About Alert SOM

Here is a little bit about me (Mark Kingsnorth – the owner of Alert SOM)

I have over 20 years of driving experience, from passing my car test in 1994 to passing the C+E (Articulated truck) test in 2002. I have travelled the length and breadth of the UK and have gained a vast amount of knowledge of the road systems and believe I know what makes a good and safe driver.


In 2008 I decided that my knowledge would make a good basis for me to become an ADI, for 2 years I used this knowledge to train and become a qualified ADI in 2010. Shortly after I qualified, I had my first check test, this is for the DVSA to determine how good I am at teaching people to drive, I was awarded a grade 6. Towards the end of 2016 I had my second check test and under the new grading system I was awarded a Grade A.

A grade A instructor is the highest grade achievable within the DVSA and only 24.3% of all the ADI`s based in the UK are privileged to get this achievement.

I have a huge passion and drive to help every one of my pupils to pass their driving test at a very high standard and give them the best start in their driving life. I feel that if you entrust me to teach your child, partner or parent how to drive it is my duty to give you the reassurance that they will stay safe after they pass their driving test.


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