Award Winning Driving School in Blackpool

Award Winning Driving School in Blackpool

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Golden Mile Driving School are delighted to announce that our driving school based in Blackpool has won the "Excellence Award 2018 & 2019" by one of the UK's leading review websites.

The accolade for 'Top Rated Driving School in Blackpool' has been hand-picked along with two other driving schools in the Blackpool area. The award is based on an in-depth 50 point inspection which includes; local reviews, history, trading standards, customer ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and general excellence.


Paul Hornby, Managing Director of Golden Mile Driving School says:

"Over the past 10 years our driving school has gone from strength to strength and I'm super proud of the team of driving instructors for all their hard work and dedication.  It’s fantastic that we’ve now won an award as one of the Top Three Rated Driving School's in Blackpool. We've helped so many students pass their driving test in Blackpool, we try our best to encourage fun and exciting learning, and most of our customers highly recommend us to friends and family. The whole team is thrilled to be recognised for their hard work over the past years."


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Our professional FULLY QUALIFIED driving instructors are all Driving Standards Agency approved and are highly experienced. We are renowned for our friendly, and patient driving tuition.

We are 100% dedicated to providing you with the reassurance and knowledge you will need to make you a safe and confident driver.

To book your driving lessons with our AWARD WINNING driving school in Blackpool then you can call or text Paul on 07800977801

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Assessment driving lessons in Blackpool

Assessment driving lessons in Blackpool


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Here at Golden Mile Driving School we don't just teach students with no driving experience we also get many students asking us for a driving assessment lesson. There could be many reasons for this, such as the learner driver may be thinking of completing a driving crash course and would like to know which driving course would be best suited to them, or it could be a learner driver who is currently with another driving school and feels that they are not making progress and would like a second opinion. We've had many foreign students come to us who have driven in a different country before and feel a little out of practice on the UK roads so they come to us to assess their level of driving and we can offer help, advice and strategies to help brush up their current driving standard.

What will happen on my first driving lesson?

You will be carefully assigned your driving instructor by our office team. We will discuss your needs and carefully select an instructor that we feel is best suited to your current skills. Our driving lessons are designed to allow both you and your driving instructor to get to know one another, its vital that you feel comfortable with your instructor, but don't worry, all of our instructors are really friendly and polite. When you first meet your driving instructor they will take some details from you regarding your past driving experience.

How will my driving be assessed?

After the instructor has taken all the relevant information from you regarding your previous experience, your instructor will personally tailor a lesson plan so that he or she can see how your driving skills are. We use many marking systems, fault analysis and coaching techniques all proven to help the learner progress. We won't have you driving around aimlessly as that serves no purpose. A few examples of what your instructor w be looking at are:

Effective use of mirrors

Basic control of the car. gears, foot pedals, steering etc

Hazard awareness

Anticipation and planning

We all learn differently, not everyone is the same. We understand this and our instructors are highly trained to adapt their driving tuition skills to match your current driving level.

Before the assessment lesson begins, you may be asked some questions. These could include:

  • How many driving lessons have you had in total?

  • When was the last time you drove a car?

  • Can you drive any other vehicles, such as motorbike?

  • What manoeuvres/driving skills have you practised?

  • What areas of your driving do you feel least confident?

  • Have you started studying for your theory test?

The specific wording of the questions may change, but the general theme should be the same. Our aim as a driving school is teach you safe driving for life. Our instructors will want to know as much as possible about your driving history, this in turn will prevent wasted hours on topics that you may not need.

What things should I ask my driving instructor?

As we mentioned earlier, You need to make sure you’re comfortable with your driving instructor. Being able to understand their instructions and building a good rapport is important. You’re paying for the driving lessons, so please don’t be afraid to ask about your instructor’s ability to teach you.

Some basic questions you want to ask before you choose your driving instructor in Blackpool:

  • What is your pass rate?

  • What is your lesson plan for my driving lesson?

  • Are you a fully qualified driving instructor or a trainee?

  • How long have you been a driving instructor?

  • What GRADE driving instructor are you? (GRADE A is highest, Grade B is lowest)

Remember to ask these questions before you part with your money, if you don't feel comfortable then it's probably best that your find another driving school. A good driving instructor should always be honest, polite, calm and fully prepared for your lesson. They should be asking you lots of questions about driving and also be encouraging. We highly recommend you look for reviews and ratings to see what others have to say about the driving school.

Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers Blackpool

Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers Blackpool

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Are you looking for the perfect Christmas present for your loved one?  

Our Blackpool Driving School can supply you with Gift Vouchers to use as a gift for your friends or relatives to get them started on their driving lessons.

Our Blackpool Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers can be used for Christmas Presents, Birthday Presents, or for any other reason.

We will personalise the driving lesson gift voucher with your friend or relative’s name.

The Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers are for use in Blackpool and the Fylde only. 

Driving lesson voucher deals Blackpool

Voucher 1 - Block of 10 driving lessons - with FREE THEORY TEST TRAINING - Perfect for complete new starters! £198.00 

Voucher 2 - 6 hour driving lesson block £148.00 - Great for those with experience on the road and just need to brush up on their driving skills. 

You can order your vouchers by telephone number below or click the links above for more information. 

