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How to become a driving instructor
There’s never been a better time to be a driving instructor! Business is booming for driving schools and driving instructors are in high demand. Generally, most new driving instructors will take at least 3 months to complete the required qualifications.
To be approved as a professional driving instructor you must first have all the necessary accreditation and licences, before you can teach someone for money. By law “person who receives money, or any other reward for teaching you to drive, must hold a valid driving instructor licence, and must display their licence in the cabin of the vehicle”.
You can apply for a driving instructor licence if you are 21 years of age, hold a full drivers licence and completed an approved course in driving instruction.
Steps to become a driving instructor
If you wish to become a driving instructor, work for yourself and own your own driving school we advise you to first;
- Get your finances in order!
- Find out how much savings you have and how much will you need to borrow.
- Create a business plan.
- Research competition and other driving schools in the local area. https://maps.google.com
- Determine a kick ass name for your driving school. How to name your business
- Buy a domain name. http://godaddy.com (A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is best.
Eg: mydrivingschool.com.au, mydrivingschool.co.nz, mydrivingschool.ca,
mydrivingschool.co.uk, mydrivingschool.ie mydrivingschool.fr etc
- Sole trader or Company? Speak to an accountant to find out whats best for you.
- Start researching new or second hand cars to buy
In order to safeguard the professionalism and standards of driving instruction, a strict application process must be followed. The process looks like this:
- Documents and checks
- Tests (theory and practical)
- Letter of eligibility
- Driving Instructor training course
- Regulator Final Assessment
How much does it cost to become a driving instructor?
The main cost to become a driving instructor is;
- buying a car to teach in and fitting it out with dual controls. (Say $25k)
- Create a website for your driving school (Under $1k)
- Application process say ($5k) Varies different countries/state.
- You should be able to start you own driving school for roughly $30k
How much can I earn as a driving instructor?
- Recommended driving lesson charge $65 per hour
- Good instructors are booked out 5 weeks in advance
- $65 our hour x 8 hours x 5 days per week = $2600 per week
- Earn $10,400 per month (based on the figures above)
- Earn $124,800 per year (based on the figures above)
If your ready to take the plunge contact your state motor vehicle registry and start the application process today!
12 one-hour lessons
We believe every learner should have a minimum 12 lessons. The LDRIVO Essential Driver Training program (EDT) is designed to promote lesson continuity and learner pass rate.
Follow our (EDT) program to help structure your lessons and increase lesson repeat rate.
WHAT IS THE (EDT) PROGRAM?
Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a training course teaching fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. The course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons. Each lesson can be found on the LDRIVO app providing both you and the learner with pre lesson planning and post lesson reports enabling the learner to review their progression from lesson 1-12 and keep you teaching road safety for longer.
What does the lesson planner cover?
Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. We advise you to familiarise yourself with each lesson type listed below.
How will it help me improve lesson repeat rate?
After you GPS track a lesson, a post lesson report is sent to the learner driver.
The learner can quickly and easily see which lesson they’ve completed and how many more lessons are left to do from 1-12.
At the end of the 12th lesson they should be a component safe driver ready to sit their provisional driving test. Click Here to se an example of the lesson report.
The 12 lessons are titled:
The Essential Driver Training course is made up of 12 one-hour lessons, which we advise you to complete before taking your Driving test. By doing this will increase you pass rate ten fold!
What does the lessons cover?
Each of the EDT lessons has particular objectives. You should prepare for each lesson using the 12 lessons below
The 12 lessons are titled:
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Sydney Morning Herald SMH July 7, 2017
Learner driver app LDRIVO could be a lifesaver on the roads
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LDRIVO is the Uber for learner drivers to connect with driving instructors
Motoring July 21, 2017
Driving instructor app to go global
Every year, more than 1 million people die in traffic-related accidents around the world. For people aged between 15 and 29, road traffic accidents are the most common way to die. Today, road traffic is the 9th biggest cause of death worldwide. By 2030, the rise in vehicle ownership and use will see road traffic become the 5th largest cause of death, claiming more victims globally than AIDS and tuberculosis. (Source: http://www.visionzeroinitiative.com/one-million-lives-at-stake/)
LDRIVO co-founder Dane explains, “I was inspired by an article regarding road fatalities and the links between young and inexperienced drivers led me to focus my attention on the driving school industry. One young person dies every day on our roads! Through my research I discovered that the driving school industry has remained relatively unchanged over the past 40 years”. “So out of the desire to innovate the learner driver market and create safer roads through professional education, the LDRIVO concept was born”.
