Neil Grist Driving Instructor

Manual lessons. I’ve been a fully licensed Driving Instructor for over 19 years. I'm an "A" grade I teach manual lessons. Help offered with your Theory Test.

I’ve been a fully licensed Driving Instructor for over 16 years. There’s a fine line between having fun & learning to drive being fun. I believe putting your trust in me to teach you to drive is a balance of both. Feel free to contact me on here, Email or text/call me on 07949665631 for rates & availability.

Operating as usual


Due to a family bereavement last week I've suspended teaching for a week or so. Sorry guys.


So if any potential pupils has ever contacted an instructor and asked to go on their waiting list. If you manage to find an instructor please contact the other instructors to let them know you no longer need to be on their waiting lists. Only this week I've worked my way through my waiting list and three people I contacted all said "oh yeah I've got myself an instructor now"

Photos from Neil Grist Driving Instructor's post 09/02/2024

It's that time of the year again.
New Car Day.


As we enter winter please remember this important driving tip: The automatic headlight control in all vehicles detects brightness outside the vehicle with an Illuminance sensor which activates when light picked up by the sensor drops below a certain level.

These may NOT activate in daytime inclement weather such as snow ,rain or fog, so please use your headlights manually for safety while driving in these weather conditions.

In addition daytime running lights (DRL) on most new vehicles may activate white lights to the front but leave the tail lights off which leads to many driving at night or in inclement weather feeling headlights are on without ANY rear lighting being present. If in doubt please turn your headlights on!


Congratulations Finley on passing this morning in Kingswood with zero driving faults.


Opps, forgot to update my last two passes.
Congratulations Harvey on passing 21st September.
Congratulations kelston on passing 6th of October.


Congratulations Ollie on just passing your driving test in Kingswood and again with only one minor.


Congratulations Alex on just passing your driving test in Trowbridge & with only one minor 👍🚗


Congratulations Martin on just passing your driving test in Yeovil. First attempt & only three minor's. 👍


And this is why I do it. Because sometimes I might just make a difference to someone ❤️


Congratulations Sam on just passing your driving test in Kingswood Bristol, first attempt & only one minor fault. Result, get in.


Kingswood driving test centre ONLY 4 examiners in working today 🤦


**Are you learning to drive? Or do you know someone who is? **

I’m a driving instructor and I’ve recently been made aware that there are some local people working as driving instructors when they aren’t qualified or insured to do so. This is illegal.

Your driving instructor should have a green (or pink) badge displayed in the windscreen of the car on every lesson.

This means we are qualified and authorised to teach in exchange for financial reward. We are also DBS checked at the enhanced level. We will also have detailed and specialised insurance cover to protect our learners and other road users. We appear on the DVSA register of qualified ADIs and we are monitored by them periodically.

We are a qualified profession and people working illegally put our reputation at risk.

Parents/Learners… please check to see your driving instructors badge or ask for the ADI number before you pay for lessons. If your instructor doesn’t have a valid badge please report them to the DVSA and more importantly, the Police. These imposters need to be taken off the road and stop putting our learners and other road users in danger.
Safe driving 🚗🚗🚗


Congratulation to Ben on just passing your test first time over in Trowbridge with only five minors.


Congratulations Sophie on passing your test today in Kingswood Bristol with Only one minor fault.


Strike action in the South West.


I am so close to going through my pupil list and cancelling ANY pupil that's cancelled (or just totally forgot, even though they would have got a text and an email 48 hours before they're driving lesson) a lesson at short notice and I've lost money by not having time to resale it.
I'm self-employed if a pre booked lesson doesn't go ahead I don't get paid !!
I'm not running a bloody, charity. This is my livelihood. I've lost £175 in the last 24 hours 😡🤬


Congratulations Bradley on passing your test first time with only four minors in Trowbridge today.


Congratulations Chloe on passing your driving test,1st time on Friday at 8:20am 😱 Kingswood Bristol.
With only two minor faults.


Congratulations Harry on passing you're driving test today in Trowbridge. First time and only 5 minors.

Photos from Neil Grist Driving Instructor's post 18/04/2023

Sorry did I mention I'm doing the marathon this Sunday. Lol

Photos from Neil Grist Driving Instructor's post 30/03/2023

Oh and that's their feeble attempt to make more tests available is it? 🤦


Driving examiners industrial action Thursday the 27th Friday the 28th of April


Congratulations Harry Higgins on just passing your driving test in Trowbridge, first time & with only 3 minors.


Congratulations Kelsey on just passing your test in Trowbridge with 3 minors.
Ps thank you so much for the card.


Driving test examiners strike action on these two days in the South West.
Best to avoid, however not all examiners are in the same Union that's on strike.

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And this is why I do it. Because sometimes I might just make a difference to someone ❤️







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Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
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