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DEFENSIVE DRIVING SCHOOL
Our aim is to set driving standards in Malta. Our driving tuition will lead the market & set quality levels for other schools to follow. Our pupils will be prepared to anticipate, recognize & deal safely with all road hazards & conditions. Quality instruction is our commitment!
Defensive Driving School was set up in 1998 when Ian felt the need to introduce defenisve driving instruction that was lacking in Malta. Unfortunately old habits prevailed in the driving instruction industry and the high number of accidents on our islands were the result.
After obtaining his qualifications in U.K., Ian started his marketing campaign and the feedback was overwhelming. The difference in driving instruction, services offered and customer support were all very well welcomed by the Maltese public. The determination to offer the safest and the most professional driving tuition in Malta is paying back.
We hereby invite you to taste some of our views and achievements by visiting the rest of our website. We DO appreciate your comments or suggestions, so please email us now.
NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!
& EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
Who we are.........
Chief Instructor: Ian Pace
Ian started his working career with Avis Car hire as a Fleet Controller. He managed the daily operations and assisted the rental agents to ensure all cars were delivered on time and according to Avis standards. Then after being employed as a courier with DHL International, Ian was promoted as Operations Supervisor. One of his daily tasks was to manage and organise DHLís fleet of vehicles and drivers. From then onwards Ian decided to take things further and instead of improving the driving skills of just one company, he thought "why donít I teach better driving?"
Before setting up the first Defensive Driving School in Malta, he achieved various diplomas in Management and Modern Business Administration and Safety Co-ordination. In fact, to date, Ian is the only U.K. qualified driving instructor on the island of Malta. Ianís mentality to do things right and as professionally as possible, took him to Birmingham were he learned and practised Advanced Driving Skills and Advanced teaching skills from one of the U.K.ís leading driving schools, Driving Technique Ltd.
Mark S. Kendrick, Ianís instructor, is a very professional and a very known instructor in the field of safe driving and advanced driving. Ianís intensive course and 4 assessment tests confirmed his dedication to achieve a high level of proficiency, skill, and knowledge. Ianís discipline played a key part to achieve his 4 diplomas in, Advanced and Defensive Driving Instruction, Advanced Driving Test, Advanced and Defensive Driving and Instructing Course and Skid Control.
These are the comments that Mark had to say about Ianís performance.
"Right from the very start of his course, Ian impressed me with his knowledge of driving best practise. Most notable was his passion for improving driving standards on Maltaís' roads and thus the safety of all those who live and visit the Islands. Driving Technique's Advanced & Defensive Driving & Instructing Diploma is the highest award available to a civilian Advanced Driver/Instructor in the and, probably, the world. Ian achieved our high standards having passed testing assessments of his driving and instructing ability following an intensive training program. Ian is thus equipped to teach drivers to advanced level. I have no doubt that Ian and his Defensive Driving School will set the standard for all other Maltese driver training establishments to follow in the future."
We are also members of RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
Origins of Defensive Driving
All of this stemmed from great concern about the
accident rate on British roads in the 1930's. This concern was not only about
the general public standard of driving but, also, that of the police. It
was decided to create a police driving school for the Met. and this started at
Hendon in January 1935. For two years they plodded (no pun intended) on
In the mid fifties the 'police system' moved into the
public domain with the introduction of 'advanced driving organisations' (such
as the Institute of Advanced Motorists and ROSPA, Royal Society for the
Prevention of Accidents) and a public version of the police driver training
notes, Roadcraft, was produced by HMSO. I am not sure when the label
'defensive' became attached to these techniques, but it was quite possibly
some sort of government drive in the 60's.
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