Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Female Automatic Driving Instructors Portsmouth

1st TOP GEAR Driving School Portsmouth welcomes our new Automatic female driving instructor in all the Portsmouth areas. Sam has an excellent reputation with all her clients and offers friendly professional tuition and advice like all our driving instructors in Portsmouth. If you are looking for a female automatic driving instructor in Portsmouth or Automatic male driving Instructors please call us and arrange the dates and times.
1st TOP GEAR driving school covers all Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Lee on Solent, Whiteley, Knowle village, Boarhunt, Park gate, Southampton, Horndean Clanfield, Petersfield, Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island and Chichester.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Theory Test Questions Stopping

The Driving Standards Agency is to stop publishing the multiple choice theory questions and the answers used in the theory test from January 2012. This follows the new independent driving test and prepares the driver for real life on the road.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

driving lessons Portsmouth.

Driving lessons Portsmouth, Driving lessons Southampton with Driving Instructor in Portsmouth. Automatic driving lessons in Portsmouth.

Premier driving school for driving lessons in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Stubbington Hill head, Park Gate, Southampton Botley Portchester, Cosham, Hilsea, Northend, Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield, Petersfield, Havant Hayling Island, Chichester and all the areas in between

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Changes to the Theory Test JAN 2012

The Driving Standards Agency has announced it will stop publishing theory test questions from 1 January 2012.

The move follows changes to the practical test introduced last month to encourage learner drivers to focus on driving skills and not the routes examiners would use.

Currently provisional drivers can go through and memorise the questions and answers used in the theory test, which the DSA doesn't feel helps them to learn the principles behind them.

New questions will be introduced in 2012 that will check whether learners actually understand the rules of the road.

Junior Transport Minister Mike Penning said: "The driving theory test should help to prepare drivers for real life on the road - good driving is not just about vehicle-handling skills, but also about having the knowledge and understanding of safe driving theory.

"No longer publishing these questions and answers will mean that successful candidates will have to understand the theory rather than simply memorising answers."

Learners will still have access to practice questions that will not be used in the theory test.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Driving lessons Driving Instructors Southampton 0800 085 3292

Welcome to our new driving instructor in Southampton, who offers driving lessons in all areas of Southampton including Totton, Westend, Botley, Bishops Waltham, Wickham, Titchfield, Locks Heath, Bursledon, Hamble, Woolston and surrounding areas. Driving lessons from a Southampton based Driving Instructor for a quality Driving School in Southampton covering Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, West End, Hedge End, Fair Oak, Bishopstoke, Botley, Netley, Stubbington, Park Gate, Fareham, Gosport and surrounding areas

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Automatic driving lessons, driving instructors, driving schools. driving instructor, All areas of, Portsmouth, Havant Waterlooville, Cosham, Fareham

Automatic Driving School Portsmouth based offers automatic driving lessons and ADI Qualified driving instructors in Southsea, Portsmouth, Northend, Hilsea, Cosham, Paulsgrove, Hilsea, Waterlooville, Purbrook, Horndean, Clanfield, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Chichester, Gosport, Fareham, Lee on solent. 1-1 driving tuition for your driving lesson from home work or College. Professional, Patient, friendly Automatic Driving Instructors. Pass plus course Refresher Lessons and Motorway tuition available.‎
VERY HIGH PASS RATES as seen on our website FACEBOOK link
02392 79899 or 0800 085 3292

Driving School, Driving lessons, Driving Instructor, Portsmouth. Gosport, Fareham, Petersfield and Chichester

Driving schools in Portsmouth with 1st TOP GEAR Driving school Portsmouth Qualified driving instructors in Portsmouth, Cosham, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield, Including Havant, Southbourne, Westbourne Emsworth and Hayling Island,Chichester. Gosport, Fareham, Hill Head, Lee on the Solent, Park Gate, Warsash, Southampton and all the areas in between 1-1 driving lessons with your driving instructor picking you up from home work or College.

