A recent testimonial for Jenn Cruickshank

  • By Jennie Cruickshank
  • 29 Oct, 2014
From Clare M...

''The best driving school (in bristol) by far! after having taken to the wheel over 2 decades ago and failing 2 driving tests, I had resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't meant to drive. Then many years later I come across Bubble Driving School and decided I needed to try again. My driving instructor Jenn was fantastic, she was professional, calm, and thorough. She equipped me with all the skills needed to drive and constantly told me that I could do this as I had no belief in myself at all..... after only a few lessons I took my driving test and passed FIRST time!! I cannot believe it. I cannot thank Jenn and Bubble enough''

Jennie Cruickshank currently specialises in teaching Automatic driving lessons bristol, and is based for driving lessons around Staple Hill, Bristol

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By Tim Marchant 10 May, 2017
So, this post is a incident that i witnessed today. So i shall explain what happened, what i witnessed and what i did.

I was leaving my home, taking my usual route to the office when i  was behind a orange skoda mokka turbo. Having traveled a few hundred yards i was worried about the safety of the driver, and indeed public safety.

So the car, was driving on the wrong side of the road, then swerved back to the right lane but his speed dropped. Now bear in mind at this point we are in a 40mph limit, and it fell to 15mph. Approaching a blind bend  the car went wide, exited the bend on the wrong side of the road. Continuing to travel a further half a mile, it slowed down to 20mph 400yards away from the junction. Now this junction has a pedestrian island on it kerbed. No traffic coming from the left, none from the right, he continued to wait a few more seconds then sped off mounting the kerb with both wheels to 60mph. At this point the speed and the area approaching, was dangerous and reckless driving.

Weigh up in my mind, "if something happened. If the car had been in a accident or a fatality......." could i live with myself having witnessed the events.

So the car i drive, it has a built in Bluetooth system, and voice recognized controls. I felt i had to report this to the police, if not for the safety of the driver, but for the safety of other road users and pedestrians. The car was driving recklessly, dangerously, and i suspected it to be a drunk driver.

Calling the police, i reported the vehicle, make color and reg, i continued to give a running commentary of where i, and the car was so the police could act quickly. Informing the police that i work for a driving school and fully recognize car speeds, particularly as this was happening on my usual route, and in my home area.

The call lasted around 10minutes. Again giving a running description of what i was witnessing, where we was. Coming to the end of the call a police unit driving in the opposite direction turned to pursue.

At this time we were approaching Yate from Pucklechurch. The driver of the car did not stop, and continued to drive, reaching a round-a-bout he stopped for a few seconds. The police car still behind he then speed off. If by now you thought the driving was dangerous it get's worse.

I continued to follow safely and in line with the traffic and the correct speed limits, the car over took the traffic, driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver of the car proceeded through red lights by Morrison's supermarket, pedestrains about to cross the road. He continued to drive away the police car in pursuit. Approaching a roundabout, now this roundabout has 2 lanes. The outside lane to turn left or go straight ahead, and a inner lane, to turn right or to double back.

So the car drove onto the inner lane cut across traffic on the outer lane to turn left. Following still, the car over took 3/4 cars with oncoming traffic, he approached traffic lights and again went through a red light. Cut across the traffic coming out the junction and continued to drive recklessly.

At this point i cant pass any more comment on what happened as i was commuting to work. But the point I'm making is this. If you suspect a vehicle to be driving recklessly, dangerously, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, PHONE THE POLICE on 999. As i said, if i heard news that this car, was involved in a car accident, or a fatality, i could never live with myself knowing i could have helped too prevent it by simply ringing the police, safley.

As a driver and road user, its our duty as drivers to be safe, to drive safe, and to be safe around others and the public too.

BubbLe

By Tim Marchant 28 Apr, 2017
Well, BubbLe Driving School has been well Established in Bristol for 15years now, and we are super excited to announce, drum roll please. BubbLe driving Weston.

That's right, we have expanded ourselves to Weston super mare. Our amazing instructor mike, has relocated to Weston. mike is a fantastic instructor and person, he has a gentle and friendly teaching style and nature, he will try his hardest to accommodate clients needs, but he is fantastic with nervous pupils.

Mike has been with us for over 4+years, and has been a ADI for over 6+years. We and he, are excited to expand the business too  Weston. Mike drives a Renault cactus and its manual tuition.

He and indeed us, are super excited to bring a amazing business to the local community in Weston, to help those with nervous, anxiety, and special needs. And as some of our clients say, a Councillor to Weston in their lessons.

The first 10 customers in Weston-super-mare to book up with mike, will be entitled to a 15% discount off their 2hr assessment lesson.

Here's to a new and exciting future to the community of Weston and ourselves

BubbLe
By Russell Marchant 30 Sep, 2016
Bubble Driving School is really pleased to take bookings for Automatic with our new female driving instructor in the following areas.
Southmead, Horfield, Filton, Patchway, Henleaze, Westbury on Trym, Clifton, Stoke Bishop, Cleeve Wood, Brentry, Henbury, Blaise Castle, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton. 

Please contact us Now on our contact form, or by phone Monday to Friday 9-6pm
By Jennie Cruickshank 07 Nov, 2015

We are often asked how long will I take to learn to drive? This can never be guarenteed by   any   driving school as every one takes a different time to learn.Some people can take a while to learn steering, others can take a while to learn roundabouts. Manovers, the ring road can alsdo take time to get to grips with. There are some that driving comes naturally and are born to drive and people can struggle all through the learning curve but make extremly safe and confidant drivers. No two people are the same.

I can advise you on currant goverment guidelines which are for a 17yr recommends 45hours with a driving school and additionally at least 25hrs of practice with someone sat at the side of you when in the later stages of learning to drive. * remember to inform the appropreiate car insurer, other wise you may not be covered on insurance.

