I started to learn to drive about 8 years ago I failed two tests and decided to give up!! Then my son turned 17 and decided he wanted to learn to drive and this gave me the inspiration to start again. My son chose “Stay Safe” through a recommendation from a friend, so I thought I would try them too. I feel that “Stay Safe” differ from other driving schools because they teach the skills to drive safely on today’s busy roads not just how to pass a driving test!! On the day of my test I was very nervous but Darren calmed me down and assured me I had the ability to pass, I just needed to drive the way I had been taught and have confidence in myself. I did pass and incurred only one minor!! Thanks Darren I could not have done it without you. I would definitely recommend “Stay Safe” and I feel that even experienced road users would benefit from a refresher lesson with one of their instructors.
Karen Lee, Horsham
“Thank you to my Stay Safe driving instructor Darren Gorman, for helping me to pass my driving test” Stay Safe Driving School was recommended to me by a friend, who like myself, did not have a good experience with previous instructors. And since passing my test, I can honestly say that Stay Safe truly lives up to its excellent pass rate record!
I would recommend Darren to anyone looking to learn to drive, from complete beginners, to those looking to improve on previous skills. Darren is a great driving instructor as he doesn’t just teach you the skills needed to pass your test, instead, teaching safe driving practice for life. Darren helped me to overcome my nerves by encouraging me to stay calm and learn at my own pace. Thanks to Stay Safe, my confidence behind the wheel has grown massively and I cannot wait to put my new skills to practice when out driving on my own!
Emma Walsh, Horsham
Couldn’t have done it with out you Reggie, not only did you teach a student with let just say a unique way of learning but a hormonal pregnant women!!!
Not once did I walk away from a lesson (even those ones we shall never talk about) thinking I couldn’t do this, you have done something that 3 other instructors couldn’t do. Not only have you taught me to drive but to drive safely and with confidence – Thank you.
Sara Carmichael, Crawley
Stay Safe was recommended to me by a previous student, and all I can say is that it was a fantastic recommendation! Darren Gorman was able to take me from a complete novice driver up to an independent and confident driver in no time at all. The best part about learning with Darren and Stay Safe is that they do not just teach you to drive how the examiner wants to see you drive in the test, but Darren was able to teach me how to drive beyond the test as an independent driver. I would recommend Stay Safe to anyone who was looking to become a safe, confident and independent driver!
Oliver Hance, Southwater
Darren, I would like to thank you for all your time and effort to enable me to pass my test first time!
After my first lesson, of which I thought ‘I can’t do this anymore!’, you gave me the confidence to continue and not give up, and then enabled me to be a confident (ish) driver. I looked forward to every lesson there-after, to which you made driving an enjoyable experience. With this in mind, I would have no hesitation to recommend you in the future!
“Darren was a great driving teacher. He explained everything very clearly and I always felt comfortable when driving with him. Even when things were going wrong he stayed relaxed and always calmed me down. If I did something wrong he would just calmly go over what I should have done which I found really helpful. As well as a great teacher he was also a very nice person who was easy to talk to which made lessons relaxing and enjoyable. ”
Harry Bullock, Thakeham
A massive thanks to Darren Gorman, who is an excellent driving instructor. He was really friendly which was very reassuring. Not only did he tell me what I needed to do, but he always explained why which helped my understanding of the roads and the car which I believe helped me to pass my test. As he promised, I was not just taught to pass my test but I was taught how to drive which has helped me be more confident on the roads since I passed my test. I would recommend him to anybody who want to learn how to drive.
Dan Bullock, Storrington
A massive thanks to Darren Paine who helped me believe in myself as a driver. I am so glad I passed my test. I would quite happily recommend anyone who is just starting to learn to drive to go with Stay Safe. They are a very good driving school and taught me a lot that I will remember when I am out driving on my own. A big thanks to Darren.
Jordan Slark, Crawley
When I first started driving with Stay Safe my confidence behind the wheel was very low. My instructor Darren Gorman had a very friendly approach to instructing, and his standards were always exceptional. Over time my confidence grew and I became confident in my driving. The great thing about it was that I didn’t only learn the skills just to pass my test, but also plenty of other skills that are useful in real world driving. The quality I received from Stay Safe was excellent, and I would certainly recommend them to others.
Martin Reeves, Horsham
I began driving as a teenager and passed my test 20 years ago. When I recently became a mum, I bitterly regretted not having driven since passing my driving test; as is often the case with people living in Central London.
My Stay Safe driving instructor, Steve Lintott, has been fantastic.He was very polite, friendly, patient, gentlemanly, highly knowledgeable and an incredibly skilled driver. He built up my confidence, gave lots of encouragement, and I felt totally safe with him. He had lots of great driving tips that I have passed on to others including my husband.