Hanna. 21ST SEPT 2010

My story is no ordinary as I had a bad lack earlier with a fresh person in a business that just wasted my time and cash. I always knew how to drive or I just thought so...
Thanks to Bill I managed to get rid of bad habits in 2 weeks time!!!!Wow!
Trust me guys it is much more difficult than start from scratch. I only had 2 weeks and was not very sure at all, still lacked some polish and a bit of confidence. Bill helped me beyond my expectations and due to his involvement and dedication I managed so smooth that out and I passed with only 2 minor faults!!! I could not quiet believe it really happenedl!!
I just had in mind all the comments that Bill was giving me and it did the impossible. I regret I had not known him earlier as he is the best tutor I could imagine. He did the extra mile for me and care for me to pass. I wish everyone was so dedicated. Thank you for been a friend as you helped me to go on a road and improved my standards beyond my expectations. I now can control the car so very smoothly, I feel safer and far more confident.
f anyone is in doubt were to go, ask Bill and he will be able to help beyond the ordinary. He takes pride in what is doing and it is not everyone’s approach, trust me.

My life has changed thanks to you Bill and I will be forever so grateful.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Driving Instructor Gosport, Fareham, Park Gate and all of Portsmouth

Driving School Portsmouth based welcomes Beth our new Female driving Instructor.
Like many of our qualified Female Driving Instructors Beth covers all Park Gate, Funtley, Warsash, Swanwick, Boarhunt, Uplands, Botley, Hedge end, Locks Heath, Knowle village, Swanwick, Catisfield Segensworth, Wickham, Shirrell Heath, Stubbington, Titchfield, Whitely, and any area in between.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Driving Instructor in Portsmouth.

NEW ELEMENT for the Driving Test 4th October 2010.

The driving standards agency has a new element to the Practical driving Test,
Candidates will be asked to drive without step by step instruction from their examiner for about 10 minutes showing they can make decisions for themselves in unfamiliar contexts. This will mean following a series of verbal directions, following traffic signs or a combination of both. To help them visualise the directions the examiner may also show you a simple diagram.

If a candidate goes off route the test is not terminated. It is neither a fault either. There will also be a reduced number of manoeuvres on the test. An examiner may also intervene due to poor signage. The examiner will tell you to continue ahead if this happens.

Fleet Trainer in Portsmouth. Driving Instructor Training In Portsmouth

A big congratulations to our Fleet trainer in Portsmouth Phil Davies for his 100% PASS recently with the ADVANCED DRIVING TEST for Buses.
Phil has many years of experience regarding the driving industry and is a super asset to 1st TOP GEAR Driving School.
Phil also has the following qualifications under his belt Qualifications held include:
• DSA approved driving instructor
• DSA Fleet approved instructor
• RoSPA advanced driving instructor
• RoSPA Gold Award
• Royal Society of Arts CPC holder
• Institute of Advanced Motorist
• RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction
• Royal Society of Arts in Transport and Distribution

Training can also be given for the Hampshire County Council Pass Plus scheme. Various tests are available such as the IAM test, DIA Advanced and the RoSPA Advanced test.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Driving Instructor in Portsmouth

Our driving school in Portsmouth welcomes our newest recruit to 1st TOP GEAR.
TONY IS Adi qualified Driving Instructor like all our driving Instructors in Portsmouth and will surely promote his professionalism to all our clients.
Tony covers a large area like all our driving instructors including Portsmouth, Cosham, Waterlooville, Denmead, Horndean, Clanfield, Petersfield, Havant, Emsworth, Porchester, Cowplain, Hayling Island, Fareham, Gosport and all the surrounding areas in between.

A big welcome to Tony from all of us 1st TOP GEAR Driving School

Monday, 17 May 2010

Driving Instructor in PORTSMOUTH.

Fully qualified Driving Instructors offer driving lessons in all all the Portsmouth, Southsea, Hilsea, Cosham, Waterlooville, Clanfield, Horndean and all the areas in between. Male or Female driving Instructor for your 1-1 driving lesson.