“Research shows that learners have better educational outcomes when better matched with the right instructor. Furthermore, studies show that the more professional instruction hours a Learner has the fewer road incidents. If we can save one young life we will have achieved great things”.
“Sadly Australian drivers aged 17-25 represent 25 per cent of all vehicle crash fatalities even though they only represent 13.5 per cent of the driving population! And 45 per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes, whilst of all hospitalisations of young Australians, almost half are drivers involved in a road traffic crash.” (Source: statistics from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development)
New P-plate drivers die at twice the rate of all drivers, although they comprise only 10 per cent of all drivers. Fatal crashes involving young people rose dramatically across Australia last year to 233 after falling between 2003 to 2014. Statistics show young men die at nearly twice the rate of young women. And young drivers are more likely to die or be injured in serious accidents late at night, at weekend, when they are driving for recreation and and when they are driving in groups. (Source: NSW roads minister Duncan Gay Press Conference: JULY 23 2016)
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David Jacks from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is our driving instructor of the month.
David has been instructing for nineteen years in the eastern suburbs, from La Perouse to Vaucluse. Catering to the needs of young and old. David says; “Patience is the key”.
David Instructs in a brand new luxury BMW. Learning to drive in a car like this is guaranteed to turn heads. It’s sleek, modern and high tech.
To book David for your next lesson in Sydney, download the LDRIVO app.
Car Make – BMW
Car Model – 1 Series
Car Year – 2017
Car Colour – White
Body Type – Hatchback
Independence Day in the USA, marks the official launch day of LDRIVO in Australia!
The entire team has worked tirelessly to bring the app to launch and we plan to fulfil our mission, to make learning to drive safer and more accessible, helping learners find and book their perfect instructor, creating new business for driving instructors, most importantly reducing road fatalities.
A BIG thank you to the hundreds of authorised Driving Instructors already listed in the app, as well as, the young learners registering with our community.
LDRIVO. Everyone’s perfect Driving Instructor.
LDRIVO is a learner driver app that connects new and inexperienced drivers to professional driving instructors in your City. Think Uber – but for driving lessons!
We are available locally, expanding globally. See Our Cities for service areas.
All partners “Driving Instructors” are independent contractors whom work for themselves. They are small businesses owners dedicated to providing you with top class driver training service.
How it works;
- Learner drivers find instructors via the app. Learners can filter by; Price, car type, gender, ratings, manual or automatic transmission.
- Learner driver submits a booking request via the app.
- Learner driver confirms the driving lesson lesson with their credit card details.
- Driving instructor picks the learner driver up from their location.
- The driving lesson is digitally tracked and report generated including; distance travelled, average speed, maps, lesson feedback and more…
- After the driving lessons complete the learners secure credit card is automatically billed.
The LDRIVO app seamlessly connects learner drivers to professional driving instructors. We make learning to drive more accessible opening up more possibilities for learner’s and new business for driving instructors around the world.
Digital log book
Ask any learner or parent – it is time for a system which taps into the latest technology and moves into the digital age,” said Executive Director Centre for Road Safety Bernard Carlon. – LDRIVO has done just that!
Using the LDRIVO app you can now digitally log your driving lesson with Mum and Dad. We are currently in talks with various State Governments to have the app approved as a digital log book. (More to come soon)
See our demo video below – Learner Driver Log Book
We’ve put together a quick demonstration that guides you through the functionality of bookings, rescheduling, notifications and tracking. It is important driving instructors view this video before taking a live booking. See our demo video below!