At West End Driving, we offer affordable driving lessons in Anniesland from fully qualified instructors who know the local area inside out.
We have prepared the following guide to help pupils become familiar with some of the challenges you will face learning to drive in the Anniesland area.
To speak to us today about learning to drive, intensive courses, pass plus or instructor training please call now on 07447 928 225.
Test Centres Near Anniesland
If you are taking driving lessons in Anniesland, your closest Test Centre will be Anniesland Test Centre.
Anniesland Test Centre is located on Anniesland Road and covers Finnieston, Bearsden, Hardgate, Duntocher, Clydebank and all surrounding areas around Anniesland.
Speed Limits in Anniesland
When driving in and around the Anniesland area there are a number of different speed limits to observe, particularly a number of residential streets with “Twenty’s Plenty” signs. The maximum speed for these types of roads is 24 mph.
Anniesland has several schools located around the area and you should take note of any signs stating “when lights flash” – 20 mph is the maximum speed allowed while the flashing lights are displayed. These signs are normally flashing at start of school time, lunch times and school time ending. These signs are mandatory even if they are flashing outwith school times – you must obey, as they have a red circle. Only when you pass another speed limit sign can you exceed the 20 mph speed limit, as and when road conditions safely allow.
There are FOUR speed cameras in and around the ANNIESLAND area:
Anniesland Road just outside Anniesland Test Centre with a fixed speed camera with a 30 mph speed limit.
Great Western Road (Eastbound) with a fixed speed camera with a 30 mph speed limit.
Great Western Road (Westbound) with a fixed speed camera with a 30 mph speed limit.
Great Western Road at Duntreath Avenue with a mobile speed camera with a 30 mph speed limit.
Where to Practise between Lessons in Anniesland?
Anniesland and surrounding areas have plenty of good areas to practise essential manoeuvres that you have learned during your driving lessons.
If you were to get private practice with family or friends you could use a number of locations to practice the Turn in Road, Reverse Round Corner and Parallel Park manoeuvres.
Kelso Street and Clarion Road are very good to practice the Turn in Road exercise.
Athelstane Road is very good for the Reverse Park and Turn in Road exercises.
Helensburgh Drive is good for the Reverse Park and Turn in Road and Reverse Round Sharp Corner exercises.
Chamberlain Road is good for the Turn in Road and Reverse Park exercises.
Loanfoot Drive and Dyke Road are good places to practice the Reverse to the Left Corner exercise.
You will find that Anniesland and the surrounding areas attract a large number of learner drivers. These areas contain many different types of roads that the average driver will encounter on a day to day basis, and therefore would be beneficial for learners to practice the following:
- position for wide roads and normal roads
- hill starts
- cycle lanes
- full time and part time bus lanes
- mini roundabouts and normal roundabouts
- near side to near side and off side to off side crossroads
- open and closed T junctions
If you are just starting to learn to drive with a family member or friend, the best place to practise for moving off and stopping is on Archerhill Road at the duck pond / Knightswood Park area.
WE MUST STRESS that you should keep away from these areas during test times as test candidates don’t and should NOT be kept waiting.
Tips from our Instructors – Anniesland
Particularly take note of Jordanhill, as this area has a high number of unmarked junctions – both crossroads and closed T junctions.
When approaching an unmarked crossroads, treat it as two minor roads as NO ONE has the right of way. There are no road markings to determine who is on the major road and who is on the minor road, therefore approach it with caution and in a lower gear with lots of observation before emerging to the new road that you wish to take.
Approach with caution the double roundabouts near Victoria Park as these are two mini roundabouts joined together to make one double roundabout. When approaching a double roundabout treat each roundabout separately and deal with one at a time. Keep your speed at a walking pace as this allows you to look, assess and decide if it’s safe to emerge. When leaving the first roundabout look to the right again at the second roundabout and be prepared to stop if necessary. If road conditions allow, emerge safely onto the second roundabout.
Knightswood Cross – when turning right from Knightswood Road onto Great Western Road, keep the chevrons clear in the centre on Great Western Road and when turning look for the red light and stop. Emerge when the red light turns to green, and take up the appropriate lane for road positioning for going straight ahead. The chevrons are very poorly marked and most drivers drive over the chevrons, which can be dangerous. There are “Give Way” markings on Great Western Road but you should give way to traffic from your left as and when the lights on Great Western Road change to green, and emerge as and when road conditions allow you to do so safely.
When travelling along Chamberlain Road, at the end of the road there is a sharp diversion sign to the left and this should be approached with caution as it’s a sharp bend going into a two way road.
Book Driving Lessons in Anniesland Now!
West End Driving School is a long-established company with a high pupil pass rate and we offer some great deals on blocks of driving lessons.
So if you are looking for a reputable driving school with friendly, qualified instructors who are familiar with the Anniesland area, call us on 07447 928 225 to book your first lesson now.