We also offer Automatic Driving lessons

Friday, 30 April 2010

Driving Schools and Driving lessons for Driving Instructors all of Portsmouth

Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Portsmouth, Southsea, Northend, Cosham, Hilsea, Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield, Petersfield, Havant, Leigh Park, Bedhampton, Emsworth, Hayling Island, all Petersfield areas Gosport, Fareham, Lee on Solent, Havant, Hayling Island and Chichester, Bognor Regis.
Call 02392 798999 or 0800 085 3292

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Female Driving Instructors in Chichester Bognor Regis

Chichester driving lessons with female Driving Instructors for driving a lesson or Semi Intensive driving courses in Hayling Island, Emsworth, Lavant, Chichester, Bognor Regis and all areas between. We welcome Juanita to 1st Top Gear and she is a fully Qualified driving Instructorwho will pick you up from home work or college. DISCOUNTS Available.
We specialise in Nervous to the very experienced driver. HIGH PASS RATES
Call us to book in

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Driving Lessons Instructor HULL

1st Top Gear driving school Cottingham HULL offers driving lessons with Driving Instructors in all Cottingham, Anlaby, Willerby Newland Eppleworth Ferriby areas. Your 1-1 driving lesson allows you to be picked up from home work or College.

HIGH PASS RATES and Discounts available to NEW Beginners, Students, NHS Staff, Armed Services and Block Bookings.

Call 0800 085 3292 or text your name to 07817 947654 and we call you back.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Female driving School and driving lessons Instructor

Portsmouth Driving Schools and Driving Instructors welcomes our new female Driving Instructor. Viv like our other female driving Instructors offers driving lessons in all Horndean, Clanfield, waterlooville, Purbrook, Widley, Hilsea, Cosham, Northend, Fratton, Buckland, Milton, Southsea, Portchester Leigh Park, Havant Emsworth, over to Fareham.
If you would like driving lessons with one of our female driving Instructor let us help you gain the Practical Driving Test Pass.

02392 798999
Check out our recent passes on and use our Facebook link

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Driving Lessons and Instructors Hull. 0800 085 3292

1st Top Gear driving school Cottingham HULL offers driving lessons with Driving Instructors in all Cottingham, Anlaby, Willerby Newland Eppleworth Ferriby areas. Your 1-1 driving lesson allows you to be picked up from home work or College.

HIGH PASS RATES and Discounts available to NEW Beginners, Students, NHS Staff, Armed Services and Block Bookings.

Call 0800 085 3292 or text your name to 07817 947654 and we call you back.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Gosport Fareham Lee on Solent Driving Lessons

1st TOP GEAR Driving school for driving lessons in Gosport Fareham, Lee on Solent and all Portsmouth areas. Qualified ADI Driving Instructors Manual and Automatic Driving lessons available. Discounts to New Beginners, Students, NHS Staff, Armed Services and Block Bookings. 1-1 Driving lessons from Home Work or College

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Automatic Driving lessons all Portsmouth areas, Gosport and Fareham.

Automatic driving lessons Portsmouth Cosham Paulsgrove, Waterlooville, Horndean, Clanfield Havant, Emsworth, Chichester, Portchester, Gosport and Fareham. ADI Driving Instructors for 1-1 driving lesson. We pick you up from home work or college. Also Manual Driving lessons with a Male or female Driving Instructor
HIGH PASS RATES as seen on our website.

CALL 02392 798999 or freephone 0800 085 3292

Text name to 07817 947654 and we call you back.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Female Driving Instructor and Driving lessons all Portsmouth areas

Driving School Portsmouth welcomes our new female driving Instructor for your driving lessons. Viv covers all Horndean, Clanfield, waterlooville, Purbrook, Widley, Hilsea, Cosham, Northend, Fratton, Buckland, Milton, Southsea, Portchester Leigh Park, Havant Emsworth, over to Fareham.
If you would like driving lessons with a female driving Instructor let us help you gain the Practical Driving Test Pass.

02392 798999
Check out our recent passes on and use our Facebook link

Friday, 22 January 2010

IAM Registered Driving Instructor Lessons Portsmouth Gosport Fareham

1st Top Gear Driving School welcomes our new recruit who is an IAM Registered, ROSPA Advanced Gold Award Driving Instructor and a Fleet Trainer Instructor in all the Portsmouth Fareham and Gosport postal codes.