07800 977 801

5 Tips To Keep You Safe When Driving Over Christmas

5 Tips To Keep You Safe When Driving Over Christmas

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'Tis the season to be jolly... The festive period for many usually means eating, drinking and being merry. If you're a driver then you will more than likely be travelling on our busy roads visiting friends and family which usually involves driving to and from different places.

This Christmas, we want you all to be safe on roads, not just in Blackpool but wherever you plan on driving to.

We've put together some advice for you consider before you get behind the wheel of your car.

1. Don't drink and drive

Remember even ONE alcoholic drink can impair your driving – don’t drink and drive. Make sure you have a designated driver with you or an alternative way of getting home, either by taxi or getting a lift from a friend.

2. Check the weather conditions before you travel

Snowy or icy conditions can make driving a challenge for motorists and could even lead to an accident or death. It's paramount to prepare yourself before embarking on a journey in the snow or ice. It's worth knowing how to prepare yourself and your car before you travel. Getting your car regularly serviced and using winter tyres is good practice for driving in the winter. Check your tyres. Make sure they’re inflated to the correct pressure, bearing in mind that you might be carrying more passengers than usual. Check bulbs, wipers and fluid levels, such as anti-freeze before you travel. In case of a breakdown it might be worth bringing a hot drink in a flask and a blanket to keep you warm.

3. Avoid distractions when driving

Christmas is a busy time of year for most of us, often our friends and family will be trying to call or text us during this period to make plans. If you're driving then its best you turn your phone off or put it on silent when driving. If you do need to make a call or text make sure you pull over in a safe place and turn your engine off before picking up your mobile phone.

4. Driving the next day after a Christmas party

Although we've covered drink driving above, I feel it's important to add this point to the list as its something that people easily tend to forget.
No doubt your work or friends will have arranged a party leading up to Christmas if your drinking alcohol and you plan on driving the next day make sure you don't drink too much. It's best you don't drive at all the next day, especially if you plan on getting absolutely tanked at your party. While far fewer people are taking the risk of drink driving at night, more people are getting into their cars in the morning. Many without realising they could still be over the legal limit to drive. If you're unsure if your safe to drive the next day then visit: DRINK AWARE who provide details on alcohol units and very useful information on drink driving.

5. Don't drive if you're tired

If you’ve got a busy social schedule over the Christmas season, the chances are Christmas will be a time of year filled with late nights and early mornings as you attempt to fit everything in. If you’ve got some long car journeys to do too, there’s a risk that you could find yourself driving while tired. Don't risk it! make sure your fully awake and alert before driving. If you do feel tired whilst driving then make you stop of at safe place and take a break from driving until you feel alert again.

We at Golden Mile Driving School wish you all the best for Christmas and New year, Stay safe and drive responsibly. Have patience on the roads over this busy period and look out for one another.

If you haven't yet passed your driving test and would like to take your driving lessons in Blackpool then visit our main website for all the latest offers and discounts.

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How to lower the costs of learning to drive in Blackpool

How to lower the costs of learning to drive in Blackpool

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So you've decide to learn to drive and take your driving lessons in Blackpool.

After you've chosen the right driving school in Blackpool for you it's time to consider the costs of learning.

Remember driving lessons are an investment in your future. Once you pass your driving test your licence can bring you many benefits so it's important to remember that.

The Driving Standards Agency say that it will take approximately 45 hours of practice and lessons in order to pass a driving test. In total, this roughly equates to just over £1K

Let's now take in account other expenses like study materials, books, apps, dvds, theroy test fee and practical driving test fee, your budget is now likely to increase.

Driving tuition doesn’t have to be expensive. Here's a few tips to help you save your money:


1.Take advantage of free learning materials

Even though it may be one of the lesser expensive parts of learning to drive, it’s just as important that you’re well prepared for the driving theory test. If you fail it then you'll have to book it again incurring more costs.


We will sign you up free of charge to our industry standard theory test pro software. Most of our students pass the theory test FIRST TIME when studying with our software!


2. Driving School Special Offers

Look for special offers and discounts. Some driving schools offer great introductory offers. Such as NHS discounts, student discounts, beginner starter packages. Some driving schools in Blackpool offer discount for bulk buying your driving lessons.



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3. Practice learning to drive with family or friends

If your family or friends are willing to take you out then practicing with them is a great way getting some free lessons.

It's important to remember that the person taking you out is:

  • qualified to drive the type of vehicle they are supervising in
  • over 21 years of age
  • Have held a full driving licence for three years or more
  • Have insurance or ensure the learner has the correct insurance in place
  • Display L - Plates and ensure the car is roadworthy
  • Be a responsible person

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4. Pass your driving test on the first attempt.

This sounds like a daft tip but making sure you pass your theory and practical tests the first time around is important if you’re trying to save as much money as you can. The best way to ensure this happens is to be fully prepared. Don't try and cut corners, put your all into your driving lessons, make sure effective learning is taking place during your driving lessons.



5. Listen to your driving instructors advice!

Your paying for profession instruction therefore it's important to listen to the advice of your driving instructor. Usually, your instructor will tell you when you're ready to take the driving test. If he/she feels that you're not ready then you're probably not ready If you can drive safely on various roads and conditions without any instruction/prompts or help from your driving instructor for at least 45 minutes then this is usually a good indication that you are ready for test.