anniesland cross - by stephen sweeney

Here at Driving Matters Driving School, we offer affordable, high-quality driving lessons in Anniesland with experienced local instructors. Our driving instructors are all fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) – unlike some driving schools in Anniesland who might send you out on the road with a trainee driving instructor with limited experience of giving lessons.

All Driving Matters instructors are patient and friendly, with a wealth of driving expertise at their fingertips. We specialise in teaching nervous pupils, that have perhaps had a negative experience at another school. And our instructors know the area inside out, having successfully helped pupils learn to drive in Anniesland for many years.

The nearest test centre for pupils learning to drive in Anniesland is Anniesland Test Centre, located on Anniesland Road – which covers Bearsden, Clydebank, Milngavie and surrounding areas. As you might expect, our instructors have tremendous experience of the roads around this area, and can help to prepare you for potential test routes.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to check availability and book your first lesson then please contact Robert now on 07447 928 225 – alternatively use our online enquiry form.

Driving Around Anniesland

Anniesland is a busy district in the West End of Glasgow, consisting mostly of residential housing with lots of commuters travelling to the City Centre or elsewhere. With a distinctive skyline, Anniesland has a fairly busy retail shopping centre with a large Morrison’s supermarket, which attracts a significant amount of traffic during peak opening hours.

Anniesland presents a varied set of challenges for the learner driver, with some very busy roads and junctions – particularly Anniesland Cross. Formed at the junction of Great Western Road (west – east) and Anniesland Road / Crow Road (north – south), this has been described as one of the busiest traffic junctions in the whole of Europe. Not only is it used by thousands of cars per day, but the interchange can also be more than a little confusing – at least until you are familiar with which lanes you need to follow so that you successfully navigate the junction.

In addition to Anniesland Cross, there are sections of Crow Road which feature higher than usual speed limits of 40mph, towards the Clyde Tunnel and on and off ramps for the Expressway.

And particular care should be taken on Great Western Road, which has a number of speed cameras in both the eastbound and westbound directions. These stretches of road are a 30mph speed limit – regardless of what other drivers think!

One feature of Anniesland is the sheer number of primary schools, secondary schools and further education facilities you might encounter. Usually schools are identified with traffic signals that may require you to drive at a lower speed of 20mph at times when school pupils are likely to be entering or leaving school, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Primary schools in the area include Knightswood Primary School, Kelvindale Primary School, Broomhill Primary School, Corpus Christi Primary School, and St. Ninian’s Primary School a little further down Great Western Road.

Secondary schools in Anniesland include Knightswood Secondary School, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, The High School of Glasgow and Jordanhill School. Although you shouldn’t encounter young children at Anniesland College, you should still take all due care since it has a student population running to several thousand.

As well as the points above, Anniesland also has some excellent quiet roads to practice your Turn in Road, Parallel Park and Reverse Round a Corner manoeuvres between lessons.

You may find the following streets useful to practice these skills between lessons – while being supervised by a friend or family member:

  • Archerhill Road
  • Athelstane Road
  • Chamberlain Road
  • Clarion Road
  • Dyke Road
  • Helensburgh Drive
  • Loanfoot Drive
  • Kelso Street

It is worth pointing out that some of these areas attract quite a lot of other learner drivers and may feature on test routes from the Anniesland Test Centre, so you should give other drivers plenty of time and space, and you should ideally plan your visits outwith driving test hours.

There are some other features of the area that your driving instructor will point out to you, including double roundabouts and unmarked junctions.

Call Robert Now To Book Lessons in Anniesland

To go ahead and make a booking for an initial lesson please just call Robert on 07447 928 225, or alternatively you can send an email via the website. Robert will then discuss your requirements – eg whether you feel you are a nervous first-time learner or just need a few refresher lessons etc – and a suitable driving instructor will be in touch as soon as possible to confirm where you would like to be picked up for your very first lesson.