As a charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (the IAM) supports the raising of driving and riding standards and campaigns for increased on-road skills. We support and represent motorists, motorcyclists and are developing programmes for cyclists too. We offer practical driving and riding programmes and urge all road users to act more responsibly and safely.

We also have subsidiary commercial businesses, IAM Fleet and Drive&Survive, that promote occupational driver improvement throughout the fleet/business community. These businesses help employers achieve their duty of care to employees and also help to reduce road accidents whilst driving on business.

The aims and objectives of the Institute of Advanced Motorists are very simple:

1. To improve the standards of driving (and riding) on the roads
2. The improvement of road safety or Greater road safety or The promotion of road safety
3. The administration of a nationally recognised advanced test

We try to match these aims and objectives by working in the following ways:

1. We are a totally independent organisation (as a registered charity)

The IAM is not ‘owned’ or financially dependent on any commercial organisations that might have a vested interest in a narrow aspect of road safety. Financial support is provided by our 100,000+ strong UK (and beyond) membership. These members, having passed our advanced driving or riding test, contribute a small annual membership fee. This allows us to be fully independent in both our thinking and our work. The support we have from our members, who take an active interest in their own driving and riding standards, provides us with invaluable insight and a vast resource of practical knowledge related to road safety.

2. We can offer a more diverse approach to road safety because we are not a ‘single issue’ body

Our staff have a comprehensive background in road safety, strengthened by the in-depth knowledge of our Trustees which covers the emergency services and other additional areas vital to road safety. The IAM is widely respected throughout the road safety industry due to our expertise and experience. As such, we are regularly asked to consult and advise all the major players, including the Government, on all aspects of road safety.

3. The IAM's Advanced Driving Test is recognised and quality assured by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)

The IAM’s Advanced Driving Test was first developed in 1956 (and the Advanced Riding Test in 1976). Since then the test has been developed and refined to reflect the ever-changing face of the UK’s roads. With over 200 local IAM affiliated groups throughout the UK (all charitable organisations in their own right) the support for people wanting to prepare for and pass the IAM's advanced test is unparalleled throughout the UK. The support of these groups means that the advanced test is available and achievable for ANYONE who has an interest in improving their driving or riding skills.

The DSA quality assure the IAM's Advanced Driving and Riding test through the assessment of Staff Examiners.

ROSPA Driving Instructor Portsmouth

We welcome Phil as our new ROSPA Trained Driving Instructor for all the Portsmouth Gosport and Fareham areas. Phil offers driving lessons, Fleet driver Training, Pass Plus and Advanced driving courses to all pupils.

ROSPA is an independent, registered charity which was created in 1917 in response to an 'alarming increase in traffic accidents' in London. Today, RoSPA promotes safety in all areas of life – on the road, in the home, at work, in schools, at leisure and on or near water. Our aim is to Save Lives and Reduce Injuries.

The breadth of RoSPA’s expertise allows us to draw lessons from different areas, schools of thought and approaches to injury prevention. Indeed, this is how RoSPA began its Managing Occupational Road Risk campaign in 1996, which has led to ‘at-work road safety’ being a key priority in the UK’s road safety strategy today. Other examples of RoSPA’s contribution to road safety over the years include the formation of a national network of local road safety committees (the forerunner of today’s local authority road safety officer service), the National Cycling Proficiency Scheme, the Tufty Club, compulsory seat belt wearing (RoSPA’s President introduced an amendment to the Transport Bill in 1981), and the ban on using a hand-held mobile phone while driving.

Safety organisations can be accused of taking safety problems too seriously and encouraging ‘hypersafety’, ‘excessive risk aversion’ and the ‘nanny state’. However, “Absolute safety” is neither feasible nor desirable, since it would come at such cost to our freedoms. Common sense and balance is essential when developing and promoting safety interventions. There are clearly areas where prescription, through regulation, legislation or standards, is essential, for example, the nuclear, chemical or aviation industries. On the other hand, people need to be able to get on with their lives and be free to decide what risks they wish to take, provided they are not putting others in danger.

