Pete Austin

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About Pete

Pete qualified as a driving instructor in 2007 and taught in the demanding urban jungle of North West London for 5 years before seeing the light and moving to West Dorset.  After a spell as an independent instructor, he missed being part of a team and so chose YES! Driving School as a manual Driving Instructor in Dorchester and the surrounding areas.

Pete’s calm, friendly and extremely patient approach will help you learn at a pace that suits you. This is regardless of whether you’re new and need plenty of reassurance or part trained and confident of your skills.  Pete boasts a healthy pass rate with most of his learners passing first or second time. His proudest moment was when 3 students passed with ZERO faults within a month!

Refresher Training

Pete also offers refresher training and confidence building sessions for those who have not driven in a while, or senior citizens who want to stay safe and adapt to the demands of modern day driving.

He teaches in an eco-friendly Ford Focus (it’s a lovely drive) and takes pupils to their driving test in Dorchester.

Pete has done many jobs since leaving school in the early 80’s.  He has worked in commercial radio, sales support, retail and even ran a DJ business for several years but his real love is training.

“I can honestly say being a driving instructor has been the most rewarding thing I’ve done and I’ll continue doing it for as long as possible!”

In his spare time Pete is an avid vinyl record collector and plays drums with local musicians in the Weymouth area. He also cooks a mean chilli!

Areas Covered

  • Bere Regis
  • Dorchester
  • Wareham
  • Weymouth
  • Wool

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