Having had some refresher lessons, I now feel confident enough to drive on my own. I can honestly say that driving with Stay Safe is one of the best things I have done. I have now been able to regain my independence and freedom and can both take my children on outings as well as drive to the shops without having to rely on public transport, and lifts from friends and my husband. I have found Stay Safe to be an excellent driving school and would recommend them to anybody.
Zoe Fulton, Maidenbower
My driving instructor, Darren Gorman taught me and he helped me to understand everything about driving but most of all he helped with my confidence. The level of teaching was very high and I now have the confidence and knowledge to drive.
I couldn’t imagine a better atomsphere for learning to drive than behind the wheel of a Stay Safe car with Darren as my instructor. I have always been the kind of person who works best in a friendly relaxed environment and I cant think of finding any other instructor better at this than Darren, he didn’t just teach me to pass. He taught me to drive to the highest standards, while also teaching me a number of smaller sub skills that allow me to be a more curtious and confident driver on the road. I feel like the quality of training that I have recived from Stay Safe, and Darren a like, should entitle me to a reduction in my insurance premium, alas it cannot but I’m more than certain that I will be securing my 1st years no-claims bonus thanks to Stay Safe.
Alec Kitchener, Southwater
When I first started driving with Darren I was a complete novice; I didn’t feel like I was rushed through anything and he let me go at my own pace. He always taught to the highest standards and over time my confidence started growing. I was made to feel at ease in the car and I never felt uncomfortable; even enough for him to make the odd joke and keep a lightened atmosphere. He was my only driving instructor; passing first time was a testiment to Darren’s method of teaching – I would recommend him to anyone.
Hayley Moore, Coolham
WOW….. I started having driving lessons with Stay Safe Driving school on my 17th birthday. I was nervous when I approached Darren’s car for my first lesson but Darren soon made me feel relaxed. My lessons were always exciting and I felt like every lesson I made significant progress, Darren was fantastic! He taught me in a relaxed, informed way at a very good pace whilst still teaching to the highest level. This high quality teaching level is reflected in their very impressive first time pass rate and I’m pleased to say that; with thanks to Stay Safe Driving School and my instructor, Darren Gorman I am part of this first time pass percentage. Thanks very much!
Greg McClarnon, Southwater
Even though I’ve been driving for 11 years, I didn’t have the confidence to drive on motorways and really wanted to change that. Having spent a day doing a pass plus style course, I now feel I’ve got the confidence and more importantly have the skills to drive on motorways. It was also useful to have a refresher to improve my day to day driving skills too. At the start of the day I was really nervous but Steve put me at ease and by the end of the day I was relaxed and really enjoyed the whole experience ..thanks Steve.
Trish Emmans, Crawley
Hi Darren. Thank you very much for all your help, I couldn’t have passed without such a good instructor. You taught me a lot and I learnt a lot about safe driving. I would be very happy to recommend you to others. Thanks again!
Emily Smith, Horsham
When I started to learn to drive with Darren, I was a slow learner but Darren never lost patience with me. When my confidence was low, he would support me. I listened to his advice and when he thought I was ready to take the test he helped me to revise for the questions. He always had time to listen to my concerns about driving. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive safely. I passed my test first time, all the hard work paid off. Without Darren’s help I don’t think I would be writing this today.
Theresa Clifton, Horsham
To say I got into driving late would be a slight understatement. It was something I always put off until next year and never did. This year’s events in my life, redundancy and a pregnant girlfriend, forced my hand and I booked lessons with STAY SAFE. The day of learning finally arrived, Darren put me at ease straight away and the lessons really were good and thoroughly enjoyable.
Darren says that he doesn’t just teach you to pass your test but to drive for life. Something that at first I didn’t quite understand but as the lessons progressed I found to be the best possible way of teaching. I passed my test 1st time and it is with great pleasure that I would recommend Darren to anyone learning to drive be it young or like myself a little bit older. I found Darren to be patient, a good teacher and very conscientious. If Darren and Stay Safe were an Ebay transaction I would rate them A+++++.
Gary Smart, Horsham
I first started my lessons with Darren early 2009, coming from America I was used to very different roads and driving styles. Darren was a great driving instructor who helped me become a confident, capable driver here in the UK. He was patient and always made sure I knew both my strengths and areas that I needed to work on with my driving. Most importantly, Darren kept me focused and I never felt overwhelmed with everything I needed to learn. He was very good at tailoring his teaching methods to suit me and how I learned best. I would definitely recommend Darren to anyone as he was a great teacher and thanks to him I managed to pass my test first time round.
Ren Palacios, Horsham
Just to say thanks to Darren for helping me pass 1st time. He’s the best driving instructor, ever. He explains everything so easy. Will recommend to friends
Scott Haliday, Storrington
I have found learning to drive with Darren enjoyable. He always makes me feel at ease and encourages my confidence. I am pleased now to say that I have passed my driving test and I feel that Darren’s instructing has been extremely good. I have decided to use Darren and “Stay Safe” to continue to achieve my Pass Plus, as I have found him trustworthy and very helpful. I would recommend Darren to any of my friends looking to take driving lessons.
