Here at the Bantry Driving Academy we’re proud to provide facilities and training to support drivers with special needs.
In our dual-control car, drivers with special needs learn to drive in the safe and private environment of our practice track. We work with individual students to help them develop skills appropriate to their abilities, up to and including driving, driver theory, changing a wheel and car maintenance.
Many young people struggle to learn to drive if they have issues with motor skills or spatial awareness. Our patient approach and encouragement helps people to develop the confidence they need to become good drivers. And when people take their lessons on our private practice track, the pressure of having to learn core skills on public roads is taken away.
Many of our drivers with special needs go on to complete their driving tests successfully. For other young people, simply mastering the basics of driving, and sharing an experience with their peers, is a huge achievement in itself.
Individual & Group Support
A good learning environment, combined with our care and experience in supporting drivers with special needs makes for a winning combination. We work with individual drivers, many of whom come here after struggling with conventional driving lessons. We also welcome groups who visit our facilities for days out or for regular driver training sessions.
The Bantry Driving Academy provides a safe and fun place to learn skills that build self-esteem, and give our young drivers a great sense of achievement.
Since the BDA opened in 2010, we have provided training to many groups of students from Co-Action Bantry and Co-Action Tralee. With targets tailored to the requirements of each of the students, we help them to build road awareness and gain an appropriate levels of driving skills.