.
Tell her to pay for her own driving lessons and she’ll soon stop the performances.
Keep on bailing the kid out and you’ll never make an adult out of her, tell her “Toughen up” and tell her now.
Life is full of uncomfortable situations that she will have to deal with and mummy and daddy wont always be there to rescue her.
I’ve two >18 year olds both with a drivers licence and if either of them tried your daughters little caper they would have been swiftly sent to bed without their supper!
If she cant handle being challenged why put her in charge of a motor vehicle.
By the way, the lady with the manual Suzuki Swift from Apex was excellent, she had my daughter driving a manual within 3 minutes, highly recommended.

squashee 11:03 pm 22 Mar 10

Mully’s Driving School in Queanbeyan used to be good…

Hear they are a bit short staffed now though..

bd84 8:59 pm 22 Mar 10

UrbanReality said :

Don’t go with the Suzuki Swift driver(forgot her name) of Apex. Didn’t teach me a thing and specifically told me not to brake for animals as they will move away from the front of the car on their own accord…
This was a few years back so she might have left already.

You slow for animals (e.g. kangaroos) but don’t brake hard for them because the front of the car dips when you brake hard and they are more likely to smash through your windscreen. The speed allows the front of the car to take more of the impact.

I’ve been on the road too long to have a decent suggestion, but I am pleased that you have chosen to get your daughter proper lessons. The majority of the problems with young drivers on the road these days relates to the habits passed on from mummy and daddy when they taught them to drive badly.

skund 4:54 pm 22 Mar 10

Another vote for Pinnacle. I just passed my Ls with Grant, and I couldn’t be happier.

buyhercandy 4:14 pm 22 Mar 10

I definitely second Ron from Pinnacle Driving School. Myself, my younger brother, my best friend and her siblings were all taught by him.

shanefos 3:58 pm 22 Mar 10

Pinnacle Driving School were excellent when I got my licence. That was a good few years ago now and they have expanded somewhat, but if Ron is still giving instruction, he was brilliant. I’d definitely recommend them!

tortfeaser 1:22 pm 22 Mar 10

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jessieduck 12:26 pm 22 Mar 10

+1 for Brent at Road Ready

UrbanReality 11:52 am 22 Mar 10

Don’t go with the Suzuki Swift driver(forgot her name) of Apex. Didn’t teach me a thing and specifically told me not to brake for animals as they will move away from the front of the car on their own accord…
This was a few years back so she might have left already.

gospeedygo 11:23 am 22 Mar 10

Try the NRMA Safer Driving School
http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/nrma-safer-driving-school-home.htm

I have noticed a few of their cars parked in Ngunnawal funnily enough while learning to drive myself.

Or maybe you could teach her yourself because the documentation that comes with a learners license goes into full detail about every skill and competency needed and even how to instruct someone to drive.

chuckie88 11:15 am 22 Mar 10

Road Ready:
http://www.roadready.com.au/
No: 02-62595005.

For automatic ask for Brent, manual ask for Greg 🙂

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