Tony Payne

A little bit about me:

Hello I’m Tony,

I recently joined Driving-Pro after a long career in the shipping industry. I’ve lived all my life in Portsmouth which gives me a great knowledge of the area.

My hobbies and interests are mainly football. If I can I like to travel up to Blackburn to watch the mighty Rovers! I spend most weekends taking my youngest son to his games and get involved in both coaching him and helping to run the team.

I’m very family oriented and like to spend time with my family when I become the barbecue king. I have a son who is autistic, so I have a very good insight into how to adapt to those who are autistic.

My goal as a driver trainer is to make you into a safe and competent driver. Calmness, patience and a  laid back approach help me do this.

My Car:

Tony’s car that he uses for driving instruction.

tony's training car

Number Plate: HV64 WFL


I cannot reccomend Tony Payne highly enough. My son is autistic & finding an instructor who understands a person with social anxiety was extremely hard. Tony Payne helped my son step by step and at his own pace. My son came home after every lesson with Tony, with a smile and alot of good chat. He passed 1st time with 2 minors & his confidence has excelled. Thank you so much



As an experienced driver from outside UK, I had quite a few habits in order to pass the UK driving test. Tony and Liam as my instructors were very patient and helped be to unlearn those habits.

They made the learning experience very comfortable, yet professional. I appreciated their honesty when I was told that I am not ready to take the test earlier in the year. I listened to their feedback which helped me to pass my test in the first attempt yesterday.

I highly recommend them. Ruchika

Tony Payne

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Driving-Pro is an independent driving school based in Portsmouth. Our fantastic team of local driving instructors deliver lessons throughout Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Gosport and Waterlooville.

We firmly believe in a client-centred approach to training. We use modern coaching practices to encourage our learners to think independently and to make safe choices when driving.

Driver training standards are always moving forward, so all our instructors are dedicated to keeping up to speed. We work closely with the DVSA to stay up to date with modern training techniques.

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“Many thanks to Driving Pro, especially Greg Wise, for the beautiful, practical driving lesson instructions given to me; I passed the first time!
Greg is a highly experienced driving instructor; I would, at any time, recommend him. I had never driven before; Greg was very patient with me; he would calmly talk to me, understand my driving needs, and give me emotional and psychological advice that would motivate me to do better. Greg would not hesitate to tell you when you aren’t ready; he would recommend moving your test appropriately, this was my case, and I’m most grateful to him.!”


“After having a bad experience at a different driving school I was nervous about changing instructor and starting lessons up again. Shaun was extremely calming and patient with me. He always bigged up my confidence, even when we had to re-do roundabout lessons multiple times! I went from completely unconfident to passing first time with 5 minors. Couldn’t recommend enough, thank you Shaun!!.”

Saskia Campbell

“I passed my driving test first time with Nigel, he is a great guy who cares about his students, he was early for every single lesson and has a huge amount of driving experience to draw upon.”

Adam Sparrow