• Congratulations to Henry Markillie who passed his driving test first time with only 1 driving fault
  • Congratulations to Bridget Burkill who passed her driving test first time with only 4 driving faults
  • Congratulations to Lucas Maunder who passed his driving test first time with only 5 driving faults
  • Congratulations to Jana Billington who passed her driving test first time with only 1 driving fault
  • Congratulations to Philip Krinks who passed his driving test first time with only 4 driving faults
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  • Remember we also offer driving lessons for 10 to 16 year olds. Just click on the Under 17's Driver Training link

My aim is to give the best possible experience in driving tuition and to provide all my students with a life skill which will hopefully keep them safe on todays busy roads. If you would like to give me your feedback please send your comments to info@driveb4uturn17.co.uk 

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A fantastic experience for my 14 year old twin boys. They had a wonderful drive with Jon (we joined them in the back of the car as well for quarter of the session- such fun!). Great value for money. Thank you
Louise and Dan Conroy

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During her 1st two hour lesson in a car, our daughter (14) accomplished far more than we could have ever expected and was driving and manoeuvring a manual car with confidence on the track. She found Jon the instructor was friendly and funny, he communicated comprehensively on all aspects of the car and the road ahead and clearly, calmly and fully explained all the intricacies of controlling a car. We would thoroughly recommend under 17 driving instruction to remove any fear or mystique of driving before attempting to drive with a Provisional License on the public roads.
Antony Ford

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I had the chance to try out Drive B4 U Turn 17 at their first session in Ardingly. I was instructed by Jon, who was very friendly and funny. Having had two hours to drive all along the site, dodging between tractors and Land Rover Defenders, it was a very fun experience. The site itself and the whole town, actually, were both very rural - but this only added to the charm. Many of the rhymes used by Jon for teaching car/clutch control are still stuck in my head, which was great for when I started driving lessons on my 17th birthday, and so I didn't stall as much as I was expecting I would! Really, the price for what you're getting is very good, and those two hours flew by so quickly. I did not want to get out of the car, because I was having so much fun, and it was really disappointing to have to head home when I was enjoying myself so much. If you're a parent with little ones (who are not so little any more!), and they are desperate to learn to drive like I was, I could not recommend Drive B4 U Turn 17 highly enough.
Josh Pipe

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Hi thanks for all you patience and support teaching Matthew to drive over the last few months, which I'm sure has at times been quite arduous! Your humour and understanding have been much appreciated by all of us. The next part of his learning has just begun but the foundations are securely in place thanks to your teaching. We certainly picked the right instructor 5 years ago when you taught Natasha and again this year with Matthew. Good luck in the future with your teaching endeavours; any learners will be lucky to get you as their driving instructor. Many thanks. Anne
Anne Perriam

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Dear Jon Happy Ending for us !!!!! As you know we both passed first time with minor faults only. I would like to thank you very much for your support. You are a great instructor and driving with you gave us much more confidence. You should be very proud of what you do, helping people to overcome their fears and challenges. The passion that you show for your job is contagious. It would have been impossible to pass on our own, without your help. We will remember for a long time the learning's, the POMs, BOBs, TOMs, "Only a fool .... " and etc Very Best Regards Cristiano Roth
Cristiano Roth

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"When your 17 year old daughter wants to learn to drive in a hurry, the key is finding the right instructor. For my daughter, Sammi, that man was Jon. Despite a busy summer holiday schedule (hers not mine!) and with a test date booked for the end of the summer holidays, she worked really hard to put in the hours with Jon and he in turn was incredibly helpful in finding time to spare for her. It all worked! Apart from the on road tuition, with the two of them obviously building a good rapport, there was a mock test with a different instructor a couple of days before the real thing, a really sensible idea to prepare her for that all important test. To pass first time makes her unique in our family and having driven with her since I can see that she has been very well taught, though, like all right minded parents, I am doing my best to convey the message that her learning has only just begun! Many, many thanks, Jon." Yours, David
David Gower (Former England Cricket Captain)

