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Testimonials - Parents

"Tom & I would like to thank you for keeping Sophie calm yesterday before her test and for the patience you have shown & words of encouragement given whilst she has been learning. As you know, driving didn't come naturally to Sophie at first, but with your guidance,  friendly manner and calming influence we have seen her grow into a safe and confident driver.We are certainly looking forward to her being our taxi driver in the near future after 17+ years of chauffering her!!!"

Tom and Tina Moriarty 

"Just a note to say many thanks for all your efforts with Matthew.   He's thrilled to have passed his test at the first attempt.   As parents we are very pleased and reassured by how steady, relaxed and safe he feels at the wheel which is a real credit to your teaching style and skills". 

Richard and Victoria 

"Neil taught my Daughter Emily to drive & she recently passed her test first time. At 17, she was very nervous starting her lessons, but Neil managed to relax her to enable her to feel comfortable & believe in herself & seemed to acquire a very good sense of her. He is extremely trustworthy, professional & reliable & as parents, we felt very reassured with him as her instructor. She is an extremely competent, safe driver & has been taught so much more then just how to pass the test. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough."

 Mary Noon.

Wow - how marvellous that Zoe passed first time! And she was such a nervous driver too....she used to cry after those early lessons and dread each one, and yet here she is, growing in confidence - she just went off to Bedford Town Centre by herself. 

Thanks so much for all the lessons and the valuable advice you have given her, she can now be found regularly quoting your words to both her Dad and me....

Nadine Goldthorpe

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for teaching and supporting Joe so well. We really feel you have taught him to drive safely which was obviously our primary concern... He felt confident and comfortable with you from day one. We could not recommend you highly enough."

Julie Ryan 

"Thank you for all you did for James, a true professional one whom I will recommend to anyone."

 Justin B.

Great news today, thank you so much for all your hard work & patience with Georgia !

 Sarah Jones

"Having never actually met or spoke to you, I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your YouTube videos of the Trailer Test B&E. I never had any lessons, and managed to pass this test from watching your videos online and having a few practice sessions within 9 days!
Super clear and helpful advice and covered exactly what happened in the test! Thanks again!"
Rebecca Markillie

"Neil, thank you so much for your help in getting Adam through his test.  It's a very happy day today and your incredible guidance and teaching has been very much appreciated". 

Wendy W.

"Links Driving School believes in 'safe driving for life' and the instructor goes out of his way to ensure this, setting the school apart from many other local chains. I cannot recommend the school enough!!"

Cathleen E

"I would give Neil at Links Driving School a whole lot more stars were it possible. I contacted dozens of driving schools as wanted to ensure that my 17 year old son would have the best possible start to motoring. Neil stood out from the crowd with his non 'salesy' approach where by success rate was not based on "quick pass records" but safety, which was a MUST on our selection criteria. Neil was also the highest qualified instructor out of all the local driving instructors, this being an added bonus. Both my sons passed their driving test first time with Neil with only 3 minor faults. Both of them have turned out to be sensible and traffic aware drivers, which Neil no doubt had a big part in. I would highly recommend Links Driving School for anyone who is looking for great and not just an average driving tuition. I would suggest booking well ahead though as Neil's reputation keeps him in high demand"

Satu Pohjola-Flynn

"I had a great time learning with you – it turned what I had thought might be an ordeal into an interesting and confidence inspiring four hours.  You’re a great teacher – putting your pupil at ease, clear in your instruction and encouraging."

Lyndsay  W


"The feedback from Tom on his driving/learning experience has been excellent on each occasion. He has clearly learnt a significant amount in such a short period of time and his knowledge is very much improved.I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others"

Stephen M


" Just wanted to say a very big thank you for getting my granddaughter India through her driving test. I know she has sometimes found the experience difficult at times, so thank you again for giving her and bailey their freedom. Although I always say to them 'never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly'.

Lynda P (grandparent)

" we wanted to say a huge thank you for all your time and hard work teaching Luke and guiding him through his test. We are very proud of him and appreciate your expertise. I’m sure I’ll be in touch again next year"

Jo H.

"Would just like to say thank you. When I got in from work was greeted by one very happy son, with a great big grin over his face and he couldn't wait to tell me about his lesson today and where he had been.

Once again thank you. "

Debbie B


"I specifically chose Neil as an instructor for my wife knowing his background. He does not just teach people to pass their test but also to be safe drivers beyond the basic test requirements (for example he took her on a motorway to teach her about this, something her friends with other instructors did not do). English is not Pae's first language and I know at times this added to the difficulties and stress for both her and Neil in lessons but they both persevered and it is a credit to both of them that she passed first time. Well done to both of them. I would certainly recommend Neil at Links Driving School to anyone. Now Neil, about my 16 year old daughter... "

David L.

Can’t thank you enough Neil, your patience paid off and he is full of confidence as he heads off on this next stage of life!! Can’t say it’s not terrifying but we do feel he’s a good driver, with good skills, and that’s thanks to you!!

Catherine D.

Thank you again for supporting and coaching Ella through her driving lessons. So proud of her achievement yesterday with her driving test. Ella said ‘I had Neil’s voice in my head through the driving test telling me what I should do’

Vanessa B

Neil we can’t thank you enough for teaching Lucie, Corinne and Tom how to drive and for getting them all through their driving test first time. You have been a fantastic instructor and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you. Thank you so much! 

Sally R

Thankyou for yesterdays driving refresher.  Although I was nervous I appreciated all your comments and encouragement and I did feel that I regained some of my confidence, it certainly assured me that I can still handle a car .  You certainly put me through my paces!

Graham (83 years old)

Thank you so much Neil. Both our kids have learned so much from you, not just about the technical skill of driving but about the just as vital skills such as concentration , danger anticipation and awareness.

Their fantastic results are, in a major part, down to you and your teaching.

Now we have two taxis !

John and Sharon

Woohoo!!! That's really some good news today, Friday the 13th! Our big thank you for teaching Matthew so well that he passed it first time! We really appreciate it!

Maria J

"Thank you so much Neil, you've been brilliant with Emily. "

Sarah F.

Thank you. We are very proud. 

Thank you so much for teaching him (Chris). He has loved his lessons and you have given him lots of confidence. 


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