Bin-The-L-PLates has been in operation for 14 years offering a mix of driving lessons and intensive driving courses in the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme area. The name was born from the dream that all provisional licence holders have….. to Bin The L Plates and gain a full driving licence and enjoy the freedom that achieving that dream brings. Since the launch the company has experienced substantial success for the many drivers who have chosen to use our services with many pupils leaving positive feedback and reviews.

Why Chose Bin-The-L-Plates ?

As a fully qualified driving instructor we submit to a DBS Record Check and display a green badge in the tuition vehicle. This proves we have successfully completed suitable training to teach people to drive and passed the DVSA examinations to qualify to teach. Some driving schools place learners with a trainee instructor who display a pink DVSA badge and still charge full lesson rates without revealing that the instructor isn’t fully qualified. You demand the best possible driving tuition and at Bin-The-L-Plates you can be assured that this will be delivered.

Your instructor has been assessed by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as a Grade A Instructor, giving you the reassurance that you have chosen the best possible instructor.

At Bin-The-L-Plates we are all always working hard to make the tuition better than anyone else and strive to exceed your expections at every opportunity. With years of experience, and a pleasant and non-judgmental style of instruction which engages with the pupil, the daunting prospect of learning to drive is eliminated.

For many new drivers the prospect of learning to drive can be a nervous or traumatic experience and at Bin-The-L-Plates we believe the more you relax and enjoy the lessons, the more you can learn. If you enjoy your lessons you’ll build up your confidence and your driving skills more quickly.

At Bin-The-L-Plates there is a Driving Lesson Money Back Guarantee that your instructor will never shout at you. You can be assured that you will be treated with respect and any mistakes that you make will be assessed in a non-judgmental way, progress is made through helping the pupil assess any mistakes and guiding them to achieve their lesson goals.

Manual Tuition Vehicle for 2018

BMW 116d M Sport
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Automatic Tuition Vehicle for 2018

Mini Cooper - 1.6 Auto
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The Latest Pupil to Bin-The-L-Plates

November 2018
Congratulations to Eve passing her driving test with 5 minor driver faults.

Eve decided to have another go at learning to drive after a few unsuccessful attempts at the driving test with another driving instructor.

Although at a good standard of driving, it often helps to have a different perspective on things and with a few alterations and some extra practice, Eve was ready for another go at the driving test.

Sadly, as is all so common, the dreaded test nerves get in the way and she was unsuccessful. However, determined not to give up Eve managed to conquer her nerves, drive to the required standard and pass her test. 

Well done again and enjoy your driving.

Another pupil to ……. Bin-The-L-Plates

Being a nervous driver and having not previously enjoyed my time learning to drive, Clive really boosted my confidence and kept calm and chilled out even when I was not. He helped break down manoeuvres by using the iPad so it was easier to visualise and was supportive when I doubted i’d ever pass. I now feel in control and able when I drive thanks to Clive’s approach and teaching. His chatty and relaxed attitude makes two hour lessons a lot less daunting for an anxious driver. Would definitely recommend to all as a great driving instructor. Thank you Clive.

2018 Driving Test Passes

Amita - September 2018 - First Time Pass
Feedback From Amita ..." I did a 30hr intensive course with Clive, having never driven before and passed first time! I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Would 1000% recommend Clive to anyone learning to drive. He was very patient and reassuring, making me feel at ease. The way he explains each manoeuvre using the iPad to help you visually, but then adapts the feedback to your style of driving was just super helpful. Thank you so much for being a great instructor, and putting up with my weird screams every time a squirrel runs across the road! Hope to see you around Clive! "
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Will You Be Next …. ?

Bin-The-L-Plates Nominated Charity

Bin-The-L-Plates has chosen ‘Speed of Sight‘ as their nominated charity, and all money raised through charitable work will be going directly to Speed of Sight to help in the fantastic work the do.

Speed of Sight is a charity that hosts driving days for disabled adults and children, their families and friends. This helps to inspire self-confidence, social interaction, physical and mental wellbeing throughout the UK at the mant trackdays that are held each year.

Speed of Sight was founded by Mike Newman in 2013. Mike is the fastest blind man on the planet – a multi Guiness World Record Holder, including setting the land speed record for a blind person driving a car at an average speed of 200.5 mph and a truck at a speed of 120.04 mph.
The charity currently own 2 custom built, open top, 2 seater sports cars and 1 off road buggy. All cars are dual controlled and have the unique feature of 2 steering wheels.

Speed of Sight has created a new initiative to raise money and put on more track days for as many individuals as possible, by starting up ‘Pass A Pound‘.

Bin-The-L-Plates will donate £10 for every student who pass their driving test, and hopefully the successful pupil also donate something, even as little as £1 which will go towards costs need for each trackday.
I’m sure pupils will agree that now they have passed their driving test and achieved the freedom to drive themselves, a small donation will help others receive the magical gift of driving.
Donations will be done using a text donation when we take their celebratory driving test photo, and will be posted on to social media to share in their success.