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Away Day Driving Lessons in Barry

Learning to drive in Cardiff ? Frustrated with the difficulties caused by congestion ? Well, you should be ! The conditions are not exactly optimal for learning to drive. Nowhere to park. Nowhere to hold back to meet oncoming traffic. Having to constantly dodge around parked cars. Having to move onto roundabouts with miniscule gaps requiring perfect timing. And just being stuck in traffic for ages. Not exactly the best way to learn, is it ? I'm not saying that you don't need to learn to deal with these difficulties - you do, just not in the early stages of learning to drive.

One solution I’ve found recently with Cardiff pupils is to switch to Barry. This happened more or less by accident but since things worked out so well I'm now doing this more and more. None of the problems above and far easier to learn. Also the test is easier in Barry because of the reduced volume of traffic and the lack of badly sign-posted junctions and traffic systems, and the routes can be covered more easily than in Cardiff where they span a much larger area. Further advantages are that I charge substantially less for driving lessons in Barry compared to Cardiff, plus the waiting time for tests is less in Barry.

It’s a bit of a treck, but then again if you’re in South or West Cardiff it’s no further than the Cardiff test centre in Llanishen. Plus you could always take the train for about £5 return (15 mins from Cardiff Central, trains every 20 mins) cutting out all of the wasted down time driving to and from Barry each time, and meet me in Barry. You could always put in several hours at a time training so cutting down on the travel time relative to the useful training time. 

Something to think about perhaps, particularly for those living in South or West Cardiff. Overall, I think you’ll find you get a better experience and will learn and pass your test a lot more efficiently. If you’d like to chat about this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Find us on the Big Red Directory.


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Miles Ahead Driver Training

Miles Ahead is an independent driving school in Barry providing driving lessons and intensive courses of the highest quality to students of all ages and abilities in the Cardiff, Penarth, Barry & Vale areas. With an A-grade instructor, an impressive pass rate and a modern, student-centred approach, you’ll be on the road in no time. Excellent value for money, from £27.50 per hour.  Learn more