Lin Webb

About Lin Webb

After working with the bigger, national companies for many years, Lin Webb formed 1nfluence Driver Training, a small multi-car driving school based in Edenbridge, Kent.

*** Congratulations Michelle ***

Well done Michelle Cheung; a fab, first attempt pass at the Theory and Hazard Perception Test in Crawley.  Onwards….. Lets get this done.

By |June 25th, 2018|

*** Congratulations to Tom Brodie ***

Congratulations to Tom Brodie who took his driving test in Sevenoaks this morning and passed, with no faults recorded, in his own car. He’s looking forward to driving to his girlfriend in sunny Eastbourne this afternoon…… but I’ve left it long enough not to spoil the surprise!! Enjoy your lovely car and the freedom it gives you, Tom. See you soon


…….. and thanks for the lovely flowers xx

By |April 25th, 2018|

*** “Who’d have guessed it, Francesca Lovegrove? ***

Francesca started lessons about 5 months ago…… in pieces!! Just sitting in the drivers’ seat was a massive deal!! We started with her just steering along a quiet. straight road, with me controlling everything else…….. and eventually, she smiled!!!

Today, despite lots of tears at the start of her test, she used the coping strategies that have become part of her driving…… and managed a first time test pass in Sevenoaks!

…… and I got a bottle of fizz!!

Thankyou xx

By |March 8th, 2018|

*** About me, how I work and my prices!! ***

Lin Webb

By |March 8th, 2018|

A fix to inspire you to solve difficulties and boost your confidence?

Who is the most confident person you know? Imagine you are them…….. How would they tackle the problem that’s holding you back right now?

By |March 3rd, 2018|

*** Congratulations Simon Brown ***

A fantastic Theory and Hazard Perception Test pass for Simon yesterday. Well done Simon! Now we need to look further ahead and plan how to achieve that next goal

By |February 10th, 2018|

*** Congratulations Rob Springett **

Well it has taken a while, and not all of Rob’s doing, but he passed his driving test in Sevenoaks yesterday!! To say we were overjoyed is an understatement. I have a feeling you would have celebrated hard last night. Its so lovely to think of you driving around in that lovely red mini!! well done, Sir xx

By |February 9th, 2018|

*** Testimonial – Kiera Rowlinson ***

Some lovely words from Kiera:

Hi Lin,
I Just wanted to thank you so much for helping me with my driving. I was so happy and shocked that I passed my driving test first time. Learning to drive was the hardest thing I have done, and after my last instructor I was on the verge of giving up but having lessons with you changed my perspective on driving and was one of the best things I have done. Driving these past few days has felt great, and long dog walks are planned! I couldn’t have done any of this without you, I will highly recommend you to anyone learning to drive! Thank you so much for all you help!


By |January 3rd, 2018|

*** Congratulations Kiera Rowlinson ***

After having 3 tests cancelled/moved by the DVSA, Kiera finally got to Sevenoaks Driving Test Centre today and met her examiner!!! Success!! A first time test pass which is going to make a huge difference to her life! Kiera already has her own car, but getting to and from work and driving out of town for decent walks across the Ashdown Forest are planned!! You’ve worked really hard for this Kiera – really well done xx

By |December 18th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Dominique Lynn ***

After the disappointment of a couple of driving test fails a few years ago, where she admits to simply not being ready, Dom decided to give driving another go……. and did half a dozen lessons to get up to standard. She passed her test in Sevenoaks today with just 3 driving faults, meaning she can now drive her kids around in her little BMW. Well done for putting up with me Dominique – you’ve done it!! How amazing is that?? 🙂

By |December 14th, 2017|

*** Connor is a Superstar!***

Preparing for the Theory and Hazard Perception test was always going to be tricky for Connor Franklin, but boy did he work hard to achieve a brilliant pass this week. Connor felt that mornings were the best time to structure study, in order to keep focus and put an hour aside EVERY morning for this revision. He found that mindmaps and flashcards helped his understanding and we tried to find real life examples of the subject he struggled where possible. There was a big problem with the phrasing of the questions at the start, as Connor initially would take the wording very literally – I feel the DVSA could do a better job with this!!

Connor has been doing a lot of private practice with mum and his driving skills are improving each week, so it wont be too long before a practical test is passed giving him more job opportunities in the future as well as independence.

