How to Choose Driving Instructors
In the UK, only Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), and licensed driving instructors under
training, can give instructions. It is illegal for anyone else to charge you for driving lessons. Two
types of badge are issued by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) for display in tuition vehicles.
A green, octagonal badge shows the instructor is fully qualified and approved. A pink, triangular
badge shows the instructor is licensed under training and is not yet fully qualified.
The DSA authorized ADIs should be having the following qualifications.
• Must be having a full driving license for the last 4 years.
• Passed successfully the complex theory test
• Registered with DSA.
A good driving instructor must be
• Should have a good reputation/references
• Registered with DSA
• And a well maintained car
Take absolutely no notice of pass rates at all. They are so easy to fake, twist, abuse they should
not be taken as any guide to how good the instructor is. If an instructor is prepared to show you
the report they received from the Driving Standards Agency, then you can have a good look at
it and make your own mind up, but even then it may not be an accurate reflection of their
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A 100% pass rate may mean that the driving instructor has got all of his customers through
their test. What it doesn't say is that out of the 10, 9 of them took it more than 3 times in order to
pass! Or that they have only had 1 customer. Or in the worst cases their first customer to test has
passed, so for the rest of that year they have removed their badge from the window so that as far
as the DSA can tell they only had 1 customer all year.
A good driving instructor? Book your driving lesson should provide you with advice on
• All aspects of driving
• When to appear for your driving theory test
• How to prepare for theory test
• Finding the best wa