As a Grade A DVSA Approved Driving Instructor, Martin Caswell has over 45 years of driving tuition experience, including teaching those with Special Needs, pre-17’s, Off-road 4×4, skid control and even teaching those to become driving instructors.
But for Martin, the greatest teachers have been his students, and this book represents everything he has learned about learning to drive.
Whether you are just thinking about learning to drive, your provisional licence is in the post or you are preparing to take your test, this book will make sure you know your way around a car and around the roads.
An Easier Way shows you that by using what you already know as a road user – even as just a pedestrian or cyclist – you are already well on your way to becoming a confident driver.
With helpful illustrations and examples from real life, this book will guide you into your first lesson, through the learning process and on to a lifetime of safe and skilful driving
Martin Caswell grew up in the coastal village of Boscastle in Cornwall. Aged 23, he went to London to train with British School of Motoring (BSM) to become a qualified Government Approved Driving Instructor. The plan, back in August 1974, was to teach for a couple of years. One of the schools he worked for was a ‘Driver Education Centre’ that had an off-road circuit to teach under-17s car control so by the time they reached 17 they had great car control. We also used to teach skid-control to motor-racing students from the Brands Hatch Motor Racing Stables, IAM groups, London Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police, and even anti-hijack techniques to the American Embassy staff. This involved reversing onto a skid-pan at high speed and spinning the car around 180 degrees then speeding off in the opposite direction. He also used to race saloon cars (Shellsport Ford Escort Mexicos) at Brands Hatch too. Martin moved to Belfast in the late 1970s and taught there for around 18 months. Then returned to BSM Kensington High Street, London and started his own driving school ‘Acclaim Motor School’ in 1981. Within two years he had four cars on the road covering the London area. When he met his wife he moved out of London and moved his driving school to Berkshire. The rest, as they say, is history!