The difficulty is where to draw the line - too prescriptive, and accusations of the “nanny state” fly around; too casual and people would undoubtedly be forced to take unknowing risks. RoSPA draws the line with two simple questions:

1) Is the intervention proportionate to the risk? If the problem is not that great, steer towards the lighter touch, but if the evidence demands more guidance, consider intervention.

2) What would be the effect on others? Someone who puts only themselves at risk should have the freedom to do so; but if an act can kill or injure others, it must be proscribed or regulated. A solo mountain climber fits into the first category; a speeding motorist the second.

Great Britain has one of the best road safety records in Europe and the world. Despite massive increases in traffic over the last few decades, the number of people killed on our roads has fallen from around 5,500 per year in the mid 1980s to just over 2,500 in 2008. However, this still means that around 7 people die on Britain’s roads every day.

Road Casualties in Great Britain, 2008
Killed 2,538
Seriously Injured 26,034
Slightly Injured 202,333
All casualties 230,905

Common causes of these unnecessary tragedies include:

Over 700 people a year are killed in crashes in which someone exceeds the speed limit or drives too fast for the conditions.

Drink Driving
Over 450 people a year die in crashes in which someone was over the legal drink drive limit.

Seat Belt Wearing
Nearly 400 lives each year could be saved if everyone always wore their seat belt.

Careless Driving
Over 400 deaths a year involve someone being ‘careless, reckless or in a hurry’.

Around one third of fatal and serious road crashes involve someone who was at work.

Over 300 newly-qualified drivers and their passengers are killed in car crashes a year.

Road safety is one of the most important areas of RoSPA’s work. As almost all road crashes involve human error, ranging from simple mistakes to deliberate dangerous and illegal behaviour, our key issue is the need to improve the standard of driving and riding. RoSPA supports a twin-track approach of making it as easy as possible to use the roads safely and responsibly and voluntarily and willingly comply with road traffic law, and of increasing the likelihood of catching, and the punishment for, those who choose not to do so.


* Raises awareness and provides advice, help, training and information for all road users and the general public
* Provides road safety education resources and guidance
* Provides advice and guidance, practical products and services to help employers manage their occupational road risk
* Supports the work of other professionals and practitioners in road safety
* Supports the development and implementation of national road safety strategies

Corporate Driver Training, Fleet Driver Training instructor Portsmouth to Petersfield Gosport Fareham

The Corporate Manslaughter Act. Employers have a duty of care which includes Driver Training. Fleet Training in Fareham Gosport Portsmouth and all other areas
Driver Training can be given to Individuals or Companies at Competitive Rates with a DSA Registered Fleet Driver Trainer at 1st TOP GEAR Driving School.

Assessments can be given in your vehicles from Cars, Vans, Mini-bus to LGV and PCV. with a DSA registered Fleet Driving Instructor.

DSA ROSPA IAM and HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL for Driving Tuition to Advanced Driving Tests.

Call us today on 0800 085 3292

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Fleet Training in Portsmouth and all Hampshire, Corporate Training, IAM Registered, Rospa

1st Top Gear welcomes a respected New Driving Fleet Instructor for Portsmouth Phil Davies. With 24 years experience in the Transport Industry, Road Haulage. High Level Trucks, Trailer Training, Mini Bus D1 to bus/Coach.
He holds the following qualifications and is a great asset to us all.
DSA Approved Fleet Trainer,
DSA approved Driving Instructor,
Rospa Advanced Driving Instructor,
Rospa Gold Award Holder. ( Distinction )
DIA Special Advanced Holder.
Institute of Advanced Motorists. (Reg Inst )
Rospa Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction,
Royal Society of Arts in Transportation and Distribution. ( Distinction )
Royal Society of Arts ( CPC Holder )
Phil also covers the Hampshire County Council Pass Plus, IAM , DIA Advanced or Rospa advanced.

Due to the manslaughter act coming into force last year. Many Companies are looking for a qualified Fleet Instructor. Phil assesses the risk and then presents the information to the Employer.