It is with great regret, but also with public saftey in mind that we have cancelled 2 upcoming events at Bruntingthorpe Proving ground on 5th of March and on May 3rd. We will be offering customers alternative dates to attend the scheme in the near future.
Under 17 driving Lesson Christmas Vouchers will be available up until 6pm Christmas Eve.
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Here it is folks all the dates for 2020 are now on the website so you can now book up to 15 months ahead!!!
Click here to see the new dates
Another comment from a happy customer reproduced by kind permision.
"I just wanted to say after the 3 hours Evie has had with you to-date, she feels so much more prepared (and less worried) about going out on the road... it is truly a great service that you offer :-)"
Here are some kind words we recieved from a Happy Customer..
Dear Pete / Lorraine
Copied by Kind Permision of Stephen Fleming from Leicester.
StartinYoung to Cease operations at Prestwold Hall
It is with great regret that we announce the closure of operations at Prestwold Hall Loughborough. We have operated at the site for 3 years but with limited numbers attending the site has been increasingly uneconomical to run. We can no longer run the site at a loss and so have closed operations at the site. Anyone with an existing booking should ask for a refund or transfer to our other sites at Bruntingthorpe or Throckmorton both of which will continue for the forseable future.
Seen a Leaner car on the Motorway this week?? No you are not seeing things. Learner Drivers have been allowed on the Motorway from June 4th 2018. This should mean that a lot more new drivers are properly trained in the subtle art of Motorway driving, Currently the vast majority of Divers on motorways have had no tuition at all.
There are certain conditions though. The Learner car MUST have dual controls and The accompanying Driver MUST be a fully qualified Driving Instructor.
StartinYoung provide driving lessons off road for under 17s and on road and now Motorways for people 17 and over in Automatic cars and in Manual cars with Male Instructors and with Female Instructors.
We Received this email from a Very Pleased Ex Customer. The Picture and email are reproduced with her Kind permision.
"Just to let you know that I have now passed my practical driving test (after just 40 days from my 17th birthday!), and my dad thought you would want to know!
Many thanks for all the help you have given me through my sessions and Prestwold hall and Lutterworth!
And by the way - I got a Suzuki swift as a birthday present (the car I fell in love with on my first lesson with you guys!)
Thanks for everything
Lucy Frampton "
We Recently recieved this enquiry from an elderly lady :
"I am enquiring about off-road driving for an older person. 2 years ago I voluntarily surrendered my driving licence when I acquired hemianopia, a condition which affects vision, usually partially. it often improves which, fortunately, has been the case for me. Encouraged by recent field vision tests, I am considering applying to the DVLA for the return of my licence.
Before doing so, I thought it would be extremely useful to test myself by doing an off-road trial.
Do you think you could supply such an experience?"
We arranged for her to attend the scheme and this was what she said :
"Hi, just to let you know how extraordinarily helpful my session with Cass was. I’m delighted to discover that my driving skills had not disappeared into thin air. It has given me positive reasons based on a concrete experience for applying for restitution of my licence.
Also, and I wasn’t expecting this, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Please remember that the under 17s scheme is not just for under 17s, we cater for all kinds of driving lessons in cluding nervous and older drivers.
"Jordan started learning to drive at the StartinYoung under 17's driving scheme, and has passed first time this afternoon after turning 17 only two months ago! A big well done!! 😊"
The Picture and comment above are reproduced by kind permision of Camilla Nutley. Camilla is one of our most successful Female driving Instructors i The Worcester area and Had taken Jordan right from his Under 17 lessons right through to passing his driving test at the first go!!
Pete Leach Co-organiser StartinYoung