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By Tim Marchant 26 Sep, 2017

I was speaking to a delivery driver today and after chatting for a few minutes he noticed our spare driving school car. He said he had always wanted to become a driving instructor, however he had never acted upon this dream and said it would never happen now as he was to old.

It suddenly struck me how many of us let time go by and not fulfill dreams and wishes. I explained to my new driver friend that you are never to old to retrain and grasp those dreams and make them a reality. I expressed my dismay when I suddenly realized that he was younger than me, does that make me old? No! I am young at heart and I don’t think that a young 50 year old is old and would be past making things happen, let alone my new 40 year old driver friend.

To become a driving instructor is a wish many people do not act upon as they do not know how to go about things, or where to go for a friendly chat about the industry.

Years a go when I learnt to drive, a driving instructor was an ordinary retired man who wanted to earn a bit more money. Qualifications never came into it as far as I am aware.

Now driving instructors are a professional body and have to go through 3 exams to enable to become a fully licenced driving instructor. These exams are run by the DVSA. When you are qualified you are retested every 2-4years to make sure you are still on the ball so to speak and teach a lesson competently and in the manner the Government wants to see. Quite right too!

Gone are the days when an instructor taught the lady down the road just for a little bit of pin money.

These days you have  to think of a driving instructor as a college teacher teaching you a skill for the rest of your life and the independence it gives is immeasurable. Think of the driving school instructor as being as qualified as a teacher with a portable classroom (the driving school car).

You can build a career out of it, progressing into many different fields.

Being a driving instructor is a fulfilling, satisfying and challenging profession. You can work however many hours you would like in a working week, juggle family life and commitments however you want, and when you get that bonus feeling when your pupil has passed their driving test knowing you have been the one to help them to achieve that independence in their life. It makes your heart sing.

Don’t let your dreams and wishes pass you buy, act upon them even if it is just finding out information, you’ve made a start. Whatever those dreams or wishes are.

BubbLe driving school can talk you through the process of becoming a driving instructor, several of our team with in BubbLe do train people to become driving Instructors. We all support one another at BubbLe and pride ourselves to always try to do a good job, for everyone.

Ta Ta for now

Mrs BubbLe


By Tim Marchant 29 Aug, 2017

INTENSIVE LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


We also have intensive courses with our instructor Chris B. Chris is a wonderful teacher and has now progressed into intensive tuition. Chris has assessment lesson available from the week of 11th September 2017 with intensive courses looking to start from 25th September 2017 on wards.

So what are you waiting for??? Why not call BubbLE driving School today and book in whilst these appointments are still available.


By Tim Marchant 25 Jul, 2017
Our instructors are trained to a very high standard in driving. They work tirelessly from inside the car to at home during their family time planning their next few lessons for each customer on their books to advance their tuition.

But, from time to time our instructors need down time, weather they go away for a short break, or play a round golf or do something fun, well this was sent in by our instructor martin. Martin has a interest in computers, in CGI creation and this is a fantastic image he has created, fun and wacky. The perfect capture of our Driving School.

Amazing work martin and a perfect summary of his teach style.
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
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By Tim Marchant 26 Sep, 2017

I was speaking to a delivery driver today and after chatting for a few minutes he noticed our spare driving school car. He said he had always wanted to become a driving instructor, however he had never acted upon this dream and said it would never happen now as he was to old.

It suddenly struck me how many of us let time go by and not fulfill dreams and wishes. I explained to my new driver friend that you are never to old to retrain and grasp those dreams and make them a reality. I expressed my dismay when I suddenly realized that he was younger than me, does that make me old? No! I am young at heart and I don’t think that a young 50 year old is old and would be past making things happen, let alone my new 40 year old driver friend.

To become a driving instructor is a wish many people do not act upon as they do not know how to go about things, or where to go for a friendly chat about the industry.

Years a go when I learnt to drive, a driving instructor was an ordinary retired man who wanted to earn a bit more money. Qualifications never came into it as far as I am aware.

Now driving instructors are a professional body and have to go through 3 exams to enable to become a fully licenced driving instructor. These exams are run by the DVSA. When you are qualified you are retested every 2-4years to make sure you are still on the ball so to speak and teach a lesson competently and in the manner the Government wants to see. Quite right too!

Gone are the days when an instructor taught the lady down the road just for a little bit of pin money.

These days you have  to think of a driving instructor as a college teacher teaching you a skill for the rest of your life and the independence it gives is immeasurable. Think of the driving school instructor as being as qualified as a teacher with a portable classroom (the driving school car).

You can build a career out of it, progressing into many different fields.

Being a driving instructor is a fulfilling, satisfying and challenging profession. You can work however many hours you would like in a working week, juggle family life and commitments however you want, and when you get that bonus feeling when your pupil has passed their driving test knowing you have been the one to help them to achieve that independence in their life. It makes your heart sing.

Don’t let your dreams and wishes pass you buy, act upon them even if it is just finding out information, you’ve made a start. Whatever those dreams or wishes are.

BubbLe driving school can talk you through the process of becoming a driving instructor, several of our team with in BubbLe do train people to become driving Instructors. We all support one another at BubbLe and pride ourselves to always try to do a good job, for everyone.

Ta Ta for now

Mrs BubbLe


By Tim Marchant 29 Aug, 2017

INTENSIVE LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


We also have intensive courses with our instructor Chris B. Chris is a wonderful teacher and has now progressed into intensive tuition. Chris has assessment lesson available from the week of 11th September 2017 with intensive courses looking to start from 25th September 2017 on wards.

So what are you waiting for??? Why not call BubbLE driving School today and book in whilst these appointments are still available.


By Tim Marchant 25 Jul, 2017
Our instructors are trained to a very high standard in driving. They work tirelessly from inside the car to at home during their family time planning their next few lessons for each customer on their books to advance their tuition.

But, from time to time our instructors need down time, weather they go away for a short break, or play a round golf or do something fun, well this was sent in by our instructor martin. Martin has a interest in computers, in CGI creation and this is a fantastic image he has created, fun and wacky. The perfect capture of our Driving School.

Amazing work martin and a perfect summary of his teach style.
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