“Lisa was a fabulous instructor for my son.  I really appreciated her calm, competent, caring manner and also her honest assessment and flexibility concerning how many lessons my son would require.  She was also able to accompany him  with her company car for him to use for his road test.  I know my son felt extremely comfortable with her and I have heartily recommended her to anyone with teenagers!”


“Both my daughter’s have had Lisa Bennett as an instructor, first one for a  refresher before going in for her N and my second with full lessons. Lisa was always calm and clear with her instructions and followed up with an email on what needed to be worked on as well as the positive for us to review. I highly recommend Lisa as a driving instructor.”

Cheryl Adams

“Lisa is very thorough in her instruction with various driving situations. She has great patience at all times and has pride in having her students succeed. She’s very nice.”

Owen Affleck

“Lisa was an excellent driving teacher, very patient and she always stayed calm. She has extensive knowledge, really knows what to do and is very helpful.”


“I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone considering driving lessons. I found her to be very organized and professional. She provided written feedback for us to work with between lessons and gave a very solid training to the new driver in our family. Her fees are very reasonable and I consider both the time and money to have been extremely well spent.”


“We signed up for three lessons with Lisa. My daughter was very comfortable driving with her, and looked forward to the lessons. I found the lesson reviews to be helpful, and my daughter learned things from Lisa that I forgot to teach her. I appreciate the time she took to make sure that we were all doing things right.”

Kim G.

“My daughter took driver training with Lisa Bennett and not only passed her test but learned safety and driving skills that will serve her a lifetime. We especially appreciate Lisa’s teaching abilities. She carefully evaluates where the student is at and gently focuses in on where they need to be. We’ll be signing up the next kid soon enough.Thank you Lisa!”

C. Clarke 

“Lisa taught my daughter for 6 lessons. After every lesson, her confidence grew, and she easily passed her road test. I have recommended Lisa to other parents many times. I especially appreciate her calm patience and honest feedback.”


“I have used Lisa Bennett for my son’s drivers training, she has been great!  I have even recommended her to other parents in Salmon Arm.” 

Pearl H.

“With three “L” drivers in our family at one time, we appreciated Lisa’s custom lesson packages, flexibility, and her ideas for siblings learning together. She was excellent at evaluating our kids’ abilities and providing unique individual instruction in a patient, positive, calm manner. Her knowledge and clear explanations were outstanding and the review email after each lesson was very helpful. Thanks, Lisa, for teaching our children to be safe, confident drivers! “

Sheila and Ian

“I would highly recommend Ms. Bennett and Direct Drive Training. I had not one but TWO children who received high quality and thorough driving lessons with Ms. Bennett. She was very patient and catered to each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Her reports to us provided an excellent explanation of each lesson and what the student should be working on for the next lesson. Both my children enjoyed their lessons with her and she would be the only one in the Shuswap I would recommend.”

P. Idzan

“We enjoyed doing business with Lisa and she is an awesome person to deal with. She made my son feel comfortable.  I really appreciated all the updates with his driving skills/lessons and her positive comments were greatly appreciated by both of us. I would highly recommend her to all of my friends/family looking for a driving instructor.”


“Thank you so much for all of your time, energy, feedback and support to create another safe and capable driver in our community!  We sure do appreciate all you have done to support our daughter, she often shares – while driving – the instruction you provided – she has definitely internalized the information from your lessons!”


“As my father is aging it is important that we are confident that he continues to be safe on the road.  Lisa was able to take my Dad out and provide an objective driving assessment.  She offered an extensive evaluation in such a manner that my elderly father was comfortable in a potentially very stressful situation.”

A Carson

“Lisa made me feel very comfortable behind the wheel.  I liked learning to drive with Lisa as she was never pushy or overbearing.  She provided a lot of helpful tips and criticisms.  With Lisa’s instruction I became a confident driver.  My driving examiner told me that with continued care and practice I’d be a phenomenal driver.”

Morgan C.