Some 17year olds will take longer others take less. Of course i need to point out that unfortunatly as you get older the length of time of learning to drive can take longer as again this is pointed out in goverment statstics.

It is a real commitment of finances and time on learning to drive, certainly not cheap! However look at it this way, it is a life skill that will last for your intire life. Compair it to extra tution for a levels GCSE's etc.

Many people could save a great deal of money with driving lessons if only you treat it the same as exams, you have to put in the time. I do not necessarily mean more driving lessons, but study whilst you are in the car as a passenger with perhaps mum or dad whilst they are driving.etc. Look at their observations on the road, watch their driving coming to road juntions what they do when approaching roadabouts traffic lights. Ask questions!

Start studying the Highway code before you start driving lessons. I know it is a boring book!! Sorry, but it needs to be done even just 10minutes a day will help. This book can give you a greater understanding of the roads signs and rules this will help you combined with your lessons to enable you to learn to drive quicker therefore saving money.

Another pointer to saving you money is to study ( Yes I did say that uncool boring word Study) for your theory and hazard perception test.

You can take your theory and hazard perception on your 17th birthday if you wish. many, many people put off this part of the driving test, therefore when they have had lessons and can be near to taking a practical test they cannot book it as they have not passed the theory and hazzard perception test and got the relevant pass code number to apply for the practical test. Money is then being used for driving lessons to keep the pupil up to speed for the practical test just because they have put off of studying sooner.

Have any of you thought about asking for birthday presents/ christmas present in driving lesson vouchers?

If you started with just a couple of weeks with perhaps 2 or 3 2hr lessons a week your beginning of understanding driving skills will be speeded up, as there will not be 6days in between learning the basics to forget.This can give an overall saving of money too.

Finally remember to have a driving instructor you feel comfortable with enjoy your driving lessons and cannot wait to get into the car for your next driving lesson. If these boxes are all ticked you will take on board more instruction per lesson therefore helping you to save money on driving lessons. If you do not enjoy the lessons then maybe speak to the relevent driving school head office and ask for a different instructor. ( However be aware there will be some weeks in your driving experiance you might get frustrated or go backwards this is quite common, but if week on week you dread having a lesson then you might need to change instructors)

Bye for now speak to you soon

Mrs BubbLe @ BubbLe driving School

By Jennie Cruickshank 11 Sep, 2015

If you require automatic driving lessons, we now have spaces available with our automatic driving instructor team . To avoid disapointment please contact us to book an appointment. Our automatic team has been busy all summer and we have had to turn away pupils. We have had test passes and therefore able to take on new pupils. Look forward to speaking to you.

Debs

By Jennie Cruickshank 09 Sep, 2015
Old sodbury roads are welcoming new legal driver April Putt after passing her driving test with her BubbLe driving Instructor Graham. A huge step for independant travel April. A big pat on the back for all your hard work with Graham.

WARNING- remember the New driver law . If you accumulate 6 points on your driving license with in 2years of passing your test it will be revoked and you will need to start the process again from scratch!!!
By Jennie Cruickshank 04 Sep, 2015
Congratulations to Sandeep Kate from Bradley Stoke, passing with flying colours with are fantastic BubbLe Instructor Rob.

Welcome to Bristol's roads of independance Sandeep.

Safe, happy, and fun driving!
By Jennie Cruickshank 01 Sep, 2015
We can train you from scratch...

We can also help you obtain a Goverment Funded Student Loan , to cover the basic costs of your Intructor Training, which is not payable until you earn a minimum of £21,000 a year. At which point it is re-payed at the rate of 9% per year, of the earnings you obtain over the £21,000, for as long as you remain over the threshold.

This Goverment Funded loan is accessable to those individuals aged 24 years and older, and is available for those in the Employed, Self Employed, and Unemployed Sector.

This is open to individuals that have already applied to the Register of Driving Instructors, as well as those who have not yet applied.

To train to become a driving instructor, as a minimum you need to be:

  • At Least 21 years of age
  • To have held your FULL Category B driving license for a minimum of 3 years (Manual)
  • To have no more than 6 Penalty points on your current driving license
If you feel that this may be of interest to you, and would be interested in finding out more about the application process, or training process to become a driving instructor, pleas call us now, and ask for Jennie or Russ.

Bubble Driving School

Trainee instructors/PDI Opportunities.
By Jennie Cruickshank 01 Jun, 2015
Bubble Driving School is looking for new Driving Instructors, We are able to offer Support for those PDI's wanting a sponser, and those qualified ADI' looking to for a Franchise.

We have recently taken the decision to now offer a ''headboard only'' franchise, thus meaning that Vinyl Graphics are now no longer a stipulation of the Franchise agreement.

You may start to see the newly designed magentics and Headboard around on Jennies Red Renault Megane.

We are on the look out for both Manual and Automatic Driving Instructors, we have a huge demand for Automatic Business, that our 3 Automatic Instructors cannot keep up with. Similairly Spaces for Manual driving lessons are proving difficult to find.

We can look to bring on any ADI/PDI with an immediate start, and can start providing you with the business yo want. Whether you want to work a 20 hour week or a 45 hour week.

For any Enquiries about our driving school franchise, in Bristol nd the surroundin areas, please contact the main office, and ask for either Russ or Jennie.
By Jennie Cruickshank 31 May, 2015
Specifically covering SY8 and HR6.

Bubble are able to offer lessons to learners in the following areas:

  • Leominster
  • Kimbolton
  • Kingsland
  • Shobdon
  • Pembridge
  • Wigmore
  • Orlton
  • Bromfield
  • Ludlow
(we are unable at this moment in time to offer Automatic tuition in these areas).
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