Driver school: Potholes and road rage
In a town where the police rarely make an arrest, the driver school at the Brentwood Driving School is a place where you can learn to drive safely, without the fear of a collision.
The school was established by a group of young people in 2006, and the main purpose of the school is to teach people how to drive in a safe manner.
“We want to encourage people to look after their cars and not worry about them,” said Ms Ann O’Sullivan, the founder and head of the Brent Wood Driving School.
“It is a positive place to learn how to safely drive and it is also a positive thing to be able to help other people in the same position.”
Ms O’Neill said the students had the opportunity to drive cars from one part of town to another, and learn how their skills would benefit the town.
“We have drivers in the school who have been to many different driving schools, and there is a lot of interest in that,” she said.
“So that’s why we wanted to get to this place.”
The students are required to go to the Brent Woods Driving School and drive for at least 10 hours a week, with the average time of six hours.
The driving school also provides classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and has an intake of up to 150 students per week.
“If you want to get a better driver, there is always a chance you will end up in a collision,” Ms O’Brien said.
A local company will be responsible for maintaining the school’s website, which features a variety of information about the driving school.
It is hoped that the driving academy will continue to operate after the school closes in December.