So, I’ve heard recently that there is a shortage of driving schools in Bangor. I’m not too sure about this as I passed through Bangor a few months ago and I saw plenty driving round. I even got chatting to one of then who’s name is Alan from Evolved Automatic Driving School. Now Alan has been a driving instructor in Bangor for a fair few years and I asked him how come I’ve heard the rumour that there is a shortage of driving schools in Bangor – He frowned and looked at me and said in a very clam voce “I’m not too sure where you heard that but the town is full of them”.
He went on to say that although Bangor isn’t paved with Gold, there are plenty of driving instructors earning a decent living from the job.
So, I decided to investigate this further and I needed to pick up some necessary toiletries so I headed into the town centre to pick up some supplies for my travels. Now, without looking too suspicious, every group of teenagers I saw hanging around the town centre I decided to ask them where they learning to drive and if so, who with?
Unsurprisingly, the majority of people said Evolved Driving School, this came as no surprise to me as I had previously found out that Alan from Evolved had a great reputation amongst the locals. However, there where other groups that I stopped to talk to and some where mentioning different driving school but surprisingly no one mentioned any of the big national driving schools such as BSM, RED or the AA.
I’m not too sure of the reason of why there where no driving instructors in Bangor who where from these national schools. The only thing I could think of was that perhaps they’ve been priced out of the market.
I plan on re-visiting Bangor in a few months time so I’m going to investigate this much further and do a Blog about this.
So, just keep watching this space because I’m sure you’re as intrigued as I am.