Driving Lessons Christchurch

Driving Lessons Christchurch

 

Now provide Driving lessons in Christchurch.

 

 Impact now have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Christchurch.

About Impact School of Motoring

Driving lessons Christchurch

Impact School of Motoring is a family run driving school, we have been established in Poole, Bournemouth and surrounding areas for over 20 years. During that time we maintained a high standard of support for all our instructors. This has resulted in quality tuition and care for pupils throughout the company. Feel free to browse this site to find out more.

 

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As well as manual and automatic driving lessons we also provide:

 

How to book your driving lessons

 Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Christchurch. If you contact us via phone, email or the contact form provided. We are happy to answer any of your questions and discuss your best course to getting on the road.

 

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Christchurch

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk

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Driving Lessons Bear cross, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons Bear cross, Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Bear cross, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult roundabouts in Bear cross.

 Driving Lessons Bear cross, bournemouth

This is an aerial image of the Bear cross roundabout. This is a very standard shape, 4 exit roundabout, that follows all the standard roundabout rules for positioning and signalling etc. The only reason it is more difficult than an average roundabout is because it’s busy. So I would like to talk about how to read other traffic on a roundabout and give some advice that will help you join busy roundabouts more comfortably. So what is the purpose of a roundabout? They are designed to keep traffic flowing more freely than a give way junction or traffic lights. So ideally, where possible it is best to filter in with traffic on the roundabout, ensuring of course there is a large enough gap to filter in to. The key to filtering in to a busy roundabout is a slow approach and early observation. Approaching slowly gives the maximum possible time for a gap to appear on the roundabout which you can gently accelerate into. Looking to your right early allows you the maximum potential to see the gap appear. Do ensure you keep checking back to your position though. So now you’ve got time to see your gap on the roundabout I need to let you know how to understand where the other cars are going so you can identify that gap. In a perfect world every driver would signal left when they were due to leave a roundabout and it would be easy to understand where they were going. Unfortunately you may have noticed most drivers don’t signal correctly at roundabouts. So the best thing to judge them on is there speed and position. Speed – If a driver is going fast or you can see they are accelerating there is a good chance they are about to leave the roundabout. If a driver is going around a roundabout they will need to keep there speed slow. Position – If they are wide to the outside of the roundabout they will most likely be leaving the roundabout. If they are close to the roundabout they will be continuing around. This is the very basics of understanding and the rest can be learnt by studying roundabouts closer.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Bear cross, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Bearcross, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Bearcross, Bournemouth;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Bear cross, Bournemouth
Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk

Driving Lessons Boscombe, Bournemouth

 

Driving Lessons Boscombe, Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Boscombe, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult junctions in Boscombe, Bournemouth.

Driving Lessons Boscombe, Bournemouth

This image is of the traffic light junction at the Springbourne end of Ashley road in Boscombe. I would firstly like to point out I am aware that there is a more difficult junction further along Holdenhurst road and would have loved to talk about this, however it has only recently been redesigned by the council and Google have not yet got a current image of this, so I’ll talk about that one when Google has been updated. The traffic lights in this image have caused many drivers to make a mistake. This is mainly due to how the lights are timed. If you approaching these lights and travelling away from Bournemouth (The road pictured left), And if you are turning right into Ashley road (pictured bottom) the lights for the traffic going straight ahead will go green before the lights for the vehicles turning right. I have seen many drivers look at the wrong set of lights before trying to make a right turn through the red light. So be careful you have assessed all the lights before making a decision. If you are turning out of Ashley road, when your lights are green, traffic turning left into Ashley road will also have a green light. When this is the case watch out for buses coming around the corner towards you as they have to swing out fairly wide and can sometimes cross onto your side of the road.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Boscombe, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Boscombe, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Boscombe, Bournemouth;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Boscombe, Bournemouth
Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk

Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

 

Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Southbourne, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give pupils some advice. Most of these posts include the most difficult junction in the area, however Southbourne is mainly used by driving instructors for learning the reversing manoeuvres, so I would like to take this opportunity to give some tips on how to reverse around a left hand corner.

 Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

 I think you would agree that you hardly ever see a fully qualified driver reversing around a corner to the left, so why would they ask you to do it for your driving test? It is required to ensure you have the basic steering and speed control when travelling in reverse. This is so you are able to carry out tasks like reversing into your driveway safely and under control. One common misconception is that you have to be about 6 inches from the kerb all the way around the corner. This is not true. Keeping in mind that this is a test of basic control you would be allowed far more than this to still be considered safe. I’m not going to explain the entire manoeuvre here as that is usually best to go through just before you practise it. I am just going to give a few tips and key points to help you complete the manoeuvre easier. Firstly, keep the car slow, this is a crawl pace at which the car has no momentum, if you were to put the clutch down a little the car would come to a stop almost instantly. Make sure you know where you are going to start turning the wheel. Many instructors use points on the car related to points on the kerb to help you understand where to turn. This will work well for their car however be aware that all cars have different size rear and side windows, so when you get your own car you will need to assess the turning points for yourself. Before you start to turn ensure you look all around you as the front of your car will be about to swing out to the right. Now when you steer around the corner I would like you to keep in mind that not every corner is the same. Instructors will often suggest to their pupils to start with a 3/4 or full turn to the left to bring the car around the corner. This is just a starting point. I find many pupils then try to treat this as a set system and are then lost when they try a different corner with a wider or shallower curve. You should start with your set amount of steering, however look far down the road you are going into and assess how well the steering is taking you around the corner. If necessary adjust this steering to ensure you are heading in the right direction. I’ve just mentioned looking far back down the road. This is the main thought I would like to leave you with. Many learners try to just use their mirrors or put all their focus on the kerb just next to the car or look at the movement of the front of the car. The best place to focus for most of the manoeuvre is to where you would like the car to finish.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Southbourne, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Southbourne and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Southbourne:

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving Lessons Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult junctions in Ensbury Park.

 

Driving Lessons Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

If you are taking your driving lessons in and around the Ensbury park area, or taking your driving test in Bournemouth, you will have to deal with the Ensbury park one way system. When driving around this system, the signs and markings are all there to help you negotiate the lanes easily. As you approach the system you should know what destination you are heading for. On most of the approaches there are signs informing you of which exit you will need to take for your destination or which lane you require for your destination. Some of these can be a little confusing with the amount of exits off of the system; if you have trouble understanding them speak to your driving instructor, and he will be able to help you understand. You sometimes also have the road markings which you can see in this image that will inform you of which lane leads to your destination. Look for these as early as possible to make an early lane selection. There are a couple of approaches that only have one lane on approach and no signs or markings on the approach. In these situations, unless you know which lane your going into through previous knowledge, approach in the centre of the lane at a very slow speed, giving yourself time to look across onto the system for the markings on the lane you require, you must know this prior to joining the system, so don’t be in a hurry to come on to it. When on the system as long as you look well ahead for all your signs and markings they should guide you around comfortably. Do not go over any of the chevron markings, always signal left when leaving the system. Just one point of local knowledge to note, unfortunately this is under a tree in the image. However, if you are following signs for town centre and you come to a set of traffic lights where there are no signs or markings and the lanes split into 2, take the left lane for town centre. If you do this on your test the examiner will often advise which lane to be in, but not always so it is important that it is practised and fully understood.

 

 

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Ensbury Park, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Ensbury Park, Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Ensbury Park, Bournemouth;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Ensbury Park, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving Lessons Kinson, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons kinson Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Kinson, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult junctions in Kinson.

 

Driving Lessons Kinson, Bournemouth

 This is an aerial image of the double roundabouts along Kinson road. There are a few simple rules to remember on these roundabouts, Turning left or following straight on both roundabouts you will keep to the left hand lane, if you are turning right at either roundabout you need to select the right hand lane at the first of the 2 roundabouts, and follow that lane to the second roundabout. Take a look at the image and see if you can work out what route to take for each combination of directions. The lanes are thin and you must keep central to your lane as well as being aware of any traffic along side you keeping to there lane. You must give way to your right at each roundabout as per normal roundabout rules. However as these roundabouts get very busy at times there can sometimes be constant traffic queued to your right. On these occasions it is helpful to look across to the other exit on the roundabout to see if there is any traffic coming around, that will block the traffic to your right, you can use this as an opportunity to join the roundabout. This is just a few details about these roundabout’s the rest is learned in practice, this is why you will see learner cars going around these on a very regular basis.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Kinson, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Kinson and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Kinson;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Kinson, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving Lessons Townsend, Bournemouth

 

Driving Lessons Townsend

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Townsend, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult roundabouts in Townsend.

