What We Provide
Instinctive Driving is founded on the principles of comprehensive education and practical driving experience.
We pride ourselves on quality instruction – our number one focus is teaching you to be a safe responsible driver in a calm, relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.
Our Service Areas
Instinctive Driving is headquartered in South Australia and we currently service all of Metropolitan Adelaide.
Service Area Map
7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Office and Driving Instructors:
7 days a Week
At Instinctive Driving your VORT (Vehicle On Road Test) driving lessons options are ‘Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) and ‘Complete Driver Education’ (CDE) packages.
Pay As You Go (PAYG)
The PAYG option provides the student with the flexibility of setting their own lesson hours and pace. When the student is ready, Instinctive Driving will make all the necessary arrangements for the student to take their VORT examination.
Complete Driver Education (CDE) packages
- Package I – provides 9 hours of Driver Training. This package is recommended for students with little to no driving experience or perhaps lacking confidence;
- Package II – provides 6 hours of Driver Training. This package is recommended for students who demonstrate that they already have reasonable driving knowledge, experience and confidence on the road;
The CDE packages differ only by the number of driver training hours provided. They are recommended over PAYG as they are more structured, provide clear contact time at a fixed cost. Both include a defensive driving course to further improve the students knowledge and safe driving skills.
Instinctive Driving has a long history of catering to an extensive and diverse range of students. The following highlight the type of individuals and organisations we continue to provide excellent services to.
Instinctive Driving Instructors have assisted many teenagers to pass their driver’s test and obtain their first license. Our endorsements are a testimony to how successful we have been in helping our students to become competent, safe and confident young drivers.
Special Needs Students
Instinctive Driving continues to work with institutions and individuals requiring a higher level of patience and understanding than our average students. We endeavour to ensure, within our resource capabilities, that anyone with the ability to obtain a driver’s license is fully supported.
Instinctive Driving adult students range from individuals who:
- have never driven before and now require a license for reasons of work or simple independence;
- wish to advance their driving skills through a defensive driving course, thus reducing the likelihood of costly and even potentially fatal accidents;
- are from overseas as a student, worker, or new citizen and require an Australian driver’s license or just simply to feel safer and confident on our roads, or
- need refresher lessons to regain confidence and avoid potential panic attacks caused by driving anxiety.
Principles of Our Work
Our Instructors pride themselves on providing the highest level of courtesy and professionalism at all times. We provide a neat, tidy and safe environment in which to learn. We are punctual and will contact you the day before to confirm your appointment.
In your first lesson you will be instructed by one of our Senior Instructors who will assess your driving knowledge, skills and confidence. The Senior Instructor will then recommend a suitable driving package and an Instructor to teach you in your subsequent lessons.
Once your lessons have been completed, the Senior Instructor will assist you in preparing for and undertaking your VORT.
This process ensures you receive the best instructor for your level of competency and peace of mind. It also allows us to ensure that you have the greatest chance of passing your VORT the first time.
Your Instructor will take you through a structured program to develop your skills and knowledge at being a safe and competent driver in preparation for your VORT.
You will learn 5 low speed manoeuvres: move off, on a hill; angle park; U-turn; 3-point turn and reverse parallel park.
General driving with your Instructor, develops your overall driving skills such as changing lanes, turning on and from busy roads, turning at traffic lights, negotiating roundabouts, stop and give-way signs, your interaction with other road users and the system of car control.
We are passionate about helping reduce avoidable accidents and road fatalities in the youth sector. As such, we have incorporated defensive driving programs for students under the age of 25 to allow them the opportunity to better understand and respect their vehicle.
Our defensive driving programs are designed to increase your understanding of safe driving and vehicular control in hazardous situations. Generally this covers various emergency situations from skidding and swerving, all the way to fatigue management.
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“driving support and assistance to our client group”Western Adelaide Domestic Violence Service (WADVS) is a non-government organisation funded to work with women and children who have or who ar…
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“Stephen is now on his full license”Tony, I would like to thank you for getting both my boys safely on the road. Stephen is now on his full license with no traffic offences at all and I put this dow…
“Tony’s genuine approach to driver training”Tony helped me prepare for my VORT test within a short period of time after completing 80% of my hours. I learnt a lot through Tony’s genuine approach t…
“patience and ability to work with people with a disability”Instinctive Driving has been providing a valuable service to clients of the Attention Disorder Association of South Australia (ADASA) for…
“an instructor of the highest quality”
I have known Tony Loughhead for more than 6 years and have consistently utilised his services as a Driving Instructor for clients of mine whilst working at…
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“I would not want to learn to drive with anyone else in Adelaide’”Although I have had my L’s for nearly two years I came to a standstill after losing my confidence to drive in Australia. Tony has be…
“Tony was reliable, patient and kept us well informed”Earlier this year I was looking for a driving instructor for my 18 year old (at the time) son and had no idea whom to choose. I went on the RAA …