Our Philosophy


Thistle Driving School Philosophy

Thistle Driving School (TDS) improves road safety in Scotland by providing a highly professional driving tuition service for learners wishing to pass the Driving Standards Agency by developing the necessary skills to meet the criteria of the DSA syllabus. TDS also provides ‘Pass Plus’ professional  instruction for new drivers, which develops a positive driving style and reduces the risk of being involved in an accident
TDS complies with the Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) voluntary code of practice and agrees with the criteria included under the following categories :

  • Personal Conduct
  • Business Dealings (to include the terms of business e.g. price and duration of lessons, cancellations etc)
  • Advertising
  • Conciliation

*The Fife Pass plus initiative shows that prior to the introduction of Pass plus, 69.3% of 17-20 year old drivers  involved in crashes were responsible for them, compared to 2002, after the Pass Plus was introduced, where the same group was responsible for 41.8%.