´Drive to Arrive´ was established in 2004 by Peter Stas on his retirement from the police. The business developed and in 2007 Peter was joined by his daughter Donna Watson as an additional driver trainer. The company delivers training to drivers of all levels, both individuals and company car/van drivers. Since Peter´s retirement in 2016, Donna has continued to run and develop the business by building on it´s excellent reputation.
Based in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, the company covers immediate local areas around Grange, from Newby Bridge to Milnthorpe and Arnside, for learners and other individual customers, and further afield in Cumbria and north Lancashire to meet client company requirements.
DONNA WATSON: Previously worked in retail management for 11 years and has great experience in customer service, dealing with people and training other colleagues. Started as a driving instructor in 2007 and following qualification as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), worked with Peter to further her skills and experience in delivering driver training incorporating police methods. In addition to the training outlined below, she has been involved in delivering national police driving rectification courses, and has also run driver assessments on behalf of the council to help older drivers stay safer for longer.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
• Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Grade A
• Checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service for criminal records
• Advanced driving qualifications - RoSPA Gold
• NVQ in Customer Service
• FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults
• Qualified to deliver Fleet Training to companies
• Qualification in Assessing Vocational Achievement
• Member of professional associations: DIA, FSB, ADINJC
• Committee member and Secretary of local driving instructors association 2008 - 2019
STYLE OF TRAINING
Tuition is tailored to suit each client or to meet company requirements. Individuals are developed at their own rate of learning using different techniques to suit their appropriate learning style. Encouragement is used to develop skills and grow confidence in a progressive manner. A mixture of coaching and instruction is used to maintain a suitable balance and encourage future independent self assessment. Detailed notes are kept of each lesson to ensure that learning is as cost effective as possible.
INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS: Lessons will be delivered to cover the relevant syllabus, whether it be for learners or other drivers. The content will include driving techniques to ensure drivers are equipped with the skills of safe driving for life.
COMPANIES: Contracts will be agreed to deliver training to the company´s requirements to enable it to fulfil its duty of care to drivers whilst reducing their occupational road risk.
Suzuki Vitara (manual) 1.4 petrol car, with air conditioning and dual controls.