- Verified Working with Children Check
- Driving Instructor's Licence
- Member of Australian Driver Trainers Association (Victoria) Inc
- Instructed for 2.8 years
- Accredited for the 'Keys2Drive' program
- Spoken language(s) English
Hi, my name is Dave. I became a driving mentor in 2018 ( I don’t use the word instructor) as I have been a road safety advocate for many years and wanted to utilise my experience and expertise to help novice drivers gain competence and confidence on our roads. I am here to not only help you, the beginner driver, pass your P plate test but make sure you are P plate ready to take on that challenge of solo driving. Prior to becoming a driver mentor I served for 21 years in Victoria Police, finishing in 2016. Over half of my service was in the area of Road Policing, having spent time in Highway Patrol and Specialist Road Safety units. I also spent 10 years instructing Victoria Police members in various aspects of Traffic Law. I have lectured and presented at many conferences over the years in relation to Road Safety initiatives and programs. Prior to Victoria Police, I spent 19 years in The Royal Australian Navy of which 7 years were as an instructor and am a veteran of the Gulf War in 1990. I am also accredited and have experience driving many types of vehicles from cars to Heavy Trucks and limousines. I really enjoy taking both young and older novice drivers and watching them grow throughout our journey together helping them realise their desire for mobility and independence.