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Buddies Driving School

Driving Schools
Collaroy Plateau, NSW
Open today - 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Patient, Professional And Enjoyable Lessons

Serving the Northern Beaches we cover the Manly, Warriewood & Frenchs Forest Test Centers. Specialising is nervous drivers.
Stress free lessons tailored to individual needs.
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Reviews of Buddies Driving School

  • I cant thank Trudy enough for all of her patience, guidance and encouragement that she has given me in successfully obtaining my P's on first attempt with a 99% pass!

    As a 35 year old pregnant woman with a young toddler I lacked confidence from bad past experiences with other instructors. I was so nervous before the first lesson but as soon as I sat in her car her calmness and expert guidance helped put my nerves at ease and I knew I was in good hands.

    Trudy has taught me so very much in the past few months and helped me to overcome my fears to enable me to successfully achieve my goal of obtaining a licence and to drive with confidence, it will make such a big difference in our lives as I am now able to drive my young family around, something I didn't think was possible a few months ago. My husband and I are forever grateful for all of Trudys help and support, very highly recommended.
  • I'm 31 and have been postponing getting my driving license for years. Finally, I realized that I can't wait any longer if I want to have freedom and not to have to rely on other people to drive me to places.
    I found Trudy via internet and on the phone she sounded professional and honest so I decided to have a go. She exceeded all my expectations, Trudy is patient, knowledgeable and calm. I am a very methodical person and Trudy taught me in a way that was the best for me. She pushed me hard enough but not too much. There was no time wasting and she encouraged me to book my driving test before I even thought of doing it.
    Trudy is a brilliant driving instructor that can put you at ease even though you are terrified inside and she's always so friendly. Now I am a proud owner of red P's (got it on the first go!) but I must say I miss my driving lessons with Trudy :)
    Thanks you so much for helping me achieve this!
  • Trudy is an amazing driving instructor. I am in my early 30s and have tried work towards going for my P's many times but was very scared of driving and gave up many times.

    Trudy helped me overcome these fears by breaking all the steps down so that I could follow them every time. She answered my questions in ways so that I can easily understand.

    Trudy is a very kind ,patient and encouraging driving instructor, I don't think I could of past my test without her. I even passed the test with flying colours the first time. Through her guidance I have become a more safer driver and more confident to be in the car by myself.

    She went out of her way to help me. I highly recommend her to people working towards getting their licence.

    Thank you so very much Trudy.

    Amelia Cooper
  • Trudy has quite literally been a lifesaver for me. I was completely petrified of driving and had put it off until I was over 40.
    Now with 3 small children depending on me it was really holding our family back.
    Trudy really helped calm my nerves and broke everything down into logical steps to follow everytime.
    My questions were never taken as stupid and always explained in a really easy to understand way.
    Today I passed my drivers test on the first go with 100% and I really couldn't have done it without Trudy.
    I couldn't recommend her instruction and professionalism more highly. Thank you Trudy, so, so much, you are wonderful!
    Katherine Barry
  • Trudy is an absolutely amazing driving instructor that I would highly recommend to anyone; she is an expert instructor and targeted the areas that I had problems with.
    Her great feedback and attention to detail helped me pass the driving test today. I am grateful for all the help!
  • We were so lucky a friend recommended Trudy to us. She is so calm, friendly and reliable - we couldn't have found a better instructor. We will recommend her to many more friends.
  • I would like to recommend buddies driving school especially Trudy. As she's very honest, friendly, and optimistic person. I have tried different driving school but Trudy is the only one who made me feel comfortable. She give really good advice and make you trust yourself that you can do it. I got my driving licence today. And I am really grateful for Trudy's patience and understanding.
  • I would absolutely recommend truly to anyone. For many years I have felt anxious and nervous about the thought of driving and it has held me back countless times. Truldy was very encouraging, patient, friendly and made me fell comfortable and not at all self conscious or embarrassed. I passed my test last week first time and I can't thank her enough!
  • I would like to thank and recommend Trudy from Buddies Driving School.

    From the moment I spoke to Trudy on the phone to the driving lesson, she was very friendly, helpful and full of knowledge. I received my drivers licence a few days after my lesson with Trudy. I believe it was with Trudy's expertise and guidance behind me that helped me pass my driving test.