By |December 9th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Francesca Lovegrove ***

Yayyyyy!!! Despite a tendency to freeze in exam situations, Francesca Lovegrove got fab marks on both Theory and Hazard Perception elements…….. AND ONLY WENT AND PASSED FIRST TIME!!


By |November 24th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Jason Gooden ***

A fabulous first time driving test pass with just 3 driving faults, for Jason Gooden at Reigate Test centre today. He used many of the strategies we’ve worked on in the past few weeks to overcome the high anxiety that overwhelms him on these type of occasions. His examiner today was the perfect match, noticing when he was beginning to get a bit wobbly; it was funny sitting in the back listening to their natterings about holidays, motorbikes, jobs and life!! Good luck in the future Jason…… trust in your decisions matey!

By |November 24th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Sam Outing ***

Well done Sam….. What a fabulous result eh?

Sam had put driving off for many years, convincing himself that he could work around the lack of transport while living in London. But he has been working incredibly hard for 6 months, managing to overcome high anxiety together with dyslexia and dyspraxia to pass in Sevenoaks today with just 3 driving faults!  How good is that???? Sam was under pressure today too, as he’s moving house to the Norfolk countryside next week AND getting married in a month too – no pressure!!!! I’m not sure I will stop smiling all weekend…… I’m going to miss him so much!


By |October 20th, 2017|

*** Testimonial – Kerry McSweeney ***

It was really lovely to receive this from Kerry today, and so fab to think of her driving her girlies around now:

” I never learnt to drive when I turned 17 and over the years I convinced myself I was a non-driver and found myself developing a real fear of undertaking any lessons.

In my forties and having become a mum, I realised that I needed to take a deep breath and finally take the plunge.

I found Lin after a google search of driving instructors for nervous drivers. I’d already decided I wanted to learn automatic in an attempt to make it a little easier and not have to worry about gears.

I was so nervous our first lesson, but Lin put me completely at ease. I was amazed when I drove along a quiet street – I never expected to be able to do that in lesson one! As our lessons progressed, so did my confidence. Lin never pushed me, or made me feel uneasy or nervous – she really allowed me to take things at my own pace which I really appreciated! Before I knew it, I started to actually look forward to driving.

I took my theory test using some practice software that Lin recommended and was delighted to pass.

We then decided it was time to book my actual test – and 5 months later I found myself sitting with an examiner beside me. 40 minutes later we were back at the test centre – I had a first time pass – I couldn’t believe it!

Lin was a fantastic teacher and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Lin!”

By |October 15th, 2017|

*** Testimonial – Adrian Shelton ***

A big thanks to Adrian for telling the story of his training with 1nfluence Driver Training:

“After being diagnosed with MS, I have had to change to driving with hand controls. I was recommended Lin at 1nfluence. She made the transition to the new driving methods very easy. Everything was explained in a way that it made it very easy to pick up the new way of driving. Lin also made me feel very comfortable and totally relaxed in my new environment.
Anyone who needs to drive with hand controls, either as a learner, or like myself having to retrain so to carry on motoring then Lin at 1nfluence Driver Training would be the person to contact. Cannot praise her highly enough, she has allowed me to be independent again. Thank you”

By |October 15th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Steve King ***

Phew!! You did it!!! After training to pass three tests; a theory driving and the all important teaching…….. you are now a fully qualified Driving Instructor. Keep in touch and have lots of fun in your new career, Steve 🙂

By |October 12th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Jo Crawford ***

Brilliant result. After three fabulous test passes Jo is no longer a Potential Driving Instructor!! Fully qualified and ready to start her own driver training business. Jo passed her final test in Sevenoaks this morning after a lot of hard work. A well deserved result Jo; well done, Lady!!

By |October 12th, 2017|

Congratulations Kerry McSweeney

Yayyyy!!!! A first time driving test pass for Kerry McSweeney today in Sevenoaks, with just the 2 driving faults. What a change in confidence in the last few months!!! Huge congratulations Kerry; VERY well done Lady. See you soon xx


By |October 3rd, 2017|

Congratulations Adrian Shelton

Lovely news from Adrian…… after re-training to use hand controls after illness meant he was unable to use his legs and feet, Adrian managed to impress his Assessor at South East Motability yesterday. This means his driving licence should be re-issued in the very near future and life can get a lot more interesting again!!

By |October 3rd, 2017|