An innovative new Manchester driving lesson website called has been launched by a local driving instructor to help pupils and their parents track the development of their driving skills and how much progress they have made.

Password accessible for each pupil, the site charts the pupils progress across a range of essential driving skills needed to pass a driving test. It also uses a traffic light colour-coded scheme to appraise the pupils’ competency.

Speaking about the site, the owner, John Brocklehurst said: ‘One of the questions I’m asked most frequently by my pupils, and they start asking it from their first lesson, is when will they be ready to take their driving test. That got me thinking about what I could do to help them visualise their progress in a modern and accessible way”.

John continued: ‘From that starting point, the website developed and it has been extremely well received by my pupils since. They can see how quickly their skills are developing and it also allows their parents, or whoever else might be paying for the lessons, to see how much progress they have made”.

The ex-crane driver for BAE Systems established his own driving school four years ago and has invested £10,000 of his own money into the web venture which is attracting interest from other driving schools.