I have lived in Suffolk for over 20 years and have a good knowledge of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and all towns and villages in between.

I have been driving for over 35 years and became a driving instructor to help you pass your test and become a safe, confident and capable driver using my experience and supportive coaching style.

Call me today and I'll do my very best to get you to enjoy the benefits of being a fully qualified driver!

Mark Safier


Fully qualified DVSA ADI

(Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency - Approved Driving Instructor)

Over 35 years of driving experience


07738 116249




I currently use a VW Polo as my tuition vehicle:

Manual gearbox      Efficient 1.0 petrol turbo engine     Highly adjustable driving position

Air conditioning     Dual controls     Modern safety features (ABS / airbags / traction control)


"I would recommend Mark & the Advance Driving School team for anyone taking their test in the Suffolk area. In my experience, they were very professional and helped me in a difficult situation with my driving test coming up, in which with their help I was able to pass my test with only 4 minor faults. I massively appreciate all the help I got from Mark."  


"Had an amazing experience with Advance Driving School. Mark was so encouraging and gave me the confidence and skills to pass. I had become some what of a nervous driver and lacked confidence, after having a different driving instructor. Mark was patient, kind and a pleasure to be around. I can now say I am confident in my driving capabilities and thanks to Mark I'm extremely happy to say that I PASSED. Mark went above and beyond to help me pass and I couldn't thank him enough, definitely recommend Advance Driving School and Mark for anyone currently learning. Fantastic experience!"


"Mark is a highly recommendable instructor who makes you feel confident and relaxed during his lessons. His lesson times are very accommodating, and can fit you in at last minute. Gives very informative feedback and is a really patient and easy-going guy! Excellent for anyone, no matter the amount of experience you've had."


"Would recommend Advance Driving School to everyone in particular - Mark. Constantly went above and beyond helping organise lessons between both our schedules with great communication and understanding. I was always excited for our lessons and knew I had a lesson to look forward to - he always made sure I was ready, safe and in a right state to drive - helping me overcome my weaknesses - persistently created a really safe space and environment for me to learn, I appreciate that more than anything. I passed 1st time - couldn't have done it without him!!"


"Mark is a great instructor. He helps you correct your mistakes in a way that does not make you feel self conscious about them. He is knowledgable and his teaching style made test day just another day driving around Bury St Edmunds. I passed first time and it was thanks to Mark. I highly recommend him for anyone needing to get a UK license. Thanks Mark."