On the high-way
Charlie Crymble is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to learning to drive.
At 6’10” he dwarfs the Vauxhall Corsa he is learning in with BSM, and his instructor Colin Jones. His stature makes him slightly taller than the Corsa is wide, approximately half the length of the car and around a third taller than the car. He is so tall that other driving instructors turned him down for lessons saying he was ‘too tall’ to fit in their tuition cars.
Charlie, 24, said: “The main problem with other instructors was that they would see that they would have to put some thought into how to make it safe and comfortable for me to drive and they weren’t prepared to do that.
“Colin has been brilliant and just took it as a challenge and now the lessons are going really well.”
Passing his driving test will make life much easier for the Glasgow-based graduate who feels not having a driving licence is holding him back as he starts his career. But driving instructor Colin is confident it won’t be too long before Charlie is ripping up his ‘L’ plates.
He said: “Charlie is a quick learner and he’s been doing really well in his lessons.
“It didn’t take much effort to figure out how to make him comfortable in the car – the seat goes back quite far and it’s been fine.
“I’m really pleased I’ve been able to help him and I’m confident it won’t be much longer before he has his driving licence.”
Paul Adler, Fleet Marketing and Motability Manager at Vauxhall Motors, said: “We’re delighted that the spacious cabin of the Corsa 5-door used by BSM means that Charlie can now learn to drive in comfort, and we hope he becomes a Vauxhall customer once he passes his test.”
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