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Safety First School of Motoring

The No1 driving school in Amesbury. Just simply get in touch today to start your driving lessons.

Passing your driving test is one of the most amazing things you’ll ever do

Driving Lessons

Hi, I'm Mike from Safety First School of Motoring and I provide driver training throughout Amesbury and the surrounding areas. I specialise in teaching you how to drive safely and help you to pass your driving test as quickly as possible.

Motorway Lessons

As of June 2018, learner drivers are allowed on motorways. However, this is only with a qualified driving instructor and in a vehicle fitted with dual controls. The M3 is close by and motorway driving can be included into your lessons.

Refresher Lessons

You may have passed your driving test some time ago but lost a little bit of confidence? If this sounds like you, then why not have some refresher driving lessons with Safety First School of Motoring and get your confidence back again.

Simple Pricing

I know that taking driving lessons in Amesbury can be expensive and the costs can easily add up.
That’s why I try to keep my prices competitive with everyone else in the local area.



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Safety First School of Motoring

Driving Instructor, Amesbury, Wiltshire. DVSA Approved

Hi, thanks for looking around my website. Obviously you’re probably here because you’re looking for driving lessons or maybe looking to book lessons for someone you know. If so, then I just want to let you know that I teach using the most up-to-date methods and techniques. My style of teaching revolves around what is called Client Centred Learning, or CCL for short.

The techniques I use to teach are based around methods that help you to learn quicker and become a safe and confident driver. Each lesson will be customised to suit you, this ensures that you’re not wasting your money and you reach the standard to pass your driving test much quicker.

Safety First School of Motoring, where guaranteed learning takes place.

Mike McCarthy – Safety First School of Motoring


Here’s just some of my testimonials from very happy clients. Just like some of my other clients, these guys passed their driving test in the minimum amount of time. You can see many more successful  clients on my Facebook page by clicking here. While you’re there, give it a “Like” too.


I would just like to say thank you to Mike at Safety First School of Motoring for helping me pass my test first time with zero driver faults. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to book driving lessons. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the help and support that he has given me throughout my lessons.


Amesbury, Wiltshire

Passing my driving test was one of the best days of my life. I cannot thank my driving instructor Mike enough. On every lesson, Mike was relaxed, made it enjoyable and made me feel more than comfortable even when having a bad day driving. Now that I’ve passed my driving test, it gives me the freedom and flexibility to go places.


Amesbury, Wiltshire
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Get in Touch

You can either simply fill out the contact form and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as I can, or you can call me or even send me a text message. Alternatively, you can reach me on the email address below.

Mike – 0771 179 9797

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Useful Information

Thank you for visiting my website and I hope that there’s enough information here to help you to decide to choose me as your driving instructor. You can read a little bit about me on the “meet your instructor” page by simply clicking on the link.

Did you know that driving instructors have to abide by certain rules and regulations from a governing body. They are called the DVSA and they lay down certain guidelines that we have to abide to. To help you to understand the role of a driving instructor and some of the differences between driving schools, I’ve wrote a few paragraphs which will hopefully help you to choose the right driving driving instructor for you.

Driving Schools in Amesbury

Although you will see many driving schools in Amesbury floating around, probably the hardest decision you may have is knowing which one to choose? This may not be as easy as it sounds. We know that you want to pass your driving test as quickly as you can. But, our job is to teach you how to drive safely and not just how to drive just to pass a driving test. If we do our job properly, then the end result is that you should be able to pass your driving test. When choosing one of the driving schools in Amesbury or surrounding areas, you don’t necessarily have to go for the cheapest. Ask your friends or family who they had as a driving instructor and see if they can recommend a driving school.

Driving Instructors in Amesbury

Ok, so there are a fair few driving instructors in Amesbury and we all know what a driving instructor is and does. But did you know that we have to go through a very vigorous training program to qualify as a driving instructor? All of the driving instructors in Amesbury and indeed throughout the UK all have to pass three exams. These are known in the industry as Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, we have to take these exams in that order. the Part 1 exam is similar to the Theory and Hazard perception test that a learner driver has to do but much much harder. Plus, we have to know so much more. The Part 2 is very similar to an advanced driving test. We have to drive for approximately one hour to a very high standard. The Part 3 exam is generally the toughest and takes the longest to pass. We have to demonstrate that we understand how people learn, how to teach, how to coach and we have to demonstrate a high level of instructional ability.

Driving Lessons in Amesbury

As well as offering driving lessons in Amesbury I also cover the surrounding towns and villages too such as Durrington, Larkhill, Andover and a few others. One of the key ingredients to successfully passing your driving test lie in your driving lessons. By taking regular lessons helps you to keep a consistent momentum which in return helps to keep the pace of learning going. By taking big gaps between your driving lessons can have an impact on your rate of learning. This can have an impact on the overall cost of learning to drive as you may have forgotten things from your previous lesson to the next. So, keep your driving lessons consistent.

Pass Your Driving Test Quickly

You are just one step away from passing your driving test – Get in touch now.

Useful Links

Provisional Licence

Apply for a provisional driving licence here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence

Theory Test Booking

Book your theory test here: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

Driving Test Booking

Book your driving test here: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test