    Thanks so much Trudy, you could not be recommended highly enough!
  • Trudy is a fabulous driving instructor! I passed my P's test today with flying colours and I could not have done it without her! She is an extremely kind and patient instructor and targeted areas that I had problems with. I now feel that I am a much better and safer driver because of Trudy and am more confident to drive by myself. I would definitely recommend her services as she is a fantastic instructor and will improve your driving tenfold!
  • Trudy is an absolutely amazing driving instructor that I would highly recommend for anyone interested in taking lessons. Today I passed my P driving test on my first time because of Trudy's patient, insightful, kind, caring and encouraging nature. She really focused on the areas I wasn't confident and ultimately aimed to boost my confidence and help me to be a safe driver! She gives great feedback and breaks down the finer points into easier steps to ensure you can approach them with confidence. I could not recommend anyone higher. Thank you Trudy
  • Trudy is an absolutely fantastic instructor- extremely patient, kind, insightful and competent. She has a wealth of knowledge about the local area and is very encouraging when you are feeling anxious or when you lack confidence in your driving abilities. I couldn't recommend her more highly!
  • Trudy was an amazing driving instructor! She taught me how to drive from the basics and I always felt comfortable driving with her. Today I passed my P's test on my birthday thanks to her, she also helped my brother pass his P's first time. She is a lovely person and knows all the tips and tricks to make you a safe driver, would 100% recommend her to anyone and am so grateful for all her help!
  • I would highly recommend Trudy! She is an excellent driving instructor.With my personal experience, I can assure she is one of the best instructor I have met.She focussed on the areas I needed to improve and taught me with her great tips.Thanks Trudy, for all your support , I passed my driving test. I am not just a driver but a confident driver just because of you.
  • I would highly recommend Trudy! She has been a great help. Comfortable to be with and very patient and calm. she helped me build my confidence in driving. She has great driving skills and tips! I hated driving because of my past experience from my first instructor but when I started lessons with Trudy, I loved driving since then. Thanks heaps Trudy!
  • I would highly recommend Trudy! She is an amazing driving instructor. She's friendly and patient and really focuses on what's important. I am 17 and couldn't have asked for a better instructor! I felt comfortable which made driving enjoyable. Thanks to Trudy I passed the first time and couldn't be happier! So thank you Trudy!
  • I would highly recommend Trudy, i went thought two driving instructors before I found Trudy she taught me great tips and skills and built my confidence to a high level. Trudy always has a positive support and smile she is one of the best driving instructors on the Northern beaches. She is very patient and understanding and always willing to help you out and give you feedback. I felt relaxed and comfortable when driving with Trudy. Thankyou so much Trudy.
  • Trudy is Fantastic! I felt instantly at ease from my first lesson, Trudy is patient, friendly calm and extremely knowledgeable, she really focused on the areas I needed to work on all the while praising my strengths and giving me confidence. Under Trudy's tuition I passed first time and I am ecstatic! Thank you Trudy.
  • Trudy is by far the best driving instructor on the northern beaches! She is so calm, encouraging and supportive and almost guarantees a first time pass as she is most definitely not after your money. Trudy will not send you for your driving test unless she knows you are ready and will be very supportive on the day. Thank you Trudy i am now a very confident driver.
  • I highly recommend Trudy as a driving instructor. Calm, patient approach to teaching instantly puts you at ease. After several attempts at driving with other instructors Trudy got me through first go!! Thank you Trudy.
  • I highly recommend Trudy as a driving instructor. Trudy taught my son and daughter aged eighteen years of age to drive and pass their test first time with 99% . Trudy was always worked with integrity and only gave lessons that were necessary to ensure both teenagers became confident and competent drivers. Thankyou Trudy!
  • I highly recommend Trudy as a driving instructor. Trudy taught my teenage daughter and son how to drive safely and competently. Both passed their tests first time, one with 100% and the other 98%. Trudy is calm, relaxed and overwhelmingly positive.Thank you for giving them such a great start, Trudy!
  • I highly recommend Trudy as a driving instructor! I migrated to Sydney recently from overseas with no prior driving experience. After frustrated experience with another driving school, I fortunately found Trudy through personal recommendation. After taking lessons with Trudy over the past couple of months, I past my P driving test at my first attempt with strong result! Trudy is very professional. She tailored her teaching to suit my driving capability and progress, and delivered it in a structured way. I improved quickly under her guidance. What I like about Trudys teaching style:
    - She not only taught me what to do, but more importantly why to do
    - She was calm and patient, building up my capability and confidence
    - She taught me to be a safe and responsible driver
    Under my recommendation, my step-daughter, who already completed her required driving hours, decided to take some lessons with Trudy before going for her driving test last week. My step-daughter also past her P driving test in her first attempt, with very strong result! Thank you Trudy!!
  • I highly recommend Trudy as a driving instructor, she gave me the confidence to drive in a safely manner. I passed my test in the first attempt with a very high mark and before the birth of my son. Thanks Trudy !
  • I had lessons with Trudy she was patient and very professional . got my licience first go . Best in Sydney !!!!!
  • Trudy is an excellent driving instructor. The expertise of her lessons provide learner drivers with sensible driving technique and more importantly real road awareness.

    In my lessons with Trudy she prepared me not only to pass the RTA's provisional license test (which I did perfectly the first time) but also to always be a confident, assertive and responsible driver. I feel my lessons with Trudy are invaluable for the abilities, habits and skill she instills that I know will keep all my travels safe.
  • We could not recommend Trudy more highly as a driving instructor for school age teens. She successfully took both our kids from fledgling shaky recruits and produced two calm, careful, competent "P" platers that we are proud to be driven by. Trudy has a keen understanding of the young adult psyche and seems to know how to present the tasks at hand in a way that these highly strung adults just "get it!" We genuinely feel that their instruction has been methodical and thorough and feel very lucky to have had our guys under her guidance. We are indebted to a kindly neighbour who also had 3 teenagers that had total success with Trudy's Driving School. Thank you again for your professional personal help! Peter & Eva
  • At 19 years old, I had put off doing my driving test nearly my entire gap year due to a fear of driving and although I had previously had lessons with other driving schools, it wasn't until my lessons with Buddies Driving School that I was finally able to. Their professionalism, clear and coherent lesson structure and friendly attitude gave me the confidence and skills I needed to go for and pass my test.
  • I tried two different driving schools before I found Buddies Driving School. The lessons I had with other instructors did not teach me anything, they basically just drove around with me and did not correct me so I did not feel like I was learning. I was relieved when I met Trudy as she is very clear, she has very clear professional boundaries, is very knowledgeable in her field, explains any mistakes well and was very patient with me. I am a mature learner so I was very nervous but I passed on my first go with 98% :-). I would highly recommend Trudy and Buddies Driving School to anyone who actually wants to learn how to drive well!
  • i have had lessons with other schools and they dont add up to buddies, Trudy gave me so much confidence and i passed my test first go! i have been on my L's for years and couldnt get past my almost fear of driving! Trudy is patient and calms you down while very good at explaining things. Thank you Trudy!
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