About Your Instructor
Specialist driving lessons with Mark are available in Adelaide Northern, Eastern and Central Suburbs.
COVID 19 Shutdown
As a precaution, Mark is taking a 14 day break from driving lessons and assessments. It is expected that lessons will start again on 14th April 2020.
Principal Trainer at Drive Smart Driving School, Mark specialises in CBT&A (Log Book) driving lessons for clients who are serious about becoming safe drivers.
Operating as a specialist trainer in the disability sector for many years, Mark supports drivers of all abilities. Looking beyond challenges to focus on safe driving outcomes is his speciality.
Mark knows that Autism Spectrum (Aspergers) clients become brilliant drivers when you take the time to bring out and develop their true abilities.
Specialist lessons with hand controls & other vehicle modifications
Mark’s training vehicle can be fitted with Hand Controls including Satellite Accelerator, Spinner Knob, Indicator Extensions and Crossovers, Left Side Accelerator and other vehicle modifications.
All items can be added or removed as needed. You use the vehicle mods you need. Find out more about driving with a disability.
Call and talk to Mark directly on 0418812399
Drive Smart has a No Phones Policy during lessons. If no answer, please leave a message or send a text. Mark will get back to you.
Prices for standard driving lessons
- $99.00 per hour
- $148.50 for 90 minutes
- $198.00 for 2 hours
Specialist Driver Training Services
- From $120.00 per hour
- From $140.00 per hour in Vehicle with Modified Controls
- Additional travel fees may apply at $100.00 per hour
Please note:- Above listed fees are our “Direct pay” rates. A 20% loading applies if you require us to raise an invoice to receive payment.
- Cert IV Motor Driving Instructor
- CBT&A (Logbook) Authorised Examiner
- Working With Children Clearance (Valid to 21st June 2022)
- SAPOL Police Check
- Cert IV Training and Assessment TAE
- Autism Friendly Charter
Defensive driving lessons available
Principal trainer at Drive Smart and facilitator for group defensive driving courses, Mark is well qualified to deliver defensive driving lessons.
City, Country, Gravel Road or combined courses available.
Talk to Mark about Defensive Driving Lessons for individual drivers.
Learn more about Defensive Driving Courses for Corporate, Fleet and other drivers across Adelaide.
More about Mark
The founder and proprietor of Drive Smart Driving School, Mark qualified as a Motor Driving Instructor and started Drive Smart Driving School in the year 2000.
Passionate about all things driving he enjoys sharing the “Drive Smart And Safe” message with others.
A truly qualified driving teacher with extensive experience on Australian roads plus time driving in the UK, Mark has driven many vehicles in all types of conditions, including competition at various levels. His technical motoring knowledge supports what he teaches. Mark will help you understand the what, how and why of driving.
Mark furthered his MDI qualifications, particularly in the area of adult education and training principles. He applies these skills to driver training every day.
Delivering training and supports associated with Occupational Therapy, Modified Vehicle controls and Autism Spectrum (Aspergers) is a very rewarding part of Mark’s role as principal trainer at Drive Smart Driving School.
*Mark is the Total Ability Driver Accessible Vehicle operator here in South Australia.