Automatic Driving Tuition

Established in 2003, Bin-The-L-Plates offer a variety of driving lessons and driving courses for clients based in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding area. As an independent DVSA Approved Driving Instructor I’m able to structure the driving lessons to your individual needs, timescales and budgets, something the national and main franchise driving schools are often unable to do.

Whether you are a beginner or an advance driver, we can help.

Why Chose Automatic .... ?

Why not ? might be a good answer when faced the decision to chose manual or automatic tuition.

Don’t be influenced by peer pressure or traditional ways of learning to drive.

Whilst it’s true that most people used to learn to drive in a manual car, but the demand for automatic cars is gathering pace. 
Sales of automatic cars will soon overtaking manual cars and the change in 2030 to abolish the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles is contributing to an increase in demand for automatic lessons as EV and Hybrid cars are automatic.
Manual cars don’t suit everyone, so it’s important to make the right choice for you.

Whether you have poor co-ordination skills (Dyspraxia, Aspergers), short term memory problems or need reassurance what gear you’re in (Dyslexia) or even a mobility problem that means a manual car might be difficult.

Who needs the hassle of having to change gear? The automatic option is the way forward.

Automatic cars aren’t just for older, disabled drivers or SEN pupils, just ask anyone who’s driven a semi-automatic super car, like a Ferrari or an EV such as a Tesla. 
Yes, they can make driving easier but they can be as much fun, if not more so, than a manual car. 

The stigma attached to admitting to driving an automatic car has long since passed.

  • Automatic driving lessons are becoming more popular.
  • Automatic cars don’t stall or roll back on hills, so avoiding all those problems that can become a barrier to learning to drive.
  • Clutch control and the dreaded bite point are a thing of the past.
  • No clutch pedal or gear lever to control whilst on the move helps with co-ordination and decreases confusion.
  • Less time needed to master car control at the start of the learning process.
  • Easier coordination promotes confidence quicker advancement off skills used to judge speed, steering control and general hazard awareness and traffic skills.
  • Potential to advance to a higher standard of driving skills more quickly. 
  • Better suited to the stop & start nature of town and city driving.
  • Can help with anxiety and an increase in confidence in driving.
  • The future is automatic with the increase availability of EV and Hybrid vehicles.

Making the learning process easy

With so many ways to learn to drive there’s an option for everyone. With encouragement and support to build confidence in driving and acquire the necessary skills to pass your driving test and enforce the ‘Safe  Driving for Life’ habit.

Our range of lessons and courses include:

  • Theory & Hazard Perception Test
  • Weekly, individual lessons
  • Intensive Driving Course
  • Semi-Intensive Driving Course
  • Motorway Tuition
  • Refresher Lessons


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Book Lessons

“Can I book some lessons…?”
This is a question that is asked all of the time and the easiest way to this is to use the online diary in the website.
Take control of your lesson schedule, book and manage your driving lessons via the website diary.
Book lessons to match your availability and schedule them around work, college or free time.
You’ll then receive lesson reminders via text and email, and you’ll never forget a lesson.

Website Diary

Waiting List

Sometimes it’s necessary to operate a waiting list when demand for driving lessons is high.
If you want to be added to the waiting list then complete the form and you will be contacted as soon as space becomes available.

Alternatively, use the Diary to search for lesson availability and book directly into the diary.

If you prefer to discuss when you’d like to start driving lessons, then don’t hesitate to get in touch via phone or text. 
If you find it easier then the contact form can also be used to send a message.

Waiting List Form

Helping you achieve your goals

Learn to Drive

The name Bin-The-L-Plates was born from the dream that all provisional licence holders have … to Bin-The-L-Plates.

Start your journey today and make plans for when it’s your turn.

Recent Test Passes

Paula - The latest to Bin-The-L-Plates


Paula had previously learn’t to drive in a manual car, and had an unsuccessful attempt at the driving test. After chatting to her on the phone she decide to change instructors and give an automatic car a try, and see if it’s the right choice for her.
Following a quick run through of the controls and difference between and manual car, she was soon over her initial apprehension and her confidence grew.
After a few weeks and just 6 hours of tuition, it was time to retake her driving test, resulting in a great drive and a test pass.
She reminded me on the drive home something I said to her during our initial conversation……… “don’t work hard in a manual car, drive smart in an automatic”.
To say Paula is pleased with herself would be an understatement.

Well done again, stay safe and enjoy driving your own car.

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