We are one of Glasgow’s biggest and oldest driving schools, so we cover the whole of Greater Glasgow including the city centre area. We have a large and ever-increasing family of fully-qualified instructors, and can provide female instructors to pupils if preferred.
All our instructors have bags of local knowledge and experience, and they can pass on useful hints and tips about the areas you will be learning and developing your driving skills in, in addition to the areas that you might eventually have to navigate through during your practical driving test.
Learn To Drive in Glasgow’s City Centre
West End Driving offer offer a pick-up and drop-off service to pupils living in the heart of the city centre of Glasgow, but due to the busy roads most pupils arrange with their instructor a convenient place to be picked up and dropped of at – for instance a train or bus station.
We have written the following guide as a learning aid for pupils currently learning to drive in the central Glasgow area, which tends to have a large population of learner drivers staying at university and college accommodation.
Besides offering regular driving lessons, we also provide gift vouchers, Pass Plus and Instructor training, as well as intensive training courses – so why not call today on 07447 928 225.
Test Centres near Central Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre covers all of the following areas, Carrick Quay, Charing Cross, Cowcaddens, Garnethill, Port Dundas, Merchant City, Gallowgate, New Gorbals, Port Dundas, Sighthill, St George’s Cross, and Tradeston. Due to the central location pupils have a choice of Test Centres for the practical driving test, but most pupils generally choose either Anniesland or Bishopbriggs.
Anniesland Test Centre
351 Anniesland Road
Bishopbriggs Test Centre
Speed Limits in Glasgow City Centre
As you would expect, when driving in and around the built-up city centre area of Glasgow the speed limit is 30 mph unless otherwise stated.
There are a number of schools in the central Glasgow area, so you would expect to encounter the usual speed and parking restrictions around these school – in particular during the times at morning and evening when pupils arrive at or leave the school. Speed restrictions limiting you to 20mph may be in effect, and parking restrictions may prevent you from parking in the road besides where young pupils may be crossing in order not to block visibility for other drivers.
Tips from our Instructors – City Centre
There are very few – if any – suitable areas to take a learner especialy if they are a complete beginner and have as yet very little or no control of the vehicle. We would usually take our pupil to a less busy area to practise the basics of car control and when they have improved knowledge and skill then gradually take them out onto more busy areas of the city centre.
The City Centre is a great location for forward planning and town driving because of how busy the roads are, and the large number of potential driving hazards such as pedestrians walking about. Because of this it is also a great place to carry out part of your pass plus course.
In and around the City Centre you will find lots of road signs and road markings indicating various road directions, therefore allowing your pupil to read the signs and follow what they dictate. You will also find that there are an abundance of bus lanes which can either be full time or part time. Some of these bus lanes may use police safety cameras to detect and automatically fine improper use, so particular care should be taken.
The City Centre is mostly a one-way system and so is a good place for pupils to follow this system as very few get the opportunity to drive on these types of roads, therefore helping intermediate pupils develop awareness and forward planning.
Book Driving Lessons in Glasgow City Centre Now!
At West End Driving we are proud to offer the highest quality lessons in Glasgow, using a wide range of friendly, qualified instructors, with unbeatable prices. We have a very high pass rate, and our instructors are particularly adept at helping calm nervous or anxious learners. We also offer gift vouchers that cover the whole of Greater Glasgow – if in doubt give us a call to check we cover the area.
So if you are looking for a great driving school to teach you to drive safely and enjoyably, call us now on 07447 928 225 and book your first lesson!