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Driving Lessons Chatham.

Congratulations to Maddie Eagle from Chatham, who passed her Practical Driving Test on Wednesday 19th April 2017 with her Driving Instructor Gary Smith from City Way School of Motoring at the Herne Bay Test Centre with only 8 minor errors.

Maddie started her driving lessons having had some driving experience in the past, but just needed some guidance on the required changes with her driving to make her safe, but also allowing him to think for herself. Ultimately this would lead to a Driving Test Pass. The key to this was improving her forward planning skills and improving her confidence.

Maddie’s motivation to drive was that she needed to be able to drive to work to Aylesford with an Imminent work relocation in the next few months.

It just goes so show that if you adopt the forward planning skills required to be safe, and are able to make decisions for yourself in ever changing situations, you too will be like Maddie and pass your Driving Test.

Maddie decided to follow the route that other family members had adopted over recent years, including her cousin Stan Lidsey, who passed his driving test with me last year and completed her driving test at the Herne Bay Test Centre.

Test day came and Maddie started the day a little nervous, but soon settled down and drove well with maturity and achieved what we all knew she could do. The result was a 1st time pass with only 8 minor errors 🙂

Well done Maddie, a great result.

Office – 0333 566 0057

Medway Area – 01634 420103

Gravesend Area – 01474 730407

Maidstone Area – 01622 260243

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/1st-time-pass-maddie-eagle/
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Customer Reviews Rochester

Ben Evenden From Rochester Wrote in and Said :-

" I initially decided to go with City Way School of Motoring from a family member."

" When I started my driving lessons i had no previous driving experience."

" Learning to drive was tougher than I expected at first, but with good teaching I soon got to grips with it and started to find it easier as time went on."

" I found the teaching methods used at City way School of Motoring very good and easy to understand, they made it easier to get to a high standard quicker than it may have taken otherwise."

" I felt that the use of video footage used during some of the driving lessons was helpful me when reviewing errors from a different perspective rather than just my own and this made it easier to realise where and when I made errors and how to correct them."

" I would recommend City Way School of Motoring because the teaching was very clear and easy to understand. I always had 100% faith in what I was being told and Gary was always patient with any errors and knew what i needed to do to get rid of them and I feel as though I should be a better driver in the future after using this driving school."

"There is nothing I would change as the whole experience was very good and I never felt that anything from the driving schools side of things could have been better."

"I feel that Gary was very good and gave me the confidence to always try and do the best job that I could do during the lessons and prepared me well for my driving test."

" I will be sure to remember everything that I have been taught to be a safe driver. I put myself under some pressure to pass my driving test and am glad to have finally have got to the point where I passed my driving test 1st time."

Customer Reviews Rochester

Ben Evenden from Rochester

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/customer-reviews-rochester-ben-evenden/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/
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Driving Lessons Rochester

Congratulations to Ben Evenden, who passed his Practical Driving Test on Friday 2nd December 2016 at the Gillingham Driving Test Centre with his Driving Instructor Gary Smith from City Way School of Motoring 1st Time with Only 1 minor error. Fantastic Result Ben :)

Ben, started his driving lessons with City Way School of Motoring, having had no driving experience in the past, Ben proceeded to gain his confidence with every driving lesson and went from strength to strength.

Ben had regular driving lessons together with very regular private practice in Ben's car with his Dad. This helped Ben alot as he went off after his driving lessons and continued to work on the areas covered during his driving lessons.

Ben, I recon your Dad is very pleased you have now passed your driving test, as he no longer needs to come home from a long day at work and take you out for your practice. :)

I hope to see you on the roads around the Medway area in the very near future.

Stay Safe Ben and keep checking those mirrors.

A great result that your truly deserve - Well done.

