28 Sept 2022

SafeDrive - also known as the 'Uber of driving lessons' - to be tested in Carlow

A mobile application which gives people flexibility when doing their driving lessons

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SafeDrive - also known as the "Uber of driving lessons" - is to be tested in Carlow later this year. 

Raymond Valentine is the young entrepreneur from Dublin and the founder of the new up and coming business called SafeDrive.

He describes SafeDrive as "the Uber of driving lessons". 

"It is a mobile application which gives people flexibility when doing their driving lessons. It allows students to view instructor profiles, leave reviews, track their progress and work around their own schedule and not that of a driving school.

"It also allows students to send out an open request to all local instructors in real-time. I feel this application will revolutionise this industry and we are trialing the application in Carlow on May 1."

He added: "We chose Carlow as it has 40 registered driving instructors which is ideal for the trial run. We also discovered through research that instructors had been travelling outside Carlow to conduct lessons due difficultly finding students locally.

"With the app, we are now connecting local instructors with local students making it more cost efficient for the instructor and more convenient for the student.

"The hope for the trial is to create awareness of the app and to receive feedback from instructors and students before expanding to surrounding counties."

If you would like to know more about the application, you can visit 

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