We load quite a few driving instructors into our system here at miDrive and spend more than our fair share of time on Twitter. As a result, we’ve noticed that there are some amazingly named driving schools out there.
There seem to be a few clear schools of thought when it comes to naming your driving school. First, you’ve got the ‘School of Motoring/Driving School’ folks. They take their name, pop their job on the end and voila, one perfectly acceptable business name along the lines of ‘Dave Sampson’s School of Motoring’. Simple, easy-to-find online and straight to the point.
Then you’ve got those who want their personality to shine through a bit more, but aren’t so sure about a ‘wacky’ name. They go for informal names like ‘Drive with Sally’ or ‘Kev’s Driving School’. The braver members of this group drop their names altogether and go for something a bit more conceptual like ‘Ignition’, ‘Freedom’ or ‘Independence’ or add a touch of class with words like ‘Prestige’, ‘Elite’ or ‘Golden’.
Then you’ve got my favourite group: the letter L punners. As you’d imagine, this group take the letter L and make a feature of it. L Passo, L’ter Skelter and X-L SOM are some wonderful examples of this proud and noble tradition. Sure they’re wacky names, but the L-plate connection keeps the driving school connection reasonably clear.
Over the past few months, these names have really stood out:
One for the cat-lovers out there, Purrfect Driving is a driving school based in Bruton, Somerset. We’ve heard that stroking pets lowers stress hormone levels, so here’s hoping that Purrfect Driving’s ADI has a feline assistant! View Purrfect Driving’s miDrive profile.
Steer We Go!
An excellent pun AND an exclamation mark, Steer We Go! has everything a chap can hope for in a driving school name. They’re based in Over, Cambridgeshire, so if you’re a local, visit their miDrive profile and book yourself a lesson.
Flippin’ L Driver Training
Brilliant, sublime use of a letter L pun. There are quite a few driving school names along these lines, but none come close to this school based in Dover, Kent.
Drive Straight with Jason Tait
Driving schools named after their ADIs can be a little samey, but Jason Tait has added a bit of rhyme and set himself apart from the [Your Name] SOM gang. Simple and classy. We like.
Wheely Wheely Good Driving School
This is, without a doubt, the best-named driving school I have stumbled across during my time at miDrive. It works on so many levels. Is it just a cheeky name, or is it a Robot Wars reference? Is the Wheely Wheely Good Driving School better than the Wheely Good School of Motoring? Does the ADI call it by its full name, or shorten it to WWGDS? So many questions…
Do you know of a better-named driving school? We’ve heard legends of an ADI with a ‘full-on Mexican-inspired moustache’ who drives for a school called El Passo. Do you know him? Let us know in the comments box!
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