DRIVING instructor Greg Wilkinson has proved you’re never too old – or young – to learn.
For after 30 years of owning light shops he opted for a total career U-turn and trained to be a driving instructor.
He has just achieved his first pass and he’s a reason to be doubly proud as it’s his 21-year-old son, Craig.
Greg was teaching Craig to drive while he was training to be a fully-qualified instructor.
Five weeks after passing the instructors’ course with flying colours Craig became his first student to pass.
But there were a few times Greg was literally driven round the bend by his son, who works for a Brighouse double glazing firm.
“There is a saying that you should never teach your children to drive and I would agree with that,” joked Greg.
“But the day he passed was brilliant because my own son was my first student to sit the test and pass, which he did first time.”
Greg, of Bradley, founded the Greg Wilkinson School of Motoring after he passed the intensive training course in September.
He added: “It was certainly an experience teaching your own child to drive. But we both learned off each other and he taught me how to keep cool, which is the one thing every driving instructor needs to be.
“I have other children and I took them out for a few lessons, but they learned to drive with an instructor. So with Craig it really was a new experience in more ways than one.
“I passed and then Craig passed; it was a brilliant day for us both when he did.”
Greg, 57, owned a chain of lighting shops in Manchester, Leeds, Halifax and Bradford.