If you want to pass your driving test you need to affiliate yourself with someone like David, that is trustworthy, professional, relaxed, understanding and patient. David provided me with the tools/ formula to navigate complex situations for my driving style to solve the problems that I faced instead of a cookie cutter style that dictates this is the only way to do it. This was very beneficial during the test as I encountered scenarios that you just cannot practice.
David provided a learning environment that was supportive and specifically tailored to my needs. David focuses 100% on the solution to help you achieve your goal instead of lecturing you on your mistakes. His explanations and communication are simple concise and easy to understand.
The LDC system focuses on ability to control the car first so that it’s as easy as tying your shoe, freeing up your mind to focus on hazard perception, awareness and planning. During the course of the week we covered: all the manoeuvres, turning left/right, hazard perception drill (MSM), junctions, roundabouts, crossroads, traffic signals/crossings, busy roads, dual carriageways etc. We also had discussions on nerves/fear, how it was natural, how to acknowledge and harness that energy.
David always showed up on time with the car immaculate. I’ve got long legs at 6’2” and felt like the car was made for me, with all the adjustments on the seat etc. This really helped my control of the pedals. The electronic handbrake also made roundabouts/junctions so much easier. I’d imagine this would be beneficial for someone without a lot of upper body strength. The automatic restart also makes stalling less stressful, just depress the clutch and the car restarts. Because the lights/windscreen wipers are automatic I didn’t have to faff around with them on my test. You will also have a good view within the car with lots of reference points for manoeuvres/road position. I got the Parallel park as well as the bay park in my test-aced both using David’s advice.
I was Nervous before my test but all that vanished and my training took over. When the examiner told me the independent driving route I would be taking, I had to stop from giggling. David had a feeling that I would be taken on that route and we had practiced it the night before.
I don’t know if it was possible but David’s smile seemed bigger than mine when I was told I had passed. He seemed genuinely happy for me.
Thank you, David, !!!!