Gary Smith - Driving Instructor for City Way School of Motoring

Driving Lessons Rochester

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester-ben-evenden/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/
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Vikki King From Rochester Wrote in and Said :-

Customer Reviews Rochester

” I was recommended by my brother who learnt to drive with Gary at City Way School of Motoring. He said that Gary was very professional and helped him pass hid driving test very quickly. “

” I started my Driving Lessons having had no previous experience. I found learning to drive a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Learning so many new skills was quite daunting at times but with the help from Gary I was able to pick these up relatively quickly.”

” I found Gary’s teaching methods really good. He was always to the point and explained how to do things in stages which was easy to understand. If I wasn’t picking things up easily, Gary would demonstrate how to do it a couple of times and then talk me through how to do it myself. This helped me learn the right way to do things and with confidence.”

” I really liked the video footage available as it helped me to understand certain situations that might have happened and helped me to prepare better when those situations arose again.”

” I would definitely recommend City Way School of Motoring to my friends. Gary was always calm, reliable and he helped me become a good driver.”

” I can’t think of anything that I would change about the service I received. When comparing what I did in my driving lessons to what my friends were doing on their driving lessons with other driving schools. I believe I definitely chose the right company to learn with.”

“I would just like to say that I honestly don’t think I would have passed my driving test first time with any other driving instructor. Thank you !”

“I haven’t plucked up the courage yet to go out on my own but it will happen soon! Passing my driving test has given me the chance to be much more independent and not have to rely on others to give me lifts every where. I am sure they appreciate that too!”

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Vikki King from Rochester

Gary Smith | Driving Instructor | City Way School of Motoring.

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/customer-reviews-rochester-vikki-king/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/
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Driving Lessons Rochester. Congratulations to Vikki King, who passed her Practical Driving Test on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at the Gillingham Driving Test Centre with her Driving Instructor Gary Smith from City Way School of Motoring 1st Time with Only 3 minor errors.

Vikki, started her driving lessons with City Way School of Motoring, having had no driving experience.

Vikki already has her car sorted, She plans to use the family car. Sorry Marc you may have just lost your car :)

Vikki your freedom really starts here now, Stay safe on those roads and enjoy your independence. Remember you can now go where you want, when you want :)

Vikki, I hope to see you

A great result that your truly deserve - Well done

Gary Smith - Driving Instructor for City Way School of Motoring

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester-vikki-king/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/
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Nikki Royle From Lordswood Wrote in and Said :-

Customer Reviews Lordswood

” I initially Chose City Way School of Motoring as I had looked at several companies and found that theirs had the best reviews.”

” I have had driving lessons before with another driving school and did not have a great experience. City Way School of Motoring was A*, was patient with me, easy going and a great teacher ! “

” Learning to dive with City Way School of Motoring was above what I expected ! I picked up so many new skills so quickly thanks to your help ”

” I found your teaching methods Great ! If I didn’t understand something, you would demonstrate so I could see exactly how it was done, this was a great way of learning for me “

” I Loved the use of video within my driving lessons, If I made errors and didn’t know what i did, you can always watch them back and see exactly where you went wrong and learn from it “

” I would recommend City Way School of Motoring 100% ! Calm, Patient, reliable. Friendly service. Learnt so much and become such a confident driver.”

” I honestly couldn’t think of anything you could change with your driving lessons “

” Thankyou for being patient with me and helping me pass 1st time.”

” I passed this afternoon and drove up to see my Nan to surprise her ! Was a little weird driving on my own at first but I loved it ! I have become so much more independent now and not rely on Mum for lifts ”

Customer Reviews Lordswood

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/customer-reviews-lordswood-nikki-royle/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-lordswood/
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Nikki Royle From Lordswood

Driving Lessons Lordswood. Congratulations to Nikki Royle from Lordswood, who Passed her Practical Driving Test on Thursday 22nd November 2016 at the Gillingham Test Centre, with her Driving Instructor Gary Smith from City Way School of Motoring.

Nikki started her Driving Lessons, with City Way School of Motoring having had some driving experience with other local driving instructors. Nikki regularly had lots of private practice with the help of her mum. Nikki just needed pointing in the right direction, with some changes to her driving in particular to read the road situations further ahead. This helps you see situations ahead earlier and gives you more time to plan how you are going to deal with any given situation.

