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Learn to drive the RSA way and you'll not only pass the test faster, you'll pay less doing it...
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Join Stephanie Roche and Georgia Penna (Salpa) and the thousands of other students who have achieved driving test success with RSA School of Motoring

What you get when you pick us

As a student of RSA School of Motoring you get more. Why? Glad you asked...

Leinster's best instructors

Only instructors that meet our high standards work with us. Each one is vetted through a intensive interview and training process

Comprehensive curriculum

Lessons with us don't just start and finish in the car. Work through our 16 module support email course based around the EDT and driving test.

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If you're not happy then we definitely aren't happy. If you're not satisfied after your first lesson we'll give you your money back*

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Quick easy online payments help you book lessons fast. And if you're looking for a personalised gift voucher, order from us and you'll have it in seconds.

Automatic or Manual

With us you can learn in automatic or manual and switch at anytime. Choose which transmission you want to use when you order and we'll handle the rest.

We come to you

We understand that our students often need their lessons to work around hectic schedules. That's why you can start your lesson from home, work or college.

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Driving Lessons Portarlington

Finally... Driving Lessons Portarlington Has Been Waiting For

At RSA School of Motoring we use a refreshingly different approach to our driver training. Great driving instruction is about enthusiasm, about hearing the pupil and pushing them to excel. And that's we repeatedly coach and develop our instructors to not just give you the best driving lesson experience there is to be had in Portarlington but additionally to give you a calm relaxed setting to learn in. With our instructors your driving will come to life.

The Greatest Driving Lessons in Portarlington

Why We Are Recognised As The Preferred Driving School in Portarlington

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How Did You Do?

Why is a stop sign or a yield sign so shaped?

If defaced or covered in any way, the driver recognises the shape.

We have helped countless students pass the test so before you carry on your hunt we encourage you to consider RSA School of Motoring for your driving lessons in Portarlington. Read on to understand why.

We want you to develop as a driver as easily as you can and as safe as you can. Our instructors don't hammer the same facts into you over and over. They examine your driving skills and center on dealing with your bad habits and developing your road craft.

As well as this higher level of driver training you get on driving lessons with us we also include our online training guides, tips and support content, all mailed regularly straight to your inbox.

This beneficial content is to help you progress faster and stay safe. Our course walks you through the Essential Driver Training syllabus and helps with elements of your driving like right and left turns giving you a greater theoretical comprehension of what safe driving actually is. This extra free training material is not provided by any other driving school in Portarlington.

About PortarlingtonDriving lessons Laois

Portarlington, historically called Cooletoodera, is a town on the border of County Laois and County Offaly, Ireland. The River Barrow forms the border. The town was recorded in the census of 2006 as having a population of 6,004. Portarlington reference

Test Your Road Rule Knowledge
Did You Get It Right?

On your driving test, while doing your turnabout, must the manoeuvre be completed in three movements?

No it can be done in 3, 5 or 7 movements. The less the better. Most cars can do it in three depending on the size of the road and car.

Learning to Drive in Portarlington: A Refreshing Driver Training Strategy

We all will remember the fun engaging teacher in school that made learning fun and easy. And then we had the opposite, those teachers that had no place in the classroom. Not all teachers are created equal and that is no less a fact with approved driving instructors. It is easy to Google 'Driving Lessons Portarlington' and find driving instructors near you but which can you rely on to best train to drive?

You should demand a driving school with a reputable name built on experience and driving test passes. A place where pupils are routinely passing the test.

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Gillian Nolan - Testimonial

Gillian Nolan

Gillian Nolan - I passed my test!

The best driving school in Leinster! My instructor Joe, he is a brilliant teacher with excellent tips & advice. He's also a bit of craic! I became much more confident and noticeably a better driver within my first 2-3 lessons. The pricing is very reasonable and Joe works with you to best fit your schedule. I wouldn't recommend any other motor school, these guys are by far the best!

Let us tell you more about our services

More than likely you fall into one of two types. You are either starting and need to complete your EDT driving lessons. Or you have completely finished your Essential Driver Training and have a driving test to get ready for.

What is Essential Driver Training?

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An unfortunate reality! Ireland has one of the worst road death stats in Europe. The Essential Driver Training Syllabus was created by the Road Safety Authority to help fight the problem.

This EDT necessitates that all new drivers must complete a no less than 12 hours of essential driver training by an RSA approved driving instructor.

Learning to drive safely means knowing and applying particular driving techniques and these 12 EDT driving lessons have been designed to accomplish that.

