Meet an Instructor: Michael

Meet an ADI Michael

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! Can you believe that it’s already February?! Time might be passing us by faster than the speed of light, but that’s not going to stop us from bringing you the next instalment in our Meet an ADI series! Yep, that’s right! We’ve interviewed yet another one of our hardworking driving instructors just so that you can get to know them better. This month, we’re heading over to Hampshire to wish a warm hello to local ADI Michael!

Michael joined the PassMeFast team in 2019 and has over 27 years of teaching experience under his belt! Get to know more about him below!

About Michael

Age: 50

What age were you when you passed your test? 17!

How many times did it take you to pass? One.

How long have you been an ADI? 27 years.

What was your first car? Ford Fiesta.

What car do you drive now? Ford Fiesta.

What transmission is your car? Manual.

What’s your dream car? A Range Rover.

What motivated you to become an instructor? My uncle!

Have you taught any family members to drive? Yes.

What’s your proudest moment as an instructor? Seeing the smile on people’s faces when they pass.

What’s the most enjoyable thing about being a driving instructor? Meeting new people!

And the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? Other people not giving you any patience.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? Not giving a thank you gesture.

What’s the craziest pass celebration you’ve seen? [The learner] dancing around my vehicle!

What test centres do you cover? Basingstoke, Farnborough, Reading and Newbury.

What’s the most common thing people fail on? Anticipating.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to new drivers? To drive safe.

When did you join PassMeFast and why? 2019—I wanted to get involved in intensive courses.

What do you do to relax? Play sports.

Do you have any hobbies or interests? Keeping fit and being sociable!

If we haven’t quite sated your curiosity about PassMeFast’s DVSA-approved driving instructors, you can head over to our PassMeFast instructors page to find out more. Alternatively, if you’ve been out of the loop lately, you can catch up with our previous Meet an ADI instalments below!

By Bethany Hall

Whether you’re a learner or a pro driver, Bethany is here to help. From defensive driving to the Highway Code, she’ll tell you everything you need know about driving. If she’s not on the road, you’ll probably find Bethany with her head in a book or binge-watching the latest TV show.

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