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Advanceddriver.co.za is headed by Dave Johnston, widely referred to as Mr Advanced Driver in South Africa. He is one of only a few Defensive Driving Instructors that are competent in light motor vehicle driver training, heavy-duty as well as motorcycling.

  • He is also only one of a few people who have qualified as an instructor at Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) in the USA.
  • Dave was also a training manager at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (SA)

Dave successfully launched and operated the following driver training companies in South Africa;

  • Honda Ridewell Motorcycle Academy which was located in Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
  • BMW Driver Training.
  • AA Kyalami Driver Training which became AA Total Driver Academy.
  • AA Driver Training and AA Zwartkops Driver Training.
  • AA the Driving School which was South Africa's first franchised learner driver training school.
  • MasterDrive and SimuDrive where locally made simulators were used for light and heavy-duty driver training.

Dave is a previous Vice President of the Southern African Institute of Driving Instructors (SAIDI) and is a member of the Global Road Safety Partnership 2011-2020 (GRSP).