That's the 'whats' and 'whys' of the EDT.

Want to book your EDT Driving Lessons in Portarlington? Then call 046 9046800

Driving Test Brain Teaser
Questions From The Driving Test

What are the minimum lighting requirements on your vehicle?

A motor vehicle (excepts a motor cycle) must be equipped with two headlights (white or yellow), two white side lights (front), two red rear lights, two red stop lights at rear, two red rear reflectors, no. plate lighting to the rear and amber directional indicators front and rear.

The Driving Test: Your Essential Preparation

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There is mastering the essential driving skills and developing your knowledge of road signs and road safety. And then there is learning to best the driving test. Being allowed to drive solo on Portarlington roads is a privilege you will need to prove you can have and the driving test is your opportunity to do it. Like any test you have ever had to take, 80% of passing the driving test is achieved well before the day of the test with correct preparation.

If your test is arranged there will be many doubts and concerns to deal with. Fear can sidetrack even the best of drivers. So it stands to reason that we have to shine a light in the dark, eliminate the unknowns and the fear. Which is exactly what our pretest driving lessons will do.

It is normal procedure by many driving instructors to keep supplying you with driving lessons until they 'think' you could pass the test. Often they will bring you to do the driving test not actually knowing if you will successfully pass or not. And they do this due to the fact they do not really understand the driving test, how you will be marked or what areas of your driving likely to lead a fail. The good news is this is not how we operate. All our instructors have been trained by ex-testers so they fully understand the driving tester and what they are looking for from you on driving test day.

By the end you’ll appreciate fully the four stages of the test and understand exactly what the driving tester is looking for from you, how they will consult with you on test day and why and when the tester will mark the sheet.

Check out pretest lessons in Laois here... or Call 046 9046800 now to book your pretest package.

Laois Test Centres

Portlaoise Test Centre

  • Government Offices, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Portlaoise Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 48.65%
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Okay smarty pants...it's test time
How Did You Do?

When is it particularly dangerous to park on the road at night?

In heavy fog or in badly lit areas.

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When you’re young learning to drive is possibly the most life changing process you'll ever go through. It uncovers amazing possibilities on a personal, professional and social level. That is exactly the reason it is the perfect gift idea. Give a special person the gift of driving and change their life forever.

Automatic Driving Lessons in Portarlington

Driving automatic is now significantly more popular and we are happy to say that we can offer all our pupils automatic driving lessons all over Portarlington. Call us today and we’ll get you booked in with your local automatic instructor.

Rob Bowes - I passed

Rob Bowes

Rob Bowes - The Ultimate Driving School in Leinster

I got in touch with two weeks before my test on a recommendation from a friend. Within the first lesson was able to tell me exactly what I needed to fix in order to pass my test. I was feeling confident that I knew what had to be done going into the test to be successful. knew exactly what he was doing and is clearly very experienced in teaching driving as due to his help I passed first time after 3 lessons with him. Can't thank enough! Highly recommend.

Pick-up & Drop off?

Of course. We prefer to make your driving lesson experience as practical and painless as possible. Meaning we will come to your house or place of education* to begin each and every lesson.

Can I take my driving lessons with a Female Driving Instructor?

You’re fortunate. We have female driving instructors throughout Portarlington. Don’t believe the misconception about lady drivers. Book your driving lessons with one of our lady instructors and find out why they are among the best instructors in Portarlington.

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How Did You Do?

What should always be kept clean on your vehicle?

Lights; Reflectors; Windows; Mirrors; and Registration plate.

Driving Test Car Hire Portarlington

Did you know that 10% of all tests stop before they even start because learners turn up with a car that isn't safe to drive. Bad car tyres, faulty lights and improper car insurance are just a handful of reasons tests get failed. We always recommend that you hire a reliable driving school car to ensure that the test goes ahead and you deliver the right message to the driving tester. Book your pretest & car Hire Deal with us today.

Become a better driver...faster

Your Portarlington driving lesson can come and go in the blink of an eye. Trying to recall all this fresh knowledge in a driving lesson environment is difficult. But we have an ace up our sleave. So that you can develop faster and to enable you remember all the driving techniques our instructors teach, we have created our own independent home study driver training program sent directly to your inbox to support you throughout your Essential Driver Training all the way to the driving test. If you're looking for a driving school that gives you more... you just found it.

Teaching you to drive would be our genuine pleasure. Get on it... contact us today and let's get you booked in for your Portarlington lessons now. You'll be glad you did.

Pass your driving test first time with RSA School of Motoring Laois... Call 046 9046800