Peter's Quick Q&A
To this day Peter still “gets his hands dirty teaching on the frontline”, He has a real passion for his job and has trained some of the instructors who work for us today – His own son Stu even qualified with him! Today Stu & Mike cover the driving instructor training whilst Peter has taken a step back to offering regular driving lessons.
Peter uses a Nissan Juke for his driving school car, fully spec’d with x4 parking cameras, glass roof, air conditioning and heated leather seats.
Why did you become a driving instructor?
Meeting different people, no foolish management to work for and the job satisfaction is incredible
Best part of your job?
Got to be seeing the pupil pass, in many cases it can alter their life
Worst part of your job?
Seeing really good pupils fail through nerves, My heart goes out to them, I didn’t pass first time because the examiners were quite abrupt, not really helpful but it has changed now but I do understand how they feel
Most memorable driving lesson?
A lady from India, couldn’t speak a word of English, her husband sat in the back for her lessons to translate. I actually learnt how to give some direction in her language. I felt a real sense of achievement when she passed
When did you qualify?
Research and development, welder, cook in a factory, bus conductor, machine operator
Why did you choose the Nissan Juke to teach in?
Excellent vehicle for the pupil and all the mod cons for me!
Favourite area to teach in? Southport
How old where you when you passed your driving test?
Did you pass first time?
4th 😭😭😭😭(I didn’t have any lessons!)
If you could go back and give yourself some advice, what would it be?
Have lessons, I didn’t know what the examiner wanted from me, I was just driving like a boy wonder. No understanding of the potential dangers
What CD’s are in your car?
Eclectic, soul, Michael bible, even 1 classical cd
Claim to fame?
My family, I am genuinely so proud.
Tell us something nobody knows about you
I regret not going to universitiy
When you aren’t teaching, where can we find you?