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"DRIVE B4 U TURN 17 is a wonderful way of teaching your teenager the basics - and more - of driving. The set up at Barton Stacey, with plenty of space, real roads, junctions and designated areas to practice manoeuvres, is ideal and safe. Jon and his instructors are all keen advocates of this system of giving these youngsters a real feel for how to drive before they have to venture onto the roads with everyone else and it is the perfect way to build up the necessary skills and confidence ahead of the more daunting task of learning in real traffic. My 16 year old daughter, having had only the most rudimentary lesson before going to see Jon, had the biggest smile on her face at the end of the first 2 hour session and could not wait for the next. I could not recommend it more as the best way to start learning to drive." Yours, David
David Gower (Former England Cricket Captain)

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Jon Thank you for the session you gave Louis this morning. He couldn't stop talking about it all day and it has really boosted his confidence. I will recommend you to anyone who will listen! Thanks again. John Bickell
John Bickell

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Hi Jon Thanks for taking Charlie for another driving lesson last weekend. He is totally smitten with driving and keeps telling us your little safety tips and sayings as we're driving him around. He's now correcting our sloppy driving habits too! Perhaps you should offer "re-training for slack parent drivers" next!! Kind regards Jo
Jo Pridmore

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Hi Jon, Just a quick note of thanks following Emily's first driving experience with her 3 friends on Sunday to celebrate her 15th Birthday. All 4 of the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were really surprised at how much driving they got to do once the initial inductions in the car were over. The environment was very friendly and relaxing and the session was very well organised....Overall: great fun and great value for money. Thank you again. Derek.
Derek Lewis

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Hi Jon, Thank you for giving my son Ralph and his best friend Seamus a fabulous training session. It was the first time that both boys had sat in the driver's seat. They were full of confidence after their lesson about how they used the handbrake, clutch, accelerator and brakes. When they got out of the car after two hours with you they were beaming from ear to ear and didn't stop telling us all about it. They loved weaving in between the cones and have not stopped laughing at Seamus for running over a cone. As Ralph said on Sunday - 'that was awesome'. No doubt the boys will be back again very soon for another session. Once again thank you very much for giving them this opportunity to learn to drive. Cheryl (Ralph's mum)
Cheryl Thewlis

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Jon taught me to drive almost from scratch and from start to finish he gave me the best tuition I could have hoped for. Personally I felt he taught me more than just the ability to drive but also developed my sense of road awareness and practical driving experiences that a standard driving test wouldn't cover but I am hugely grateful for. Jon was a great teacher and I cannot fault the learning experience he gave me - many thanks!
James Lowe

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Exceptional As a parent, I was wanting more than just an instructor who would get my son through his driving test - I wanted someone to teach him to DRIVE and this is exactly what Jon did. My son passed his test first time and is a competent and confident driver and I would recommend Jon to anyone who is seeking more than a Test Route pass for their son or daughter. If they are under 17, why not try one of his Under 17 days - you won't regret it.
Linton Husbands

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Both our son and daughter were keen to start driving as soon as possible and they both had their first lesson with Jon on their 17th birthday. We were impressed with the way in which they made steady progress building on their knowledge and experience until they were ready to take their tests. When they took their test we felt that they were fully prepared and well equipped to pass the test at the first attempt which, happily, they both did. All in all, we feel that Jon teaches his pupils to drive rather than just pass the test. This results in new drivers who are confident but not overconfident to take to the road after they have passed their test. We would have no hesitation in recommending Jon to anyone who is thinking of learning to drive.
Dave and Katherine Adams

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We chose Jon Reynolds for our daughter's driving lessons because as an A grade instructor we felt he would provide above average and comprehensive instruction. This he did resulting in our daughter Gemma passing first time with zero driving faults. We have and will continue to recommend Jon.
Chris & Anne Hewitt

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I cannot recommend Jon Reynolds highly enough. He taught both my children to drive. Both passed their test first time. Carol Weinfeld
Oliver and Louisa Weinfeld

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Jon Reynolds taught my son Charlie to drive in 2008/9. Jon delivered an astounding level of coaching to Charlie, taking the time and trouble to prepare him for the road rather than just his driving test. Charlie has been driving now for 18 months and has maintained a clean licence. I would thoroughly recommend Jon to anyone and will be starting my middle son with him in early 2011. Nick Rowley
Charlie Rowley