Frequently Asked Questions



We are a very busy driving school with driving instructors in Preston, Blackpool and Blackburn and as such we get asked thousands of questions about learning to drive, driving lessons and driving tests. Here's a selection of the most popular regular  questions that we get asked along with our thoughts and usual answers. If you have any questions that are not covered below please call us for advice.

How much do you charge for your driving lessons ?
Please see the page on this website marked 'prices' for our latest prices.

Can I start driving lessons with a driving instructor before I pass my theory test ?
We recommend that you take practical lessons while preparing for your theory test. The combination of practical experience with theoretical learning should help you perform better at your theory test.

Are your Intensive Courses a set price ?
No, the Intensive Courses which are sometimes called Quick-Pass Courses are priced on the estimated number of hours that we think you will need to get you up to the test standard. To begin with you will need to take a two hour assessment with one of our instructors, at the end of the driving lesson the driving instructor will then be able to give you advice in three ways:

  1. If you are suitable to go on an Intensive Driving Course.
  2. How many hours you are likely to need to reach the required standard.
  3. A training plan usually spread over one to six weeks.

Are there any guarantees that I will pass my test ?
The only two people that can guarantee that you pass your test are you and your examiner and don’t let anybody else tell you differently. We often see other driving schools attempting to entice new pupils by stating that they offer a ‘guaranteed pass’. Only a very gullible sort of person would believe this, it is impossible for any driving school in either Preston, Blackpool or Blackburn to actually guarantee that you will pass your test. What they often mean is that if you pay them enough money at the beginning of training and then you were unfortunate to fail then they will give you some extra training or pay for your next test, but unfortunately you have already paid for this so called guarantee, therefore if you were to pass first time you will have paid them well over the going rate. Our advice is for you to think very carefully about sort of guarantee claims before you part with any of your money.
The driving instructors at Students Driving School are guaranteed to be friendly hard working driving instructors who always give 100% effort on every lesson. That is the best guarantee you can get in this industry !!!!!

Are all your training cars dual controlled ?
Yes, we only use the latest model training cars that are all fitted with dual controls for your safety along with air conditioning and power assisted steering for ease of driving.

What car will I use for my driving test ?
You will take your test in the same car that you have had for your driving lessons, in fact once you have been allocated to a Students Driving Instructor you will stay with that same driving instructor and the car all the way through training. Only in exceptional circumstances such as the instructor being ill, car breakdowns or the renewing of a vehicle will this be any different.

Can I get help with my theory training ?
Yes most of the Students Driving School driving instructors will have a selection of study items such as dvd’s or cd’s which can often be loaned out. Other instructors will be able to give you good advice as to which are the best Theory Test Apps to download on your phone.

Do the driving examiners have to fail so many per week ?
No there are no limits to pass rates, as long as you are good enough you will pass. You should remember that it is you that fails your test not the examiner. At the beginning of your test you have a clean sheet and it is up to you to keep it clean.

How much is a theory test?
At the moment sitting a theory test will cost you £23

How much is a practical driving test ?
DVSA driving test fees are currently £62 through the week or £75 at weekends.

Can you help me I’m just looking for cheap driving lessons ?
So are thousands like you !!!
It always very puzzling how many parents ring up for driving lessons for their sons or daughters and cheap are you ? All parents should good are you? Because I want the best driver training possible for my son or daughter. Just think carefully about things...If you need to buy a new washing machine or TV would you really go out and buy a cheap second hand one that would most likely go wrong?...However when it comes to booking driving lessons for the most loved and treasured person in your life do you want to skimp on driving lessons to save just a few pounds. Please remember that learning to drive properly and safely should be your number one priority. Learning properly could save your son or daughters life one day...but learning to drive on the cheap or skimping on lessons unfortunately could end up as your worst ever nightmare!!!!


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