A brief Biography of Farrah Driver Training

Driving lessons in Wickford and Basildon

Tariq spent considerable number of years working as a public and civil servant. His employment consisted of working for:
H M Customs & Excise as a Revenue Officer.

Police I.T. organisation (now known as NPIA – National Police Improvement Agency) as a Finance Officer.

Essex Police Authority – Headquarters at Springfield, Chelmsford as a Communications Officer.

Grade 6 DVSA  fleet registered instructor and coach making him in the top 5% of instructors in England, Scotland & Wales. Above a learner ADI.




Special Driving Qualifications & what do they mean?

DVSA Cardington Special Driving Test – only open to fully qualified driving instructors. To achieve a Grade A, one must drive for 1.30 mins and perform 4 manoeuvres accurately and precisely. Driving (minor) faults limited to 3 for a Grade A. Very few instructors have this award.

Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) . Our president for this organisation is Nigel Mansell OBE (Ex formula 1 driver) A high level of driving is need to be on their register.

DIAmond Special Test – Awarded from the Driving Instructor’s Association which is a national voice for driving instructors and recognised by the DSA. To achieve a Special Award, one needs to prove that one’s driving is special.


Charity Work

Tariq has done a lot of work for our local charity, Havens Children Hospice. He has been involved for the past 2 years at the annual Track Day held at Ford Dunton Technical Centre. He has raised vital funds by offering off – road driving experience for under 16 ‘s. He continues to support this charity.

Caring for the wider Community

Tariq is also campaigning to resolve anomalies in road signs within the Essex county. A dedicated website has been launched which highlights inconsistencies with road signs. Please visit “www.essexroadsigns.org” This campaign is still active and on-going.