Nikki progressed very well, picking up the skills required to be a safe and confident driver.

Nikki's motivation to gain her driving licence was that she already had her car at home and wanted the freedom to drive to work on her own, including the freedom to drive where she wanted, when she wanted.

Test Day came and the dreaded nerves started to develop. We took a break and went for a coffee and talked things through and brought Nikki back to a focused mindset, which resulted in getting her driving back to where we knew it should be.

We arrived at the Gillingham Test Centre with a focused approach and Nikki Nailed her driving test with a 1st Time Pass and only 4 minor errors - Fantastic result - well done
Nikki

Driving Lessons Lordswood

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-lordswood-nikki-royle/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-lordswood/
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Bradley Freeman From Rochester Wrote in and Said :-

Customer Reviews Rochester

" I Chose City Way School of Motoring, due to it being very close to my house, the professional website and previous good customer reviews "

" I had no previous experience of driving and had no private practice in-between driving Lessons. Learning to drive took a bit longer than I expected it to be, but that obviously changes from person to person as I was quite slow to pick things up at the beginning. But it was definitely worth the wait. "

" I found the teaching methods adopted by Gary to be very helpful, reference points made manoeuvres much easier. Everything seemed very well explained and the use of the video camera helped on numerous occasions."

"The Video Footage was useful, made it easier to see where is was making errors in different situations, such as when I hesitated on roundabouts, I could watch the video footage back and see for myself when it was safe to go."

" I would recommend Gary and City Way School of Motoring, as simply even though I struggled at the beginning, by following Gary's advise I managed to Pass my Driving Test 1st Time with ONLY 1 minor error. So clearly the methods used speak for themselves."

" I sometimes found 2 hr driving lessons a little long, however every time i requested a shorter lesson (1.5 hrs) this was never a problem "

" Thank You Gary for Getting me to the required standard, I'm so Chuffed with myself. You always said I was a better driver than i believed I was. I haven't got a car of my own yet, but am looking forward to the freedom this will give me."

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/customer-reviews-rochester-bradley-freeman/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/
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Driving Lessons Rochester.

Congratulations to Bradley Freeman, who started the new year in style by passing his Practical Driving Test on Thursday 5th January 2017 at the Gillingham Driving Test Centre with his Driving Instructor Gary Smith from City Way School of Motoring 1st Time with Only 1 minor error. A fantastic Achievement - Well done :)

Bradley, started his driving lessons with City Way School of Motoring, having had no driving experience. Bradley was very nervous and cautious when he 1st started his driving lessons but as the driving lessons continued Bradley started to find his feet and his confidence began to grow.

The key to his success is that he remained positive throughout his driving lessons and continued regular driving lessons throughout, learning by his errors and is now able to think for himself in more challenging situations.

Test Day came along and Bradley had a mature approach to his driving test, which resulted in a 1st time pass. The driving examiner even said to Bradley how impressed he was with his driving.

Bradley is now going to be looking at sourcing a car of his own in the near future.

Bradley your freedom really starts here now, Stay safe on those roads and enjoy your independence. Remember you can now go where you want, when you want :)

A great result that your truly deserve - Well done

Gary Smith - Driving Instructor for City Way School of Motoring

Driving Lessons Rochester

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester-bradley-freeman/

http://www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk/driving-lessons-rochester/

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From Monday 12th January, the Hazard Perception Part of the driving test is changing to incorperate computer generated imagery (CGI) instead of the current real video clips which are often poor quality images. 

Gary Smith | Driving Instructor | City Way School of Motoring

Website - www.drivingschoolmedway.co.uk

Facebook - www.facebook.com/drivinglessonsmedway

Office - 0333 566 0057

Medway - 01634 420103

Gravesend - 01474 730407

Maidstone - 01622 260243
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