Sasha passed her driving test in August 2017, after completing driving lessons with Weelz instructor, Shane Brown. We caught up with Sasha just over a year later to find out how she found her driving lessons, and how she’s been getting on since she became a full licence holder. Here’s what Sasha had to say:
“Like many others, the idea of driving haunted my dreams. With the help of Weelz though, and my wonderful instructor, Shane, I finally managed to pass and have found driving to be a wonderful experience.
Driving, for me, was a way to get out and experience life more. I use it as a way to meet up with friends and family, I use it for work, and I find it really soothing to be able to just get in the car and drive off for a bit.
As always, the first lesson was scary, and I was very nervous, although driving with Shane, he quickly made me feel safe and relaxed. If I was having a hard time, he would always cheer me up, making me laugh, whilst giving me time and supporting my progress. Even if I did get something wrong, he would make the time to go over it again and again, until I got it perfect. He was always there when I needed to ask questions, or advice, about driving.
The lessons will always be more relaxed and easier than the test of course, and yes, its weird sitting in a car with someone you aren’t used to, or comfortable with. Once you get the hang of driving though, it all starts to come naturally, and then, before you know it, you’ve passed!
The time I spent learning to drive was one of the happiest and fun things I’ve done, and Shane helped me to open up a whole new world of driving. I cannot thank him enough for the time he made for me or the experience I was given.”
Sasha’s instructor, Shane Brown, who is based up at the South Shore end of Blackpool, said:
“I am really pleased to have helped Sasha achieve her goal, and give her freedom to be out and about on the roads. Sasha was a great pupil to teach. I know she felt nerves on the test, but when she overcame them, she excelled, as I always knew that she would! Sasha has big plans for her future, which I believe she will achieve. She’ll go on to do great things.”