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The Instructor: Chris Haggan

Chris started training to become a driving instructor in 2001, and started work in December 2001 with BSM. After 2years with BSM in Lancaster he was made their senior instructor, which involved helping assess new potential driving instructors, raising concerns raised by other instructors at the center and also being observed teach by trainee instructors.
Due to developments within BSM, Chris decided to leave the franchise in December 2005 and set up as an independent instructor as he felt he could offer more to his students this way. Ever since he has been developing his teaching skills and looking to improve the experience of learning to drive.
Chris is always looking for the latest and best training methods to aid his students in a positive manner. 


Outside Work! Outside driving, Chris spends a lot of time round martial arts. He has been practicing karate since the age of 10, and as been helping teach karate since the age of 14.
He is now an integral part of the club he learned at, (St. Martins Junior Karate Club) and as also set up his own club in Carnforth (Carnforth Karate Club).
Chris uses many methods his has picked up in teaching karate and driving as tools to teach both skills as their is a lot of similar based skills involved (coordination, awareness, anticipation, planning and reactions).


International Youth Games! Chris recently set up a group to run an International competition for local young people after the local council was unable to continue funding and running the event.

The Car:  Hyundai i20

The Lancaster Driving Lessons school car is a Hyundai i20(pictured below). The car is well maintained, fully insured and is fitted with dual controls to ensure safety at all times - even when you make the odd mistake. The car us a manual (gears and clutch) and is diesel powered. The i20 is a great car to learn in. It does have some of the new technology some new cars enjoy. It has settings for automatic wipers and lights, along with cruise control and a variable speed limiter. All these can be used manually as well, giving you the opportunity to work with both the new technology and without it. The car is small and maneuverable with plenty of space in side for the driver. The car is ideal for driving around the Lancaster area. For a review of the car please click here.

Areas Covered

Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Galgate, Caton and all outlying areas




Phone: 07739669326