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Meet an Instructor: Tony

Meet an ADI Tony

Greetings, PassMeFast readers! It’s that time of the month again where we give you an exclusive look at our very own ADIs. Yep, that’s right. We’re back with our latest monthly instalment in the Meet an ADI series. In previous months, we’ve learned about PassMeFast instructors from Greater London, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Today, we’re heading over to Lancashire to meet local ADI Tony.

Tony joined the PassMeFast fleet in 2018 and has had over 4 years of teaching experience so far. Find out more about him below!


About Tony

Age: 54

What age were you when you passed your test? 17

How many times did it take you to pass? I passed first time!

How long have you been an ADI? Four years.

What was your first car? Ford Escort.

What car do you drive now? BMW 530 M.

What transmission is your car? Manual.

What’s your dream car? Jenson Interceptor.

What motivated you to become an instructor? Job satisfaction—changing people’s lives when they pass!

Have you taught any family members to drive? Yes!

What’s your proudest moment as an instructor?  Getting three sisters to pass!

What’s the most enjoyable thing about being a driving instructor? Seeing the pupil’s life change as they achieve success.

And the most frustrating thing about being a driving instructor? Last minute cancellations.

What’s your biggest pet peeve about other drivers? Misuse of indicators!

What test centres do you cover? Preston, St Helens, Norris Green and much more!

What’s your favourite pass story? Three sisters from one family all passing their tests first time!

What’s the craziest pass celebration you’ve ever seen? Someone bursting into tears of joy!

What’s the most common thing people fail on? For my pupils it would be lane positioning approaching a roundabout on a dual carriageway.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to new drivers? Take your time…there is no rush.

When did you join PassMeFast and why? 2018—to gain more pupils.

What do you do to relax? Golf.

Do you have any hobbies or interests? Motorcycling, skiing and walking!


Looking to find out more about our fleet of DVSA-approved driving instructors? Head on over to our PassMeFast instructors page to get a glimpse of some of our top ADIs. You can also read up on our latest driving instructor articles on the PassMeFast blog, or, check out our other 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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