DRIVE with DOUG

I am a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) working in the Bournemouth and Christchurch I am a very patient driving instructor and welcome pupils from all backgrounds and abilities.

I have done quite a lot of work (but not exclusively) with pupils who have anxiety conditions and different educational needs. I was featured in the BBC series "I'm different Let Me Drive"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBE-PipXb4s
but pupils of any background or entry level are welcome.

Operating as usual

19/07/2022

Illana kept her cool in a very hot Dorchester today to end up with a shiny blue pass certificate. Congratulations, well deserved. Happy driving πŸš—

13/07/2022

Josh is on the road πŸš— ! Thanks to his efforts this morning in Poole he now joins the ranks of full licence holders. Congratulations, keep it safe

07/07/2022

Another great drive from the Drive with Doug crew. Becky today, passing first time with just a couple of driver faults. Congratulations, enjoy your driving πŸš—

06/07/2022

Fantastic drive from Emilie today to pass her test in the sunshine 🌞
Congratulations, thoroughly deserved. Drive carefully and enjoy your holiday πŸ–

21/06/2022

Congratulations to Amelia on a great drive to pass her test this morning in Poole. Well done, thoroughly deserved πŸ‘. Stay safe and enjoy your driving πŸš—

31/05/2022

"Today was a good day to pass your test". Indeed it was Suad. Well done, now you can do this driving lark properly - by yourself!

24/05/2022

Huge congratulations to Maisie for a first time pass today with only 1 driver fault. Well done for a great drive. Enjoy your driving and stay safe.

11/05/2022

Congratulations to Kodi, passing her driving test in soggy Poole with just 4 faults. Great drive, I knew you could do it πŸ‘

Timeline photos 04/05/2022

Something to be aware of if you're heading to test.

πŸ“£ From 9 May DVSA driving examiners can use public car parks for the reverse park into a bay manoeuvre if it is assessed on your driving test πŸš—

This will allow the reverse manoeuvre to be assessed on all car driving tests, not just those with their own car park πŸ…ΏοΈ

The reverse manoeuvre will not be assessed on every test πŸ“

The way our driving examiners assess the reverse manoeuvre is not changing βœ”οΈ

04/05/2022

Well done to Luke for a first time pass today in Poole. Congratulations, stay safe on the road πŸ‘

Huge backlog of learner drivers waiting nearly 6 months to take tests in Poole 04/05/2022

Huge backlog of learner drivers waiting nearly 6 months to take tests in Poole

Please make sure you are ready for your test before taking it. Taking it too soon and being unsuccessful will only lead to waiting times increasing!

Huge backlog of learner drivers waiting nearly 6 months to take tests in Poole Huge backlog of learner drivers waiting to take tests in Bournemouth and Poole. Read more:

08/04/2022

Here's Corey enjoying his day trip to Weymouth to pass his test with just the 1 driver fault. Well done, great driving. Enjoy that Friday feeling 🍾

24/03/2022

Cut your petrol bills

21/03/2022

Great day for a great drive from Jason.
First time pass βœ”οΈ.
Take it easy and drive safe.

20/03/2022

Deal Or No Deal

15/03/2022

Congratulations to Cara for a great drive to pass her test today. Well done, thoroughly deserved. Good luck with your drama A-level on Thursday πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸΎ

Timeline photos 11/03/2022

Timeline photos

Buy now to reserve your copy!

The Official Highway Code is seeing one of its biggest overhauls with new rules coming into force πŸš—

It remains essential reading for any road user, make sure you have the latest copy! βœ”οΈ

Find out more: http://ow.ly/BUKn50Igec1

06/03/2022

1975: Blue Peter: Coal-powered car

If fuel prices continue to rise........
https://fb.watch/bAQv-7ldBH/

DVLA share update on processing times for driving licences and log books 03/02/2022

DVLA share update on processing times for driving licences and log books

https://www.facebook.com/46566182831/posts/10159108384387832/?sfnsn=scwspmo

If you applied for your licence after 8th November, they haven't started processing yet πŸ™„

DVLA share update on processing times for driving licences and log books The agency has moved to update motorists amid delays following a high volume of enquiries since the Covid pandemic.

27/01/2022

Great drive from Ruby today for a first time pass πŸ‘
Well done, enjoy your solo driving and take it easy out there πŸ‘ πŸ˜πŸš—

The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022 26/01/2022

The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022

Lots of talk about the new highway code rules. Here are the details

The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022 Rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses.

Covid: Some learners face 10-month wait for driving test 22/01/2022

Covid: Some learners face 10-month wait for driving test

Maybe not a 10 month wait around here (about 5!), but some background as to why the situation is like it is.

Covid: Some learners face 10-month wait for driving test A shortage of examiners means some learners face eight-hour round trips to do their practical exam.

Chaos as driver gets stuck on new cycle lane after moving for police car 13/01/2022

Chaos as driver gets stuck on new cycle lane after moving for police car

I would suggest NOT mounting the kerb for emergency vehicles on this road, just keep moving with the traffic until they have the opportunity to pass. Not the best bit of road design

Chaos as driver gets stuck on new cycle lane after moving for police car A DRIVER became trapped on a recently constructed cycle lane kerb after pulling over for an emergency vehicle, causing β€œcarnage” and a β€œmile…

10/01/2022

Congratulations to Genevieve passing her test first time today. Now you can head back to university with one less thing to worry about. Well done, stay safe on the road πŸ‘

Getting the most out of your driving lessons 03/01/2022

Getting the most out of your driving lessons

Getting the most out of your driving lessons Part four of our 'Passing your driving test with dyslexia' series shows you tips and tricks for getting the most out of your driving lessons.

Here's our advice πŸ‘‰ 28/12/2021

Here's our advice πŸ‘‰

Here's our advice πŸ‘‰ Tailgating is an incredibly annoying driving habit. But how do you deal with tailgaters safely and sensibly? Find out here.

09/12/2021

Racing round her test in "record time" according to the examiner who also said it was a really nice drive, born out by just the 2 driving faults, was Wendy. Great driving and now you can drive yourself around just in time for Christmas πŸ‘πŸŒ²πŸŽ

30/11/2021

Making the short hop over to Dorchester to pick up his blue pass certificate today was Morgan. Well done for a great drive, stay safe.

11/11/2021

"Worth getting up early for"
Absolutely right. Well done to Olivia passing her test early this morning in Poole. Congratulations, enjoy your driving πŸš— πŸ‘ πŸ˜€

05/11/2021

Remember Remember the 5th of November πŸŽ†
Mollie will as she passed her test today at the first attempt. Well done for keeping your nerves in check, time to celebrate tonight. Enjoy your driving and take care out there! πŸ˜πŸš—πŸŽ†

14/10/2021

A big well done to Lissa on passing her test today more or less at the first attempt! Congratulations, enjoy your driving at last.

What you need to know 03/10/2021

What you need to know

What you need to know We debunk commonly held myths concerning car insurance and motor safety.

28/09/2021

The weather might not have been very good, but Emily's driving certainly was. Another very satisfied examiner and another new driver. Welcome to the road Emily, take care out there 😁

23/09/2021

Yay Jess!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸΎ
Test pass and shiny blue certificate on a sunny morning in Poole. Congratulations 🎊 enjoy your driving πŸš—

Timeline photos 14/09/2021

Timeline photos

🚨 Today the Highway Code’s rules on using motorways have changed 🚨

You can read the latest updates here ➑ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/updates

And don’t forget; you’re never too old to refresh your knowledge of The Highway Code 🧠

It can be read online via GOV.UK, for free, at any time https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

Do also check out our The Official Highway Code page for regular updates and fun facts πŸ€“

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