Liam Cranfield, Horsham
My instructor Darren was quite simply magnificent. He taught me how to be a driver, not just how to pass a driving test. I was a complete novice when I started with him and he knew exactly how much I needed to learn and how much I could grasp in a specific lesson. Not only was he calm and patient with me as a nervous pupil but he also instilled me with a lot of confidence. Darren, I owe you so much and I’m eternally grateful.
David Mckenzie, Crawley
I had attempted to learn to drive with a couple of other driving schools and felt as if I would never be able to drive and was on the verge of giving up. I decided to have one last attempt and started lessons with Darren at Stay Safe and had a completely different experience. Due to his combined patience, understanding and expertise I have now passed my test and the unteachable has been taught.
Steve Light, Southwater
Just a short message to Darren to say thanks from us for getting Tom through his test successfully 1st time! He was delighted as we were of course. Will see you again in 4 years when the next one wants to start learning to drive.
Linda Whiting, Southwater
Having learnt to drive many years ago, I didn’t need or live by a motorway. So in the past when I have needed to use these roads I have found them daunting. Lessons with Steve on the proper use of motorways has given me a lot more confidence and I found him very patient and professional, and I have enjoyed learning all over again…so if there are ladies like me out there, Steve’s your man, Just tell him Carol sent you !!!
Carol Naughton, Haywards Heath
I was previously with another driving instructor and found that I wasn’t getting anywhere in my lessons. The instructor just kept taking my money without teaching me anything. A family friend told me about Steve from Stay Safe Driving School, so I rang up to see if he could give me lessons. On my first lesson, I felt nervous to begin with, but Steve soon settled my nerves with his friendly manner.
Changing instructors was the best thing I did because he has made my driving ability brilliant. I really look forward to my lessons with Steve, he makes sure we have a good laugh and encourages me to make progress without feeling pressured in anyway, he has definately given me the confidence I need.
Christina Stevens, Crawley
Steve makes driving fun! There is no monotone or total dullness like with some instructors that my friends have learnt with. You learn everything you need to know at your own pace and making mistakes is never a problem – merely a learning curve.
Steve’s a funny guy and this definitely reflects in his teaching (and his weird drawings…they’re supposed to be pedestrians…) but the lessons are much more enjoyable because of this and are never a drag. I passed my driving test on my 1st attempt and this is all thanks to Steve.
Charlotte Thomassen-Kinsey, Horsham
Steve makes the environment in which I’m driving very casual and relaxed whilst maintaining a professional and efficient lesson. When learning with Steve, I feel like I’m driving naturally and the environment that I’m learning in will be the same as once I’ve passed. He is funny, friendly and teaches according to the individuals needs which makes the experience personal and special. I have already recommended Steve to many of my friends and would encourage anyone who wants a fun and productive instructor to join Stay Safe.
Steve teaches the individual skills for life as opposed to the just a skill to pass a practical test and therefore includes details which many other instructors don’t provide. I started learning with Steve on my 17th birthday and haven’t regretted it once – I wouldn’t want any other instructor. I am coming up to test soon and feel really confident thanks to Steve.
Alex Llewellyn, Southwater
I’m glad I didn’t let Steve down when I passed my driving test. His coaching, driving tips and encouragement kept me going. I wish Steve all the best with Stay Safe Driving School and will certainly be recommending him.
Musta Vere, Crawley
I have had about eight lessons with Steve so far and have made really good progress in my driving and my road confidence. I started with a very basic knowledge of driving from an agricultural background. Steve has excellent ways of teaching, breaking manoeuvres and driving practices down into a format, which is easy to understand and follow. He makes you push yourself to make progress in your driving and has a really good sense of humour. He is always on time; I have never known him to be late. He is teaching me above and beyond what I need to simply pass my test, he is teaching me the skills that I need to be a competent and safe driver for the rest of my life.
Ben Mullis, Southwater
Steve is a very patient teacher and explains everything fully to the degree it needs to be explained. I feel totally comfortable in his lessons and feel the lessons are suited to me and I can learn at my own pace.
Hannah McFarlane, Horsham
My instructor Steve always makes the lessons fun and relaxed, never making you feel silly if you mess up, or hit the kerb as I did once or twice! He encourages you every step of the way and always lets you know when he’s happy with your progress.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and I’m sad they are now over after passing my test a few days ago. Thanks again for teaching me and helping me pass my test – I’m still over the moon !!!
Lucy Hills, Crawley
Steve’s a great instructor, a great teacher and a great guy. I enjoy all my lessons which take place in a professional, but enjoyable and relaxed environment. Thanks for making learning to drive such a stress free time.