New Yaris!

My red Yaris had nearly recorded 100,000 miles.  I am sure it would do another 50,000 easily as Toyota’s are reliable cars. However, an opportunity to purchase a younger Yaris arose.  With half the mileage it seemed like an excellent option.  The best thing was all the features I liked in my old car were […]

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It’s a family affair!

The pressure is on, my son has been training with me during lock down.  He knows he needs to pass, so he doesn’t let the side down.  He is a good driver, but as they say you never know what might happen on the day.  After a long wait he manages to secure a test […]

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What type of shoes should I wear to drive in?

Schools are back next week, but that doesn’t mean summer is over.  Quite often September can be hot and sunny, so many of us will be tempted to still wear our summer clothes and sandals before having to don our winter boots.  However when driving, people should be sensible with their footwear.  Under Rule 97 of […]

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Why do Pass Plus?

What is Pass Plus?  It is a scheme devised by the DVSA to develop the skills and knowledge of newly qualified drivers.  Delivered by an ADI the six modules cover the following : Motorway, Night time, town, rural , dual carriageways and all weather driving.  I deliver the course in two 3 hour slots going […]

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Teaching your daughter to drive

Ellen, my daughter has recently passed her driving test and I am very pleased to say she managed to do it first time. A lot of people have asked both of us ‘What is it like to have your mum teach you?’ and ‘How do you keep calm when teaching your daughter?’.  First thing to […]

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Wobble Room!

Spring is here, well almost, the clocks have gone forward and we have had some lovely spring like days.  This prompted my husband and I to get our bikes out for the first time this year.  I am a keen cyclist as well as a driving instructor and it got me thinking about what we […]

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Successes for 2017

Hello and it is a big welcome to 2018, however before I fully embrace 2018 I wanted to look back at 2017 and celebrate the successes.  It was a big year for me as I started out in my new venture, training to become a fully qualified driving instructor.  The first success was when I […]

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New Number plate

I was so delighted to receive a really cool number plate from my brother and his wife for my birthday. P555 LLL – Pass with Leah Lister’s Learners. A really memorable number plate that looks great on the Toyota Yaris. Thank you Ian and Jennie, a great gift that will make my little Yaris stand […]

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My Story

Hello, my name is Leah, I am a newly qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), operating in my home town of Cockermouth.  The main question I am asked by friends and family is why I have chosen to do this.  Many couldn’t think of anything worse than having to take their driving test again.  So I […]

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