Lad becomes UK's youngest bus driver and is now competing with dad over who's better
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The youngest bus driver in the UK clearly got the magic touch since he was able to pass his test with absolutely no minors.
Luke Brown is still just a teenager but that hasn't stopped him from earning his qualification to drive for National Express in Coventry, just like his dad.
The teen says he 'loves everything about driving' and that his main inspiration is his dad Stuart, who has been working as a bus driver for over 20 years.
Following in his father's footsteps, Luke wanted to become a bus driver and has passed every test thrown at him with flying colours.
He passed his driver training and obtained his Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) license without even a minor to blemish his record.
For Luke, 18, one of the most attractive parts of the job is helping people get where they need to be, and working with his dad certainly doesn't hurt either.
He said: "I'm looking forward to spending more time on the road, helping more people get around and working alongside my dad, who has worked for the garage for the past 20 years.
"Although, now there is a bit of competition between me and dad for who’s the better driver! It feels great to have passed with no minors.
"I put a lot of time and effort into practising for the test so it’s very satisfying to know my hard work has paid off. Having a supportive team around me has helped a lot.
"During my training, no question was too silly and my instructor was calm and informative so I didn’t feel pressured at all, which I believe has really spurred on my development."
Luke's success has been described as 'a major achievement' by Darren Dunbar, a driver training officer for National Express Coventry.
Dunbar explained that while they get 'hundreds of drivers' starting their training each year, 'only about two or three pass their test without fault' and this time around one of them was Luke.
Then again, the training officer said the team were 'not surprised by Luke's result' as he was the type to 'put 100 percent into everything he does and that shows in his driving'.
According to Darren, Luke is a 'lovely guy and a great asset to the garage', so it seems like the UK's youngest bus driver is off to a great start to his career.
Other bus drivers who started their dream career at 18 have likewise found the job absolutely brilliant.
Kraish Symes of Bradford said it was the job he 'always wanted to do', while Wigan's Jamie Jackson admitted he was 'always set' on getting behind the wheel of a bus after his dad, grandad and uncle all did it as a profession.