Something that I loved about my lessons was that from the beginning he makes it clear that he is teaching you to be a driver, not to pass a test. I chose to sit my test in Bishopbriggs, but I live in the Southside of Glasgow so I had very little practice in the area before sitting my test. I felt a bit anxious about this but then I had a lesson when I drove around an area that was completely new to me, and drove better than I ever had before. This was when I realised I wasn’t really a learner anymore, I was a driver and I decided there and then that I was going to pass my test. So I did.
The LDC client-centred method coupled with David’s patience and genuine passion for what he does, has taught me to be a safe, calm, confident driver - something I never thought I’d be! I would recommend everyone to learn to drive with David. He is professional, reliable, friendly, knowledgable, and he keeps his car in excellent condition (in spite of learners like me crunching gears!).
Huge thanks to David and LDC!
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, !!!!