Experienced Eastbourne driving instructors you can trust

Head Driving Instructor, Bill Haines, explains what makes the StartnDrive team stand out:

Driving Instructor Bill

When you work with StartnDrive, you’ll learn from an experienced, approved driving instructor who you can trust and who is well-versed in the local Eastbourne area. As Head Driving Instructor, I set-up StartnDrive following 25 years’ service in the London Fire Brigade. During which time, I drove emergency vehicles. I acquired an H.G.V. license, along with a full motorcycle license. 

18 years’ ago, I retrained and qualified as an approved driving instructor. I have been living and working as a driving instructor in Eastbourne over the past 15 years, gaining an excellent reputation and pass rate. I – like all of our instructors – pride myself on being approachable and adaptable. Making your driving lesson as enjoyable as possible and ensuring that the driving skills and habits you learn remain with you for the rest of your life.

StartnDrive works with all ages, genders, abilities and confidence levels. Creating bespoke driving lessons that help you prepare for your driving test and life on the road. Our instructors are always on time and reliable. Tracking your progress regularly so you understand exactly where to improve, when you’re ready to take your test, and to give you the skills to drive safely for life.

I look forward to helping you learn to drive.


Driving Instructor Scott Reed

driving instructor scott

In 2015 I became a driving instructor after leaving a career working in London, to spend more time with my family. I have 30 years driving experience. I passed my final ADI (Advanced Driving Instructor) exam first time, which demonstrates my natural ability to teach, as the first time pass rate is only 17%.

My calm, relaxed and patient approach to teaching ensures my pupils always feel at ease. My communication skills are exceptional and this is verified in my excellent customer reviews.

I have a broad driving experience from driving in over twenty countries. Also I have experience in driving scooters, various size vans, lorries and also a variety of cars ranging from 4×4’s to sports cars.

I have always enjoyed driving and want to share my passion with new learners. This allows my pupils to enjoy what they are learning and progress quickly. It is important to me that students learn the correct skills to drive safely for life, not just to pass their test.

I look forward to helping you learn to drive.


Beginners Offer First 2 Hours £50