Driving Lessons Townsend, Bournemouth

Here is an image of part of the cooper dean roundabout near Townsend. I would like to talk about the whole roundabout but the markings on the other side have recently been redone and Google images don’t include this yet. As I can’t afford to buy a helicopter and take the image myself I’ll just talk about this section for now. If you look at the road to the right you will see 4 lanes approaching the roundabouts. Look at the markings, 1 goes left, 2 straight and 1 right. A common error when going straight is drivers will get into the left of the 2 straight ahead lanes and as you look at it this appears to line up with the middle lane around the roundabout, so they go into that one. This would be cutting from one lane to the next, you have to consider that all traffic in the left lane is turning left so as you come onto the roundabout from the left of the 2 straight ahead lanes you will be the left most vehicle of the traffic going around the roundabout so you need to keep across to the left lane. Also beware of the box junction here. This roundabout frequently gets very blocked up and you must only enter the box junction if your exit is clear. Cars come around very fast around the roundabout and you don’t want to be blocking their exit when they do so.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Townsend, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Townsend and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Townsend;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Townsend, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving Lessons Throop, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons Throop Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Throop, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult roundabouts near Throop.

Driving Lessons Throop, Bournemouth

This roundabout is opposite castle point. I would like to discuss the route along castle lane from left to right on the image. Start by looking to the far left and you will see there is 2 lanes approaching the roundabout, as you come up this road there is a sign marked through traffic at the side of the road (of course you can’t see it on this image but I mention this because if you are following the main road you are through traffic). This sign shows that as the lanes split to three near the roundabout all through traffic can use either the centre or right lanes. Always use the centre lane unless it is blocked or you are overtaking slow moving traffic. You then have to ensure that the box junction is clear before you proceed. As you go around the roundabout look closely for your lane markings (you can see in the image they are very faded), follow the centre lane and as you come around you then have another box junction to check if it’s clear to proceed. I see more drivers stop in this when their path out is blocked than I have seen stop before it. Mainly because they are coming around the roundabout too fast to react. As you continue around this you should feed to the left of the roundabout whilst checking the pedestrian crossing immediately after the roundabout is clear. A lot to deal with in a short distance so it’s very important to go slowly and carefully around this one.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Throop, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Throop and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Throop;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Throop, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving Lessons Winton, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons Winton Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Winton for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult junctions in Winton.

 

Driving Lessons Winton, Bournemouth

This is an aerial image of the junction known as “Winton banks” located at the Bournemouth end of Winton high street. First important point to note is check for pedestrians before you move off, many of them try to run across before traffic starts to move. If you are turning right from the high street into Alma road (pictured right), position in line with the arrow so there is enough space for a bus to come passed you in the other direction. The red car in the image is starting to move too far right. If you have to wait, stop at the start of the arrow so your bonnet is in line with the centre of the side road to ensure you don’t overshoot the junction. Also note the box junction to the bottom right of the image, many people think this is to keep the side road clear and disregard a large portion of the box junction as the 2 blue cars have in the image. In actual fact the box junction is there in case a bus stops at the bus stop opposite so traffic has space to overtake the stopped bus without causing a queue and therefore blocking up the crossroads.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Winton, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Winton and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Winton;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Winton, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk


Driving lessons Westbourne, Bournemouth

Driving Lessons Westbourne, Bournemouth

 

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Westbourne, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give some advice to pupils on how to be safe dealing with one of  the most difficult junctions in Westbourne.

Driving Lessons Westbourne, Bournemouth

 When dealing with this junction, known as the Liverpool Victoria one way system. Firstly use signs and markings to select your lane early on approach, look well down the road for where your lane leads and stay as central in it as possible. Do not change your lane, even if you find yourself in the wrong one, unless you have thoroughly checked your mirrors and signalled. Beware when heading from the Wessex way towards Poole, the Poole markings will place you in the left lane then move you across traffic to the centre lane half way around the system. You would be best to stay in the centre lane to start with but be aware of other traffic cutting across from your left.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Westbourne, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Westbourne and surrounding areas.
Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Westbourne;

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Westbourne, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk