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Karl Nolan is a registered and approved driving instructor (ADI) with The Road Safety Authority (RSA), the regulatory body for driving instruction in Ireland. As an approved driving instructor. Karl had to undertake an advanced theory test, a driving test and an instructional ability test and to meet certain other criteria as laid down by the RSA including Garda and revenue clearance. Karl completed all three modules of the examination process in April 2009 and received a distinction on each part.

Karl is also a member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists having passed the IAM Advanced Driving Test in August 2009. He is also a member of the DIAmond Advanced Motorists – MasterDriver Club having passed The DIAmond Special Test in September 2009. This is regarded as the most stringent measure of driving ability in Ireland and the UK.

In September 2009, Karl passed the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Advanced Driving Test at GOLD Grade standard. The RoSPA advanced driving test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. It is monitored and approved by the Driving Standards Agency (UK). A RoSPA GOLD award is the highest civilian driving standard available and the holder will be a master of their art.

Since the age of 17 Karl has been driving and has over 10 years experience accident free. He started out as part time instructor in September 2005 after being offered a job by a top Dublin driving academy where he was quickly respected as a first class instructor and communicator.

He now has over 5 years of driving instruction experience and has passed 100’s of extremely satisified clients. His combination of professional, well planned, structured training with clear targets, state-of-the-art training materials, modern training methods and properly guided supplementary practice enables Karl to achieve far better results in far less time than would otherwise be possible.

Karl is committed to teaching safe driving skills and hazard awareness techniques which his clients can utilize throughout their driving careers.